Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie
Steve Boyd, one of Melbourne’s most heralded singer/songwriters has put together a new band. A smokin’ 5 piece original Blues and Soul ensemble is set to excite Australia all over again. Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie is essentially the brainchild of Paul Fiddes and Steve Boyd. With a wealth of creative experience, both brutal and beautiful, their respective pasts need no explanation. Not just collaborators but life-long friends, the project was conceived over many nights of shared musings, quaffing of wine and old vinyl records.
If you can imagine Tom Waits meeting Hound Dog Taylor in Bourbon St, New Orleans, then this will give you some idea what to expect. Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie was conceived over many nights of listening to old vinyl records.
The core group is Paul Fiddes on drums, Steve Boyd on guitar and vocals and is augmented by upright bass and brass. The sound is heartfelt and raw. The influences are primal and instinctive; perhaps not schooled and certainly not slick. With a punk brain, a gospel soul, a blues heart and hints of jazz trickling through its veins, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie maybe something of a musical Frankenstein. This is a monster, however, that promises to hoot, holler, growl and grind with all its might. Many blessings and hope to see you down the track sometime.
With New Orleans swagger, a large cup of soul, a spoonful of blues, with hints of jazz trickling through its veins, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie hoots and hollers with all its might.