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16 August, 2014
Cold Snap Returns

Cold Snap is set to return next month for their first live show in 2014 at the Williamstown RSL on Saturday 6th September.  This show will mark a brand new chapter for the band; unveiling an all new band, new repertoire, and a whole new energy on stage.  The hiatus is officially over!

Come and meet the new band members, as we expand the band to a 6-piece and introduce keys for the first time.  The first show back is gearing up to be a big night.  To book yourself a table prior to the show contact Williamstown RSL on 03 9397 7642.

Watch out music lovers, a Cold Snap is approaching!

25 November, 2013
Cold Snap To Take A Break

After 6 years of constant gigging with the band Joe and Sonia have decided it's time for a hiatus at the end of this year.
We'd like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout our journey thus far.  Right now we're looking forward to taking a well-earned break from the band as we recharge our batteries; and focus our energy on building our first home in the new year.
We plan to be back on stage in 2014, but you'll have to watch this space as to who with, where, and when.
Thank you once again.

8 September, 2013
Cold Snap Returns to MotoGP

Cold Snap is bringing their high-energy Rhythm & Blues Revue back to that MotoGP in Phillip Island on Friday 18th October 2013.  Back by popular demand after a killer show last year, the band is looking forward to getting Trackside to entertain and fill the Entertainment Marquee yet again in 2013.

2 November, 2012
Cold Snap kicks off Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival

On Friday 2nd November Cold Snap kicked off the Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival in the Blues Marquee, receiving more positive feedback after their show.  "Cold Snap got the Festival off to a flying start with a world class performance" - Lee Koumarianos
It was great to be part of the festival for the first time and we look forward to the possibility of returning in the future.

27 October 2012
Cold Snap revs up MotoGP

On Friday 26th October saw Cold Snap rock the MotoGP on Phillip Island.  The Trackside Entertainment Stage in the Camping Grounds was abuzz with excitement as Cold Snap went about introducing their high-energy Rhythm & Blues Revue to the thousands of fans who were in attendance.

17 September, 2012
Cold Snap to support Daryl Braithwaite

Daryl Braithwaite will perform at a free outdoor concert with his six-piece band on Sunday 23 September in Craigieburn from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at Highgate Recreation Reserve, 229 Grand Blvd, Craigieburn (Melway Reference 386, K4).
Special guests: Cold Snap.

Hume Weekly24 July, 2012
Hume Weekly Cover Story

It ain't the cover of The Rolling Stone Magazine, but you've gotta start somewhere.  Grab this weeks issue of the Hume Weekly, which came out on the 24th July and you'll see Cold Snap's Sonia and Joe on the front cover. To have a read of the full article by Nick Toscano simply click on the image and check out what the guys had to say...  We've scanned a copy of the article and put it in our Press album on Facebook.  While you're there we'd love you to "Like" our Facebook Page.

13 May, 2012
Cold Snap Rocks The Blues Train

Last night Cold Snap rocked The Blues Train...again!  Thank you so much to all the passengers for their great feedback and comments regarding our performances.  We did capture some footage of our night too, so for all of you who missed out, feel free to visit our Blues Train video on YouTube by following our link: Cold Snap Rocks The Blues Train

30 January, 2012
Cold Snap Heats Up Alice Springs Blues Festival

Cold Snap were invited to play in the heart of Australia on the Australia Day weekend at the Alice Springs Blues Festival.  The temperature was hot and Alice was definitely in need of a cool change, it certainly arrived when Cold Snap hit the stage.  The response to our performances were unbelievable!  We've made so many new friends/fans and have even been offered more interstate shows as a result.

Some of our highlights were meeting meeting Angry Anderson, having a pep talk with Matt Taylor, and how can we forget our Sonia gracing the stage with The Giants for their rendition of Sweet Home Alabama!

Congratulations to all the staff and volunteers that helped put on such a great weekend of music.  We look forward to getting back there next year to do it all over again.  Who knows, we may even be back there a lot sooner than you think...

17 December, 2011
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

It's hard to believe that it's that time of the year again.  Time to thank you for all your support throughout 2011.  We really appreciate you coming out to our live shows and supporting our music.  2012 is already gearing up to be a big year for us; with the inclusion of Jimmy Fewings on bass, residencies secured, and invites coming in for various Festivals/Events.  2012 is going to be an important year for us and we'd love you to come along for the ride.  However until then, we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Safe & Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing you again in 2012...

4 December, 2011
Introducing Jimmy Fewings on Bass

After totally nailing it on his first rehearsal/gig with us last Saturday night at Elwood; we'd like to introduce you all to Jimmy Fewings who will be our new Bass player.  Jimmy's an experienced bassist who's been on the Melbourne music scene for many years, and most recently has been playing bass for Phil Para.  When we heard he was available we jumped at the opportunity to work with him, and after our show on the weekend the feeling is mutual.  We're looking forward to having a huge 2012 with Jimmy, and welcome both his experience and enthusiasm into our band.

9 October, 2011
Williamstown RSL 2012 Residency

Cold Snap put on a great show last night at the Williamstown RSL!  So much so, they have landed themselves a monthly residency for 2012.  As of January Cold Snap will be performing on the 3rd Saturday of each month throughout the entire year.  They have also decided to make this even more special by including a special guest on Keyboard for these shows only!

25 October, 2011
Bendigo Weekly Article

By now most Central Victorian musical connoisseurs should be well aware of Rhythm and Blues sensations Cold Snap, who’s local popularity continues to soar thanks to their spectacularly energetic live show. For three years running Cold Snap have played to large and enthusiastic audiences at the Rock & Blues in Bull Street gigs over Easter, as well as wowing New Year’s revellers for the past two years as the star entertainment in the Hargreaves Mall.  Read more...

12 September, 2011
Warren Hall Memorial Gig

Joe had the privilege to sing/play with Warren Hall in "Off The Cuff" for around 3 years (2004-2006) prior to forming Cold Snap.  Joe will be making a special guest appearance for a few songs with the guys in Off The Cuff on Sunday 18th September to pay tribute to a great musician/friend in Warren Hall.  He is sadly missed and has left a huge hole in the Melbourne Blues scene.  R.I.P. Wazza!  More details...

31 August, 2011
Cold Snap on
Forte Magazine Cover

Cold Snap, along with Joe Camilleri will feature on the cover of the upcoming issue of Forte Magazine, which comes out on the 8th September.  This will also include an article on the bands and their upcoming appearances at the Anglesea Music Festival in October later this year.  Forte Magazine is a free street press publication based in Geelong and distributed throughout Ballarat, Bendigo, Warrnambool, Werribee, along the Surfcoast and Bellarine peninsula.  Get your copy next week folks!

24 August, 2011
Cold Snap on Port Stephens FM

Tune in to Port Stephens FM this Tuesday 30th August at 7pm to hear Joe’s interview on Dr Brown's Music Medicine Show.  The Doctor plays the music that will cure your ills. Featuring the best of the blues, rock and roots music. No appointment necessary and it's all for free!  You can stream the show by visiting

21 August, 2011
2011 VIC/TAS Blues Awards

Unfortunately no awards for Cold Snap tonight. However, we're stoked that Sonia got 2nd Runners Up for the "Female Artist" category and the same for our "Debut Album" too. It's always nice to receive recognition after all the hard work put in throughout the year.  Hoping to go a step closer with our future efforts on a studio album.  Thanks for all the support folks.

7 July, 2011
Cold Snap To Turn On A Heat Wave At Anglesea Fest

EchoArticleA Cold Snap is set to hit in October.  But this Cold Snap will bring energy sure to warm the hearts of thousands of festivalgoers.  Cold Snap, headed by husband-and-wife Joe and Sonia Valenti will grace the stage at the Anglesea Music Festival on October 14, 15, and 16.
"I believe we are going to be back as one of their feature acts," Joe said.
"Obviously, last years festival was our first one there, but the vibe and atmosphere was awesome - we got a really positive response from our audience.”
"I bumped into (festival director) Karren Stoneham when we were playing The Blues Train, and she was telling me that we were one of the most popular bands going by their surveys, and that's part of the reason why we're back."
Talented musicianship combined with amazing vocals set Cold Snap apart from many others in their roots genre and their chemistry on stage is amazing.
Joe and Sonia rip into their tunes with a passion which makes the band one of the hottest live blues acts in Australia.
Sonia presents an impressive on-stage show from the moment she grabs hold of the microphone.
She is a pint-sized powerhouse of singing, dancing, and even saxophone playing.
Word on this band is spreading, with each performance leaving fans claiming they were one of the best bands performing on the day.
The band, which formed three years ago, consists of Joe and Sonia, Brian Strafford (guitar/tenor sax), Jeff Pickard (drums) and the newest member, Torren Dove on bass.
"We're based in Melbourne, so we tend to do local shows but we do have a performance on The Blues Train in Queenscliff in September and we're in negotiations about playing the Ocean Grove Hotel prior to Anglesea," Joe said.
Early bird tickets for the Anglesea Music Festival are on sale now at

Alex Oates | The Echo | 7-Jul-2011

6 June, 2011
Authorized Bootleg - CD Review

The following review of our "Authorized Bootleg" CD featured in the June Edition of the MBAS Bluesletter:

Cold Snap are a "foot in the door" Melbourne based blues combo comprising Joe Valenti (Vocals/Guitar), Sonia Valenti (Vocals/Alto Sax), Brian Strafford (Guitars/Tenor Sax), Torren Dove (Bass), Jeff Pickard (Drums).

The past two years has seen the band consolidate their impressive reputation as a hard rocking blues outfit, with relentless inspiring performances around the traps.  This is a band that is really working hard to put it all together.

Authorized Bootleg is their first released recording made of cracker of a performance at the Cornish Arms Hotel earlier this year.

The music is straight ahead house-rocking Chicago Blues. There are classics such as Little By Little, Shake It Baby and My Baby Likes To Boogaloo.  There's also a couple of originals and some lesser known blues numbers.

The great strength of this CD is the performance standard.  The vocals and playing on this CD are excellent.  The aspiring guitar heroes out there will love this CD.  For a live CD the sound is good and because the band play so well it all works very well.  My favourite tracks are the Robben Ford song Start It Up and the crowd favourite Junior Wells standard Little By Little.  There's a good selection of the tracks from this CD on their website, so have a listen to get a taste of this band.

PS: If you want to get an idea of how serious this band is check out their excellent "promo" video on their website.  I would listen to this CD definitely in the car or at a party... high energy live rockin' blues at its best, and played with the enthusiasm that it deserves.

Geoff Forbes - Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society (MBAS)

23 April, 2011Robert Randolph
Robert Randolph &
The Family Band

Last night Sonia and Joe attended the Tedeschi Trucks Band show at The Palace in Melbourne.  What an awesome show! The opening act was the amazingly talented Robert Randolph & The Family Band.  However, the highlight of our night was seeing Sonia on stage with Robert Randolph...

"Surprise surprise was that Sonia I saw on stage with Robert Randolph...Saw you having a ball!  Put smiles on the face of all the gang from Way Out West. Hope you n Joe enjoyed the whole gig. Robert was amazing :)"
J. Chapman

9 May, 2011
Blues Train Turns

Yes, more positive feedback from our show last night on The Blues Train.  Unfortunately we were without Jeff while he recovered from his hernia operation on Monday; plus Torren was interstate over the weekend too.  So we called upon Peter Hodges and Chugs to form our rhythm section on the night, and boy did they do a great job.

The highlight of the night was when Sonia received another rather interesting comment after one particular set.  A lady proclaimed that if she were ever to turn lesbian, it would be for Sonia.  Now that's some sex appeal right there folks!  Our sexy and sassy Sonia was in true form last night, and even turning the ladies on!

Cold Snap will return to The Blues Train later in the year on the 10th September.  Tickets are now on sale through Ticketek.  Get in early before they all sell out.

1 April, 2011
Bikes By The Bay - Williamstown

This Sunday 3rd April Cold Snap will be performing at Bikes By The Bay in Williamstown from 2pm-3pm.  Bikes By The Bay is a major fundraiser for the Williamstown Motorcycle Club. Proceeds go towards the Williamstown Hospital, Hazeldean Nursing Home, Hobsons Bay Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon, and the Williamstown Toy Library. Entry to the public is from 9am and by gold coin donation. More than 1000 classic race bikes and other motorcycles from around Melbourne and country Victoria are expected to be on display.

31 March, 2011
The Blues Train - SOLD OUT

Tickets for our 7th May show on The Blues Train have Sold Out!  We'd like to thank all our fans who purchased tickets to see this show and can't wait to see you there.  For those who missed out, we're back there on the 10th September.  Tickets for that show are now on sale via Ticketek.
For more information on The Legendary Blues Train visit:

18 March, 2011bootleg
Authorized Bootleg CD - Out Now

The live recording of our show at the Cornish Arms Hotel in January earlier this year has arrived.  We have been tirelessly working on getting it ready in time for our performances at SunFest and Guitars Across The Bay this weekend.  Many people have been asking when our next CD is coming out, and it looks like the wait is over.  Album includes 17 Tracks with over 70 minutes of live music. Email us at to find out how to buy your copy.  Alternatively they will be available at all our live shows.

24 January, 2011Torren
Welcome Torren Dove on Bass

We'd like to take this opportunity to welcome Torren Dove as the newest band member to join Cold Snap.  He's an exceptional bass player who has helped lift the bar yet again in taking us to a new level.  He did an awesome job at his first official gig with us last night at Cafe Tiramisu.  We're looking forward to putting on many more great shows with him in the coming months.  Please be sure to make him feel welcome at our upcoming shows, and maybe even buy him a beer.  What better way to make someone feel welcome, than to buy them a beer...

23 January, 2011
Cafe Tiramisu Heats Up

Thanks to everyone who came down to our show at the Eltham Jazz & Blues Festival last night.  It was such a beautiful night to be outdoors performing; so much so that we have been invited back again next month for another show.  We'll be back there for another three high energy sets on Saturday 19th February.  Table bookings are already taking place after last nights show and we recommend you get in soon to reserve your table. Phone: 9439 5586

9 December, 2010
NYE Carnival featuring Cold Snap

Cold Snap will be bringing their Rhythm & Blues Revue to the people of Bendigo in a New Year's Eve Extravaganza! This will be a Free Outdoor Event for all the family held in Bendigo's Hargreaves Mall. After a killer show earlier this year at the Downtown Bendigo Rock & Blues Festival, Cold Snap was chosen as the band to bring-in 2011 for the Bendigo NYE Carnival. The night will begin at 7pm with activities for young children, which include a Ferris wheel, swing chairs, merry-go-round, and face painters. Street performers will also be entertaining the crowd that will include fire-breathers and stilt walkers. Then at 8pm Cold Snap kicks off live music on the main stage and will be playing right through to midnight. A fireworks display will rock downtown Bendigo at 10pm and again at midnight in an even bigger exhibition of pyrotechnics that will usher in 2011. If you’re in the Bendigo area for NYE, be sure to stop by and say hi…

18 October, 2010
Blows Them Away At Open Mind Fiesta

Cold Snap proudly closed the 2010 Open Mind Fiesta and certainly made it worth the wait for the folks who stuck around for their grand finale.
"Caught the band (accidentally) this arvo at Fairfield. Awesome!  20 years in entertainment /hospitality it takes a bit to blow me away"
.   We also had a fan video some of our performance from the crowd too, you can visit our YouTube Channel to check out the footage he captured on the day.

11 October, 2010
Cold Snap Rocks Anglesea Music Festival

Cold Snap put on another great show down at the Anglesea Music Festival on the weekend with two smokin' hot performances on Saturday 9th October.  "A big thank you to Cold Snap, it was bands like you who made it possible and you were so so popular."

27 September, 2010
Grand Final Eve Extravaganza!

Cold Snap is back at Nighthawk Blues this Friday 1st October for a Grand Final Eve Extravaganza!  The Pies and Saints couldn’t be separated in the AFL Grand Final on the weekend and as a result we’ll now be playing on the Eve of the Replay. If you love Collingwood get on down there, if you hate Collingwood get on down there…we don’t care, we just want you to be in the house for what is sure to be a great Grand Final Eve Show full of surprises!

26 August, 2010
Cold Snap
- Promo Video [HD]

Cold Snap has finally been captured on film in HD.   To coincide with this we have launched the Cold Snap TV Channel on YouTube where you can view all our latest videos.  You can even upload your own videos of Cold Snap, as one fan has already done.  If you’ve got any videoSubscribes of us we’d love to see them.  Simply Subscribe to Cold Snap TV by clicking the “Subscribe” button. Then you'll be kept up to date with all the latest Cold Snap video uploads as they happen.

12 July, 2010
Cold Snap heats up Nighthawk!

Last Saturday night was a cold and miserable night indeed.sonia
That is unless you got out of the comfort of your warm home and headed down to Nighthawk Blues in Mentone.  Cold Snap went about heating up the place with their smokin' hot high-energy show for the 100 odd people who were in attendance.  It's a testament to the band and their dedication to putting on a "show" for the fans who support them.  This isn't just another band going through the motions, simply standing there and singing their songs.  Every band member is committed to doing their part to ensure that every single person goes home feeling satisfied; and that it was worth braving the cold to go out and see their House Rockin' Chicago Blues show.

Sonia's huge on-stage presence is instantaneous, from the moment her feet touch the stage and she grabs hold of that mic; she is ready to rock the joint. She truly is a pint-sized powerhouse, singing, dancing and even playing her alto saxophone throughout the show.  Is there anything she can't do?  Fans were on the dance floor from the moment they started their first song, right up until the end.  Their final song saw Sonia, Joe and Dazza Daz performing out in the crowd, prior to fans demanded two encores before they could even think about calling it quits for the night.

Cold Snap returns to the Nighthawk on Saturday the 11th September.  Be sure to lock it into your diary for another show not to be missed!

5 July, 2010
La Fiamma - Oh What a Night!

We had a great show down at La Fiamma in Chadstone last Saturday night, receiving many positive comments after such a great night.  Over 120 people were in attendance for our first show there and here’s what some of them had to say:
”Cold Snap were as great as ever. It was a blast of a night. Thoroughly enjoyed myself!” ”Great night- loved the band and the dancing.” ”Loved the band and the atmosphere” ”First time I heard Cold Snap play, loved their music. I thoroughly enjoyed myself dancing all night. What a great night!"

7 June, 2010
Cold Snap a smash at Daveys

Cold Snap had their first show at Daveys last night and made a great impression; especially to those who hadn't seen them before.  Here's what some of the audience had to say after the show "Top arvo and all I spoke to enjoyed your music", "Loved dancing to you guys and enjoyed every minute come back to Daveys soon", "Awsome gig at Davey's today, thanks guys, you were absolutely fantastic", "Not too many get a couple of encores, the place was pumping and the crowd in awe of the treat".  Cold Snap are looking forward to getting back to Daveys in the near future.  Be sure to keep visiting our website for all the latest gig updates; alternatively you can subscribe to our emailing list (top right).

19 May, 2010
Steve Williams Joins Us This Sunday

This Sunday's show at Manhattan Hotel will feature special guest Steve Williams from John Farnham's band on both saxophone and harmonica.  Unfortunately, Brian can't do this show with us, so we have called upon Steve to fill-in for him instead.  Be sure to get down to the Manhattan for another great night of high energy House Rockin' Chicago Blues, Cold Snap style.

7 May, 2010
Cold Snap To Record Their Next Live Show

We are back at Nighthawk Blues on Friday 14th May; and can now announce that this show will be recorded live for an upcoming CD/DVD release, and we would love you all to be part of it. We're bringing along with the video and sound recording equipment a great lighting show, and will have a few surprises up our sleeves on the night too. Who knows, you might even get on film yourself. We'd love you all to get down to the show and help us blow the roof off the joint; as we bring you another high-energy night of dancing and shakin' what you got.

25 April, 2010
Cold Snap Rocks The Mt Beauty Music Festival

Cold Snap had 3 shows at the Mt Beauty Music Festival, and it got hotter and hotter at each one.  Their Fri & Sat night shows were the final shows for those evenings and both gigs demanded encores from their appreciative crowds.  Their Saturday night show at Bogong Hotel literally brought the crowd to their knees during "Just a little bit".  The entire dance floor was on their knees as the Joe commanded the crowd to get "down low" before they eventually rose for a frenzied finale which had the whole place up on their feet demanding "More".  Give them more is what they did; but not before Sonia, Joe & Dazza Daz joined them out in the crowd during their final encore of the night.  Word on the streets the following day was that Cold Snap had certainly rocked the Bogong Hotel the night before.  Mission accomplished!

5 April, 2010
Cold Snap a smash at Bendigo Rock & Blues Festival

Last night Cold Snap went about bringing the house down at the 2010 Downtown Bendigo Rock & Blues Festival with the final performance for the festival. We thank all our loyal and new-found fans in Bendigo for all their positive feedback at the end of the show. Our new original tunes went down a treat and were received with enthusiastic cheers and applause. Brian Strafford did a great job on both the guitar and sax on that night, at only his second gig with the band. Sonia was in true form belting out her tunes with a heartfelt version of "It hurt so bad" and then later in the show leaving the stage to dance with a fan in the crowd. All in all, it was a great show that had positive feedback all round.  As a result, we have been informed by the organisers that Cold Snap will be back again in 2011.  We have sold out of our CD's at the festival and are toying with the idea of getting another pressing done of our Live CD or holding out for our completed studio recording later this year. We'll keep you posted folks and let you know which way we go.

15 March, 2010
Cold Snap Rocks The Blues Train

BluesTrainPhotoLast weekend saw Cold Snap play their first show on The Blues Train, and boy did it rock!  And yes, we are talking about the music folks.  The Blues Train was rockin' too though.  It was an amazing night of great music, great vibes,  great company, and great weather.  What more could you ask for?  We'd certainly like to thank all the folks who came along and made it so much fun for us.  You were all great, and thanks for the photo's too. 
The next day saw us heading from Queenscliff over to the Mordialloc By The Bay Fine Food, Wine & Music Festival.  Boy was it a hot one!  We had to keep moving just so our shoes wouldn't melt onto the stage.  Another great reaction from the crowd after another smokin' hot set from Cold Snap.

21 February, 2010
Back By Popular Demand

Coming off the back of another successful performance at the 2010 Eltham Jazz & Blues Festival. Cold Snap is proud to announce they will be doing yet another follow-up show; out the front of Cafe Tiramisu on Saturday 20th March. Show kicks off at 7pm.  Table bookings are essential for this show, their February show was Sold Out! This is an outdoor event and tables get booked up fast, so call today to secure your table. Ph: 03 9439 5586

12 February, 2010
All Aboard The Blues Train

BluesTrainCold Snap will make their debut appearance on The Blues Train this Saturday 13th March.  We’ve had many requests at our shows asking when we’re going to play The Blues Train.  So for all you folks who keep asking, we’re happy to say Hugo has asked us to come aboard and we can’t wait to take our House Rockin’ Chicago Blues show down the tracks.  Unfortunately for our fans this show is already Sold Out; so if you don't already have tickets for this show you'll have to wait for our next one. We're looking forward to putting on a great show and are happy to be added to The Blues Train roster of talented artists. Watch this space for more shows.

7 February, 2010
No Rest For The Wicked

It was hot down at Cunningham's Hotel today, and we're not talking about the weather either!  Cold Snap pulled in a huge crowd that forced the owners to work on their day off to keep up with the demand of the growing crowd.  Plenty of meals, beers, blues, and tributes to those affected by the Black Saturday fires too.  As a result Cold Snap will be back there again in March & April.  Visit our gig guide for more info.

23 January, 2010
Cold Snap On Fire At Nighthawk

Here's what one fan had to say after seeing his first Cold Snap show last night.  "This band is sensational. And when you think they can't belt out another number better than they just did, just see what happens when they let Sonia into the lineup. With an on-stage voice and attitude a bit like Janis Joplin - you could come to this night just to see her belt out anything this band can throw at her."  Dennis B

1 January, 2010
NYE Carnival with Cold Snap

Cold Snap played a killer show at Hargreaves Mall in Bendigo last night for NYE.  Unfortunately the rain hit the Mall before the clock struck 12am.  However, we would certainly like to take this opportunity to thank those who didn’t let that dampen their night and continued on dancing in the rain.  It was great to keep the show rolling, come rain, hail, or shine to an appreciative crowd.  We’re look forward to doing some further shows in Bendigo throughout 2010 and thank our newfound fans for their support and kind words on NYE.  Thanks once again for all your support!

22 November, 2009
Cold Snap TV #25 on YouTube

Today Cold Snap TV on YouTube hit #25 Most Viewed Musicians Channel in Australia.  We've uploaded a couple of new live videos from the Watsonia Motor Show last weekend.  Hope you enjoy them, we will have more for you soon.  Thanks for the support.

4 November, 2009
Watsonia Motor Show

Cold Snap is set to heat up the Watsonia Motor Show on Saturday 14th November.  They will be closing the event with a performance from the Main Stage at 2:15pm-3:30pm.  Wilbur Wilde will be the Guest MC for the Motor Show and may even join the band on stage for a big finale.

8 October, 2009
Cold Snap Unplugged

Cold Snap commences their intimate acoustic shows around town this Spring/Summer.  These shows will be billed as Cold Snap Unplugged and will be performed either as a Duo with Joe & Sonia Valenti or as a Trio also including Jan Stephenson.  They will be playing their usual Cold Snap material in an intimate acoustic setting; giving their songs a whole new interpretation and feel.

14 September, 2009
Cold Snap Live CD Now Available

The wait is over!  New stock has now arrived!  After selling out of our CD's at the recent Echuca Winter Blues Festival; CD's can once again be purchased at our gigs or you can contact us to have one sent out to you.  We'd also like to thank our good friend John Ruberto at Crystal Mastering for further enhancing the sound quality of this latest pressing.

7 September, 2009
Sonia Shakes Manhattan Hotel

Last night Sonia was on fire at the Manhattan Hotel; singing, dancing and even helping out Ken on the sax in some songs.  Is there anything this girl can't do?  One lady came up to her after the show and said she is "one of the most talented women she has seen in a long time".  With Sonia as the latest inclusion to the line-up it has really given the band a huge point of difference.  With this husband and wife team as the bands focal point it has really lifted the energy levels and band to new heights.  Dutch Tilders was even in the house praising their efforts.

27 July, 2009
Cold Snap heats up the Echuca Winter Blues Festival

Cold Snap had a very successful debut appearance at the 2009 Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival over the weekend.  So much so, that they sold out of their Live CD's and many fans missed out on getting a copy.  The crowd in the street grew with each song that they performed and all the while CD's were getting snatched up thick and fast.  Word on the band is spreading fast, and people can't seem to get enough of their House Rockin' Chicago Blues. Ken Maling on the sax was a real crowd pleaser, constantly getting rounds of applause each time he played one of his soulful solo's.  Sonia's vocals have really given the band a whole new dynamic with both her female vocals and harmonies.  The band are looking forward to introducing more songs for Sonia to perform at their future shows.  We'd like to thank everyone for their support over the weekend, all those who bought CD's and the organisers for including Cold Snap in their 2009 line-up.  We hope to be back there again next year in 2010.  For all of you who missed out on getting one of our CD's at the festival, please keep visiting our website for further updates on when our next pressing will be available. Thanks again.

24 July, 2009
Cold Snap on 3RRR 102.7FM with Son of Crawdaddy

Joe, Jan, and Sonia appeared on the Son of Crawdaddy show last night.  It certainly was an honour being interviewed by Max Crawdaddy and performing live-to-air on one of Melbourne's longest running blues shows.  The band were promoting their Live CD and upcoming performance at the 2009 Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival this weekend.  Special thanks goes out to Max Crawdaddy and 3RRR, thank you so much for your ongoing support and plugging our gigs around town.  Max Crawdaddy's show airs every Thursday from 10pm-12am on 102.7FM.

1 May, 2009
Cold Snap to Rock NYE at Bendigo

After yet another successful festival appearance, this time the Downtown Bendigo Rock & Blues Festival. Cold Snap has been invited to provide the entertainment in Bendigo’s Hargreaves Mall from 8pm-Midnight. Cold Snap will be the sole act on the night getting the NYE party started in the build up to a new decade 2010. This is a free outdoor event and all are welcome to attend and join in the festivities.

18 April, 2009
Cold Snap makes waves on the Blues On The Bay Cruise

Thanks to everyone who bought their tickets to the Blues On The Bay cruise last Friday night.  You couldn't have planned it any better even if you wanted to.  A beautiful calm night out on Port Phillip Bay.  The weather was beautiful, the people on board were beautiful and Cold Snap's House Rockin' Chicago Blues was certainly making some serious waves. Oh yeah, and it was beautiful too. We hope to be back there again when they do it all over again in the warmer months.  Keep visiting our website for further information regarding all upcoming events.

14 April, 2009
Cold Snap Rocks Downtown Bendigo Rock & Blues Festival

Cold Snap played a killer set last Saturday night at the Downtown Bendigo Rock & Blues Festival.  As a result they left the crowd wanting more; so much so that the following day people were asking organisers what time Cold Snap would be gracing the stage for their final performance at the festival.  The response after their set was so well received that we’ve even had word from the organizers of the Blues On The Bay cruise this Friday that they have secured bookings for people travelling from Bendigo to attend.  After seeing their performance at the Downtown Bendigo Rock & Blues Festival, they’ve had a taste and now want to see a full three sets worth from the guys.  They have also received a number of emails throughout the week praising their efforts…
”You had it the most together with your professionalism; you had me hooked right from the start to the end. Best act on the day by far.” K.Richie, Bendigo
Special thanks go out to the organisers and all the volunteers of the Downtown Bendigo Rock & Blues Festival for putting on a great event.  We hope that we helped make it a great success for you, and would love to be back in Bendigo soon to give them another taste of our House Rockin’ Chicago Blues.

29 March, 2009
Downtown Bendigo Rock & Blues Festival

This Easter Long Weekend will see Cold Snap performing at the Downtown Bendigo Rock & Blues Festival on Bull Street in Bendigo twice.  Saturday 11 April from 8pm-8:45pm and Sunday 12 April from 2pm-2:45pm.  This Bendigo Festival is held over the entire Easter long weekend is a huge event that Cold Snap is proud to be part of in 2009.

27 March, 2009
Blues On The Bay - 4hr Cruise

Come and join us for a 4 hour cruise around Port Phillip Bay on the Victoria Star Cruiseship on Friday 17 April.   Departs Shed 9 Docklands. Boarding 7:30pm. Leaving 8pm. Returning Midnight. Tickets $50. Includes 4hr cruise, light snacks and three sets from Melbourne’s Premier Chicago Blues Show...COLD SNAP. Contact Paul 0406989546 or Kate 0422487404 for tickets. $50. Book Now to secure your spot.

19 March, 2009
A Village In The Hills (CFA Fundraiser)

Cold Snap is proud to announce they will be throwing their support behind the A Village In The Hills fundraiser taking place on Saturday 28th March from 11am - 11pm.  It's being held at the Healesville Racecourse and is Free Entry.
Throughout the day they will be raising money for the Badger Creek, Healesville, and Chum Creek CFA through donations, alcohol sales, and a special auction of Yarra Valley goodness.

15 February, 2009
Cold Snap Rocks The Homestead Festival

Cold Snap played a killer set down at the Homestead Blues Festival earlier today, and certainly went about converting some new fans down in Point Cook.  The festival was a great success and we'd like to thank all the people who attended and were part of a great day.  The weather was perfect and the homestead a great setting for a local festival.  We look forward to being part of it again in 2010.

9 February, 2009
Victorian Bushfires

Our hearts go out to all the people who have recently lost their lives, homes, families and friends in the raging Victorian Bushfires.  Our prayers and thoughts are with you all in this tragic time.  If you wish to make an online donation, please visit and follow the links.

26 January, 2009
Cold Snap heats up Australia Day Long weekend

Last night was a perfect night down at the Eltham Jazz & Blues Festival.  It saw Cold Snap play 3 sets of smokin' hot Chicago blues to a very appreciative crowd.  For all the new found Eltham fans, we will be back in your neck of the woods next month on Saturday 21st February to play the Eltham RSL.

6 December, 2008
Live Album Recording

Cold Snap are proud to announce they finally have a quality live recording of the band after packing out the Nighthawk last night.  A big thanks has to go out to all the fans who came down to be part of the recording and making it a great night for everyone.  We hope to have our live album out early next year.
Here's what our mate Shane at Hard On Music had to say about it.  "It was a pleasure to listen and record the band last night and I'm already pleased to say the recording has come out great.  Well done on packing out the Nighthawk, I don't think I've ever seen that many people there before - great stuff!"
Be sure to keep visiting our website for all the latest updates on when the album will be ready for release in 2009.

10 December, 2008
Happy Blues For Guitar Man

PointCookImageJOE Valenti was days out from playing at the Point Cook Blues Festival when a serious car accident dashed his hope. It was February and Valenti and his wife were driving down Sharps Road in Tullamarine when a truck came out of nowhere. "The car was pretty much totalled and ended up on its side," he recalls. "My wife and I were both taken to hospital in ambulances. "Thankfully, my wife was pretty much OK, but I ended up getting a fractured C6 vertebrae in my neck and ended up being in a neck brace for the next two to three months. "I never made it to work that day and I couldn't play the festival. I was really looking forward to it." It has taken plenty of time for the Westmeadows resident to get his strength back and be ready to be the frontman and guitarist he once was. Now, two months out from the Point Cook event, Valenti is well and truly ready. "I am really looking forward to getting down to Point Cook and doing what we should have been doing earlier this year," he said. "I guess it wasn't meant to be, but hopefully, fingers crossed, this February will be meant to be and I won't get hit by another truck." The Point Cook Blues Festival on February 15 will feature great music along with food, wine and children's activities. The blues festival attracted more than 2000 visitors to the historic homestead earlier this year and is a fund-raiser for local charities, including the Rotary Club of Laverton/Point Cook. Other performers that will feature are The Mannish Boys, Sweethearts, Blues Dukes, Andrea Marr Band, Jimi Hocking Blues Machine and international act Michael Charles. Information and tickets: visit

By Lisa Forman (Werribee Banner)

3 December, 2008
Cold Snap In Melbourne

Hmmm, maybe Melbourne blues band Cold Snap could have chosen a better name to endear themselves to their home town, like Tropical Holiday maybe.  However, my bet is they named themselves after the Albert Collins title giving you an insight into the style of music they play.  Either way, their electric blues has been winning them waves of new fans and a residency at the Nighthawk Blues venue, which is where Cold Snap will be recording their first live album this Friday night.  The band claims that, 'the request for an album has been overwhelming.  We figured the quickest way to give our fans what they wanted was to do a live recording at Nighthawk, our shows there always get the whole joint jumpin'.'  Nighthawk Blues is at 114 Nepean Hwy, Mentone - $10 entry.

Blues 'n' Roots with Martin Jones (Inpress Magazine)

23 November, 2008
Live Album Recording

Due to popular demand Cold Snap is scheduled to record their long awaited first live album at Nighthawk on the 5th December.  Their fan base and shows seem to be growing in stature and gathering more and more momentum as their popularity increases.  So much so, that the request for an album has been overwhelming.  'We figured the quickest way to give our fans what they wanted was to do a live recording at Nighthawk, our shows there always get the whole joint jumpin''.  Cold Snap has recently secured a residency at Nighthawk that will see them perform there on a monthly basis throughout 2009.

For your opportunity to be part of Cold Snap's live album recording make sure you get down to Nighthawk on Friday 5th December at 9pm.  Nighthawk, 114 Nepean Highway, Mentone; $10 Entry

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20 October, 2008
Hot Tamale and Cold Snap !

Cold Snap certainly made an impression on the crowd at the Clifton Hill Hotel on Saturday night when they were special guests at the Hot Tamale Babe CD Launch Party for Jeannie Lushes & the Blues Boys.  Cold Snap kicked off the proceedings with their classic Chicago Blues Sound. Joe Valenti led his cast with his older vocal sound.  However, with such tender years on his side there is only better things to come for these guys.  Cold Snap would like to take this opportunity to thank Jeannie Lushes & the Blue Boys for letting us be part of their launch party. We all had a ball and wish them all the best with their CD sales.

19 October, 2008
Nighthawk Blues...We're Back!

Cold Snap are proud to announce you'll be seeing a lot more of them at Nighthawk Blues from now on! After a killer show last night that had people out of their seats as soon as they kicked off their first song, right until the final note was played.  The new owners of Nighthawk Blues were so happy that they're thinking of booking Cold Snap on a regular monthly rotation for 2009. So be sure to get down to Nighthawk again on the 8th November to find out what you missed out on last night!

13 October, 2008
Fun For Open Minds At Fairfield.

SPIRITS were high at the annual Open Mind Fiesta in Fairfield.  About 35,000 people enjoyed the weekend sunshine and listened to bands such as Busted Onions and Cold Snap and grazed on food from Station St restaurants.  The fiesta is a collaboration between the Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria and the Station St Traders Association, promoting a healthy attitude towards mental illness and promoting local trade.

Mental Illness Fellowship chief executive Elizabeth Crowther said the day provided just the right mix of fun and stigma-busting education.

She said new features, such as a photographic exhibition in which 28 secondary school students highlighted the normality and humanity of those with a mental illness, were a great success.  Were hoping to expand this project next year ... it really changed students attitude to mental illness, Ms Crowther said.  Handsome, healthy, employed and in a steady relationship, Mitchell Fairbanks was among 10 living books sharing their stories in order to break down stigma.

1 September, 2008
Hot Tamale Babe CD Launch Party

If you love high quality blues music, then mark Saturday 18th October in your diary now!

Jeannie Lushes & the Blues Boys are celebrating the long awaited release of their "Hot Tamale Babe" CD with a Launch Party at the Clifton Hill Hotel. It is going to be a night when musicians get together on stage and celebrate in style.

Opening the night are special guests Cold Snap who have been leading the race in Melbourne for some time now with their House Rockin' Chicago blues; led by Joe Valenti and his cast of talented muso's.

Special Guests to be supporting Jeannie Lushes & the Blues Boys are: Jimmy Sloggett (Sax), Dave Birtwell (Guitar), and Mr. "Harp Man" Luke. The night will have a rhythm section combined with the talented Glen Simkin (Bass) and both Ray Tully and Rob O'Toole (Drums) back to back for the first time ever.

There will also be a few other surprises thrown in for good measure, so be sure to get down for what is guaranteed to be a great night of high quality blues here in Melbourne.

Tickets are selling at the Clifton Hill Hotel prior to the night where credit card and cash facilities are both available. Tickets will also be available on the night, unless sold out.

Clifton Hill Hotel, Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, 8pm. $10 Entry or $20 with CD for One Night Only!

18 August, 2008
R.I.P. Warren Hall

It saddens me to say that my good friend, Musical Director and amazing Pianist Warren Hall passed away in Cairns tonight (18/8/08) after his long battle with cancer. An upcoming memorial service for Warren is to be held at this stage in early September. The Melbourne music scene will be much the lesser for his passing.

I had the privilege and honour to play/sing with Warren when in "Off The Cuff" for a few years. I was always in awe of not only his musical knowledge, but his ability to make it all look so easy. I am definitely better for knowing Warren and will cherish all the gigs we shared was truly an honour to play beside him. He was a true inspiration for many Melbourne musician's and the Melbourne Music Scene won't be the same without him. I'm sure he carried that smile with him right to the end. What a champ!

R.I.P. Wazza

You will be sadly missed mate, Joey

15 July, 2008
Check out our New Video!

Cold Snap

Finally, we have video footage of Cold Snap! This was recorded live on Asylum TV in late March 2008 and certainly was an important gig for the guys.

Only two months prior to this show Joe was involved in a serious car accident that saw both him and his wife hit by a truck. Joe received a fracture in his neck, while his wife walked away with minor injuries. Prior to this night Cold Snap had not played together for a good couple of months as a result of Joe being in a neck brace recovering from his injuries. This night actually saw him arrive to the gig wearing his soft collar, only to take it off for the set and put it back on as soon as the show ended.

To say it was an important gig for the guys is an understatement. Even though there had been no rehearsals prior to this show while Joe was recovering, the fire was still evident and it was simply great just to be back on stage together again.

Cold Snap has since commenced gigging around town again and are certainly making a serious name for themselves among blues enthusiasts. Be sure to get down to one of their gigs to witness one of Australia's hottest live blues acts who must be seen live to be truly appreciated.

9 July, 2008
Double Booked!

Unfortunately our gig this Saturday at Nighthawk Blues has been double-booked. Cold Snap will no longer be playing there this Saturday night. The Substitutes will be playing there this Saturday instead. Keep an eye on our gig guide for new Nighthawk dates.

19 June, 2008
Bye George

This Sunday's gig at George's Blues Klub will be Cold Snap's final performance there. George's will be closing next month and will no longer be a live entertainment venue. Cold Snap's final gig at George's is sure to be another great night, with a few surprises/special guests thrown in for good measure.

Cold Snap would like to take this opportunity to thank both George and Rhonda for their ongoing support over the past year. It has been a great venue to play at and will be sadly missed when they eventually close their doors in July.

Thanks again George & Rhonda!

16 June, 2008
Nighthawk Blues Sensation!

Last Saturday night's gig at Nighthawk Blues was something to behold. Special thanks go out to all the people who braved the cold weather and made the effort to head out and see the show. Even though it was cold outside, Cold Snap went about warming the place with some cool tunes inside. We even had the pleasure of hearing some of their new original songs for the first time, all of which were very well received from an appreciative crowd.

By the end of the night the whole place was on their feet, hollering and demanding that they keep playing yet "another" song. It's safe to say it was all worthwhile braving the cold to see a Cold Snap do their thing. They are fast making a name for themselves as one of Melbourne's premier blues bands. Cold Snap will be back at Nighthawk Blues again next month on the 12th July to do it all over again. So make sure you get down to see the show.

1 June, 2008
Cold Snap on TV.

For all of you out there who have a television that can actually pick up Channel 31 in Melbourne, this blog is for you!

COLD SNAP will be performing live on Asylum TV on Channel 31 on Tuesday 10th June at 11pm. The show will then repeat again that week on Wednesday 12pm and Saturday 12pm.

This performance was captured in March earlier this year and was actually Cold Snap's first gig back after a car accident saw Joe come away with a fractured C6 vertebra in his neck and months of wearing a neck brace. As a result they hadn't had the chance to play/rehearse together in the build up to this gig, so to say this night was a significant one to the band is an understatement.

Cold Snap have commenced gigging around Melbourne again since this performance and hope to have an album recorded later this year.

Dont miss it!

18 May, 2008
We are on Facebook

Are you on Facebook? If so, you'll be glad to know that Cold Snap now has their own page on Facebook. Click on the link below and become a Fan now.  Cold Snap's Facebook

22 April, 2008
By George We're Back!

It was like Cold Snap had never left George's Place. Even though it was around three months since they graced the stage there for the Australia Day Blues Festival. Unfortunately a couple weeks after that gig, Joe was in a serious car accident and came away with a fracture in his neck. That break has kept Cold Snap away for the past three months, but fortunately it was a lucky break and didn't keep them away for too long.

Well last Sunday they were back for the first time since the accident and boy was it worth the wait. The place was packed, the people were dancing and it was like they'd never left.

Cold Snap will next be at George's Blues Klub on the 18th May, but if you can't wait until then you can catch them at the Aero Bar at the Moorabbin Airport this Friday night.

15 April, 2008
We're Back!

That's right, Cold Snap are back after a couple months off! Joe is recovering well from his car accident and this weekend will be Cold Snap's first gig back since it happened. Come and show your support at George's Blues Klub this Sunday evening. Have a drink and have a dance with Cold Snap and their House Rockin' Chicago Blues!

21 March, 2008
Joe on Road to Recovery.

Joe's neck is now stable after initially having to wear a neck brace for 2 weeks, he has since been downgraded to a soft collar. With regular physio work Joe is now on the road to recovery. He hopes that his x-ray next month will literally allow him to be "unleashed" and ready to let loose on stage.

With the possibility of being paralysed, killed or even worse have his wife harmed in their car accident last month he now has a new lease on life. His love for the blues has grown even more threw the hardships of the past weeks. Having to overcome a fracture in his C6 vertabrae and recently getting strength back in his neck.

Cold Snap are glad to have him back for their spot at the Mini Festival taking place on 30th March at Musicland. Their 40 minutes spot at the festival will be a great way for Joe to ease back into gigging again before getting back into the swing of things in April. Thanks to all our fans for the support, encouragement, and kind words they have expressed over the past weeks. It has been greatly appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you all soon again in person.

7 February, 2008
Joe in serious car accident!

Joe Valenti and his wife Sonia were both involved in a serious car accident Wednesday morning. Their vehicle was clipped by a truck while travelling down Sharps Road, Tullamarine causing their vehicle to veer off road, ploughed through huge boulders getting their car airborne and coming to a crashing halt on its side on top of the boulders. The pair had to climb out of the drivers door to safety. Thankfully many witnesses saw the whole thing and stopped to assist until the paramedics arrived.

Joe and Sonia were both taken away in ambulances and admitted to the Emergency Ward at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where they were both treated. Fortunately, Sonia come out of it with a badly bruised foot and a little shaken up. Unfortunately Joe received a slight fracture in his neck and had to stay overnight. He has since returned home and will need to be in a neck brace 24/7 for the next 2 weeks before he is reassessed by the specialists.

Joe said "After spending time in the emergency ward and talking to trauma doctors and the TAC, I feel very lucky to still be here and know that it could've been a lot worse. The police and paramedics couldn't believe that the two of us came out of the of the accident the way we did. The doctors in the trauma ward have had to deal with patients who are in a lot worse position's than me. I just thank God that my wife and I are okay and lived to talk about it. Some people are not as fortunate as we have been, hopefully we can get back to our normal routines in the near future. In the mean time I'm going to rest and keep my neck as still as possible for the next two weeks and see how it all pans out. Enough can't be said about the doctors and nurses in that Emergency/Trauma Ward".

Joe was especially looking forward to this weekends gigs where Saturday night would've seen Cold Snap opening for Michael Charles at the Grand Central Club in Richmond. Michael was the 1st person to ever teach Joe how to play anything on the guitar. Michael has since been performing/recording/living in Chicago for the past 16-17 years and this year has returned to Australia for his first national "Full Circle Tour". It would've also been a "Full Circle" moment for Joe to finally be on stage with his first ever teacher after so many years. Joe is setting a personal goal for himself to be ready for the 30th March and hopefully get the opportunity to play with Michael Charles on that night while he is still in Australia. Cold Snap were also scheduled to play the inaugural Homestead Blues Festival this Sunday. Michael Charles and his band will be filling Cold Snap's scheduled time slot in lieu of what has happened this week. We hope that the Festival is a great success and are keen to be part of it again in 2009.

Any gigs for Cold Snap that were scheduled to be played in the next 2-3 weeks have been cancelled until we receive further information from the doctors. Keep posted and we will keep you informed with how things are travelling along.

Thank you to everyone who has been concerned and sent well-wishes.

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Be sure to get down to one of Cold Snap's gigs in 2008 to see them in action!

15 October, 2007
Here To Stay At Georges!

Cold Snap are proud to announce that George's have recently chosen them to be part of an elite group of Melbourne blues bands; and 2008 will see them play on a regular rotation at George's Blues Klub.

George's is a great venue, with friendly staff and clientele who are supporting blues music every Sunday. Do yourself a favour and head down to George's this Sunday to be part of another great night!

3 September, 2007
George's Blues Klub

Last night Cold Snap played their 1st gig at George's Blues Klub, and after the show they put on for the definitely won't be their last!

What they had to say "Thanks Jeannie for bringing Cold Snap to George's Place they were sensational to dance to or just listen to. I hope you all get to see them somewhere soon they are a new talent on the town..."

George loved the show so much he said "I'll have to chain you to the place so you can never leave".

Be sure to keep an eye on their upcoming gigs.

18 August, 2007
Cold Snap Hits Scarab Bar!

Cold Snap last night played their style of House Rockin' Chicago Blues at the Scarab Bar and had the whole joint jumpin'. It seems every venue they play at these days they convert new fans. One lady said "You guys shouldn't be called Cold Snap because you're Smokin' Hot!". So on this cold and rainy night in Belgrave, some people still found a way to keep warm by getting up and shakin' what they had on the dance floor. Be sure to keep an eye on their gigs to find out where they're playing next.

1 July, 2007
Nighthawk Blues

Although Cold Snap is proving to be a popular band at Nighthawk Blues, drawing a constant following at one of Melbourne's premier blues venues. Nighthawk Blues has extended their closure for gigs for a little while, it will be a week to week proposition at the moment. They are actually holding a "For Blues Sake" Festival on 7-8 July to help raise money. So get down & support Nighthawk Blues, it would be sad to see it close its doors. A special thanks goes out to Bob at Nighthawk Blues for having us there again last night. Cold Snap had another great night where the whole crowd was up on their feet, dancing, hollering and enjoying themselves right to the very end. Cold Snap is now proving to be a popular band at Nighthawk Blues, drawing a constant following at one of Melbourne's premier blues venues. Be sure to check out our gigs page to see us at our next gig soon.

21 June, 2007
Recent Photo Shoot

Check out Cold Snap's latest promotional photographs in our Gallery. We're hoping to record live at one of our gigs soon with the aim to produce a live album. Further updates of this will be posted as we get closer, so stay tuned.

18 March, 2007
Mordialloc by the Bay Festival

Cold Snap's recent spot at the Mordialloc by the Bay Festival saw them drag people from the other side of the street to find out what all the fuss was about. The crowd in the street grew with each song and simply couldn't get enough of the House Rockin' Chicago Blues being served up on the day. One blues enthusiast said that he hadn't heard music like that since the 1960's.

31 January, 2007
Nighthawk Blues - Residency

Cold Snap's recent gig at Nighthawk Blues was an absolute blast and certainly had the whole joint jumpin'. They hit the ground running with their first track and didn't let up for a minute the entire night. Punter's were literally mesmerised and simply had to stay for fear of missing a single moment. One lady said "After I heard them play their first song, I told my partner we have to stick around to see how these guys end their show tonight". Cold Snap didn't disappoint and had the whole place on their feet, dancing, jumping and hollering until the final note was played in their third set. To put it mildly, it was a great night down at Nighthawk Blues. So much so, that as a result they have now secured a monthly residency there for the rest of 2007. So now you will be able to catch Cold Snap every month at one of Melbourne's premier blues venues commencing in April. Do yourself a favour and get down to one of their gigs to witness one of Victoria's, if not Australia's, hottest live blues acts. Check their "Gigs" for further details.

27 December, 2006
Cold Snap Website Launched

Welcome to the new Cold Snap website. We will be updating the site regularly with the latest news and gig information about Cold Snap.

Hope to see you at a gig soon.


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