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.
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”
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.
Singer – Songwriter – Multi Instrumentalist.
Dan Higgins grew up on a farm at Nowendoc NSW and was drawn to songwriting when he first attended the Pickin’ Pen songwriters round at Tamworth in 2014.
Dan later won the July song of the night with ‘Home for Me’ and performed the song live on radio 2TM as a result.
Following this opportunity Dan worked with Lawrie Minson and Steve Newton (ENREC Studios) to record the ‘Home For Me’ EP.
Music has always been in Dan’s family and his passion for country and folk music gave him the urge to start writing and perform original material.
Dan is a regular performer at Tamworth and other music festivals around the country.
In 2016 two of his songs, ‘Home For Me’ and ‘Stories Of Us’ made it through to the finals in the Tamworth Songwriters Association awards and later in 2017 Dan was a finalist in the Australian Songwriters Association awards.
In 2017 Dan graduated from JMC academy Melbourne from the songwriting course. Dan’s latest single ‘The Hand’ recorded at ENREC Studios featuring Pixie Jenkins and Kate Hollingsworth debuted at Number 40 on the Top 40 Country Tracks Charts and continues to gain airplay.
Darren Johnson, a boy from Hunter Valley who’s inspired by this beautiful country through experience of living in Aboriginal Reserve, countless trips to the outback, the bush and Australian
Influenced by Slim Dusty, later John Williamson, also American Country artists.
Darren’s desire is for his music to encourage, and to capture the Australian spirit.
You can buy Darren’s music online from iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon or order copies of his album from his website.
David Moon has been involved in the music scene for over 30 years.
Dave has performed with Glenn Shorock, Doug Parkinson, Ross Wilson, Eurogliders, Mark Gable, Sara De Bono, Wendy Matthews, Jon English, Jow Camilleri, Frankie Holden, Wilbur Wilde, Richard Clapton and Graeme Connors.
Dave has toured both Nationally and Internationally and, as a studio musician, has recorded for major Television Channels, Coca Cola, Toyota and many more.
Dave’s repertoire is extensive – His guitar playing, Incredible!
Della Harris is a singer, songwriter, wife and mother, born in the heart of rural Victoria and now living in Melbourne raising her family. She’s a story teller – her authentic stories come from real life and resonate happily with her audiences.
Della loves performing and touring and has been doing so for most of her life, but it’s only been in recent years that her passion and desire to tell her own story has led her into her own original career. Her love for the story, the song and the performance coupled with an absolute burning desire to perform her own material has been the turning point in an already exciting career in music, including recent highlights of performing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the first time and supporting music legend Jon Stevens at the famous Bridie O’Reilly’s in Brunswick.
‘It has been quite an emotional journey finding my own voice – I feel like I have something worthwhile to share, an interesting life story to tell and my music is the vehicle for that’ says Della.
Doug Gallacher moved to Sydney in his early twenty’s to persue his passion for percussion. Doug joined various cover bands and soon found himself to be a highly sought after Session Musician.
To date, Doug has worked on over 300 albums and associated projects, including countless commercials, movie soundtracks & TV themes.
Doug has travelled extensively throughout Australia and overseas with numerous touring acts including – Adam Harvey, Albert Lee/Vince Gill, B.B. King, David Helfgott, Drifters, Feral Swing Katz, The Four Tops, Garth Brooks, Glen Frey (Eagles), James Morrison, John Farnham, Julie Anthony, Michael Crawford, Peter Allen, Peggy Lee, Randy Crawford, Reg Lindsay, Ricky May, Rick Price, Rhonda Birchmore, Shirley McLaine, Cliff Richard, Slim Dusty (20 Albums), Supremes, Tom Jones & Tiny Tim, just to name a few.