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8 Ball Aitken performs uniquely Far North Queenslandic alt. country, blues & roots anthems — contemporary honk, stomp, Aussie swamp tunes played on a big National guitar. This is a big sound from the deep north, straight out of the Mareeba Delta, all steamy and bouncing off the remnants of extinct volcanoes, booming through the canefields. 8 Ball rolls into your personal soundtrack, packing tripped-out wet tropics cowboy music from the roadside, roots music with balls.

The past year has seen 8 Ball Aitken receiving national radio airplay on Triple J and other stations. He’s recently toured Japan for the third time, and has just returned from the USA, where he played in Los Angeles, New York City, and Nashville. 8 Ball has gigged around Australia, playing a wide range of festivals, clubs, pubs and special events. Highlights include the East Coast Blues & Roots Festival in Byron Bay, the Australian National Blues Festival in Goulburn, the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Valley Fiesta, the Mackay Festival of the Arts, Victoria’s Earthbeat Festival, the Thuringowa River Festival, the Brisbane Blues Festival, the Sunshine Coast Blues Festival, and the Gympie Muster.

8 Ball has just recorded his third album, ‘REBEL WITH A CAUSE’, with roots music producer Garth Porter (ex-Sherbet). It will be released in early 2008. His other two albums, ‘BEHIND THE 8 BALL’ and ‘ODD BALL IN’, receive regular airplay around Australia.

8 Ball Aitken has played support shows for musicians including American country-rock band Dr. Hook, Xavier Rudd, Ross Wilson, Diesel, Dirty Lucy, The Bondi Cigars, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, the Zydecats (featuring Lucky Oceans), Enrico Crivellaro, Finis Tasby, Alice Stuart, the Detonators, Phil Emmanuel, Lisa Hunt, Doug Ford (ex-Master’s Apprentices), & Johno’s Blues Band.

Do you want all the steamy heat, the intensity, and the wild spontaneity of the real Australia? 8 Ball Aitken is authentic — a real-deal Aussie outback character who rattles the roof, stomps the planks, and gets your audiences whooping and hollering along in a frenzy of pure exuberance. You can forget your troubles, just for one night — the thrill is tangible.

 

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