Beginnings & Early History of Synergy Blue
Synergy Blue was the brainchild of Sam Salzone Smokin Sam) who, after 31 years in hibernation, decided to enter the music scene again from his
desire to express musically his passion for blues inspired music.
Sam began attending weekly MBAS jam nights and learning his music trade again. He decided to get together with other MBAS members, Grant Collie on drums and Deltachris on bass. Needing a lead guitarist, Pony Chris Magira joined the band, thus Synergy Blue was born in May 2006. Later that year another MBAS member joined the band, Gary Jones on Hammond organ.
In November 2006, Pony left the line up, and again the MBAS jam nights provided a new band member, Alby Sutherland, who joined as lead guitarist and vocalist. Alby brought his experience, style and professionalism to the band, having played with some of the greats in Memphis and London over a period of
January 2007 bought another change when Delta Chris moved on for personal reasons and Jimmy Fewing on bass was welcomed into the line, Jimmy being and old school friend of Smokin Sam. With the introduction of Jimmy, Synergy Blue recorded
a live performance at the Cornish Arms. Their ensuing blues cd, A Taste Of Synergy, was launched in June 2007. Just prior to the launch, Jimmy moved on and Ben Wicks joined the line up in May 2007.
In August 2007, Darren Seknow on drums joined the band. During the next several months, Synergy Blue performed at many venues around Melbourne and began leaving their mark in the music industry. At the end of 2007, Ben, Darren, Gary and Alby left to pursue their different directions.
January 2008 saw some line upchanges. Smokin' Sam from the original lineup, AND joining the band were John-Luke Shelley on guitar and vocals, Neil Busacca on bass guitar and vocals, and Phil Anthony on drums. See Meet The Band for more info on our latest band members.
July 2009 sees a line up change we welcome Mick Field on Bass
December 2009 Mick Fields departs
September 2010 John Luke SHelley & Brett Shelley leave Synergy.
Current Synergy Blue Lineup
2012 TBA. See Meet The Band for more info on our latest band members.
Synergy Blue Discography
Synergy Blue have three cd's released, A Taste
Of Synergy Live At The Cornish Arms, On The Tracks & in the raw. Find out more on the Synergy Blue Discography page.
Venues played by Synergy Blue
Synergy Blue have performed at various venues,
blues bars, music events and private functions around Victoria, ncluding: