Smoke Stack Rhino conjure a ground-breaking form of blues rock. Heavy and rootsy with truckloads of groove, they are one of the most captivating prospects to span the alternative and blues & roots genres since the John Butler Trio. Three mates from the Yarra Ranges in Victoria, the same region that produced The Teskey Brothers and Shaun Kirk, the group features the deep, baritone voice, guitar and blues harp of Ash King, the funky bass stylings of Shane Andison, and the thunderous groove of Jeremy Berg on drums. With appearances at over 20 festivals, 7 national tours, airplay on triple J and community radio, and even releasing their own beer, Smoke Stack Rhino are fast converting audiences with their electric live performances and vintage-inspired sound.
Triple J, Roots N All – “Lovin’ the stompin’ blues sound…”
Triple M – “Catchy, rootsy rock…”
Beat – “Bringing the blues back to the mosh pit…”
ToneDeaf – “There are a lot of groups that claim to be “the hardest working band” in whatever city or country they’re from… Smoke Stack Rhino are definitely one outfit who could lay claim to that title…”