AGNES BLUE are a High Energy Brother and Sister Rock/Roots band consisting of 16 year old Frea Blandford on Drums and Percussion, and 18 year old Guitarist and Singer, Jack Blandford.
Together, they create a sound like no other, drawing inspiration from bands like The White Stripes, John Butler Trio, Band of Skulls, Stonefield and Dallas Frasca. They have the ability to blend old style Blues music with modern Surf/Rock sounds, to create a fusion of music not heard before from musicians so young.
Agnes Blue Recorded a new E.P in June 2015 titled ‘Losing Control’, which consists of 5 new tracks ranging from Genres of up-beat Rock, Blues, Roots and Surf-Rock. ‘Losing Control’ was recorded over 2 days on The Sunshine Coast at the famous Heliport Studios with Producer James Russell, and was released in September at the Annual Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival, where they Sold 40 copies in one weekend.
Jack began playing guitar at age 7, and hasn’t stopped since. He started singing at 10 years old, and has previously released 2 E.P’s under the name ‘Jack and The Bom’. He has played alongside the likes of Joe Satriani, Busby Marou, The Bondi Cigars and many more. Jack likes to think he has total control over what the band does, but he knows that Frea’s drumsticks hurt when thrown at great speed over an argument at Band Practise.
Frea Picked up the Drums at age 13 and quickly learnt to master the basics. Her solid beats and steady timing keep everything together, and she improves with every show. Frea thinks she has a permanent position in Agnes Blue, but the simple truth is that Jack hasn’t saved enough to buy a drum machine yet.
Agnes Blue have performed at Festivals such as Byron Bluesfest, El Grande Festival, Originals Music Festival, Wintermoon Music Festival, Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival,
Agnes Water Blues and Roots Festival and The Mary River Festival, just to name a few.
With the release of their new E.P, they plan to travel as much as possible and get their sound out as far as they can, playing Festivals and Touring.
'Agnes Blue were outstanding, a young male / female duo of guitar and drums who rocked, reminiscent of a rather famous American duo' - Scenestr
‘A duo this young shouldn’t be making music this unique, this edgy, this polished, this good. This is everything that’s good about rock ‘n roll.’ – RARA’s Farm (Rock Music Blog).
‘An upbeat raucous affair’ – Tender Branson
‘Losing Control’ out now and available from iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music and more. Physical Copies available at www.agnesblue.bigcartel.com