The Presidential Blues Band were formed in 2016 when Gary MacDonald and Dean Morgan (who had met previously but not played together) were at a Gold Coast Acoustics Music event, and Coast Acoustics needed some music for a space filler at short notice. The guys had a quick 2-minute rehearsal in the carpark, and then hit the stage. They didn’t have a name, and Dean was the President of Gold Coast Acoustics at the time, so they were introduced by the MC hosting the event as the “Presidential Blues Band” and the name stuck.
They then became a permanent Acoustic Duo that performed at various events and venues with a varying list of guest 3rd members (usually either Piano / Harmonica / Slide Guitar / Mandolin).
However, in early 2017 the format changed when they met the man called “Uncle” when he became available as a guest artist. The musical chemistry was obvious from the moment they played, and the fans loved it and within 2 shows Uncle had become the permanent 3rd member of the band.
These days they usually play as a Trio, but do the occasional show as a Guitar / Harmonica duo only if required.