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June 2018 - 10 Years Underground, a Decade of Stormcellar released as a 35 Track digital collection.

Stormcellar are a pioneering 21st Century Australian Roots Band, with a string of critically acclaimed albums, 4 US tours and a decade of live performance.

Well described as a Musical Collective that mixes the major roots styles with Multimedia and performance, Stormcellar are entering their 11th year, still hard at work with the Sydney Identity Project, a musical and visual exploration of their home town.

By any measure, a decade in the Stormcellar is a busy time; 9 albums, 4 US tours, 3 Number #1's, 500 shows, 740 video clips & video Blogs and hundreds of 'making of' blogs and commentaries on their website. 

Stormcellar have written for & played with; American Blues & Soul legends, Australian champion fiddle players, a 'Cultural Treasure' Mongolian throat singer, famous American rock session legends, Mid West Poets and over over 60 local Australian bands, their commitment to supporting the local music scene by including support acts wherever they can. 

Stormcellar have played biker bars, pubs, clubs, RSL's, VFW's, festivals, arenas, markets, Renaissance fairs, street fairs, Charity Benefits in support of Mental Health, Breast Cancer & Animal Cruelty, backyards and street corners, everywhere from Chicago to Tamworth, Nashville to Eden.

At these shows you may have witnessed Magicians, Black Light Art, Poetry Performance, light shows, lasers, Flamenco Dancers and at least 1 audience member marriage proposal on stage (she said yes).

They've recorded at the dome of Skywatch Observatory in Coonabarrabran, on the beach at Coogee, in a Basement in Missouri, in major studio spaces in the US and Australia, Mangrove Mountain Community Hall, backyards, boat sheds and the streets of Sydney on every format from iPad to 2 inch tape.

Over 10 years they have gathered media attention by way of their viral music videos, appearing on the Channel 9 Today show, ABC's RAGE and featuring on radio across the US, Australia and Europe. 

The Blues Bible 'Living Blues' reviewed their 8th project 'Kansas City Gold', a rare mention for an Australian band, rarer still for one based entirely on original writing, with Stormcellar becoming one of the first Australian bands to write for old school, original US Blues & Soul legends. Americana & Roots magazine 'No Depression' calls them 'powerhouse songwriters'.

Understandably, Stormcellar have developed a cult following in the US, Europe and Australia.

In 2018 Stormcellar are working towards the release of their 10th and 11th albums and the completion of the corresponding Video elements.


To contact Stormcellar:


Paul Read



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?



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


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


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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