Melbourne’s newest “big, bold and brassy” blues/soul outfit, with Steve Boyd at the helm, is setting Melbourne on fire, after an explosive Leaps and Bounds Festival playing songs from their latest EP Healers and Howlers. Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie was conceived over many nights of listening to old vinyl records. The core group is Paul Fiddes on drums, Steve Boyd on guitar and vocals and is augmented by upright bass and brass. The sound is heartfelt and raw. With New Orleans swagger, a large cup of soul, a spoonful of blues, with hints of jazz trickling through its veins, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie hoots and hollers with all its might.