Artist info

Genre

Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Gary Clark Jr,


band members

Leni Campbell-Clause: Vocals Rory Shepherd: Guitar Regan Dale: Drums James Shepherd: Bass


Influences

Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Gary Clark Jr,


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Bio

With high energy guitar playing, driving bass, powerful drums, and soulful vocals. From Bunbury Western Australia, Third Time Round is a band to sit up and take notice of. With a combination of originals and re-worked covers this young Blues/Rock band is made up of siblings James and Rory Shepherd along with school friends Regan Dale and Leni Campbell-Clause. This band is truly bringing the blues to the next generation.

There music takes influence form legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix, Bonamassa, Clapton and Zeppelin to only name a few.

After representing WA in the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis, Tennessee in January 2015 the band has also recently won the Emerging Artists Award at the 2015 Nannup Music Festival, the Sound Overload Battle of the Bands competition in Perth and the Shift Youth Arts festival Bunbury Battle of the Bands. They have performed at the Perth Blues Club twice, the Prince of Wales Hotel, the Paddington Ale House and the South West Blues Club twice to only name a few venues.

Guitarist Rory has been playing for four years, showing natural affinity and flair for the instrument. He won the Kosmic Sound Shredfest Guitar solo Competition 2013 in Perth, and its no wonder with his at times blistering attack on the fretboard and at other times a sensitive, soul-searching style that belies his 17 years.

Vocalist Leni has a style that well surpasses her age. Her ability to convey the emotion in her voice is one that is perfect for singing the blues. Her ability to make a song her own and her expressive voice is a great asset to the band.

One half of the rhythm section James, the bassist, is a talented multi-instrumentalist with a love of the blues and a great knowledge of how to hold a band together by playing the blues groove.

The other half, Regan, the band’s drummer, has been on the drum throne ever since he could reach the pedals. He has great freedom on the kit and with a brilliant sense of dynamics and timing, Regan is the bands engine.

All four members work together to create a fresh new style of blues that also showcase’s their maturity well beyond their age. This band is truly bringing the blues to the next generation.