Making a Scene Presents Gerry Casey’s Interview with The Southbound Snake Charmers
This dynamic four piece have been conjuring up their own unique brand of swampy blues since 2013. Led by the original Snake Charmer himself: vocalist and charismatic frontman Chris Denman, Brooke Maloney is on Drums, Nat Sutphin is on Bass and Gary Ritchie is on guitar and backing vocal duties.
With their home in Melbourne, Australia but their souls lurking in the Deep South, The Southbound Snake Charmers weave tales of hoodoo folklore, hard luck, harder liquor and the seedy underground. Drawing on influences like Cream, Johnny Winter, Creedence Clear Water Revival & Jimi Hendrix, the band create a fresh approach to the genre. Capturing a distinctively familiar retro atmosphere, they craft their own sound characterised by sun drenched 60s guitar tones, raw emotive vocals and a driving rhythm section combined with a heavier edge.
To date, The Southbound Snake Charmers have four releases under their belt- The Dirty Blues EP (2014) , Voodoo Chicken Shack (2016), Rhythm and Rust (2017) & To The Bone (2019) and have enjoyed international rave reviews and both national and overseas radio play for each. Work is currently underway on the fifth instalment to this impressive catalogue which is to be released Mid 2022.
Quickly gaining a reputation for their high energy live shows, the band have appeared at a multitude of the country’s most beloved blues and local festivals, including The Mitchell Creek Rock ’n’ Blues Fest, The Bruthen Blues Festival, St Kilda Live ’n’ Local Festival, Trafalgar East Blues Festival and The Brunswick Blues and Grooves Fest.
Don’t miss out on a slice of what The Southbound Snake Charmers are servin’; cause it sure is tasty!
Previous released LP’s and EP’s are available from their Bandcamp store and be sure to stay tuned because they’ll be bringin’ their dirty blues and crunchy grooves to your side of town… real soon.