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.
Jasmine Atkins is a fresh and vibrant personality on the Australian Music landscape, quickly winning over audiences with her infectious personality, honest storytelling and distinctive vocals. Her sound draws reference from from the likes of Kasey Chambers, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, who all inspire different facets of Atkins musical delivery.
Jasmine started performing at the age of three, teaching herself to read music, and was even writing songs by eight.
Graduating from the CMAA Academy of Country Music in 2015, she was immediately hungry for success. In February that year, Jasmine was awarded the WA Country Music Award for Songwriter of the Year. She also won the 2016 CCMA National Talent Quest and competed in the Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year Competition, taking home the Most Promising Artist title.
The year 2017 kicked off with three WA Country Music Award nominations, and the June release of Jasmine͛s debut video clip for her single “Sun Will Come Out Again”. Continuing her award-season form, Atkins was nominated in 2018 for another five WA Country Music Awards, taking home the Emerging Artist award.
Her latest single “Get Gone” packs plenty of attitude and was released on October 15, 2018 achieving an iTunes Country Single chart spot of 5. This spot turned heads as it placed her as the second highest Australian artist behind Morgan Evans and as the only female performer in the top 10 on the chart.
The song features the raw vocal delivery of Atkins, and distinctive stylings of Sydney-based producer Michael Carpenter. It was co-written by Atkins and Golden Guitar winner Kirsty Lee Akers.
Press releases developed and distributed to an extensive Australian music media and industry network – specialising in the country music market.
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Ray Ryder is fast becoming one of Australia’s hot new country artists. He is gaining attention for his Southern Country Rock style music and dynamic live performances. Fun, humble and a little cheeky Ryder’s personality will make you feel like his best friend and someone you love to hang with.
Known as one of the hardest working musicians in town Ryder is a seasoned professional whose music and merchandise are being snapped up as he tours extensively. His songs have charted in the top ten on community radio and social media platforms, and he is now being asked to play at many of the larger events and festivals across Australia. Recently he was chosen to join some of the biggest names in Australian country music, pop and rock in the line-up for the 2017 Birdsville Big Red Bash. Ryder was the first WA act to be imported into The Bash joining headliners Lee Kernaghan, Missy Higgins, James Reyne, Mark Seymour, Ian Moss, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris and others. In 2018 he was billed as a headline act along with The McClymonts and Travis Collins for the annual Boyup Brook Country Music Festival.
Ryder’s intention is to take all his music on the road with his band and give people a power house night of hot Southern Country Rock music. Everyone is encouraged to support Ryder and his love for keeping music alive and real.
All of Ray Ryder’s songs are available on ITunes, Spotify, Amazon and others.
Homestead Country Music Club is a group of musicians and vocalists dedicated to the creation and performance of music in a wide variety of country styles.
Homestead’s home base is the historic ‘Stanmore Hall’ … at the southern end of the Caboolture Historical Village and just north of the Queensland State Equestrian Centre.
Our mission is to follow the traditions of Australian country music and blend this with a range of other country-style entertainment.
Our aim is to produce an enjoyable experience for the audiences at our monthly Social Concerts.
Concerts are in Stanmore Hall, third Friday of each month, starting at 7:00pm sharp, so come early for a good seat.
The canteen and bar is open for snacks from 6:30, with raffles and door prizes available.
Entry is only $5.00.
If you love Classic Country, Country Rock and Rock and Roll you will love Mirror Image.
This DUO will provide FUN, Entertainment and quality. Don’t miss them. 🙂
Glen comes from Lower Wonga, west of Gympie in Queensland. He is a self taught guitarist and vocalist that started playing at the age of 13.
Glen has performed at many Festivals and Muster throughout QLD and NSW. Glen and his twin brother Brett recorded a Tribute Album to their brother Russell in 1999.
Glen had success in 2008 with “Bucking Hell”, a song that he had co-written with a rodeo photographer in Gympie, which got to number 5 on the Hot Country Charts. He returned to the studio in 2012 to record an album of originals and great country classics called “Some Old Some New”.
Glen played lead guitar for “The Webb Brothers” for many years, and in recent years he has worked with Jeff Brown, Dean Perrett and many other well known artists.
Glen has just released a new Album with his twin brother Brett called ‘Classic Country Together.
Glen has started his own Music Muster ‘KENMORE PARK MUSIC MUSTER’ held at his property at Lower Wonga, Gympie.
Glen also has his own Band – ‘Richochet’ and regularly perform at various venues, festivals and musters throughout QLD and NSW.
Vanessa comes from a small town of Macksville on the Mid North Coast where she grew up singing with a vocal group in the local Salvation Army.
Vanessa then joined Chev 57 a local band from Port Macquarie and started her love for Country Rock and Classic Country Music.
Vanessa has performed in many bands and duos throughout her career and is an accomplished Solo Artist in her own right. Vanessa also has her own band ‘Highway 65’ whom perform regularly at many venues, pubs, clubs private and corporate venues throughout QLD and NSW.
Vanessa recently was a Semi Finalist in the 2018 Gympie Muster Talent Quest and received outstanding comments from all judges.
Vanessa has a passion for singing the classics through to the latest Country Rock hits.
South African born and adopted Australian Jack Viljoen is a singer and songwriter from Gladstone in Central Queensland. From an early age he developed a love for all types of music – spending a lot of time singing in choirs, in school productions as well as around many campfires.
He moved with his family to Gladstone in 2007 and came across the Gladstone Country Music Group where he quickly found a musical home and from there developed an audience. He won numerous talent quests and Country Music Festivals including Senior Male Vocal for the 2011 Queensland Champion of Champions. He is the founder and an organiser of the Boyne Valley Country Music Campout – an annual festival that celebrates music and the Australian way of life, and is booked to capacity each year.
In October 2017 he released his first album titled “The song you sing” featuring nine original songs, followed by an Afrikaans EP “Ek wil sing” in August 2018. He is currently working on his second album to be released early next year.
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jack is quickly becoming a well-known artist in Central Queensland, entertaining audiences with music of a variety of genres and eras that is well received by listeners of all tastes and ages.
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Felicity, Robin and Janette have performed together as a family for 6 years with a repertoire ranging from Bush Ballads and Folk music to Australiana and Christmas Carols.
They also sing Inspirational and Gospel songs and some of Felicity’s Original music.
Felicity brings lead vocals, harmonies, violin and guitar to the group, Janette adds her keyboard skills, lead vocals and wide ranging harmonies whilst Robin sings lead vocals and plays drums and percussion, he also brings the unique sound of the didgeridoo, bottle tops and spoons to the mix.
They love performing together as a family and their mission is to bring joy and inspiration to those who listen to their music.
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.
Felicity Kircher is a 14-year-old multi-award winning up & coming Country Music Artist who is fast establishing herself in the industry.
Felicity is not only an accomplished singer but also a multi-instrumentalist who plays Violin, Guitar & Piano.
She’s performed annually in Tamworth and the Gympie Muster from a young age and is the 2016 Junior Showdown winner! She’s also a regular performer at Aged Care Respite Centres.
Felicity’s musical highlights have been her 2016 Closing Night Roundup appearance in Tamworth, her 2017 & 2018 performance as Featured Vocalist in Creative Generation Qld State Schools Spectacular & sharing the stage with Troy Cassar-Daley at 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival!
A Graduate of 2017 CMAA Junior Academy of Country Music, she recently had the honour of performing at the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games!
Felicity has played roles in musicals ‘Sound of Music’ & ‘Annie’ and has sang & been interviewed on Channel 10’s Totally Wild & Toasted TV.
Regularly singing at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital for the Hospital Foundation, she’s written many original songs and loves to draw from experiences at school and everyday life.
Her warm, rich quirky vocal tones and special connection with audiences make Felicity inspirational and entertaining in every way.
She’s expressive and her story-telling ability touches people’s hearts wherever she sings.
Her dream is to make a career as an entertainer and take her music to the world!
Kora Naughton is a graduate of the Academy of Country Music and the winner of the 2017 Southern Stars Independent Rising Star Female award at the Mildura Independent Country Music Festival. She has already achieved so much and played at so many locations and still at such a young age. Gives insight into all the wonderful things that are to come for Kora.
Kora describes her music style as a cross between Indi and Country with influence coming from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Vance Joy and Carrie Underwood. It is clear she was made to be in this industry and her success so far is only the very beginning.
Kora uses music to tell her story and turn her everyday life and experiences into their own little tale. Kora herself said that if she told her younger self she was going to be a country music singer that her young self would not believe her and yet here she is.
And what a future she has.
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.
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.
Mick Martin’s career has spanned more than three decades and a multitude of musical styles.
An award winning guitarist, Mick has supported a host of International artists such as Nick Loxe, Joe Walsh and Johnny Tillotson.
Mick has also supported our much loved local heroes including Ross Wilson, Mark Gable, Wendy Mathews, Sara De Bono, Joe Camilleri, Eurogliders, Adam Harvey, Lee Kernaghan, Peter Cupples, Col Elliot, Judi Stone, Paul Martell, Tania Kernaghan, Jane Scali, The Drifters and Slim Dusty, just to name a few.
Mick is also known as “Captain Craw” in his band The Smokin Crawdads.
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!
Mark Williams has performed all over the world playing various musical styles including Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Fusion, Soul & Country, performing to audiences from the Australian Outback to the Japanese Royal Family.
Mark has played with international artists such as Toni Childs, Lance Keltner, Glynn Jones, Keith Casey (Santana) as we ll as Australian icons Phil Emanuel, Phil Manning, Ross Wilson, James Blundell, Travis Collins & Simon Shapiro.
Mark has also supported major National and International artists in concert such as Peter Green & The Splinter Group, Brian Auger & The New Oblivion Express, Roy Ayers, Sonia Dada, INXS, Midnight Oil, Men At Work, Split Enz, Jimmy Barnes, Renee Gayer, Kevin Borich, The Ten Tenore, Hunters & Collectors, Diesel, Vanessa Amorosi, Adam Brand, Melinder Schneider, Jackson Jackson and Richard Clapton to name just a few…….
Maurice & Vandra are available for all social functions specialising in 1 to 2 hour concerts at Retirement Villages and the like with their easy listening style and relaxed manner.
Maurice is an entertainer who has performed in many venues throughout Australia. He has to his credit numerous awards for both his singing & songwriting.
Call or email today to book Maurice & Vandra for your next special event.
Maurice Hardy is an entertainer who has performed in many venues throughout Australia. He has to his credit numerous awards for both his singing & songwriting.
Country music is Maurice’s first love, followed closely by 50/60/70’s Rock-n-Roll.
Along with an assortment of varied venues, Maurice also entertains in many shopping centres capturing the audience with his easy listening style and relaxed manner creating a pleasant ambience.
CD’s & DVD are available at his shows, on line or mail order.
When not performing, Maurice is busy writing. Eleven of his fiction novels are available from Amazon or the can be read on line with Kindle.
Tanya Lee is a country rock singer, songwriter and musician who performs regularly as solo, duo or band.
Tanya’s passion for music was influenced by her Dad’s singing, playing pedal and the lead guitar, and his mates Smokey Dawson & Reg Lindsay. Norman Whitton is Tanya’s cousin and it is clear that music runs deep throughout the family.
Tanya Lee has performed in Nashville USA and the East & West Coast of Australia.
Tanya has 2 albums available for sale “Home with Country” & “That Say’s it all” and is waiting on the release of her 3rd album which has been produced by Simon Johnson from SJ music / Hillbilly Hut Central Coast.
Tanya has recently been co-writing with Jean Stafford & Kirsty Lee Akers.
At just 17 years of age, CMAA Junior Academy of Country Music graduate, Matilda Rose from Bredbo NSW, enjoys writing songs that show a maturity beyond her years.
Along with several regional music festivals, Matilda has enjoyed performing at the National Folk Festival, the Gympie Music Muster, the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival and for the last four years at the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival.
With influences ranging from Miranda Lambert to Kasey Chambers and Tori Forsyth, Matilda sings an eclectic mix of Country, Folk, Alt and Pop.