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Vale Ben Connelly - February 18, 2017

Yesterday evening at about 9.30 pm our good friend and musical collaborator Ben Connelly died of complications from leukaemia. His generosity, humour, compassion, creativity, musicality and healing powers will be missed by all who knew him. His last gig with us was on 14th January 2017.

'True Blues Confession' is a prizewinner! - November 23, 2008

Backbeat Drivers win Canberra Blues Society “Original Blues Album” of the Year!

When the Backbeat Drivers were given “Album of the Week” status on ABC 666 in 2002 for their first album, “The Emperor’s New Blues”, they thought this was a milestone.

Their second album, “True Blues Confession”, has gone one better by being awarded best Original Blues Album of the year for 2008 by the Canberra Blues Society.

The band and members Steve Hartnett, Michael Hardy Ben Connelly & “Doc” Rennie were also finalists in a number of other categories including Best Male Vocal, Best Band, Best Instrumentalist and Best Blues Song

True Blues Confession available at CDBaby - November 13, 2007

The new CD is available from CDBaby. Here'sthe link:

New CD "True Blues Confession " launched. - October 28, 2007

Backbeat Drivers launched their new CD to a small but appreciative audience at the Statesman Hotel on Saturday night. The support act was the Black Hat Band. Thanks to all who assisted on the night.

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