Sweet Felicia is the undisputed doyenne of blues bass and vocals in Australia today.
She is an award-winning artist and current nominee for the Blues Music Victoria Hall of Fame and is especially passionate about performing from the heart with power and love. She leads her band, through vocals and bass, to swing hard and play hard, and they do!
With a career spanning 45 years, a mighty stack of album credits and tours across the world, Sweet Felicia is one of Australia’s most driven and respected Blues artists. The multi-award-winning bassist, vocalist, and songwriter has been leading her band ‘The Honeytones’ at major festivals and venues since 1999 and has been an integral member of several iconic Aussie blues acts including The Delta Rhythm Kings and the Chris Wilson Band. She’s also been the ‘go to’ bass player for international artists like Bill Kirchen and Ben Waters for Australian tours. Her powerhouse grooves, contagious passion for enjoying every note, and warm, natural stage presence have taken her to the USA, UK, and across Europe and she’s opened for the likes of BB King and Ron Wood. In 2010, Felicia was named Melbourne Blues Artist of the Year and represented the city at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, Tennessee where she was a semi-finalist. Sweet Felicia is a current nominee for entry into the Blues Music Victoria Hall of Fame and is a 3-time BASEQ Blues award winner.
Although blues is her musical focus, Felicia is passionate about a wide range of genres and has worked on a number of side projects including 10 piece acapella group ‘The Flannelettes’ and ‘Gospel Belles’ as well as touring as an integral member of international act “The Beez” for 6 months. She is also a mentor to upcoming musicians and songwriters and has worked to teach music and songwriting with Wild at Heart, MBAS Youth in Blues. Echuca Winter Blues Songwriters Studio and Germany’s Blues in Schools.
“Sweet Felicia knows how to make a band's music move with her bass and her voice soars above it like a bird... a sassy, take-no-crap kinda bird at that." - Jeff Lang