14 February 2015

Rocking blues band stomps into Goodna at the Royal Mail Hotel

The Swamp Stompers will be performing at
the Royal Mail Hotel in Goodna this Saturday.
ALTHOUGH they were still in kindergarten when John Butler released his first album, three piece band The Swamp Stompers said he was a key inspiration when they put together their six-track rock and blues EP, Stepping Stones.

The Lismore-based trio of Corey Legge, Luke Ligtenberg and Mitch Broadhead got their start in 2012 while studying music together at Lismore's Southern Cross University, which has produced many other successful Aussie artists including popular band, Grinspoon.

Guitarist Corey said The Swamp Stompers were ready to deliver a high energy show The Royal Mail Hotel in Goodna when they performed at the iconic blues venue on Saturday.

"The album is mostly full of upbeat party blues, rock and funk, there are a few slower tunes on there too but mostly it's very upbeat," he said.

"We got a lot of inspiration from living in Byron Bay with the reggae and funk influences there.

"People can expect a really high energy show, lots of jumping around and we always get the crowd involved."

The young musician said the band had been honing their skills playing major Australian festivals up and down Australia's east coast such as Byron Bay Bluesfest, Sydney Blues and Roots Festival and The Blues at Bridgetown Festival.

"We have played at the Royal Mail three times before and it's one of our favourite venues so far," Corey said.

"We'll be really pushing our six songs from the EP, we'll do a few of our classics too and some covers to pay homage to our idols."

The Swamp Stompers will be performing at The Royal Mail from 1pm on Saturday. Entry is free.

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