The Milkmen set to deliver at Blues and Roots Festival, Ravenswood

The Milkmen will close the Blues and Roots Festival.
The Milkmen will close the Blues and Roots Festival.

ONCE upon a time, the milkmen were people who delivered milk to your doorstep.

Today they are an acoustic rock band based in Perth and part of the Blues and Roots Festival at Ravenswood this Saturday.

The Milkmen play last at the festival (between 10pm and 11pm) which also features Dave Hole, Blue Shaddy, John Read, Diesel, Nate Lansdell, Ben Catley and Lightening Jack.

The band was formed in 2006 by singer/writer/rhythm guitarist Conor Mcloughlin and bassist Elliot Careswell and has a wealth of playing and writing experience both locally and in the UK.

Its evolution has seen the addition of childhood friend Collin Gorter with his colourful atmospheric sonority on the lead guitar and more recently Marco Ryan on drums and harmonies.

The Milkmen has supported the likes of End of Fashion and The Supergroup (Angry Anderson, Mick O’Shea from Rose Tattoo, Izzy from Screaming Jets) and last year opened for the Beards at their sell out Rockingham show.

In 2012 The Milkmen moved to the UK for a couple of years to further musical influences and have returned to where it all started with an eagerness, passion and unique blend of charismatic original music.

They are currently recording their new album in Fremantle.

The Blues and Roots Festival runs from 4pm to 11pm.