8 Ball is a riveting, high energy performer with a great band whose shows are famous for great blues and great fun.
He toured the world for more than a decade performing his swampy-blues-rock across twenty countries to date. He’s earned a loyal fanbase from his live shows and internet videos, while paying his dues as a singer, songwriter, slide-guitarist and producer.
8 Ball relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 2012 and worked for nine years with many of the best in the blues business today. 8 Ball won second place in the 2021 International New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival hosted by blues woman Samantha Fish. His previous album release ‘ICE CREAM MAN’ hit #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts in March 2021.
8 Ball was shortlisted for an APRA 2019 Song Of The Year for ‘High Water’. He has toured the album extensively across Australia and USA to critical acclaim and excellent reviews.
- “8 Ball Aitken demonstrates that the blues are alive and well Down Under with this deep-in-the-pocket collection of modern blues and blues rock that’s built atop a swamp blues structure.” – Chicago Blues Guide
- “For a guy from Australia, 8 Ball Aitken really has the Delta in his bones… I wouldn’t be surprised to find Mississippi mud on the soles of his shoes.” – Gonzo Okanagan
- “A lovely, enjoyable collection, start to finish, with the inevitable few songs that stand out, and invite you to hit the replay.” – Blues In Britain – Graham Munn
- “This is outstanding. The way it should be done. You have a new fan.” Ray Wylie Hubbard (Snake Farm), Texas, USA
- 8ballaitken.com or Youtube and Spotify
- A selection of tasty home made food, tea, coffee and cake will be available
- Feel free to bring your own nibbles & drinks