3:30 – 4:45pm, Saturday 3 November, Blues stage

Weaving together intense guitar and soulful vocals, Mr Valach takes you on a journey from lights down low soul ballads to energetic shuffle romps delivered in demanding fashion. With his dedication, hard work, and a killer rhythm section to boot Jesse Valach and Blues Mountain have produced a tight riveting live show, and with his 2nd album ‘Separation Street’ enjoying extensive airplay and receiving a nomination for Best Blues Album of 2015 at The Age Victorian Music Awards as well as the inaugural Melbourne Blues Performer of the Year 2017 award it is a definite testimony to that.

“One of the genuine rising blues stars in the Australian Blues scene”
Patrick Elliget-Pearl Magazine (The Peninsula Blues Report)

“It won’t be long before Mr Valach and Blues Mountain follow in the likes of Geoff Achison and Claude Hay to emerge onto the international blues stage” Duncan Beattie-Blues Matters magazine (UK)


Jesse Valach guitar/vocals
Anthony Murray drums
Liam Powell bass
Isaac Walker keyboard/backing vocals