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8 Ball Aitken - Elixir Music Bar, Cairns

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Elixir Music Bar

92 Abbott Street

Cairns City, QLD 4870

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8 Ball Aitken is playing Elixir Bar on his ICE CREAM MAN Tour. His new album hit #1 in the Australian Blues Charts and the gigs are rockin'!

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Swamp-blues-rocker 8 Ball Aitken has toured the world for more than a decade performing across twenty countries to date. He’s earned a loyal fanbase from his live shows and internet videos, while paying his dues as a singer, songwriter, slide-guitarist and producer.

8 Ball relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 2012 and has worked with many of the best in the blues business today. 8 Ball won second place in the 2021 International New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival hosted by blues woman Samantha Fish.

During COVID lockdown 8 Ball self-produced three new albums from his home studio in Music City. The single ‘Ice Cream Man’ hit #1 on the AMRAP Australian Metro Radio charts, and the album of the same tittle hit #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts in March 2021.

The all-star cast of musicians on the recording included Buddy Guy’s Grammy Award winning producer Tom Hambridge on drums, George Thorogood and the Destroyers saxophone playing legend Buddy Leach, Sydney soul singer Taya Chani on backing vocals, and his brother Dillion James Aitken on keys among others. 8 Ball played all of the guitars, bass and harmonica on all of the albums.

Home is where the heart is, 8 Ball Aitken has recently returned to Australia and has been performing at many sold out shows and festivals.

‘Ice Cream Man’ CDs and vinyl are available now from the store page on www.8ballaitken.com

Tour dates, news, videos, merch and more available on 8ballaitken.com

8 Ball Aitken demonstrates that the blues are alive and well Down Under with this deep-in-the-pocket collection of modern blues and blues rock that’s built atop a swamp blues structure. Chicago Blues Guide

“For a guy from Australia, 8 Ball Aitken really has the Delta in his bones… I wouldn’t be surprised to find Mississippi mud on the soles of his shoes.” - Gonzo Okanagan

A lovely, enjoyable collection, start to finish, with the inevitable few songs that stand out, and invite you to hit the replay. Blues In Britain – Graham Munn

“A mixture of balladry, wordplay, and cutting edge guitar, Swamp Blues 2 from 8 Ball Aitken deserves to be in everyone’s collection.” American Blues Scene

"Ice Cream Man is a splendid listen from start to finish. I highly recommend it.”

Philly Cheeze’s Rock & Blues Reviews

"I first saw him when he was young, hairy and straight outa Brisbane. Now he’s all growed up and going global. Unstoppable!”

Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool, Eagle Rock), Melbourne, Australia

"8 Ball is not an act any band wants to follow! ....even a 5 piece band will have to do some quick and serious note pounding to get 8-ball's vibe off the stage, it just hangs in the air long after he is gone.....he's a freakin solo red headed infector...!"

Mitch Lind, owner/promoter of the Riverhawk and Stringbreak Music Festivals, Florida, USA

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Cairns City, QLD 4870

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