THE BAND / BIO

Amnesia Blues Band are a traditional blues band, bringing you original blues with stories of hard drinkin' women, lost loves and broken dreams. No funk, no soul, no rock and roll - just blues and boogie all the way!

The band have been finalists in the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society International Blues Challenge in 2016, 2017 & 2018. 2016 saw the release of their debut album, "We Still Remember.” A new album is on the way in late 2018. In 2016 the band was voted MBAS Vic/Tas Band Of The Year. The band are arguably the most successful blues band to come out of Gippsland for decades. 

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Paul "Buck" Buchanan
 
Acoustic Electric Guitar, Dobro, Vocals

Paul picked up the guitars again after several decades off and is now belting it out as the lead singer of Amnesia Blues. When Buck is singing, the PA is an optional extra.





Stuart Anderson
Drums

Stuart has been playing drums for 26 years, and has been in bands for 20 of them. He currently also plays in Songs202 and Simon & The GPettes.
Stu is recognised by his collection of home-made drums and Paisley shirts.





Sandy Clark

Lead/Slide Guitar

In 2017 Clags gets 2 more strings and a slide as he takes up lead guitar duties with the band.






Salty Dennis Trevarthen
Harmonica

When the city-slicker and the country-bluesmen can get themselves in the same place at the same time, Salty Dawg joins the band on harp, adding to the music and the overcrowding on stage! He also runs the best blues podcast going around: www.salty.com.au 





Barry Walker
Harmonica

We’ll say it, even if Baz won’t: "Gippsland’s leading harmonica player" is THE MAN for our more Easterly gigs.





Ning Hopkins
Lead Guitar/Harmonica

ABB were a man down. Ning answered the call. He was so good, we asked our mothers if we could keep him.





Darryl Kerr
Bass Guitar

Darryl comes to ABB from the Blues Lizards, our brothers from the Latrobe Valley. Rock Solid! Took until August 18 for Sean Clohesy to get a picture of him!





Past Members of Amnesia Blues Band

Charlie Campbell
Lead Guitar

Blake Sadler
Lead Guitar

Allan Young
Bass & Lead Guitar

Dave Stothers
Bass

Greg Laws 
Guitars and Harp

Geoff Vale 
Lead Guitar

Paul Fletcher 
Lead Guitar

© Stuart Anderson 2017