Compared to the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Joss Stone and Leon Bridges by Rolling Stone, and with rave reviews from Triple J, American Blues Scene (US), Classic Rock (US), Blues Matters (UK) and more, Chloe Kay and The Crusade are the Gen Z, female fronted blues, soul, rock n roll band taking over the Australian scene, and they’re making international waves whilst they’re at it.
Known for her fierce and soulful powerhouse vocals and impassioned live performances, Chloe Kay and her mesmerising, high energy band were winners of the 2023 Sydney Blues Society “Favourite Emerging Act” award. They were also finalists in the Bluesfest Busking Competition and performed at Bluesfest 2022.
The Eora (Sydney) based band closed out 2022 with a performance at the famous Woodford Folk Festival in Brisbane, and played to a sold out Meatstock crowd, took to the stage at Cronulla Jazz and Blues Fest, Kiama Jazz and Blues Fest, and more. They’ve also spent the last year playing packed out headline and support shows across the country.
The majority of their singles have had Triple J play, and been added to CMT rotation.The band have also captured the attention of blues guitar legend Joe Bonamassa, who has rallied behind each of their releases and included their latest single ‘Lies’ on three of his Spotify playlists including ‘Cutting Edge Blues’, and ‘Keeping The Blues Alive’.
The band are gearing up to release their debut EP in the coming months.
“A voice that’ll make you sit the f*ck down and listen. The clarity, the range – outta this world!” – Lucy Smith, Triple J Mornings
“The blistering instrumentation of icons such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Leon Bridges shine through, while Kay’s vocals feature a mesmerising timbre reminiscent of the likes of Bonnie Raitt or even Joss Stone.” – Rolling Stone