After two years of solid gigging around Sydney, Tiger & the Rogues have finally released the first single from their long-awaited album.
Tiger & the Rogues have settled into a band line-up that works. The chemistry between the members is palpable and when they hit the stage, their presence and ability to add improvised jams gives an edge to their already well-crafted songs and musicianship.
Inspired by Keith Richards, Lucy O’Connor is gifted song-writer and compelling chanteuse who’s bought sexy back to rhythm guitar. Ed Pearson’s musical proficiency holds the band’s sound together with his forceful yet effortless competency; Nathan Clinen plays lead guitar with more than a shot of brooding Chicago in his delivery; while Iain McKelvey on bass adds a pumped-up blues/rock rhythm to the band’s sound.
Like the Black Keys, Raconteurs and Rolling Stones, Tiger & the Rogues pay homage to a time-honoured genre that continues to thrive and stay relevant. Playing predominantly original songs by Lucy Tiger O’Connor, the band has earned its chops playing many of Sydney’s premier music venues including the Factory, Metro/Lair and the Annandale Hotel plus the Bridge Hotel, Gaelic Club, Lansdowne Hotel, Lewisham Hotel, Manning Bar, Sandringham Hotel and the Valve Bar Broadway as well as a 3,000-strong crowd at the ANZAC Day races, Bathurst.