ROD PAINE AND THE FULLTIME LOVERS LAND LOCAL Terri Lee Fatouros July 12, 2016 Music Features, News Feed The gutsy, raw blues sound of Rod Paine and The Fulltime Lovers smoothly transverses their acoustic, country, Chicago & folk blend blues making always for one hell of a low down dirty, smokin’ hot gig. In August Rod and his band perform two exciting shows at the new Seaford Hotel Bandroom on Friday August 5 and then Davey’s Sunday Soultrain on August 21. A few years ago Rod Paine-Vox/harp, Dave Birtwell-guitar and Tony Harwood-elect/dble bass emerged from retro blues outfit The Redliners, to form with new addition of Ray Tully on drums, the smokin’ hot, Rod Paine and The Fulltime Lovers. With one of Australia’s best blues guitarists, a killer rhythm section of 20 years experience playing together and the vocals and harp playing of blues veteran, Rob Paine, along with cool influences of Lazy Lester, Slim Harpo and Jimmy Reed thrown into the mix, it’s little wonder that the Fulltime Lovers ‘down and dirty’ vibe hits you in the face each time you catch their totally awesome gig. These guys are seasoned pro’s and have rolled their way through the Australian Blues scene for over a quarter of a century, thus migrating the right corridors while earning their ‘chops’ through the blood, sweat and tears of playing ‘the blues’. They won the 2013 Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society Blues Challenge and went on to represent Australia at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee. Rod Paine and the Fulltime Lovers are the real deal. Expect to hear a post war electric blues combo with dirty undertones, swinging rhythms and rumbling shuffles served up to appreciative audiences everywhere they go. Catch Rod Paine and the Fulltime Lovers on August 21 at Davey’s Sunday Soultrain from 3pm. For more details contact the venue find Rod Paine on Facebook.