Review & Comments

Tony Hillier – Rhythms Magazine CD Review – July/Aug 2015 Issue

The Shane Pacey Trio’s second album, Watch Out!, has the Cigars’ frontman delving deeper into his blues roots in the company of drummer Dave Fester and bassman Paul Blasi. This format allows Pacey to stretch out and show the full range of his inventive, cliché-free guitar playing and soulful singing on songs written by various heroes. The Trio’s covers of Freddie King’s ‘See See Baby’, Big Bill Broonzy’s ‘Key To The Highway’, Jessie Mae Robinson’s ‘Cold Cold Feeling’ and Albert King’s ‘Don’t Burn Down The Bridge’ is especially dynamic. Pacey’s interpretation of Dylan’s oft-overlooked gem ‘The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar’ is another highlight.


Julie Fox – May 28

The remaining tracks are filled with the early rockier, and swamp filled sounds from a bygone era. They need to be played; just to remind us why this music grabbed us by the throat all those years ago. The Shane Pacey Trio certainly does that; laying down the perfect platform as an introduction for the next generation of musicians – hopefully inspiring them to investigate, and delve deeper, into the history and music of these artists. Oh, and at the same time, re-energizing and satisfying the souls of the rest of us!


Dave Keogh – June 16 2015

“I’m loving the new Shane Pacey trio album, ‘Watch Out’. I keep it in the car and play it everywhere I go. Congrats to Shane, Davo and Paul on a great Blues record.” – Dave Keogh (Perfect Pitch, Eastern Lounge)


Duncan Smith: – June 1

Thank you Shane & Davo for the cd which turned up today. I love both the Trio album & the new Bondi Cigars release. I will feature both on Top Shelf Music 89.7FM Sunday 4-6 pm in the near future. Both will be contenders for my end of year top 10 albums (& that’s all types of music, not just blues.) Cheers.


David Roman – June 10

2SSRFM 99.7 – The Mystery Train /Panel Member Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart

Dave HI, How are you mate?   Going well I hope

Thanks very much for sending me the new cd.

It’s great and just fires on all four cylinders. Very true to Shane’s live performance style.

I so much admire his playing both with the Trio and Bondi Cigars

I’ll be featuring a track on my program tomorrow night as well in future weeks.

Peter March – Soulscope 89.7 FM – June 16

Hey Davo Fester, we are playing the CD now. Great energy and raw alright, you sound like a real band without the bells and whistles. “We don’t sound like a recording studio product” is the message loud and clear. Honest and seriously good !! In short. WE LOVE IT !!!

Kate Lush – Singer – June 16

Wow, great stuff!!

Georgina Reed – Soulscope 89.7 FM – June 16

Thanks for sending Dave. Was chuffed to get the CD in the mail today. Just love it! We’ll play on Soulscope Music – Playlist next Sunday on Northside Radio!!

Jean Mckenzie – CD merchandiser – June 16

Loving the sound & the look, really pleased we had it on our stand today.

It’s a ripper!

Tony Bates – June 21

Excellent to receive the new CD, guys. Tight with a great selection of tracks….on the playlist at 3MDR 97.1 FM.

Tim Walker Radio RTR FM Qld – June 27

Hi Guys, thanks for the CD! It’s playing as I write, its great stuff! Some stand out tracks… Straight off, my favorites, Water On The Road is fine, as is Waiting At The Altar and Cold Cold Feeling…

I’m hosting Sunday Morning Coming Down on RTRFM this weekend, so I’ll feature a couple of tracks from it. Please let me know when you’re heading this way.

Cheers Tim

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Great music, chilled out, bluesy, great to have a bop to or just sit back, chill and enjoy the tunes! Awesome guys, keep it coming 😀
- Carly

Killer Bues

The highlight of the Blues at Bridgetown 2018 !!! Great fellas too ! Get their CDs ! Just returning Thanks Leo! Dave,Shane, Paul
- Leo Van Vliet