ON STAGE: Gold Coast band Mescalito Blues.
ON STAGE: Gold Coast band Mescalito Blues. Contributed

Moonshine Ochre a shade of Blues

GOLD Coast band Mescalito Blues are a regular fixture on the Northern Rivers music landscape.

Frontman Gavin Doniger said the duo offers a mix of original songs and some covers of classic blues anthems.

Moonshine Ochre is the band’s latest EP, released last March, and available at gigs and soon to be available to buy online.

Gavin Doniger said all the songs on the latest EP were his creation, bar one.

“There is only one song in the EP that I had an idea for it but George Carpenter, who produced the EP, made it into a sweet little song,” he said.

Mr Doniger has a parallel music career in the US with his project, the Gavin Doniger and the Broken Three band.

Doniger chose to take a sabbatical in early 2007 to play solo through the US, where he bounced around famous locales such as Hollywood and Seattle before soaking up the sights and sounds of Nashville for a further three months.

“We are going to release in the US under Gavin Doniger probably later this year. I may need to get back to Los Angeles and get the release sorted,” he said.

Mr Doniger said both projects co-habitated finely in his music career.

“Mescalito Blues is a duo where I use a stomp box on a kick drum and an acoustic guitar, with a stripped back sound,” he said.

“With the Gavin Doniger and the Broken Three band project, I take music to the band, they put their flavour in them and and I only play some guitar and sing vocals.”



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