Paul Daly and The Heavy Hitters


With a combined 200+ years experience of live performance credentials Paul Daly and the Heavy Hitters can rightfully lay claim to being Australia's premium power Rhythm and Blues band.Internationally acclaimed front man Paul Daly steers the Heavy Hitters - Ace Follington (drums), Royston McDaniel (bass), Russell Smith (guitar) - through an exceptional range of Chicago Blues standards from Howling Wolf to Butterfield, interspersed with a cluster of RandB originals.Daly's passionate and powerful rendition of RandB standards and originals is widely respected by his musical peers, RandB aficionados and audiences, with his scorching harp playing capturing the essence of Chicago Blues power. Daly consistently delivers a V8 performance every time he performs and he is continually building the reality that power RandB is alive and well.Russell Smith is a true veteran of the Australian rock industry as he has continuously performed from the late 1960s with some of the most innovative bands that Australia has produced. When you consider his involvement with bands such as Company Cain, Mighty Kong, Billy T, Jeff St John and Goanna Band, his contribution to Australian music can be considered legendary. Russell is regarded as one of the greatest guitar exponents of RandB, reggae and rock styles working today.Roy Daniel would have to be considered a true veteran of Perth's blues and rock scene as he has played live continuously since the late 1960's with legendary bands such as Fatty Lumpkin, Matt Taylor and Chain and with Dave Hole. Together with Ace Follington, Roy has established one of the most respected rhythm sections on the West Coast. They have not only backed many international RandB performers, but also continue to back and support some of the most innovative musicians that the West Coast has produced.

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