Bands 1975 to 2020
Here is the history of the blues/soul/rock BANDs since Keith first started his career in 1975: The last 9 years highlights are below the list
During the last 9 years there have been 7 Albums in top 5 of AUSTRALIAN BLUES & ROOTS AIRPLAY CHARTS .
last 4 album finalists in ARBA BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR.
Also CHAIN AWARD BEST NEW TALENT 2015 finalists and CHAIN AWARD BLUES BAND OF THE YEAR 2016 finalists
2017 to 2019 -The Keith Hall Blues Band, 2012 to 2017 Keith Hall & Pat Dow Band , 1986 to 2011 Spectacular Feets (with Pat Dow)
1978 to 1986 The Labels and various Sydney Blues Bands , Hot Ice, Nightflight Blues Band , Savanagh, The Stumblers.
1975 to 1978 in Adelaide with Windfall, Soldier Odyssey.
History of band from last 9 years
New ALBUM " FIVE YEARS GONE"
FINALIST ARBA BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2019
GREAT NIGHT AT CD LAUNCH THE FRINGE ADELAIDE
Josh Chenworth trumpet, Keith Alan Hall guitar/vocals,
Dylan Warren drums, Junior SF Linton guitar,
Peter Nixon bass, James Capatch sax, Jim Judd drums
Finalists ARBA Blues Album of the Year 2017
Album Finalists (Posted 16 Oct 2017)
At the ARBA Members Muster event at the British Workingmen’s Club, Wingfield on Saturday, 14th October, the three top-ranked albums as scored by the five judges were announced as being (in alphabetical order of titles):
•THE THRILL (Keith Hall Blues Band)...•THIRTY-TWO TWENTY (Thirty-Two Twenty)•WAY BACK HOME (Nikko And Snooks)
Debuts No 5 on Australian Blues And Roots Airplay Charts
Finalists 2016 Chain Awards
"BLUES BAND OF THE YEAR"
The Black Sorrows - Devil in Disguise
Keith Hall & Pat Dow Band - Train
Fiona Boyes & the Fortune Tellers - Easy Babe
Greg Dodd & the Hoodoo Men - I Wish You Would
Sense Of Place " Debuted
No 3 on Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart!!!
still in top 25 after 7 months !!!!
FINALISTS SA BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2016
Finalists And Award Presentation
Following judges’ evaluations of the seven albums recorded by South Australian acts and released in the 12-month period to 30th June 2016 and entered in the recent ARBA Blues Album Of The Year competition, the top three Finalist albums are announced as being (in alphabetical order of titles) :
* A SENSE OF PLACE (Keith Hall And Pat Dow Band With Friends)
* ALI KAT GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE (Chris Finnen)
* POCKET THE BLACK (Lazy Eye)
All last Four CDs 2012 to 2015 in TOP 5 on Australian Blues Airplay Charts
NEW CD " A SENSE OF PLACE "
avail on ITUNES and CD BABY
Finalists " CHAIN AUSTRALIAN BLUES AWARDS"
The BLUES BAND OF THE YEAR 2016
No2 Albums 2014 and 2013 Australian Blues Airplay Charts
2015 album "Hard Working Man Blues "
Debuts no6 in MAY 2015
avail on ITunes and other digital downloads ,this link for CDBaby
NEW TOUR DATES ,NSW,Vic,SA,Tas,WA,Can, QLd from April to DEC
including 10 Blues Festivals ,in NSW ,Vic,WA,and SA
***The Basement NSW with Ali Penny NOV 26 ***
2015 The Gov ADELAIDE Keith , Pat and Peter
with Chris Finnen,Paul Hay and Lazy Eye
2014 album " A Love Divine"
no2 on National Blues Airplay Charts!!
For review of CD and Release Event
Soulfull Songwriting........... ........Searing Electric Blues
............. and Authentic Acoustic Roots music .
Keith Hall and Pat Dow Band are a national ,and international Blues/Roots Band from Australia
They have developed a distinctive sound of their own,being part of the Australian Blues music scene since the early 80's. Drawing on traditional blues of people like John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, Dr John as well as the British Blues Scene of the 60's Van Morrison/Eric Clapton/John Mayall and Eric Burdon( Keith hails from Manchester).
Keith (vocals/bass/acoustic guitar) and Pat (guitars/harp) are the mainstays of the band, with Micheal Meston (hammond organ), Peter Allan (drums) and James Capatch (saxophone) in the current line up.
Their last 2014 album "A Love Divine" was released in July 2014 with a national tour .
Their 2013 Album " BLUES HALL " , was also in The Australian Top 25 Blues and Roots Chart . It was in charts for 8 mnths climbing as high as no 2 in May.It is being featured on radio stations around the country.
ADELAIDE FRINGE SHOWS FEB 2015
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!!
"Blues Hall" no2 in 2013 !!.
" Blues Hall " is available to buy at CD Baby and ITunes Store and other Digital Download Stores.
"This Kind Of Blue" no6 in 2012.
Keith and Pat's 2012 Album "This Kind of Blue" debuted at no8 . The Album climbed to no 6 the following month and stayed in the charts for 6 mnths.During this time they embarked on a four month australia wide tour. 2012 also saw them as finalists in the SBS national blues challenge.