With his signature ashy vocals, China Blue (Darren Forster) is a Kalgoorlie based, blues/pop styled singer/songwriter. His music draws on wide reaching influences, an eclectic style and often dark lyrical musings. China Blue regularly works with some of WA's top musos to form what is affectionately known as The China Blue Experiment ('TCBE'). TCBE deliver improv heavy, super energised arrangements of TCBE catalogue. Musically, this act has been going from strength to strength, with their single 'Harlem' enjoying national airplay. In Australia and the band also recorded the opening song 'Going Away' on West Australian Music's ('WAM') 'Sounds of the Goldfields' Compilation.
Recently, TCBE have played Beerfest Asia, headlined WAM's Wheatbelt touring circuit and were the runner up in Pirate FM's Regional Song of the Year awards. They were finalists in the inaugural Bridgetown Blues Festival's Winter Blues Challenge and Gordon (keys) was nominated in the best keys player category of the 2015 WAM Awards. The band actively tour the east coast of Australia and have toured extensively throughout Australia's 'Top End'. China Blue regularly perform live, and on radio all around the Australia and Darren recently showcased solo at Kalgoorlie's Sunset at the Soundshell to well over 5000 people. Darren also had the privilege of performing two sold out and critically acclaimed shows with London's 'House Gospel Choir' for the closing nights of the Perth International Arts Festival 2016.
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