All Kinds of Crazy is the first full length album for The Blind Pilots. The band spent months working up these songs with many of them tested and refined during their many live shows.
The album was recorded in July of last year, in between the gaps of isolation during the Covid pandemic. ARIA award winning producer – Govinda Doyle engineered the project with the band in his studio on the Northern Rivers of NSW.
Years of gigs and similar musical influences mean that the band meld together: Blues, Stoner Rock and remanences of 90’s riffage together to get their point across. Drawing from their more recent experiences, everything from social perceptions, loosing mates, the band found inspiration from ‘All Kinds of Crazy’. The unexpected became the topics that allowed them to bond together creatively to deliver an exceptional album.
The Blind Pilots are:
Owen Mancell – Guitar/Vox
Matt Hough – Drums
Ryan Stone – Harmonica
Daniel Chamberlan – Bass
The Blind Pilots strive for the ‘magic moments’ and serve it up with plenty of dirty slide guitar and foot stompin’ harmonica riffs. The four friends have known each other from previous successful bands playing gigs up and down the East Coast. All grew up listening to the same music and share common influences of artists who had something to say – Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Van Morrison and well – you can guess the rest.
After seeing each other play, a mutual friend conjured a plan to get them together at the same time in the same rehearsal room. A few late-night jams, many entertaining stories and a full fridge, The Blind Pilots was ignited. They released an EP in 2019 that saw them feature on the Australian Blues Charts and led to appearances at The Byron Bay Blues Festival, Woodford Folk, Festival Of the Sun and Echuca Blues with loads of pub shows in between.
The Blind Pilots produce an energetic live show full of intense commitment – whilst still maintaining a laid back vibe for all to enjoy.
All Kinds Of Crazy
This title track really sets the scene for what’s to come. Expertly executed rocking blues, not unlike ZZ Top and other southern blues bands. These guys are seasoned live players and the track comes together with the classic bass, drums, slide guitars, blues harp and powerful vocal delivery.
Mood Of The Dude
Another catchy up-tempo rocking guitar blues tune, this one really sits in the groove, and is capped off by the great guitar and blues harp riffing these guys do so well.
Probably Think Of You
A catchy slide guitar riff and drum pattern introduce another up-tempo foot tapper. By the time the harp, vocals, bass and more guitars come in this one has you hooked – just like the whole album – a great offering from this rocking blues line up.
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