Chloe Kay and The Crusade Unveil Empowering Funky Blues Anthem, “Lies,” Recorded at Everland Studios in Sydney

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“A voice that’ll make you sit the f*ck down and listen. The clarity, the range – outta this world!” – Lucy Smith (Triple J)

“The blistering instrumentation of icons such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Leon Bridges shine through, while Kay’s vocals feature a mesmerizing timbre reminiscent of the likes of Bonnie Raitt or even Joss Stone.” – Rolling Stone AU

“Don’t you just love finding those voices that stop you in your tracks? That you fall in love with instantly, hanging on every single word they sing? It’s rare and difficult to describe exactly what draws you to them, but when it comes it’s like lightning in a bottle. Chloe Kay, of Chloe Kay & The Crusade, has one of those voices. Press play on their latest single “Broken Woman” and I know you’ll fall in love too.” – Sounds of OZ

Eora-based blues, soul, and rock n roll band, Chloe Kay and The Crusade, are set to ignite the music scene with their highly anticipated new single “Lies,” scheduled for release on August 18th. Known for their fierce and soulful powerhouse vocals, the band has been making waves not only in Australia but also internationally, drawing comparisons to music legends like Bonnie Raitt, Joss Stone, and Leon Bridges by Rolling Stone AU.

Chloe Kay and The Crusade have been earning critical acclaim and gaining a devoted fanbase with their dynamic live performances. The band’s musical prowess was acknowledged when they were crowned winners of the 2023 Sydney Blues Society “Favourite Emerging Act” award. Furthermore, they made a significant impact at Bluesfest 2022, where they were finalists in the Bluesfest Busking Competition performing on a smaller stage within the festival grounds.

Having closed out 2022 with a memorable performance at the esteemed Woodford Folk Festival, the band’s journey continues with an exciting lineup of shows and performances across Australia. Their singles have received extensive airplay on Triple J and have been added to CMT rotation, further solidifying their position in the music industry.

The band’s latest single, “Broken Woman,” found recognition from none other than acclaimed blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, who featured it in three of his Spotify playlists and included it in his “Cutting Edge Blues of 2022” best-of collection.


Adam James on guitar, James Arthur on bass, Juan Baratto on drums, Patrick Harrison on keys (not pictured), and the powerhouse vocals of Chloe Kay Richardson.

As they gear up for their debut EP release, Chloe Kay and The Crusade invite music lovers to join them to celebrate their single at Bucketty’s Brewery in Brookvale on August 19th, right after the single release. Additionally, they will be performing an early single launch at Rock Lily in The Star on August 11th and joining the lineup at the Blues & Roots Revival in Dooralong alongside Owen Campbell and Jesse Redwing on September 9th.






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