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With New Orleans swagger, a large cup of soul, a spoonful of blues, and a dash of jazz noir, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie hoots and hollers with all its might. Imagine Tom Waits meeting Hound Dog Taylor in Bourbon St, New Orleans and you’re getting close. The sound is heartfelt and raw, the influences primal and instinctive; perhaps not schooled, and certainly not slick.

Conceived over many nights of shared musings, quaffing of wine, and listening to old vinyl records, the Rum Reverie is the brainchild of life-long friends and former Steve Boyd & The Preachers bandmates Paul Fiddes on drums, and Steve Boyd on lead vocals and guitar – augmented by upright bass, brass, and Hammond organ.

Debut EP Healers and Howlers was a finalist in The Age Music Victoria Music Awards ‘Best Blues Album’ category, and their first full-length album ‘Hoodoo Hipshake’ will officially be launched 28th April 2018 at The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, following performances at Blues at The Briars Festival, Port Fairy Folk FestivalDocklands Blues Festival, and a monthly residency at Melbourne’s iconic Cherry Bar.

With a punk brain, a gospel soul, a blues heart, and hints of jazz coursing through its veins, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie may be something of a musical Frankenstein – this is a monster, however, that promises to hoot, holler, growl and grind with all its might.

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Steve Boyd's Rum Reverie is with David Hedges and 4 others.2 days ago
THIS SATURDAY NIGHT! 9.30pm The Lomond Hotel. Brunswick, 8 piece line up, FREE ENTRY, YES!
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Steve Boyd's Rum Reverie7 days ago
OK Folks! Here's a clip from Steve Boyd's Rum Reverie at The Spotted Mallard playing Hey Head Honcho.
Steve Boyd's Rum Reverie
Steve Boyd's Rum Reverie2 weeks ago
OK Folks! Mel (who looks after our PR and merch) is giving away a copy of Hoodoo Hipshake (Vinyl) and Healers and Howlers (Vinyl) for the best whatever (it’s up to her on the day! So be creative!) at our album launch at Pistol Pete's in Geelong today from 3-6pm! Look forward to seeing you all! Its gonna be a hoot!
Steve Boyd's Rum Reverie
Steve Boyd's Rum Reverie updated their cover photo.2 weeks ago
Steve Boyd's Rum Reverie
Steve Boyd's Rum Reverie2 weeks ago
Here's Steve talking to Sue Myc from 89.7FM Perth about all things Hoodoo Hipshake. Steve also chats about the origins of their epic tune Spencer P. Jones.

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