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Biography

Harmonica maestro (Cold Chisel’s player of choice) David Blight & Adelaide award winning songwriter/guitarist Mick Kidd have teamed up on a semi regular basis & appeared at the last 6 Semaphore Music Festivals in South Australia. Mick Kidd together with Dave Blight won the Adelaide Roots & Blues Associations inaugural "Memphis Blues Challenge" (solo/duo) in 2015 and were sent to represent Australia in the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis USA – This was following up on their success at the 2014 South Australia Blues Awards winning the "Outstanding Solo/Duo" plus Mick with "Male Performer". Together David & Mick produce authentic blues with a dynamic sound that almost belies the fact that there are only the two of them on the stage, such is the power of their delivery. The duo released their sophomore album “Menu of Sin” at Adelaide’s premier blues venue The Semaphore Workers Club in July 2017.They are currently working on establishing themselves on the festival circuit with appearances at Melbourne’s Docklands Blues Festival 2016 plus Bendigo Blues & Roots Fest. 2017.


“Menu of Sin” peaked at #4 on Australian Blues/Roots Airplay Charts.(2017)


DAVID BLIGHT is without doubt one of Australia’s premier harmonica player’s. There aren’t too many people in Australia who are not familiar with the harmonica playing of David Blight. Every time you hear that favourite of Australia’s rock anthems, KHE SANH by Cold Chisel you will hear David’s distinctive harp lines weaving in and out behind Jimmy Barnes’ vocals. He was and still is Cold Chisels harp player of choice and has recorded and toured with the band collectively and individually throughout the years.


MICK KIDD is based in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Mick has been part of the local scene for over 25 years, doing his own distinctive style of "Slidin' Stompin" Acoustic Blues. Apart from being a hard worker, he's got some serious credibility- as a multiple award winner in the “FOOM” (Festival of Original Music) competition held annually by S.C.A.L.A. (Songwriters, Composers & Lyricists Assoc.)- also being the lead guitarist for both the Adelaide & Darwin Symphony Orchestra’s” Pink Floyd Tribute” events in 2008 & 2016.