White Lightning are a powerful Rock-Blues duo from Melbourne, featuring blistering slide guitar licks from Sean McConnell and driving grooves from Benny Gerrard on drums. The pair decided to team up in 2015, sharing a mutual love of thick blues tones, coupled with rock n roll rhythms.
They independently released their first album in 2015, titled Gone to Your Head, the name a hat-tip to R.L Burnside, who was a key influence in the boy's music. Following the success of that release, White Lightning released 'Mongrel Blood' independently in July 2017.
Influences include the delta and hill-country artists from Mississippi: Son House, R.L Burnside, Leadbelly, as well as modern bands such as The Backsliders, The Black Keys and The White Stripes.
The last few years have seen White Lightning support The Backsliders, British India and Chase The Sun, as well as perform at bars across Victoria, and blues festivals across Australia.
There's no slowing this freight train down, so keep an eye out for one of the hottest young bands in town.
Echuca Blues Festival
Australian Blues Festival
Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival
Bruthen Blues Festival
The Labour In Vain
The Brunswick Hotel
The Spotted Mallard
Whole Lotta Love
The Drunken Poet
Pistol Pete's Food n Blues (Geelong)
The Old Bar
The Golden Vine Hotel (Bendigo)
The American Hotel (Echuca)
Way Out West Blues Club
Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society
Gypsy Bar (Echuca)
The Bridge Hotel (Echuca)