Meet The Band Members of Synergy Blue
Synergy Blue is a formation
of experienced live blues, rock musicians based in Melbourne Victoria, whose
performances cover a wide range of styles and feels for Blues, Rock
and Blues & Roots music.
Smokin' Sam is a harmonica player and blues, rock vocalist, who is also joined with a backing vocalist. All accompanied by a lead guitarist, a bass guitarist, drummer, harmonica player and occasional keyboards.
Smokin' Sam Salzone is a passionate
Blues & Rock vocalist and harp player who also loves to
express his ideas and experiences in life by composing songs
with fun or meaningful lyrics, which he combines skillfully
with his soulful harp playing and singing. More...
Our talented blues & rock guitarist, is rather diverse in his
ability to provide excellent rhythm and lead playing. More...
DR Bass Michael Emmerling on blues bass guitar is the
backbone of the band, laying down progressions and rhythms
that allow the band plenty of leeway to work with. More...
our blues & funk rock drummer
is very experienced and ensures that the tempo and time is
always right on the beat. More...
Blue Biography for full band history.
Each member of Synergy Blue
brings in their own blend of blues influences, music passion
and unique talents, providing a unique combination of
varied feels in each song, a recipe for entertainment
which appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes.
SALZONE (Smokin' Sam)
Blues, Rock Vocalist, Blues Harmonica Player
Sam's musical career began at the age
of 16, when he began singing and playing the blues with
his first band, 'South City Union'. Other bands he played
with include: Rag King, Fat Alroy, Clutch Cargo and
His early musical influences included
Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and early Fleetwood Mac.
He moulded his blues harp playing along the greats of,
Peps Persson, Junior Well, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and Australia's own Brodrick Smith.
Sam has a unique voice and sings in his own soulful
Smokin Sam on MySpace
Blues, Rock Guitar & Blues, Rock Vocalist
After being introduced to Jimi Hendrix's "All along the Watchtower" at the age of 13 by my uncle, the love affair with the guitar began. That guitar solo was the inspiration and start to a lifelong fascination and study of guitars and guitar playing.
I've played in numerous cover bands and am interested in many different styles of guitar playing and music. I believe the guitar to be the most expressive musical instrument - the note selection, the tone, the way a string is bent - all these things allow a player to develop his/her own voice. You know when BB King is playing after hearing just a single note!
DR Bass Michael Emmerling
Blues, Rock, Funk Bass Guitar
For me the role of the bass is to support and connect rhythm and melody without getting in the way.
I feel very comfortable as the invisible glue holding things together.
That doesn't stop me from bringing my own modern (non-traditional) sound to all styles of music
"invisible" does not mean I don't want to contribute my own voice.
~ Michael ~
OUR DRUMMER. To be announced soon.
Blues Funk Rock Drummer