A band forged in Adelaide Australia, The Honey Badgers feature an incredible line up playing mainly original music that makes people feel good. Rooted in the blues with sprinkles of soul and funk, this band made the top six at the International Blues Challenge in the USA in 2023.

The debut album, Shakin’ (peaked at #1 on the ABARAC charts) was recorded over a three year period and showcases the band’s development from SA southern vales favorites to an international level powerhouse that wowed the judges in the home of Stax Records, Sun Studios and the hallowed ground of the Beale Street clubs.

Progressing all the way to the Grand Finale at the Orpheum Theatre, this band did what only one other Australian band in the history of the IBC challenge, the legendary “Collard, Greens and Gravy”from Melbourne, had achieved.

Finalist (top six) – 2023 International Blues Challenge, Memphis, TN
Winners – 2022 Adelaide Roots and Blues Association Memphis Blues Challenge
Finalist – 2019 Adelaide Roots and Blues Association Memphis Blues Challenge

“Truly an enjoyable experience, could listen to them all night long, wow!”
Blistering guitar work good lyrical content, rhythm section drove it as it should
Great ensemble sound, smart transitions and arrangements that swing hard, good variety tight rhythm section, harmonica solos were a nice surprise
– Judges feedback, 2023 International Blues Challenge