For as long as she can remember, Chloe Kay’s main objective has been to keep the blues alive. In 2018, after years of working as a successful music journalist, the now 24 year old Aussie vocalist and songwriter decided to take a step forward and let her own talent shine.
In mid 2019 Chloe Kay and Brazilian blues guitarist Lucas Diniz had a chance meeting, and discovered they possess a musical bond that defies language. Inspired by their soul-connection, they immediately began writing an amalgamation of spirited songs together. Soon they had enlisted the help of bassist Johnatan Fassio, a fellow Brazilian whose playing is deeply rooted in blues and funk, and veteran blues drummer Garnet Meekings and thus Chloe Kay and the Crusade was born.
When COVID hit Lucas headed home and as fate would have it Chloe Kay was introduced to 18 year old blues guitar prodigy Ewan Lund. The pair bonded over their mutual love of blues and decided to team up marking a new beginning for the band.
The band’s fiery debut single ‘Just Got Burned’ was released on Feb 23rd 2021 and was given an advanced play on Triple J‘s Roots n All with subsequent play each week on the station. The song and accompanying music video were premiered on American Blues Scene and the clip has been added to rotation on CMT as of March 27th! The single has also attracted the attention of none other than blues royalty Joe Bonamassa with inclusions on one of his playlists ‘Ultimate Blues Rock’.
Capturing the ears, eyes, and hearts of every audience they play in front of, the band’s powerful yet delicate approach to the blues is packed full of feel, ferocity, finesse, and vibrato good enough to make a grown man cry. Pulling inspiration from blues musicians, soul singers, country crooners, jazz prodigies, and folk rockers from times past and present they have managed to produce a sound of their own design. At 24 Chloe Kay is finally on stage and in front of the mic; her church, her home, her calling. With The Crusade by her side the blues is in abundance and this is only just the start…