Mike & Kniki (Australia)

Delivering edgy blues, Kniki has the “voice of a bad-tempered angel, a handful of soul, a shake of blues, a pinch of rock and a touch of jazz, all mixed in with a vibe that will linger eternally in your mind”. Mike Beale has a “rock star demeanour, singing like a demon, with a voice soaked in a barrel of whiskey.”

Their new album Dead On was recorded at Bignote Productions Recording Studio with legendary producer Adrian Stuckey (Split Enz/Neil Finn).

Festival Highlights:

The Australian Blues Music Festival; Blues on Broadbeach, Gold Coast; Himalayan Blues Festival, Nepal; and Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

First set a duo, Mike and Kniki; then they are joined by

Eliotte Fuimaono — bass
Richard TeOne — drums