Chloe Kay and The Crusade are the newest blues rock band taking Australia by storm. They’re ready to take on the world and give the blues a much-needed facelift!
24-year-old frontwoman Chloe Kay’s powerful and delicate approach to the blues is packed full of feel, ferocity, finesse, and vibrato good enough to make a grown man cry. The band features 19-year-old British guitar prodigy Ewan Lund who plays with all the passion and maturity of a man four times his age, behind the kit is the stylish and seasoned blues drummer Garnet Meekings, Brazilian groove-meister Johnatan Fassio on bass, and the versatile and edgy Adam Fawcett on keys.
The Sydney based group released their debut single 'Just Got Burned' in February this year. The fierce, riff focused single was met with tremendous support, it received international airplay, got multiple Triple J plays, charted at #19 on the Triple J Unearthed Roots chart, and was also added to the Roots n All Spotify playlist. The accompanying music video was added to CMT rotation, and Joe Bonamassa added the song to two of his popular Spotify playlists leading to a multitude of new fans worldwide. Triple J radio host Nkechi Anele dubbed the track ‘absolute fire’ and praised Chloe’s ‘powerhouse’ vocal.
The five piece’s live performances are intoxicating, the onstage chemistry between the members, and the spirited way guitarist Ewan and frontwoman Chloe Kay play off of one another’s every note is a sight to behold. They played a slew of packed out shows in 2021 including a sold out single launch show at The Vanguard and a prime spot at Cronulla Jazz and Blues Fest alongside some of the biggest names in Aussie blues.
After a delay in plans due to Sydney's four month snap lockdown Chloe Kay and The Crusade are releasing their much anticipated second single 'Brokedown and Broke' on December 10th. Chloe Kay was moved to write the track after Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s iconic drummer Chris ‘Whipper’ Layton recounted a 'poetic' story to her about him and Stevie overcoming challenges together to make it in time to one of their concerts.