The Urban Chiefs are one of the hardest working roots rock bands in Oz. Lovers of psychedelic, blues slide guitar, insane percussive grooves, whisky sour vocals will love this show!
The Urban Chiefs are a Psyche – Blues – Stoner – Rock band from Tamworth NSW. Blake Saban (Guitars & Vox) and Glendon Finlay (Drumcussion) have been changing people’s perspective of what a ‘band’ should look and sound like since 2009. The pairs huge sound is due to Blakes’ unique set up of playing his array of custom guitars through two guitar amps, a bass amp and an acoustic DI signal. Combine this with his powerhouse gravelly vocal stylings and Glendons’ tribal and at times frantic, percussive drum style and you have an Australian two piece like no other. There is so much happening on stage that often people are mistaken in thinking that the guys are using samples or pre-recorded material but everything you hear is being produced by the Chiefs as it happens!