The Blue Mosquitoes have an energetic, vibrant sound and are aiming to take folk music to a whole new generation. The band’s debut album Paper Boats is a collection of stunning compositions that showcase the wonderful song writing, vocal and instrumental skills of the band members. The album has attracted a 5 star rating and is currently the number 6 best seller on the Trad&Now online music store.
The band's sound is rooted deeply in folk music, with an undeniably Australian character. The Blue Mosquitoes formed in 2006 and comprises Hannah Foley (fiddle, vocals) and Stuart Foley ( guitar, mandolin, backing vocals), their cousin Chris Boon (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Chris Coleman (bass, backing vocals).
The Blue Mosquitoes have a growing reputation in the Australian and British music scene as an exciting band with a big future. Their career highlight to-date has been a highly successful 24 gig UK/Ireland 2011 tour where their music was variously described as being ‘startling good musicianship’, ‘implausibly fast’,’truly professional beyond their years’, ‘None better in 30 years running this folk club’, and ‘the highlight of the Edinburgh Fringe festival so far’.
They have also enjoyed an on stage performance with Dougie Maclean and have supported Peggy Seeger as well as the legendary Saw Doctors on the Tasmanian leg of their 2010 national tour.
The band has performed at the National Folk festival in Canberra, Newstead Live (Victoria) and many other festivals and leading music venues in their home state of Tasmania. They have also been invited back a number of times to play live on ABC radio.
The band are planning a return tour of the UK for June 2013 and have already secured 21 firm gigs at leading UK Folk Clubs and Festivals where they will promote their soon to be released ‘Live in the UK’ album currently being mixed by former ABC Countdown Executive Producer Richard Reisz.