The New South Trio

Fronted by Harry Tompsett and Aidan Glover and powered by the force that is Ed Rodrigues, The New South Trio have built a unique sound reminiscent of Corby, Mayer, Gary Clark Jr, Clapton and John Butler.

Incredible musicians with eight years of performing live together, The New South Trio have showcased their original music with two singles.


  • Playing the Iconic Sydney Basement at age 14
  • The “Find” of the 2015 Sydney Blues & Roots Festival
  • Three consecutive years (2017, 2018, 2019) at the prestigious Thredbo Blues Festival
  • Twice winners (20/21) of the Sydney Blues Society Member’s Choice award for favourite youth band
  • Showcased on Spotlight on Sydney in 2020
  • “Young band The New South Trio is forging a BIG path in the Sydney Blues scene, having recently won best young blues band in the Sydney Blues Society awards. Indie infused Blues with some great grooves and flavoured with Jazz…..be sure to have a listen and watch them perform their Ferris Street” Spotlight on Sydney, 2020
  • “The find of the festival” James Glendenning, 2015 Sydney Blues and Roots
  • “You guys are great, you just need to tighten that shit up” Charlie Wooton, New Orleans, Thredbo 2017
  • With a median age of just fifteen, these four young boys-to-men have already proved and distinguished themselves at the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, blitzing an inner west Battle of the Bands comp and as supports for the likes of Gen Chadwick and Ray Beadle, at The Basement. Suffice to say, individually and collectively, they make the Bieb look like a boob and, if you close your eyes, you’re bound to hear a much older band, given their uncanny level of versatility and musicianship” Lloyd Bradford Syke, 2016

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