The Fumes – Best Blues Artist Winners in 2005
The Fumes won Best Blues Artist in 2005 and performed in front of 3,000 people at the Musicoz Award Ceremony which was broadcast nationally on SBS.
Bursting onto the Australian scene in 2004, THE FUMES have rarely been out of the nation's gig guides. Gaining respect from industry and a growing public they work equally well both at blues festivals and headlining rock venues. They have also sweated up the stage with the likes of Dallas Crane, COG, The Beautiful Girls, Ash Grunwald, Angus & Julia, Hayseed Dixie (USA), Dan Kelly, The Vasco Era and many other great local and international acts including slots at Falls, Great Escape and Woodford Folk Festivals.The duo were named Blues Artist of The Year at the 2005 National Musicoz Awards coinciding with their first single "Oh My Babylon" enjoying rotation on nationwide Aussie radio. Second single "Automobile" was also given high rotation across the country and on the back of a heavy touring schedule the media reviews followed:THE BRAG "You cannot deny the raw power of The Fumes. The rockin' blues two-piece from Sydney are well and truly on the map." ... DRUM MEDIA "The next big thing... an amazing set of lungs and a man behind the skins that doesn't miss a beat." ... FASTERLOUDER "The Fumes are set to dazzle... with their multi-faceted stylistic raw blues tunes."'Guns Of Gold' is a genre busting mash up of country, delta blues and punk/rock n' roll. Recorded by legendary Producer Lindsay Gravina (Jet, The Living End, Magic Dirt, Faker, Grinspoon) THE FUMES' debut record proves why the band have quickly become one of the nation's most exciting musical prospects.