The “NEW”

“BLACK & BLUE”

BY DIVA DEMOLITION

featuring MATT TAYLOR and AMANDA EMBLEM

is to be launched at

MITCHELL CREEK ROCK’N’BLUES FESTIVAL

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DIVA DEMOLITION with MATT TAYLOR

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A historic live music event is about to happen at Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues festival.  This year, the festival acknowledges 50 years of Australian Blues Rock. The lineup features the oldest working bands in the genre today and boasts a stellar line up of today’s best blues rock talent on offer, a breeding ground for some amazing acts you will be hearing about in the future. This year the old and the new have come together in a very special way.

“Black and Blue” was Mushroom Records first Number one hit. It put Aussie Blues Rock on the map. It’s a well-loved song by many, and is still performed today by the originals artists, who are now in their 70’s and only perform together about “eight times a year” according to Matt Taylor in a recent live interview on Zinc 96.1. No other blues band has influenced Australian culture in such a way. These guys are the Godfathers of Aussie Blues Rock! So it is only fitting that such a legendary song should re-emerge to recapture the spirit and energy of Rock’n’Blues music in today’s marketplace.

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The new version of Matt Taylor and Chain’s “Black & Blue” comes from a whole different perspective with the addition of a female voice. Amanda Emblem, the singer bass player of Diva Demolition, now launching her own band, is the instigator behind the revamp of Matt Taylor and Chains No. 1 hit  “Black and Blue” from 1971.

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Matt Taylor sings as well, and plays harmonica.  The reworked version is true to the original. It still tells the story of a man incarcerated for “ten long years”, but encompasses the perspective of the woman left behind, coping with the consequences. This slight change in perspective brings the song to a contemporary place, whereas previously it related mostly to the convict era of Australia, working long hours on a chain gang.

Produced by one of Australia’s finest rock producers, Paul McKercher and mastered by Steve Smart at Studio 301, Sydney, “Black and Blue” was recorded over two days at the Grove Studios and the result is a very smooth, slow building, a blues rock gem.

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Matt Taylor & Chain have invited Amanda Emblem on the stage at Mitchell Creek Rock’n’Blues Festival to perform the new version on Saturday 16th September to officially launch the new single.

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AMNPLIFY – DB

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