Lachy Doley Group Make Or BreakLachy Doley is like no other Hammond Organ player I have ever heard.

While listening to the latest release from his powerhouse blues/rock trio (which also includes drummer Jackie Barnes and bassist Joel Burton), I was frantically searching the CD sleeve for the identity of the guitar player who sounded like a cross between Joe Satriani and Joe Bonamassa.

Then the penny dropped: the sound isn’t an electric guitar, but a rare Hohner D6 Whammy Clavinet: a 70-stringed keyboard with a giant Whammy Bar.

Listening is believing; while the sounds are unique, this remains an outstanding album of original blues rock convincingly sung by Doley who leads one of Australia’s most original bands.

Make Or Break by the Lachy Doley Group is out now via Only Blues.

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