The Backsliders

Backsliders – 21st Century Blues Grooves

ARIA nominees and iTunes Australian Blues & Roots Album of the Year winners, Backsliders have been touring and recording their blues sound for 27 years. 

Slide Guitarist, multi-stringed instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist, Dom Turner, is the founding member of the group, and his influences are a blend of delta blues, piedmont blues, rock, dub and sounds of Asia.  He is a highly regarded speaker on blues and roots music and has guested on ABC radio programs and presented music workshops at festivals and in universities (both nationally and internationally).

Drum and percussion virtuoso and songwriter Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), a name synonymous with the best of Australian music, has been with Backsliders for 12 years. As a founding member spending 25 years in Midnight Oil, Rob’s work needs no explanation-‐ he stands as one of the world’s great drummers -‐ now drawing on his early jazz and swamp-‐rock influences to produce a sound that is integral to the Backsliders 21st century blues grooves.

The last time this legendary band performed at Tanks was in 2012 and they did so to a packed house and rave reviews. Their return in 2016 promises to be no different. Don’t miss the Backsliders as they bring the blues to Tanks Arts Centre this May.

“It is no wonder that The Backsliders are regarded as Australia’s greatest blues outfit: they consist of four world-‐class exponents of their respective instruments.” – Glam Adelaide 2015

The Backsliders play the Tanks Arts Centre on Friday the 13th of May 2016.

Tickets on sale now.

Tickets available through Ticketlink

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