Lloyd Spiegel is an artist on the cutting edge of the blues scene in Australia. Australian Guitar Magazine recently named him as one of the 50 top Australian guitarists of all time and he has 5 Australian Blues Awards and 9 Victorian Blues Awards to his name.
He’s been playing professionally since the age of 12 and has released 8 albums with the most recent ‘Double Live Set’ debuting at #1 on the Australian blues airplay chart and reaching #7 on the ARIA Independent Charts.
Spiegel’s unique experience, command of his instrument, storytelling and powerful stage persona has put him at the forefront of acoustic blues, re-inventing the style while maintaining a close relationship with it’s foundations and traditions.
Spiegel has toured the globe with frequent visits to Europe, New Zealand and the United States where he has performed at major festivals and iconic Juke Joints as well as supporting the likes of Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and Etta James on tour. He has sat in with the founding fathers of modern blues from Brownie McGhee to Luther Allison and more recently found great success in Japan, performing sold out concerts at Tokyo Disneyland.
Growing up in the music business, naturally Lloyd is passionate about promoting the blues scene and mentoring the next generation. He has taken countless young artists under his wing who have since become multi-award winning performers in their own right and he has been an advocate for blues in Australia, chosen as the ambassador to the Australian Blues Music festival from 2005 - 2008 as well as ambassador to ‘Youth in Blues’
“Spiegel deconstructs how the blues guitar is supposed to operate, makes sweet love to it, then kicks it out the back door.” - Australian Guitar Magazine