Internationally renowned organist/keyboard player Clayton Doley has for the last 10 years been continually touring around the globe with his own projects as well as backing up Canadian Bluesman Harry Manx and Texan guitar traveler Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges.
Doley is a giant of the Australian Blues Scene, cutting his teeth with legendary Sydney band, The Mighty Reapers and going on to form his own bands The Hands and The Organ Donors.
A master musician, a killer boogie woogie piano player, a super funky Hammond player, and a remarkable singer/songwriter with a passion for creating new works that could have been recorded by the R&B greats from the 50’s and 60’s.
His current project, Clayton Doley’s Bayou Billabong captures the essence of the New Orleans Blues piano tradition while fusing contemporary Australiana and Americana with all the might and power of a 10 piece band.
In the week of it's release "Bayou Billabong" made it to Number 1 both in the iTunes Blues Charts and the US Roots Music Report Blues Chart and is amazingly still in the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts 6 months after it's release. Doley's previous release "Desperate Times" debuted at number 2 in the Australian Blues and Roots charts and at number 9 in the US Roots Music Report Blues Charts.
Both albums have since been embraced by the Blues Radio all over the world and Clayton has been invited to play some of the biggest festivals such as Montreal International Jazz Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival and Tremblant International Blues Festival to name a few.
Over the last 20 years Clayton Doley has held down successful residency gigs both in Sydney Australia and Toronto Canada as well as playing with many international artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Walter 'Wolfman' Washington, Steve Cropper & Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Booker T & the M.G.'s, Blues Brothers), David Garibaldi (Tower Of Power), Jimmy Barnes, The Divinyls, The Dead Daisies, Hubert Sumlin, Mojo Buford, Louisiana Red, Guitar Shorty, Renee Geyer, The Mighty Reapers and Jackie Orszaczky, to name a few.