The musical union of an Australian blues Wildman and Irish soul
Hat Fitz is a “veteran” wild man of the blues scene in Australia. He has a record 18 straight appearances at Byron’s East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, a record that is not likely to ever be broken, and one which bears testimony to his amazing live performances and popularity with festival goers.
Cara draws on her soul background (she’s toured Europe and the United States with singers such as Jamiroquai and the hugely popular Corinne Bailey-Rae), and although blessed with a sensational voice she was not content to be labelled as ‘just a singer’. She has taken to drumming duties as well as washboards, flute and tin whistle, sometimes all at once.
The Australian guitarist and Irish-born Cara may be based Down Under but they have built a faithful following from touring relentlessly.
“Beautiful, raw and exciting,” “this shabby, hill country blues oozes cool,” “a celebration of everything that is good about contemporary roots music,” “if they don’t move you, nothing will” -these are standard assessments, a sample of hundreds of accumulated over the years that Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson have been taking their gloriously rough ‘n’ tumble music out into then world and sharing their magic around.
“They pack more energy, emotion and sheer musical exuberance into one song than most manage in a whole career,” – Spiral Earth