Lloyd Spiegel is a 7 time Australian Blues Award winner on the cutting edge of the blues/roots genre. Beginning his career at age 10, Lloyd's unique upbringing in the music business and nearly 30 years forging his path has seen him become an Australian blues legend and one of the country's most respected guitarists with Australian Guitar Magazine naming him as one of the 50 top Australian guitarists of all time. Spiegel blends blues, soul, folk and storytelling combined with a high energy, highly entertaining live show with an enormous voice, powerful stage presence and jaw-dropping guitar technique. No stranger to the road, Lloyd did his first overseas tour at age 16 and has hardly stopped since with frequent tours to Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. Since 2004, Lloyd has been the premier artist for major Australian guitar manufacturer, Cole Clark Guitars. Their range of 'Lloyd Spiegel signature' models are available in stores worldwide. With his 3 most recent albums all debuting at #1 on the Australian Blues Chart and crossing genres to find success on the ARIA Independent Album Chart, Lloyd's 9th release 'Backroads' is highly anticipated. The album is a hard-edged, brutally honest account of Spiegel's life and reinvents his sound for new audiences, delivering more punch in his most powerful studio performance to date. "A revelation, the consummate performer, an Oz blues and roots icon" -Rolling Stone Australia. "Spiegel is ALL presence, authority, rhythm and drive. He epitomizes control, soul and passion with white hot ferocity and blazing instrumental mastery dangerous enough to spark a destructive inferno." -The Age, Melbourne.