THE KERI McINERNEY BAND
The Keri McInerney Band are a 5-piece Blues/Rock and Contemporary Country originals band from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
The band formed in 2020 from a collection of professional musicians who met working in a variety of professional line ups over the years, There are some amazing musicians fronting the band, led by International singer/songwriter and award winning, charting artist Keri McInerney, along with singer/guitarist and harmonica player, Steve Tebbett, international lead guitarist/vocalist Ross Williams (Doc Span and Ross Williams, The Blue Party, Devil's Kiosk), Australian drummer, John Forbes ( formerly of the Hipshooters, Kirk Lorange Band and Hombre), and Queensland bass player Dennis Geraghty.
Their unique brand of music fuses hard hitting grooves and tight 4 part vocal harmonies with dynamic lead vocals and musicianship. They will rock you, soothe you, roll you, blues you!
Now hailed as ' Brisbane's top rated festival and event band', the Keri McInerney Band are a sought after lineup. Keri McInerney and the band perform at a variety of festivals, corporate events and venues, throughout Australia. They are constantly in demand and have an ever growing fanbase in Australia and on the international market.
The band have headlined at the Tamworth Country Music Festival and Queensland Festival of Blues music festival. the Undara Country Rock N Blues Festival, Yagubi Festival and many more.
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THE KERI MCINERNEY BAND
International Singer/Songwriter KERI MCINERNEY is a multi-award winning and dynamic stage performer.
Keri is multi award winner and nominee in several major awards, The World Performing Arts Awards; The European Country Music Awards; The Golden Guitars; The TIARAs, The Australian Songwriters Associations Awards; Qld Recording Industry Awards; South Pacific International Songwriting Competition and the People’s Choice Award and more.
Recently, in 2020 an 2021, Keri McInerney scored four International #1 Charting Hit Single's, four Gold Records and four Platinum Records! KERI McINERNEY is a lady who knows music can move mountains, hearts and tears.
UK Blues man whose dynamic style and feel for the blues gives him uncanny ability to establish a rapport with his audience where ever he performs. Steve is recognized as a master of Mississippi Delta Blues, and influenced by the greats such as the master of the blues himself, Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton, BB King and John Lee Hooker.
Steve Tebbett has a powerful gravel voice, and then gentle with deep emotional feel . He is most respected for his ability to play such a wide variety of styles—from raw blues, thru to folk, country slide guitar to jazz and rock licks.
Steve is a renowned Harp man who bends the blues like no other. He has a rock edge and yet at times also a gentle subtle melodic approach which adds just the right touch to any song and lyric.
Steve has performed with the greats of US Rock and Blues, toured with some of Australia’s finest musicians and supported Don McLean on his Australian Tour. He works as a solo artist and also with International Singer/Songwriter, Keri McInerney in both acoustic and full band formats.
Steve Tebbett , will rock you soothe you, roll you soothe you. Blues. at its best.
The unassuming guru of guitar, Ross Williams, celebrates 48 years in the Australian music industry this year.
He began playing professionally at 17 and toured with some of Australia’s legendary artists throughout the 70s and early 80s. He moved on to work as a sound engineer, producer and A & R Director for a major international record company. He repeatedly toured the world representing some of Australia’s finest recording acts. After a nine-year break while concentrating on professional audio and film and television production, Ross again devoted himself solely to his guitar and song writing. Teaming with American born Blues harmonica player doc span in 1990, the pair enjoyed success and won numerous awards in performance and recording. Together these travelling bluesmen performed at air almost every major festival in Australia and work regularly up and down Australia’s East Coast.
Ross’s masterful command of both his instrument and the stage are clearly a result of vast industry experience. His understanding of the blues spans decades, and his sensitive and soulful guitar work offers a faultless fusion of swamp, blues, and jazz, capturing the exact nuance with surprising accuracy. Whether it's the intricate, acoustic fingerpicking of a country blues and ragtime tune or a slashing Texas shuffle on electric guitar, Ross conjures an exciting atmosphere with his boundary crossing style and melodic voice. he plays with the effortless grace of a season pro.
He appears live regularly with Doc Span and is currently playing lead guitar with the internationally acclaimed, Keri McInerney Band and Southeast Queensland blues band, Devils Kiosk. Ross plays Takamine, Fender and Gibson guitars powered by Fender and Marshall Amps.
John Forbes, drummer extraordinaire, is best known as one of Australia’s highly respected Rock/ Blues drummers.
John was a part of the Queensland band Hombre, The Kirk Lorange Band and collaborated, performed and toured for many years, with the Internationally acclaimed blues band, The Hipshooters.
John has performed at many of Australia's biggest festivals and has toured Australia and overseas strutting his kind of groove. John has also played with many of Australia’s biggest artists and has great involvement with many international touring music acts.
John now brings his high charged drumming style to The Keri McInerney band and is a leading force in developing the bands trademark style. John is a drummer with real feel, who always finds the right groove and brings the funk to the music.
Queensland musician Dennis Geraghty joined The Keri McInerney Band in 2021. Dennis from Bribane, Queensland, has played bass since he was 18, having performed in many lineups throughout his career. His musical journey has included rock, country, blues and jazz.
Dennis has also dabbled in writing original music, plus jingles for radio, along with live performance in bands, duos and as a soloist vocal guitarist. He ran his own very successful event music concept and was in constant high demand.
Live music performance has always been Dennis's main love, playing bass or acoustic guitar. and keyboards. .Dennis sets a groove along with drummer John Forbes, to create a very solid rhythm section.
Dennis, ' The Groove Man', is a sought after musician, who compliments The Keri McInerney Band and is a wonderful addition to the band's overall sound.