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Australian acoustic blues mastermind Lloyd Spiegel is delighted to announce the release of his 8th album ‘Backroads’ and is touring to back it up, with a show set for Newcastle at the fabulous Stag & Hunter Hotel on Friday, June 8th.

Lloyd Spiegel

Backroads is a hard-edged, brutally honest account of Spiegel’s life outside of music and reinvents his sound for new audiences, delivering more punch in his most powerful studio performance to date. Lead track ‘The Kick Around’ sets the tone from the outset with just over 2 minutes of fuzz, searing lead breaks, seedy bars, and the potential for regret.

Says Spiegel of the new album “So much of what I’ve written in the past is focussed on where I’m going. Both literally and figuratively. I’m a driven person and never really paused to think about the sacrifices, what I’ve left behind till I sat for a moment and started writing.”

“The plan to step outside of what people might expect from me, sound fresh and push harder made it feel like I had no boundaries placed on me and I had a sense of creative freedom with this one that I hadn’t felt before. I hadn’t really let loose with an electric guitar on record since I was a teenager… it felt good.”


Lloyd Spiegel has always forged his own path throughout his long career. Spending quite literally his whole life performing, Spiegel blends his grounding in the blues with storytelling and dazzling guitar technique to create a show and signature sound that is launching him onto festival and theatre stages around the globe as a true master of his craft.

Along with Cole Clark guitars, Lloyd designed guitars specifically for the recording and a new duo show with drummer Tim Burnham promises to deliver his biggest stage sound yet.

The Backroads Australian Tour kicks off in June and takes in most parts of Australia.

The Album ‘Backroads’ is available for presale from April 16 and in-store from May 15 through Only Blues Music.



Fri 18 – Sat 19 May
Blues On Broadbeach Festival, Gold Coast, QLD
Info: http://bluesonbroadbeach.com/

Fri 8 June
The Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Doors 7:00pm, Tickets $20 + bf Presale. $25 door
Tickets: http://bit.ly/LloydSpiegel-StagandHunter

Sat 9 June
Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
Doors 6:00pm, Tickets $30 + bf presale, $35 door
Tickets: Tickets: http://bit.ly/LloydSpiegel-Camelot

Sun 10 June
Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT
Doors 3:00pm, Tickets $27 + bf presale, $30 at the door
Tickets: http://bit.ly/LloydSpiegel-GermanClub

Fri 15 June
The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Doors 6:00pm, $25 + bf
Tickets: http://bit.ly/LloydSpiegel-Skylarkroom

Fri 22 June
Hickinbotham of Dromana, Dromana, VIC
Doors: 5:00pm, $25
Tickets call: 03 59810355 

Sat 23 June
The Cabaret Club, Ballarat, VIC
Doors: 6:30pm, $25 + bf presale / $30 at the door
Tickets: http://bit.ly/LloydSpiegel-CabaretClub

Wed 27 June
5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Doors: 6:00pm, $25 + bf presale, $30 at the door
Tickets: http://bit.ly/LloydSpiegel-5ChurchSt

Thurs 28 June
Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Doors: 7:00pm, $35 GA, $30 concession, $20 kids under 16
Tickets: http://bit.ly/LloydSpiegel-ByronTheatre

Fri 29 June
The Soundlounge, Currumbin, QLD
Doors: 7:30pm, $25 + bf presale, $30 door
Tickets: http://bit.ly/LloydSpiegel-Soundlounge

Sat 30 June
The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Doors: 7:00pm, $25 + bf online, $30 on the door
Tickets: http://bit.ly/LloydSpiegel-oldmuseum

Sun 1 July
Oddfellows Hall, Kempsey, NSW
Doors: 1:30pm, $25 GA, Members $20
Tickets: http://bit.ly/Lloydspiegel-oddfellows-kempsey

Sat 7 July
The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, VIC
Doors 7:30, $26 + booking fee
Tickets: http://bit.ly/Lloydspiegel-pipinghot

Fri 13 July
The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Doors 7:00pm, On stage 8:15pm – $30 + bf presale, $40 door
Tickets: http://bit.ly/Lloydspiegel-thornburytheatre

Sat 14 July
Live at The Bundy – Bundalaguah & Myrtlebank Hall, Bundalaguah, VIC
On Stage 8:30pm, $35
Tickets: http://bit.ly/LloydSpiegel-LiveattheBundy

Thurs 19 July
The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA
Doors 6:30pm, $25 + bf presale, $30 door
Tickets: http://bit.ly/LloydSpiegel-Ellingtonjazz

Fri 20 July
The Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA
Doors: 8:00pm, $15 + bf presale, $20 door,
Tickets: http://bit.ly/LloydSpiegel-oddfellows

Sat 21 July
The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Doors: 8:30pm, $25 + bf presale, $30 door
Tickets: http://bit.ly/LloydSpiegel-wheatsheaf

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