‘Forty Eight Years Young’
The originators of ‘Oz Blues’, Chain, have reached a milestone in 2016 as they celebrate 48 years since first forming in 1968.
They are still the only blues band in the world to have a number one on Australian charts (Black’n’Blue) as well as a number two (Judgement).
Together with singer Matt Taylor another number one (I Remember When I Was Young) & the double gold album ‘Toward The Blues’ ensured them a place in rock history.
With ‘Chain Awards’ honouring their achievements at the Australian Blues Festival (Goulburn) & as the first act listed in the new blues section of Screensound (National Archives) the accolades still continue.
Founder member/guitarist Phil Manning & singer/harmonica player Matt Taylor each have highly successful careers as solo performers, and are regarded as among the finest exponents of their respective instruments this country has produced.
Chain’s new material retains the earthiness of the 70’s while including the insights and musicality expected from a lifetime of experience in the blues genre. These songs feature on their latest album titled ‘Sweet Honey’, and continue the tradition of ‘Oz-Blues’.
Chain live is a great entertainment experience, and with four decades of albums & performances under their belt, it doesn’t get any better than this!
"Chain's influence on Australian music has been enormous. They are renowned for their onstage chemistry and for being unafraid to admit their Australianness." - Rolling Stone magazine.