Help us make a live DVD

Pre-order your copy now through Pozible and be in the audience

So we’ve had an extraordinarily large number of requests for a DVD of Claude Hay live, so we’ve bitten that bullet and we’re filming a live show this November with the plan to have it available for people’s Christmas stockings (fingers crossed).

So we’re asking you to help out by contributing to our crowd funding campaign through the website Pozible, this means that if you want a copy of the live DVD you can pre-order it and the money you spend buying the disk will go towards the cost of making it, which is a winner for everyone. We are filming a private show at The Clarendon, a great intimate venue in Claude’s hometown Katoomba on Tuesday Nov 26th. Doors open 6:30pm. Show time is between 7 – 9pm. People who pledge $40 or more will have the option to be in the audience of the DVD. We would love you to participate and help shape the show.

If you’re able to contribute a bit more or a bit less to the project then there are other packages ranging from $5 for a digital download to $1000 for a private concert and any support would be massively appreciated. Please head along to www.pozible.com/claudehaydvd to check it out!

Claude’s last attempt at a live DVD was woeful. Click HERE to see what he tried once before…

 

DVD Live Show / Filming:

Tuesday 26th November

The Clarendon
Katoomba NSW

Pledge $40 or more and be part of the audience and get a free DVD when it’s done.

Make it a special a visit to the beautiful Blue Mountains region.

Accommodation is available at the venue:

The Clarendon Guesthouse
Special accommodation rates for people who pledge:
$95 for a double and $75 for a single room

68 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
Ph 02 47 82 1322
www.clarendonguesthouse.com.au

 

Europe Good Times 2013 Tour

Media Release – For Immediate Release – 19 June 2013

Claude Hay continues the ‘Good Times’ in Europe with his new single

Following a massive 7 week East Coast Australia tour, Claude Hay continues the Good Times to Poland, The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium in July. He revisits Poland after the successful 2012 tour this time performing in the capital Warsaw at the prestigious Royal Castle as part of the “Blues on a Sunday Summer Stage” series.  He then hops over to Germany Ingostadt’s Bluesfest summer series and then goes on for a bunch of shows in The Netherlands and Belgium including the Big Rivers festival in Dordrecht.

Claude Hay - I Love Hate YouGood Times is the second single to be lifted from Claude Hay’s third album I Love Hate You. This latest album has been garnering praise and airplay since it hit the shelves in late 2012 and Good Times ups the ante with infectious hooks and a pogo-inducing beat. Like all of Claude Hay’s music, this new track is a DIY effort, lovingly and painstakingly constructed in Claude’s downstairs studio in Sydney’s Blue Mountains, featuring hand-built instruments, frankenstein-like circuitry and customised kitchen utensils. Claude Hay took out the Best Male Vocalist category at the 2013 Australia Blues Music Chain Awards adding to the swag of awards he received for his second album, 2010’s Deep Fried Satisfied. In the same week, Claude Hay’s song Stone Face successfully made the semi-finals in the Blues category at the International Songwriters Competition, which is judged by industry heavy weights such as Bruce Iglauer (CEO, Alligator Records), Tom Waits, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi and other internationally recognised producers and label A&R executives.

About Claude’s Guitars

Claude Hay makes all his own instruments, customising found objects to suit his developing musical requirements. Good Times features Stella (Mark II) which Claude made from a $7 baking tray. This new guitar has separate piezo string outputs which run through octave pedals to produce a bass tone and the sound is somewhere between a banjo, a dobro and an electric guitar. This second generation Stella came about from combining the best pasts of the last 2 guitars (Stella Mark I, and the short lived Lucy who only saw the stage 3 times). Stella will now be always travelling with big sister Betty, Claude’s signature twin-neck made out of a kitchen benchtop.

Hay was inspired to write Good Times by the live music venues he’s spent most of the last few years playing in, specifically a wicked little pub in Maitland NSW, fondly known to the locals as The Junkyard. The Junkyard is the kind of place that has almost ceased to exist in big cities, where all too many great pub venues have been castrated by noise complaints. The bar itself is broken from one too many punters dancing on it, the federation architecture is still in ‘original condition’, the publican takes the time to silence the punters and introduce the oncoming acts, and the only security are the locals themselves. Basically the kind of establishment custom-made for Claude Hay’s original take on the blues and roots genre.

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‘Good Times’ Europe Tour Dates

Thursday 4 July 2013
8:00pm
Klub Ćma Barowa (Barfly Club)
Warsaw, Poland
with FEBRA
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Friday 5 July 2013
7:00pm
Polskie Radio (Polish Radio)
Rzeszów, Poland
Koncert transmitowany połączony z oficjalną premierą albumu
“Live in Tarnobrzeg” – obowiązują zaproszenia
(live broadcast combined with the official release of the album
“Live in Tarnobrzeg” – by invitation only)
www.radio.rzeszow.pl

Saturday 6 July 2013
7:30pm
Dwór na Wichrowym Wzgórzu (Mansion on the Hill)
Przybysławice, Poland
www.dwor-wichrowewzgorze.pl

Sunday 7 July 2013
7:00pm
Blues na Niedzielę Scena Letnia, Arkady Kubickiego (Blues on Sunday Summer Stage, Kubicki Arcades)
Warszawa, Poland
www.sdk.pl

Monday 8 July 2013
8:00pm
Neue Welt (New World)
Ingolstadt, Germany
with San 2 & Basti
Click here to buy tickets
www.bluesfestingolstadt.de

Wednesday 10 July 2013
7:00pm
Kulturalne Lato (Cultural Summer, Old Town Square)
Torun, Poland
www.tak.torun.pl
www.kulturalnelato.pl

Thursday 11 July 2013
8:00pm
Blues w Leśniczówce, Klub Strych (Attic Club)
Kartuzy, Poland
with Bluesferajna
www.lasy.gov.pl
www.facebook.com/Blueswlesniczowce

Saturday 13 July 2013
8:00pm
Muziekkaffee De Kroeg (Music Cafe Pub)
Geldrop, The Netherlands
www.dekroeggeldrop.nl

Sunday 14 July 2013
3pm
podium Stadsherberg (Big Rivers Festival)
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
free open air festival
www.bigrivers.nl

Tuesday 16 July 2013
9:00pm
Cafe ‘t Spektakel
Asten, The Netherlands
www.hetspektakel.nl

Wednesday 17 July 2013
8:30pm
Café Boulevard
Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
www.cafedeboulevard.nl

Thursday 18 July 2013
8:30pm
Den Ingel
Thorn, The Netherlands
www.deningel.nl

Friday 19 July 2013
8:30pm
Openluchttheater/Backstage 6 (in Gemeentegrot)
Valkenburg, The Netherlands
www.openluchttheater-valkenburg.nl

Saturday 20 July 2013
8:30pm
Le Parc (Coffee Park)
Liège-Droixhe (Luik), Belgium
http://www.grignoux.be/en-pratique#cafeparc

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“Good Times” single launch East Coast tour

Claude Hay celebrates the ‘Good Times’ with his new single

‘Good Times’ is the second single to be lifted from Claude Hay’s third album ‘I Love Hate You’. The new album has been garnering praise and airplay since it hit the shelves in late 2012 and ‘Good Times’ ups the ante with infectious hooks and a pogo-inducing beat. Like all of Claude Hay’s music, this new track is a DIY effort, lovingly and painstakingly constructed in Claude’s downstairs studio in Sydney’s Blue Mountains, featuring hand-built instruments, frankenstein-like circuitry and customised kitchen utensils.

Hay was inspired to write ‘Good TImes’ by the live music venues he’s spent most of the last few years playing in, specifically a wicked little pub in Maitland NSW, fondly known to the locals as ‘The Junkyard’. The Junkyard is the kind of place that has almost ceased to exist in big cities, where all too many great pub venues have been castrated by noise complaints. The bar itself is broken from one too many punters dancing on it, the federation architecture is still in ‘original condition’, the publican takes the time to silence the punters and introduce the oncoming acts, and the only security are the locals themselves. Basically the kind of establishment custom-made for Claude Hay’s original take on the blues and roots genre.

Claude Hay took out the Best Male Vocalist category at the 2013 Australia Blues Music Chain Awards adding to the swag of awards he received for his second album, 2010′s ‘Deep Fried Satisfied’. In the same week, Claude Hay’s song ‘Stone Face’ successfully made the semi-finals in the Blues category at the International Songwriters Competition, which is judged by industry heavy weights such as Bruce Iglauer (CEO, Alligator Records), Tom Waits, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi and other internationally recognised producers and label A&R executives.

About Claude’s Guitars:

Claude Hay makes all his own instruments, customising found objects to suit his developing musical requirements. ‘Good Times’ features Stella (Mark II) which Claude made from a $7 baking tray. This new guitar has separate piezo string outputs which will run through octave pedals to produce a bass tone and the sound is somewhere between a banjo, a dobro and an electric guitar. This second generation Stella came about from combining the best parts of the last 2 guitars (Stella Mark I, and the short lived Lucy who only saw the stage 3 times). Stella will now be always travelling with big sister “Betty”, Claude’s signature twin-neck made out a kitchen benchtop. Video of the making of Stella II is HERE

You can download  FREE copy of Good Times and the B-side Close from HERE

Tour Dates:

Friday 26th April
The Piping Hot Chicken Shop
Ocean Grove VIC
with Tex Miller
$15, 8:00pm

Saturday 27th April
The Blues Train, Queenscliff, VIC
www.thebluestrain.com.au

Sunday 28th April
The Apollo Bay Festival, Apollo Bay VIC
www.apollobaymusicfestival.com

Tuesday 30th April
House of Blues, Royal Standard Hotel,
West Melbourne, VIC
8:00pm

Thursday 2nd May
The Port Macquarie Hotel, NSW
with Kelly Breuer
Free, 9:00pm

Friday 3rd May
5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
$10, 6:00pm

Sunday 5th May
The Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Free, 4:00pm

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May
Paddy Shenanigans, Airlie Beach, QLD
with Dylan Hammond
Free, 8:00pm

Sunday 12th May
The Marina, Hamilton Island, QLD
Free, 6:00pm

Monday 13th May
The Tavern, Hamilton Island, QLD
Free, 9:00pm

Wednesday 15th May
R-Bar, Hamilton Island, QLD
Free, 9:30pm

Friday 17th May
The Hideaway, Fortitude Valley, QLD
with Cleveland Blues and The Red Eye Junction
$10, 9:30pm

Saturday 18th May
Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
with Cleveland Blues and The Red Eye Junction
$10, 8:30pm

Thursday 23rd May
The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
with Alisha Todd
Free, 7:00pm

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th May
The Blues on Broadbeach Festival, Gold Coast, QLD
www.bluesonbroadbeach.com

Thursday 30th May
The Great Northern Hotel
Newcastle, NSW
Free Entry 8pm

Friday 31st May
The Vanguard, Newtown, NSW
with Genevieve Chadwick and Ben Connor
$13/$16, 8:00pm
www.thevanguard.com.au

Saturday 1st June
Katoomba RSL
Katoomba NSW
With Ben Connor and The Honey Stompers
Free Entry

Sunday 2nd June
Beaches
Thirroul NSW
with Genevieve Chadwick
Free Entry, 5pm

Friday 7th June
Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC
$12, 9:30pm

Saturday 8th June
Grind N Groove
Healesville VIC
$10, 8:30

Sunday 9th June
The Northcote Social Club, Northcote, VIC
with Hussy Hicks
$12, Doors 2:00pm

 

 

Best Male Vocalist

Claude Hay – Best Male Vocalist 2013

Australian Blues Music Awards

Plus ISC semi-finalist

Claude Hay took out the Best Male Vocalist category at the 2013 Australia Blues Music Chain Awards. This was alongside 2 other nominations for Best Album and Best Song which went to Hatz Fitz & Cara Robinson and Nick Charles respectively.

Australian Blues Music Awards (originally known as the Goulburn Blues Music Awards) are presented each year to recognise excellence in Blues Music in Australia.

In the same week, Claude Hay’s song “Stone Face” successfully made the semi-finals round for the Blues category at the International Songwriters Competition which is judged by industry heavy weights such as Bruce Iglauer (CEO, Alligator Records), Tom Waits, Derek Truck and Susan Tedeschi and other internationally recognized producers and label A&R executives. Winners are announced in April

Claude Hay continues touring Australia’s East Coast this next month to celebrate with potential touring to Europe in the pipeline later this year. Check website HERE for details

Claude Hay nominated for 3 Australian Blues Music Awards


The spoils were spread evenly when the finalist nominations for the 2013 Australian Blues Music Awards were unveiled in Goulburn this morning.
 
Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson head up up the list with nominations in the Album of the Year, Duo or Group and New Talent categories while Cara picks up a nomination in the Female Vocals.
 
Previous winner Claude Hay picked up three nominations in Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Male Vocal categories while Sydney-based Liza Ohlback also grabbed three in the Female Vocal, Album of the Year and New Talent Categories.
 
The winners will be announced on Thursday 7th February as part of the Australian Blues Music Festival in Goulburn with a free-entry function at The Goulburn Workers Club.
 
 
Finalists in all categories are:
 
Album of the Year
I Love Hate You Claude Hay
Wiley Ways Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson
Trouble Goin’ Down Liza Ohlback
Into The Blue Nick Charles
 
Song of the Year
Stone Face Claude Hay
Light At The End of the Street Nick Charles
Baptized in Muddy’s Sweat Fiona Boyes
Ain’t No Justice Tim Gaze
 
Male Vocalist of the Year
Tim Gaze Ain’t No Justice
PJ O’Brien To Be
Hat Fitz Play Me Something New
Claude Hay Close
 
 
Female Vocalist of the Year
Cara Robinson Power
Liza Ohlback I Didn’t See It Coming
Fiona Boyes Guys be Wise
Dee Lavell Broken Down
 
Duo or Group of the Year
Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson Wiley Ways
PJ O’Brien Band Memphis Ribs
Mojo Bluesmen Morphine & Mayhem
The Hot Shots Who’s Been Talking
 
New Talent of the Year
Dee Lavell Friday Night
Flamin’ Crows Tellin’ Everybody
Liza Ohlback Somethings Gonna Give
Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson Red Rattler
 
 

Oz tour wraps up in FNQ, Byron, Orange with the End of the World at The Vanguard

3 months on the road, 4 countries, (well 5 if you count WA as a another country!) close to 50 shows, sold out theatres, playing to thousands supporting USA’s biggest blues guitarist, 14th century pubs, Big Ben (yes the one in London), fave classic Aussie pubs like Goodna’s Royal Mail and Maitland's Junkyard, Polish sausages, from snow to tropical weather in one day, Pringle stealing Monkeys, being on billboard posters, engine and gearbox breakdowns, being towed 600km overnight, playing the same festival as The Angels, discovering rock clubs in Perth (thank you to Mark Diggins!) are just some of the hi-lites (and low lites) of the tour release of the album “I Love Hate You”.  Claude only has 9 shows left of the album tour focusing on the beautiful beaches of the Whitsundays, then Townsville, back to NSW and after that it’s lounge time back home for a couple of weeks.

Wednesday 12th of December
R-Bar
Hamilton Island, QLD
Free

Thursday 13th, Friday 14th & Saturday 15th of December
Paddy Shenanigans
352 Shute Harbour Rd
Airlie Beach,
QLD 4802
Free

Sunday 16th of December
Longboard Bar and Grill
Corner Gregory St and The Strand
The Strand Headlands
80 Gregory St,
Townsville QLD 4810
from 4pm
supported by Tabi Sari
http://www.longboardbarandgrill.com/

Wednesday 19th of Decemeber
The Rails (Railway Friendly) Hotel
Jonson Street Byron Bay 2481
7pm-10pm
Free
Special guest Wandering Eye

Friday 21st December
The Vanguard
King St
Newtown
RHYTHM SECTION XMAS / END OF THE WORLD PARTY
Buy tickets HERE

Saturday 22nd of December
The Victoria Hotel
334 Summer Street
Orange NSW 2800
8:30pm
4 on the 4loor Xmas Event
Free
 
Monday 31st of December
Peats Ridge Festival
Underworld Stage
3:00pm

Charting no.4 under Jack White

I Love Hate You is sharing the the limelight with the greats. Charting at no. 4 on the Blues Rock Review charts, with Jack White's Blunderbuss at 3rd and topped by Joe Bonamassa. You can see the 2012 top 20 albums HERE.

Claude Hay's third album release and live shows continue to get rave reviews:

“He had me at the first song” The Rockpit.net

“This album was like finding gold for me, 9/10" Blues Rock Review.com

“Claude Hay delivers blues that will grind through your body, mind and soul and the latest single I Love Hate You is an outstanding composition that Claude adds to his impressive catalogue" Little Boom Music.net

“infectious rhythms that literally pushes you to the dance floor” Sound Guardian (Croatia)

"Take the rockin’ blues, mix in a dash of hyper bluegrass, and a hint of the Black Keys and Seasick Steve and you get a refreshing new sound" 60 minuten.com (German)

State Theatre, Sydney & Perth’s Concert Hall

Support with USA’s Joe Bonamassa

 After nearly a month in Poland and England, Claude returned home to 2 majestic shows:  Perth Concert Hall and State Theatre at Sydney. Both shows were in support of award winning internationally reknowned Joe Bonamassa. Playing to nearly sold out concert halls, Claude wowed the audience and got them ready for the virtuosity of Joe Bonamassa

Extra special thanks to Peter Coates of Inside Edge Photography for up close and personal pics at State Theatre. His album of pics of Claude can be seen here on LiveGuide

 

Final UK Dates

Shows for September’s UK run has been finalized:

Monday September 17
The Chambers
Radnor Chambers  Cheriton Pl,
Folkestone, Kent

Thursday September 20
The Guitar Bar, Hotel Deux
Nottingham
ticket link: http://www.gigantic.com/gigantic/home_claude_hay.html

Friday September 21
The Bell Inn, Castle Hedingham
10 St James’s St
Halstead, Essex

Saturday September 22
The Barge
63 Layfield Road
Gillingham, Kent

Sunday September 23 ++++CANCELLED++++
Whats Cookin@
Birkbeck Tavern
45 Langthorne Rd
Leyton, London

EXTRA SHOW:

Monday September 24
The Chambers
Radnor Chambers  Cheriton Pl,
Folkestone, Kent