2010 has heralded a remarkable change in direction for Skarlet Blue, who recently underwent a sound and image revamp after an extensive tour of Australia and LA. Currently touring Australia to promote the EP, they have also been invited to perform at the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Appeal (featuring special guest Jerry Lewis) at the Melbourne Docklands on June 22.
The tour will culminate with a performance slot on the Rock And Roll Revolution launch tour in July, which will take them to the Tivoli (Brisbane) on the 22nd, the Metro (Sydney) on the 23rd and returning home to the Hi-Fi Bar (Melbourne) on the 24th.
'Simple Shades Of Grey' features five songs recorded at The Base Studios in South Melbourne engineered by Phil Threlfall, produced by Sam Panetta (Melodic Music) and mixed in LA by Andy Ellis. Chupa Chup has since used one of the tracks for an online promotional video.
The debut in the ARIA Physical Singles charts confirms that Skarlet Blue is a band to watch very closely. Bassist Ryan Di Cecco is thrilled with the chart position: "We are very pleased with the placing and hope to maintain the position across the next few weeks. We will work hard on playing good shows and continue to build our fan base."
Thu May 6 @ The Zoo (BRIS)
Fri May 7 @ Villa Noosa - Fusion Bar (NOOSA)
Sat May 8 @ Miami Sharks Bar (GC)
Wed May 12 @ The Workers Club (MEL)
Thu May 13 @ The Lansdowne Hotel (SYD)
Tue May 18 @ The Troubadour (BRIS)
Wed May 19 @ The Workers Club (MEL)
Wed May 26 @ The Workers Club (MEL)
Thu May 27 @ The Lansdowne Hotel(SYD)
Tue June 22 @ The Docklands (MEL) - Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Appeal
Thu July 22 @ The Tivoli (BRIS) - The Rock And Roll Revolution
Fri July 23 @ The Metro (SYD) - The Rock And Roll Revolution
Sat July 24 @ The Hi-Fi Bar (MEL) - The Rock And Roll Revolution
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2010 marks a change in direction for Melbourne rock act Skarlet Blue, who have reinvented themselves in their music and image after spending three years touring Australia and the US as a riff-heavy classic rock-‘n’-roll band. In their previous incarnation, Skarlet Blue enjoyed support slots with such notable acts as Noiseworks, Diesel, Thirsty Merc, The Screaming Jets and Airbourne. But mid-way through 2009, Skarlet Blue had come to a crossroad - they could either: a) Make a permanent move to Los Angeles and pursue their musical endeavours with their current brand of music; or b) Re-brand themselves for the Australian music scene, working closely with potential management, to build a new act. The boys chose the latter and have since started afresh. The new Skarlet Blue is lyrically driven and melodically solid.
Skarlet Blue’s tour will take them from their hometown in Melbourne to Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Noosa.