Lachy Doley Group
“Makes u feel good the way he plays that clavinet” – BOOTSY COLLINS
“The greatest living keyboard player in the world today” – GLENN HUGHES (Deep Purple)
Dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, Lachy Doley is Australia’s most celebrated Blues Soul Rock Organ Player in the world today. A player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent.
Recently going viral on Facebook with videos clocking up millions of views. His version of the Bill Wither’s classic USE ME is now sitting at 1.7 million facebook views alone.
Lachy Doley has seen much of the world, recording and touring with acts as diverse as Powderfinger, Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai, Jimmy Barnes, The Beautiful Girls – more recently recording on a new album of Joe Bonamassa’s which came out in early 2015. It was 2010 though, that saw the birth of THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP and they have been heavily recording and touring ever since.
The group’s latest album LOVELIGHT (Jan 20 2017) is on track to surpass their previous album by debuting at #40 on the Australian National Charts the ARIAS. Their previous album CONVICTION reached #5 on the UK Blues Broadcasters Charts, #1 on the Australian iTunes Blues Charts and #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts. Along with their 3rd tour of Europe and the UK plus their tour of Canada, 2017 is set to be a big year for the group.
The Lachy Doley Group are a unique and refreshing sound in Blues today. A power trio consisting of Bass, Drums, Doley on the Hammond and the incredibly rare 70 stringed Hohner D6 Whammy Clavinet. All the while Lachy’s vocal screams with pain and passion like a direct extension to his heart.
The Lachy Doley Group are a unique sound in the classic and sometimes very traditional genre of the Blues. A power trio consisting of Bass, Drums and of course Doley firing on the Hammond, his vocal screaming from the heart and the incredibly rare Hohner D6 Whammy Clavinet in which most people double take on when they realise that sound isn’t an electric guitar but a 70 stringed keyboard with a huge Whammy Bar sticking out the guts of it.
The Lachy Doley Group have played over 200 shows and festivals around the world since the first release in 2011 including Queenscliff Music Festival AU,Culemborg Blues Festival NL, Memphis Blues Festival US, Woodford Folk Festival AU, Caloundra Music Festival AU, Mitchell Creek Rock&Blues Festival AU and have been the stand out hit at the Gold Coast’s Blues On Broadbeach Festival over the last 5 years.
“If music storms existed on this planet, it might as well be Lachy Doley’s vocals and fiery instrumental performances you hear pulsating from cloud to cloud amidst flashes of lighting and claps of thunder” HEIDI LEIGH AXTON – Rhythms Magazine
Recording and performing with Joe Bonamassa for the Betty Davis Songbook Album 2015
Two European tours as The Lachy Doley Group 2015/2016
Recording on Glenn Hughes’s album #RESONATE in Copenhagen 2016
Reaching 1.7 MILLION VIEWS on my Facebook video of USE ME
The Lachy Doley Group playing 2 nights at BB Kings in Memphis 2014
Being headhunted to play on the new version of HIGHWAY STAR with Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai and Chad Smith 2012
Rocking the main stage at the 2016 Blues on Broadbeach Festival
Reaching #40 with LOVELIGHT on the Australian ARIA charts
Reaching #5 with CONVICTION on the UK Blues Broadcasters Chart 2015
Reaching #1 LOVELIGHT on the OZ Blues&Roots Airplay Chart 2017
Reaching #1 LOVELIGHT on the OZ iTunes Blues Chart 2017