Catfish Voodoo “are a hot young blues unit prowling around the blues scene in Melbourne declaring their influences as John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Little Walter..”
*Geoff Forbes, MBAS Bluesletter CD review
Catfish Voodoo keeps their sound deeply rooted in the early 50’s Smokey Chicago-blues scene. Playing a set consisting of their own material and original takes of classic blues songs such as; Mojo workin’, Smokestack lightnin’, and a high energy, crowd pleasing version of the John Lee Hooker classic, Boogie Chillun’.
Catfish Voodoo released their 6 track EP ‘….down the road’ in 2010, and followed up with a self titled LP in August 2011, both to favorable reviews and healthy local radio play. They plan to hit the studio again in late 2012 for a second LP, to show case their evolving sound, and deeper appreciation for traditional blues.
Playing their barrel-house blues set through many of Melbourne’s premier live music venues such as: the Espy, Revolver, St. Andrews hotel, Cornish Arms, Royal standard hotel (for the MBAS), Radcliffes (Echuca blues festival) and a show at the Avoca cup, country races as the live band for the day. As well as playing many private functions and local events.
Catfish Voodoo have a high energy, low-down boogie sound, which is sure to remind one of a Smokey 1950’s Juke-Joint. Staying true to the masters of classic Chicago blues, Catfish Voodoo’s live shows and studio work are sure to delight and impress even the most discerning blues enthusiast.