Empire-Acoustic is an offshoot of Empire Blues, which formed in 2005.

As the title suggests, it is an unplugged version of the band, but there is also a very clear difference between the two acts. Essentially the trio consists of acoustic/dobro guitar; fret-less bass/stick upright bass and a ½ size drum kit.

The material still lends itself to classic blues and original material, but is not limited to just British blues. Although you will still hear influences from artists like John Martyn, Eric Clapton and John Mayall.

The same principals of Empire Blues apply to Empire-Acoustic in that a considerable percentage of the material is original focusing on humour, social comment and Western Australia. This has been extremely well received at all the venues they have performed at.

The trio also has the advantage of being a band when you want the volume of a duo and have a very small area to perform in.

Because of the ease of performing the unplugged format, Empire-Acoustic does many fund-raising performances for various charities, but in recent times they have also performed at The Settlers Tavern (Margaret River), Mundaring Hotel, Mount Helena Hotel, Margaret River Hotel, and The Perth Blues Club.

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