Stormcellar - Winners of the 2019 Blues Player Of The Year

Stormcellar will be headed to Memphis in 2020 to compete in the International Blues Challenge as Sydney's representative.

US tour #5 jan 2020!

Yeah. So that too.

Stormcellar awarded Best Live Band for 2019 - Sydney Blues Society

Yeah well this was the news until a week ago.

 

"Stormcellar are an innovative roots music band from Australia that has spent the last 11 years blending many different roots genres with multimedia and human performance....Stormcellar radiates the confidence of an established band comfortably pushing its creativity in public. All of this music is deserving of your time and fans of lyrical songwriting may find this to be their new favorite band. Play these albums for anyone needing a reason to still believe in perfectly-executed guitar-and-vocal music."

 

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An iconic Sydney mix of Roots, Blues, Rock & Folk, Stormcellar are one of the most prolific and hard working, original Australian bands of the early 21st century.

Thus far, Stormcellar are over the 500 show mark, with 4 US tours, 11 albums, reviews in Living Blues Magazine and No Depression Magazine, a spot for their viral video on the Today Show & ABC's RAGE and Stormcellar continues recording with some of the top talent in AUS & the US, producing three #1 albums on the local Australian Blues & Roots Charts and achieving chart positions in the US & France.

Stormcellar spend their time in good company - Touring Australia with DC Bellamy (Aretha Franklin), recording, writing for and backing Millage Gilbert (Elmore James Band) and Danny Cox (Brewer & Shipley), writing with Rick Lyons (Awarded US Midwest Poet), recording with Larry Crane (Cougar Mellencamp Band), Mike 'Fettler' Kerin (Slim Dusty Band), Harry Brus (Everyone in Australia Ever), Bukhuchulun Ganburged (Mongolian Khyrgraa Master), Dr Geoffrey Gartner (Sydney Ballet Orchestra), Marina de Tomayo (Flamenco Australia), the Enmore Solidarity Choir.  While they were at it, Stormcellar wrote & recorded the Rock theme song 'Return of the King' (Australian Wrestling Entertainment AWE) and were the headline band for the Sydney Blues Society's 25th Birthday.

Stormcellar have spent 18 months in service to the mighty Radiators as support act; they've played US & Australian Festivals & Community events, bars clubs and street fairs from Tamworth to Nashville, Chicago, Indianapolis, Wollongong & can be found anywhere from late night bars in Newtown to mornings in Bowral, or lost on a highway in the US Midwest.

In 2018 Stormcellar created their own music festival in Cooma NSW, the Country, Roots & Blues (C.R.A.B) Festival, which will be making a crustaceous return in 2019!

To contact Stormcellar:

Australia:

Paul Read

CONTACT FORM

USA

Roger Onbestaand

Virtual Manager

US: 773 382 8852

or send us an email via CONTACT FORM

For more information, check out our music and videos here.


What's Been Going On Recently?

2019

July - Stormcellar win Blues Player of the Year challenge, headed to memphis in 2020.

June - Stormcellar 'best live band' award from the Sydney Blues Society, in a tie with the legendary Foreday Riders!

Mar - Stormcellar Country Collection Vol 1. released online

Mar - C.R.A.B festival 2 confirmed!

Feb - Stormcellar Blues Collection Vol 1. released online.

Feb - Video for 'Go Down Easy' released using home footage from 4RAR/6RAR's Vietnam deployment 1969

Last Quarter of 2018 

- Joined our friends at the Inaugural C.R.A.B Cooma

- Released Safe Harbour (SC 1801)

- Released Safe Harbour/Rogue State Companion album set ( SC1803)

- Safe Harbour/Rogue State goes to #3 on the ABARC Charts

- Safe Harbour/Rogue State gets reviewed in France!

- Made like, a bunch of videos. Pirouette, Minor Miracle (oh i like that one) and some other stuff. Go to youtube chan

AUGUST 2018

First video from the Sydney Identity Project/SC11 'Pirouette' released

SC11 enters final mixing

Sydney Identity Project commences

 

JULY 2018

Beyond 5D project continues

'Weather Permitting' Tour commences

SC10 is mastered

SC11 tracked

JUNE 2018

SC10 Enters Mixing. Yeah.

SC11 in tracking.

Also - 10 years Underground, a Decade of Stormcellar digital collection released. 35 tracks curated from the first 10 years and 9 albums. Leaves off half of our favourites. Yeah. Well. 

April - 'The Midwest Triptych' released, a 25 track collection of Everywhere Feels Like Home, Kansas City Gold and Defiance, as it was (sort of) intended to be.

Feb: 'Pirouette' first track from SC11 released as a single We really do this stuff in quite a peculiar order.

Also pretty sure I made some videos. Go look on our Youtube.

DEC 2017

'Kansas City Gold' given a pretty decent write up in Living Blues Magazine

Stormcellar appear at the 2017 Sydney Blues & Roots Festival

Multimedia 'Anti anxiety' project 'the 5D project ' released https://youtu.be/v7LKajNgnnk

OCT 2017 - 

'DEFIANCE' #1 on Australian Blues & Roots Chart, Stormcellar's 3rd #1 Album.

Nov 2017

5D Sonic Reference (sound track to 5D project) in production, will be Stormcellar's 10th album.

Beyond 5D (5D project part 2) in Pre Production for Q1 2018

11th album in production, working title SC11, 2018. First single 'Pirouette' released.

The '5D Project' released, a secret link to an atmospheric multimedia project involving live recordings in situ with the sounds of the environment.

OCT 2017 - 'DEFIANCE' #1 on Australian Blues & Roots Chart, Stormcellar's 3rd #1 Album.

Stormcellar Announced for Sydney Blues & Roots Festival,

'Defiance' Album of the week on Bluesbeat Radio

SEPT 2017 - 10th project, working title '5D' started in post production. 11th project started.

AUG 2017 - 5th US tour postponed after one of the lads had a health scare. Rescheduled for 2018 'cos he's All Right.

June 2017 - 'Defiance', 9th album released. Recorded 7 tracks for our 10th album, released a few more videos including Chalk Angels, made with a bloke in Virginia and now we're doing more stuff. 

MAY 2017 - A bunch of videos released, 9th album 'Defiance' due out pretty much any time. 5D project started. More airplay. Yeah we've been busy. 

MAR 2017 Recap - 9th album almost done, part 3 of the midwest triptych 'Defiance' due out mid year. New videos released. More radio airplay. 

DEC 2016 - Stormcellar's 9th Album enters mixing in Indiana.

DEC 2016 - DC Bellamy goes on National Public Radio in the US to talk about the Kansas City Gold project.

DEC 2016 Kansas City Gold getting airplay on approx 250 stations world wide, inc US, Australia, France, the UK and Canada.

NOV 2016 Stormcellar's 8th album KC Gold getting airplay on 250 radio stations world wide! 

OCT 2016 Gene Deer, 2016 Indiana Legend Award Winner announces East Coast Tour of OZ with Stormcellar. (UPDATE- Gene didn't get his passport in time for Jan, tour postponed)

OCT 2016 Stormcellar does Marrickville Street Fair

OCT 2016 Kansas City Gold Reaches gets syndicated Airplay in the US & Canada, with over 150 Stations now playing the album.

OCT 2016 Kansas City Gold Reaches #6 on Australian Blues & Roots Chart

OCT 2016 - Millage interview by Australian DJ's whilst Michael's interviewed by US DJ's!

SEPT 2016 'Introducing Stormcellar' double album of Everywhere Feels Like Home + Curious Assembly gain airplay on US AAA radio

SEPT 2016 Kansas City Gold 'Album of month' on 2RRR

SEPT 2016 - ninth album recorded in Indianapolis with producer Alan Johnson (Paul Rodgers/John Fogerty/Kid Rock/Larry Crane/Duke Tumatoe) and guests Gene Deer, Larry Crane, PJ and Rob Dixon.

AUG 2016 - 4th US Tour, including 2nd year in a row at Nickelplate Festival.

AUGUST 2016 Kansas City gold debuts on Australian Blues & Roots Charts at #23

JULY 2016 - 'Kansas City Gold' completed

FEB 2016 - 'I'm Better Off Without You' released as a single. 

Q4 2015 - Original soundtrack 'Everywhere feels like home' released. debuts at #15 on the Charts. Not bad for a soundtrack eh?

SEP 2015 Recorded 'KC Underground sessions' with Kansas City All Stars line up including Millage Gilbert and Ron Teamer.

SEP 2015 Recorded 'Better off without you' at Static Shack, Indianapolis

SEP 2015 Stormcellar at Nickeplate Fest, Fishers IN

AUG 2015 Stormcellar at Byron Crossroads Festival, Rockford IL, 2nd year in a row!

AUG 2015 Stormcellar US Tour 3 

MAY 2015 Stormcellar tour with Kansas City Legend, DC Bellamy on Australian East Coast Tour

APRIL 2015 Stormcellar announed for Longview Festival, October

Interview with Mr Wizard from Australian Guitar Magazine Mar 2015

http://www.australianguitarmag.com.au/2015/05/paul-reid-video-interview/

FEB 2015 - Stormcellar announced for the 2015 Nickelplate Blues Festival in Indiana, I guess that means we're doing our 3rd US tour. Must get around to announcing that.

FEB 2015 - Stormcellar write Theme song for the Australian Wrestling Entertainment Championships!

JAN 2015 - Stormcellar record our first international co written song 'Sweet Mama', co-written with Ron Teamer, Kansas City KS. 

JAN 2015 - Stormcellar announced for 2015 Crossroads Blues Festival in Illinois, USA

DEC 2014 - Stormcellar release 'You Can't Push Me Away', an international US/AUS co produced single featuring DC Bellamy  

OCT 2014 - The Curious Assembly appears at #17 On the Collectif Des Radios Blues in France

2nd US Tour Aug-Sept 2014 - Stormcellar open Crossroads Festival in Rockford, Illinois,play shows and festivals in 5 states.

JULY 2014 - 'The Curious Assembly' , Stormcellar's 6th Album, debuts on Aust Blues/Roots Charts at #2

Stormcellar Are

Michael 'Rosie' Rosenthal - Electric & Acoustic Guitar

Paul 'Mr Wizard' Read - Slide Guitar & Mandolin

Michael 'MJEB' Barry - Vocals & Harp

Theo Wanders- Drums & Percussion

Bill Williams - Bass, Mandolin

and when we're lucky  

Ms Jo Fitzgerald - Vocals and Harmony

Discography:

2018 - 'The Mid West Triptych' and '10 years underground' released as digital collections. Single 'Pirouette' released as ...as...a....Single.

2017- June - 'Defiance' , Part 3 of the Mid West Triptych is released. 

2016 - Kansas City Gold, part two of the 'Midwest Triptych' released to rave US reviews, charting at #6 in Australian and getting syndicated radio play in the US & Canada on over 150 stations.

Single - 'I'm better off without you' released feb 2016

2015 - Everywhere Feels Like Home original soundtrack, Q4 2015, part of the 'Midwest Triptych' Charts at #12 in Australia, 

Singles 'Sweet Mama' and 'Don't take it so hard on me' Released Q1 2015

Single - The Flood - Released Australia Day, Jan 2015

Single - You Can't Push me away, Stormcellar with Jo Fitzgerald & DC. Bellamy released Oct 2014 - go check it it's awesome.

The Curious Assembly - July 2014 -  Debuted at #2 on ABARC charts. Described as 'weird, but good' by Salty Dog. Charted in France.

Hired Guns & Borrowed Glory 2012 - #1 on Aust Blues Roots Chart, #18 on Collectif Des Radio Blues in France,  #3 best NTTB albums of the year Blues Underground Network

Carl's Chair 2010 - #7 on Aust Blues Roots Chart, Album of the week CoastFm, Wildman Steve Radio Alabama, listed in best NTTB albums of the year Blues Underground Network

Nuevo Retro 2010 - #1 on Aust Blues Roots Chart, #49 US National Blues Chart

Spacejunk EP - 2009 - #23 on Aust Blues Roots Chart

Whiskey Talking -2008 - #20 on Aust Blues Roots Chart, Debut Album

 Album Reviews:

The Curious Assembly reviewed by Bluesblast

No Depression reviews Hired Guns & Borrowed Glory 

'Hired Guns & Borrowed Glory' reviewed in France (in French, would you believe?)

Blues Underground Network Reviews Carl's Chair

Jo's interview about coming on the US tour with us:

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