The Beerwah Hotel is the Sunshine Coast’s home of Country music, featuring Country bands on the second Saturday of every month. See our gig guide for more info.
Nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Palmwoods Hotel is a family owned Hotel with an enviable reputation for its great food, legendary steaks and quality entertainment.
Adam Toms is set to release his long awaited third album on July 27th and its set to be a winner.
With a style combining country, rock, blues and singer/songwriter, Adam feels now the time is right to return and is eager to show people his new songs.
As a versatile live artist, Adam is as much at home performing solo acoustic as a full band show. He is known for his big voice as well as his mixed banter and sense of humour.
“I think it’s a good gig if I’ve made the audience laugh, cry and everything in between”
It’s been 5 years since Adam released his last album. A lot has gone on for the Vic based singer/songwriter in that time and his new album ‘Where Were You?’ helps fill in the blanks.
The first two previously released singles ‘Where Were You When’ and ‘Too Young To Know Better’ have had an amazing response from his loyal and new fans alike and show Adams versatility as a vocalist and songwriter, whist the forthcoming climatic power ballad ‘Say You Love Me’ leaves the listener breathless.
Adam has been focusing on his young special needs family (his two sons have Autism Spectrum Disorder) and he’s Youth Worker by day.
Adam continues to entertain audiences from a more local level where he is based in North East Victoria and is now looking forward to taking his new music further up and down the road once again.
Alice Benfer is a versatile singer/songwriter and recording artist.
Alice is a 2014 CMAA Academy Of Country Music Graduate.
Alice Benfer lives and breathes music and performs regularly at whatever gig she can get, including festivals, private functions and some charitable events.
Alice has recorded 2 EP’s and an album. With the success of her “Cowgirl Rockin” EP, Alice had two #1 singles in the Country Tracks Top 40 National Charts.
Alice has many awards to her name including “Best New Talent In QLD” Gold Medallion Media Awards.
Amber Joy Poulton has been described as “Pure Classic Country” writing songs that breathe Patsy, Dolly & Tammy with all the charm of a by-gone era to which she feels aligned.
Amber Joy has spent the last two years garnering fans from her performances in her theatre show, Coal Miner’s Daughter – A Tribute to Loretta Lynn & Friends with her astounding ability to put down the songwriting cap & take on the role of Loretta Lynn.
New Nashville recorded album “How It Used To Be” is Amber’s moodiest album yet with more than one murder-ballad showing little redemption for those who have wronged.
Anita Ree presents as a unique Australian singer songwriter with a sound all her own. A Golden Guitar finalist on several occasions this multi award winner enthrals by painting pictures in song. The latest solo album ‘Long Way Round’ showcases Anita’s songwriting and captures the many faces of Anita. Followed closely by the long awaited ‘Ree Family Album”. Anita’s songs present a picture of Australian characters, way of life, dogs and places that all can relate to. A true Australian talent not to be missed.
QUEENSLANDS OWN BUSH BALLADEER ASHLEY COOK
Ashley’s career as a singer took a leap when in consecutive years 2003-2004 he made the grand finals in the Australian Bush Balladeer Star Quest. He got a lucky break in Tamworth in 2003 when LBS Music producer Lindsay Butler noticed his performance and a year later offered him an even bigger break to record on the ‘The Music Lives On’ the LBS Tribute Album to the King of Country Music Slim Dusty.
Ashley has gone on and recorded six albums with the last one being his latest album Pictures Of Australia. Ashley has just launch his first Single off his seventh album with another great story to song “The Murranji” on LBS Country Collection Volume 23.
Asleep at the Reel are:
Mark Cryle: guitar & vocals
Mick Nolan: bass & vocals
Rose Broe: accordion & vocals
Hugh Curtis: fiddle & mandolin
Suzanne Hibbs: drums & percussion
Asleep at the Reel evoke the sound of the lively Irish pub, of flying fiddles and rich voices in harmony
around an open fire. Their songs are stories – some of them hundreds of years old – wrapped up in music.
Their rollicking jigs and reels will keep your feet tapping. The Irish call it the craic. It’s a word that means
music and fun and, typically, quite a lot of the demon drink all bound up together.
This band of fine musicians taps into a tradition that dates back centuries and runs through Christy Moore,
The Pogues, and Van Morrison among many others. Yet Asleep at the Reel are not Irish – nor do they
pretend to be. They are Australian yet, like so many Australians, Celtic music is in their DNA.
This is not a musical tradition which is fixed in time or place. It shifts and evolves as it travels around the
globe. Asleep at the Reel join the dots between Celtic music and contemporary Australian song, courtesy
of nationally-acclaimed songwriter Mark Cryle.
They take this Celtic blend from its roots in the peat-smoked pubs of Ireland and Scotland, from the kitchen,
the hearth, the veranda and the shearing shed all the way to the stage. There they throw in a little backbeat
just for the fun of it.
Asleep at the Reel are available for:
hotels, clubs, weddings, parties, corporate functions and festivals.
BCCC is the best place to be for fun, friendship and a whole lot of great music, you’ll love the friendly atmosphere. All welcome.
We sing and play music. For those who just like to listen, we have that too. Club members are amateurs. We’re home grown and just love to enjoy music when we’re at club activities or outside events.
Practice nights – Thursday 6.30 pm ($3 entry for members, or $4 non members). Light supper provided.
Brigalow Social (1st & 3rd Saturday of each month). Doors open at 6.00 pm – hot food and drinks available from 6.30 pm. Licenced bar on premises. $5 entry. Light supper provided.
“Country Escape” day for the elderly and disabled commences 9.30 am until
approx 1 pm. Entry is $5 each. Please phone ahead to book if large groups attending.
Ph Max 0412 536 877. Held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Bookings preferred – please contact Marilyn Sheppard on 0423960703 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love comedy – and our “Themed Evenings” (socials) are a hoot for our members.
It’s all about good fun and long held memories.
Come along to our events and have some fun with us ………. “YOU’RE WELCOME”
Becci has performed at Country music festivals and awards presentations in many States of Australia, including the Tamworth Summer and Hats Off Festivals NSW, the Gympie Muster Qld, the Mildura Festival Vic, The Far North Queensland Country Music Festival, the Mt Isa Country Music Festival Qld and the Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards. Becci has opened shows for Amber Lawrence and James Blundell and performed alongside countless other Australian Country Music stars including Adam Harvey.
2018 TSA (Tamworth Songwriters Association) Open/Contemporary winner, GMMA (Gold Meddalion Media Award) Queensland Female Vocalist and National Female Artist. 2017 “Breakthrough Artist of the year”, 2017 National Album of the year (Beautiful Life) in the Tasmanian Country Music awards. Australian Country Music People’s Choice “Most Promising Future Star 2016, Tasmanian Country Music Awards for 2016 National Country Rising Star, National Country Album of the Year (Beautiful Life) and National Songwriter of the Year (Your Hand Slips In To Mine), the Silver Brumby Award 2015 “Female Vocalist of the Year”, 2RRR AAAmusiclinx 2015 “Most Promising Future Star” The TSA Open-Contemporary Songwriter of the year 2015 (I Wrote This One For You) are among some of Becci’s recent achievements.
For more information about Becci visit her website today.
Bek Thornton, 2018 graduate of the CMAA Academy of Country Music.
Bek co-write with Ashleigh Dallas and received mentoring from Lyn Bowtell, Amber Lawrence, and Kasey Chambers.
Bek shared the stage with O’Shea at the 2018 Golden Guitars, The Bushwackers at the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival, and performed at the opening concert in Bicentennial Park to over 7000 attendees.
2018 is shaping up to be a great year for Bek, with the recent announcement as one of the finalists for the 2018 Gympie Muster Talent Search.
Other highlights for 2018 include supporting Kevin Sullivan at his ‘BELONGING’ album launch and attending the DAG Singer Songwriters retreat where she co-write with Kevin Bennett, and receive mentoring from Luke O’Shea, Shane Nicholson, Aleyce Simmonds and Brad Butcher.
Ben Ransom reflects all that is great about Australian music, with tracks translating perfectly from recording to live performance and continuously delivering a smoking hot and energetic live show.
With powerful vocals and infectious melodies, Ben Ransom has all the hallmarks of a classic artist and performer.
January 2018 saw the release of Ben’s latest album “101”
Blacktown Country Music Club invite you to come along to their
“Have A Go Night”
Every Tuesday from 7pm
At the Carousel Inn (In the Lounge)
Sing your choice of country songs, play an instrument or just sit back, listen and enjoy.
Bony Mountain Folk Festival is in its eighth year.
A Community event supporting many critical rural services – Life Flight – CWA – Young Care – local Schools – supporting local talent – Dance groups – Bands – Songwriters.
Bony Mountain Festival is a Celebration of our Australian Culture, our History & our music.
For 2018 we are Celebrating the life & legacy of Slim Dusty and we welcome Slims Daughter Anne & family Members for the unveiling of a Sandstone memorial.
Featuring many of Australia’s best with Gold Guitar winners – Norma O’Hara Murphy – Jeff Brown – Dean Perrett – Errol Gray – Gary Fogarty – Pixie Jenkins – The Coad Family – Cape Byron Celtic Dancers – Indigenous Dancers – Daryl Craft- Emmagen – local Country Music Clubs run the Walk Up program early in the week.
Supported by local Fire Brigades- Pratten /Bony Mountain/SES Warwick/CWA ladies/Youngcare/and supporting Life Flight with raffles & an auction.
Cameron Syrett has been compering shows and corporate events for over 40 years.
He has presented artists of a number of genres both Australian and international.
Artists such as John Farnham, Kylie Minogue, The Stylistics, Jimmy Barnes, Adam Brand, Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Troy Cassar Daley and numerous others.
Cameron has a wealth of experience and knows how to present a show and make it a cohesive event often also acting as stage manager.
2018 Golden Guitar Finalist Casey Barnes is making a monumental impression on the Australian country music scene. He’s had hits in Europe, recorded and toured in America, appeared in a top-rating TV show in Australia and performed alongside many international stars including Mariah Carey, Lady Antebellum and Bryan Adams.
Brand new single ‘Be Mine’ was released on 15th June ahead of performances at Groundwater Country Music Festival on the Gold Coast and Gympie Music Muster in August. The track, which is one of Casey’s personal favourites on the album and is showcased with an irresistible melody that will appeal to a wide demographic of fans.
The ‘Good Life’ Tour will include festival appearances and nationwide performances. A highlight was performing at CMC ROCKS 2018. Known as Australia’s largest International Country Music Festival, Casey shared the stage with the likes of Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Darius Rucker, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Brett Young and many more. Casey’s association with PBR Australia (bull riding) will continue throughout 2018 with 16 shows locked in around the country.
Cassi Marie has been performing on stages all across Queensland and New South Wales since the age of nine. Cassi has a huge passion for songwriting, which started at the age of ten, where she wrote and performed songs for marketing campaigns for an international childrens clothing company.
Cassi went on to perform at many festivals including the Tamworth Country Music
Festival and the Gympie Muster, and has also appeared in an Australian Feature Film. Cassi has attended the Academy of Country Music in 2014, 2016, and again in 2018, winning the Troy Cassar-Daley scholarship at the Junior Ekka Country Music showdown (2016) and the Homestead Country Music Festival Scholarship (2018).
Cassi is now currently working on recording and releasing new music.
“If everyone started off the day singing, just imagine how happy they’d be”…
Cassidy’s six-track EP ‘Shake It Don’t Fake It’ is the perfect distillation of what makes Cassidy such a vibrant and exciting new artist.
Four of the tracks are co-written by Cassidy, and all of them reflect her full-colour personality.
From the sly critique of Instagram culture in first single ‘Putting on a Show’ to the puncturing of naïve love clichés in ‘Prince Charming’, Cassidy’s music is like a fun talking to from your new best friend.
Charlie Scott from Dayboro Qld is a former bull rider who altered his life journey towards his hidden talent in music.
Since his first stage performance in 2013, some of his achievements include:
• 2013 Mud Bulls and Music Talent Search Runner-up
• 2015 Gympie Muster Talent Search Semi-finislist
• 2015 CCMA Senior Male Vocalist Winner
• 2015 Qld Champion of Champions Senior Instrumentalist
• 2016 Qld Champion of Champions Senior Scholarship recipient for the Tamworth CMAA Academy of Country Music.
One of Western Australia’s finest singer-songwriters, Connie Kis has seven albums and several hit songs to her credit. She is also the recipient of multiple awards in Australia for song writing and as an artist.
Highlights include being named W.A’s ‘Best Independent Female Country Artist’ three times, winning the Best Independent Country Music Album for Western Australia twice, receiving national TIARA award for Female Vocalist and being a four time recipient of the Gold Medallion Media Award for the South Central West Region of Australia.
Connie Kis’s story is unique because after enjoying a rewarding profession in Special Education, she returned to her first love, music and successfully pursued a new career as an Independent Recording Artist as well as Radio Producer and Host for her internationally syndicated, popular radio program; Showcase Australia
In April 2018, she released her new album; A CLOSER WALK. This album features guest artist Doug Wayne and it is overflowing with songs of faith and inspiration.
What’s been said about A CLOSER WALK?; “This album is probably the most beautiful Gospel album I have heard in the past 12 months and I highly recommend it to everyone – not just Gospel fans.” Peter Christie – Reviewer; Country Music Capital News
Her new single: UNCLOUDED DAY is at radio now.