Red Belly Blue is Canberra's newest high-energy blues and roots act, playing originals and covers of genre classics. The melody makers are Lily Mulholland on vocals and Stevie Smith on guitar and vocals, while holding down the rhythm are Dean James on bass guitar and Gavin Kelly on drums, storytellers both.
Stay tuned for information about gigs around the national capital.
Red Belly Blue acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we play and pay our respect to Ngunnawal and Ngambri Elders.
Lily has gigged around Canberra in various line-ups, including in Panaseeya, which was a regional finalist in the ABC's Exhumed competetion. Singer, lyricist and occasional percussionst, she is RBB's front woman.
Stevie is well-known to musicians around Canberra through previous line-ups such as Muddy Wolfe and through his Queanbeyan guitar store, GuitarSmith. On lead guitar, his riffs and style have to be seen to be believed.
Heavy-hitting bass guitar play Dean James knows how to drive a song. He's not just a pretty (bass) face; he is a singer and songwriter, with songs recorded with Muddy Wolfe and now part of RBB's originals and forthcoming recordings.
One of Canberra's most versatile and in-demand drummers, Gavin's rhythm and feel can change a song in a heartbeat. He's a triple threat as a musician, singer and songwriter. His originals get people up on their feet and having a serioulsy good time.
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia