“I wanted to be in a band that made people get up and dance!”
…and with the formation of Coral Lee and The Silver Scream, Coral Lee has done exactly that. One of Melbourne’s finest female blues guitarists, she has teamed up with Ben Hendry (Flap!) on Kit, Elise Winterflood on Double Bass and Ben Franz (The Waifs) on Lap Steel to steer this musical beast right into the heart of the Melbourne Blues and Roots scene.
Driven by the overwhelming sense that there was more to learn and discover, Coral Lee moved from the NSW Central Coast to Melbourne with the sounds of the 1940s and 50s ringing in her ears. Inspired by local bands, such as Peter Baylor’s Roadhouse Romeos and Benny & the Fly-By-Niters!, Coral quickly found her feet, her direction and a fantastic line-up of like-minded musicians.
Coral Lee has just released her second album, Rocky Road To Io. Recorded live, ‘the old fashioned way’ at Melbourne’s Hailstone Studios and released through Bundoora Records, The Rocky Road to Io comprises 11 original songs inspired by the great songsters of the 1940s and 50s. Coral Lee’s soulful tunes evoke the era of Doris Day and Wanda Jackson and seamlessly combine steam train rhythms, vintage vocals and gritty guitar picking.