Blues Fest Byron Bay April 2015
Of course the multi award winning Byron Bay Blues Festival is going to make the top 10. I earned a spot on the Blues Fest stage after once again becoming a finalist in the Blues Over Byron Busking competition. Although I didn’t win the competition, I was chosen as a wildcard to perform on the Apra stage. I’d played the festival twice before. Once with my band “The Wright Brothers” back in 2007 and once more recently with my band “The Simon Wright Band” however this was the first time I’d graced the stage there as a solo loop artist.
I grew up in Byron and attended the Blues Fest since I was a young man. In fact my father Dave Wright was the first ever act to play the Blues Fest way back in 1991. The acts that I’ve witness there over the years have been a huge inspiration to me. I’m still yet to play one of the main stages but that’s a dream I haven’t given up on yet….. maybe next year.