Daryl James with guitar in a lake


Multi-instrumentalist and award-nominated singer/songwriter, Daryl James fuses heavy blues with the raw Celtic roots of his North Wales homeland. Wielding a wild array of stringed instruments and custom foot percussion, many-a-tall-tale is sparked to life through his captivating live performances.

From humble beginnings as a factory worker and street busker, Daryl sold everything he owned and purchased tickets to Australia, armed with little more than a guitar and the clothes on his back.

Two EP’s and a critically acclaimed album later, Daryl now has 2 international tours under his belt and has become a festival favourite, performing at Blues on Broadbeach, Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival, Nimbin Roots Fest, Wallaby Creek Festival and Kiama Jazz & Blues Fest to name a few, alongside many top acts such as Glenn Matlock (Sex Pistols), John Butler, The SuperJesus and the Beautiful Girls. He recently supported Ash Grunwald and performed as lead guitarist for the Nick Oliveri (Queens of The Stone Age) Australian Tour.

With an earthy blend of pure acoustic and gritty overdriven guitars, Daryl plays with innovative tunings, intricate finger-picking and body percussion, to all-out driving blues/rock riffs and soaring solos.

Don’t miss the finger-picking good Daryl James at #AgnesBluesFest 2024!

Marquee Stage 5.00-6.00pm Friday 16 February 2024
Discovery Stage 6.45-8.00pm Saturday 17 February 2024

16-18 Feb 2024

Rocking out since 2008, the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is a 3 Day Annual Event held in the Great Barrier Reef’s Sensational Deep South. 

Book tickets and places to stay: www.agnesbluesandroots.com.au

Be sure to follow @AgnesBluesFest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The 2024 Festival will be required to operate in line with current QLD Govt Health Directives for all attendees, staff, volunteers, stallholders, vendors and performers.

The Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

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