Oz Blues mountain Jesse Valach makes a welcome return to Mornington’s Royal Hotel on Australia Day, Tuesday January 26.  Jesse’s back with his band and all the fiery blues, soul infused, reggae roots, smooth vocals and killer licks that earned him the title of Melbourne Blues Performer of the Year.

Weaving together intense guitar and soulful vocals, Mr Valach takes you on a journey from lights down low soul ballads to energetic shuffle romps delivered in demanding fashion. Mr Valach first made a name for himself honing his craft at local blues jams and after being selected to perform on the “Unearthed Stage” at The Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival and Winter Blues Festival in Echuca by the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society alongside his former outfit Blues Mountain their sound caught the rapt attention of everyone from the loyal traditional blues followers to the casual-part time listener.

With an unmatched dedication, hard work, devotion, and a killer rhythm section to boot Jesse Valach presents Blues Mountain produced a tight riveting live show and with their debut album coming in at #3 on the Australian Blues and Roots radio airplay charts, it is a definite testimony to that. Jesse’s second release ‘Separation Street’ also enjoyed extensive radio airplay hitting the #2 spot and receiving a nomination for Best Blues Album of 2015 at The Age Victorian Music Awards. Performing close to 200 shows a year including festivals such as Thredbo Blues, Wangaratta Jazz & Blues, Blues on Broadbeach, Australian Blues Music Festival, and Queenscliff Music Festival.

With two jam packed album launches under his belt and very successful over seas tours in New Zealand and Fiji, Mr Valach also holds the prestigious honour of being Melbourne Blues Performer of the Year 2016 where he represented Australia at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee the following year. With his newly rebranded outfit Jesse Valach and The Testaments  recently releasing their current single “Testify” enjoying extensive airplay and a highly anticipated 3rd album it’s any wonder that from local blues jams to the international stage he is indeed a musician on the rise.

Jesse Valach and his band perform at Mornington’s Royal Hotel Australia Day, Tuesday January 26 from 3pm. Live and free with limited capacity so first in best dressed, mask up unless you’re eating or drinking and remember to social distance.