Lloyd Spiegel Biography
Lloyd Spiegel is an award winning solo 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 recently won ‘Best Artist’ and ‘Best Album’ at the Australian Blues Awards. Spiegel began playing professionally at the age of 12 and has released eight albums, with the most recent ‘This Time Tomorrow’ debuting at #1 on the Australian Blues Airplay Chart in 2017. 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’. Since 2004, Lloyd has been the world-wide demonstrator and premier endorsee for Cole Clark Guitars. Now a world famous Australian brand, Cole Clark design and build their instruments with Lloyd’s hard hitting style in mind and as a result he has been invited to perform at countless major guitar events and has been honoured with 2 signature model guitars, currently available in stores world-wide.
Lloyd Spiegel reviews
“a guitarist almost without peer... Spiegel deconstructs how the blues guitar is supposed to oper-ate, makes sweet love to it, then kicks it out the back door” Australian Guitar Magazine
“Spiegel has stamped himself as one of the best songwriters in the country, regardless of genre, of history, of anything. It’s a powerhouse of brutal honesty” Rhythms Magazine