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Transvaal Diamond Syndicate (TDS) are the manufacturers of some of Australia's finest foot-stompin' swamp and dirty Blues Rock.

It has been a busy and wild journey for Transvaal Diamond Syndicate from their inception back in late 2009, almost immediately garnering attention for their raw, energetic, exciting and often primeval live shows.  Since then, the TDS have only gone from strength to strength, gathering fans nationally from constant touring, performing and strong social engagement with their Youtube channel hitting over 15million plays.



On the back of 8 years of solid national touring (around 100-150 gigs per year) and over 1000 live shows played, TDS took a much needed hiatus and lineup change during the 2 year Covid period and is back on the road where they belong with upcoming dates:

Date: 25 - 28 July, 2024
The Winter Blues Festival

Echuca-Moama, VIC
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Byron Bay BluesFest   l   Queenscliff Music Festival   l   Big Pineapple Music Festival l  Caloundra Music Festival  |  Great Southern BluesFest   l   Blues on Broadbeach   | Australian Festival of Blues  l  Airlie Beach Music Festival   l  Dead Of Winter Festival |  Sydney Blues and Roots Festival   l   Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival | Narara Music Festival  l  Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival  |  Adelaide Fringe Festival  l  Dead of Winter   l   Mojo Burning Festival  |  Red Deer MAF  | Village Festival  |  Monsoon Rock Stock  l  RocktoberFest  Toowoomba Blues and Roots  |  Hobbstock  |  Eumundi Live  l  Adventure Bay Blues and Roots  |  Grassroots Music Festival   l   Frankie's SwillFest     QLD Festival of Blues  |  Drunken Moon Festival  l  Sunshine Coast Blues and Roots Festival | Arockalpyse  l  Blues Rock Fest  l  Nimbin Mardigrass  l  Dirty Roots l  Wollombi Music Festival  l  Mandate Festival Toowoomba  |  Winter Warmer  |  Sonic Gravy  |  Rockhampton River Festival  |  Not Quite a Muster



  • 'Estranged Blues' YouTube clip clears 13million views with almost 20k channel subscribers and 15million channel views (2021)

  • #1 position on the AMRAP Regional Charts for single The River (5 wks in the top 10 - Oct 2015)

  • #3 position on the Great Southern Charts (AMRAP) for single Lay You Down                                                                                                                 (3 weeks in the top 10 - May 2014)

  • #4 position on the AMRAP Regional Charts for Thicker Than Water (4 wks in the top 10 - Mar 2017)

  • #7 position on the AMRAP Regional Charts for single Easily (2 wks in the top 10 - Nov 2016)

  • #7 position on the Great Southern Charts for new single Mexico (July 2014)

  • #9 position on the Great Southern Charts for new single So Sweet (Oct 2014)

  • #10 position on the Regional Charts (AMRAP) for new single 'The River' (Oct 2015)

  • Top 40 most requested acts on Australian Community Radio in 2012 (AMRAP)

  • 5 singles played on Triple J Radio 

  • Regularly featured on over 100 stations across Australia

  • Have received radio play internationally in over 16 countries

  • 2012 QLD Blues Song of the Year

  • 2013 IMA Award (International - Blues Category)

  • 2013 Top 5 Finalist in the Blues category of the MusicOz Awards

  • #1, #6, #16 and #18 positions in 4ZzZ Radio's Hot 100 Competition (2011-2014)

  • 5 star album reviews in Zoo Magazine and Penthouse Magazine

  • 4 star album reviews in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Courier Mail and The Music

  • iTunes Top 20 charting track with the release of Home

  • Winner in the QLD Music Design Awards (Video category) for 'The River' filmclip (Watch HERE)

  • Finalist in the QLD Music Design Awards (Video category) for the 'So Sweet' filmclip (Watch HERE)


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Desert TV: Transvaal Diamond Syndicate

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