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Ahead of Chain’s performance at the Yarraville Club on March 9, 2019 Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips spoke to Chain’s legendary guitarist Phil Manning about the history of the band and the gear he has used throughout his career.

The originators of Oz-Blues, CHAIN will return to The Yarraville Club on Saturday, March 9, having last year celebrated their 50th anniversary.

Chain rekindle the spirit of the sixties and seventies plus bring a thoroughly modern approach to the blues with the tight sound they are known for. Now in their 51st year, Chain released a number of hits in the early 70’s -‘Black ‘n Blue’, Judgment’ and Matt Taylor’s ‘I Remember When I Was Young’. Their double gold album ‘Toward the Blues’ is a landmark recording in Australian music history and has influenced the direction of blues and roots performers in this country since. Renowned for their onstage chemistry and their unique blues/rock style of music, Chain is a great musical experience and non-stop entertainment.

While Matt Taylor and Phil Manning each have successful solo careers, it is with Chain that the fusion of harmonica, guitar, bass and drums combined with their unique songwriting results in an immediately recognisable sound. Exciting driving rhythms and soaring harmonica and guitar complement Matt’s powerful vocals and their stage presence is hypnotic.

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