Address: 397 Lt. Lonsdale St., City
New Blood formed in 1998 with a desire to expand their musical concepts and challenge the conventional roles of their instruments - a mix of acoustic hardcore and beautiful lyricism.
In 1999 they were awarded the Melbourne Fringe Festival’s Best Music Award. They released their CD, ''Heavy Water'' in 1999. In 2000 New Blood toured to Europe, performing throughout Poland, Paris (France) and Rostock (Germany).
There have been a couple of different formations including original percussionist, Will Guthrie, though this line up has been consistent since 2000.
In Australia they have performed at the Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival, venues in Melbourne, Sydney, Ballarat, Geelong, Albury and Newcastle.
Performances have been rare in recent times due to Ben's relocation to Brisbane. The Big Arse Sunday gig is one of a series of gigs, including the Valley Jazz Festival in April (Brisbane) to celebrate the release of a new CD of material recorded live in Poland. There will be new material performed also in preparation for a 2007 recording.
New Blood are Ben Carr – saxophones, Adam Simmons – saxophones and Joe Talia – drumswww.myspace.com/newbloodrocks