“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.
“Highway 65 Duo”
Vanessa & Highway 65 perform as Solo, Duo and Band in many venues from Pubs, Clubs, Private Functions, Corporate Events and Open-air Festivals which and each venue is extremely fun to do.
Vanessa & Highway 65 have landed on the music scene with an air of excitement and enjoyment. They will lift your spirits, keep your audiences in an awesome mood all night long performing music everyone loves to dance, sing and tap along to.
Their impressive repertoire covers Country Rock, Rock n Roll, Classic Country and other styles of popular music tried and proven, to make every performance an individual experience for your venue whether a private party, a public turn-out, event or company conference.
Vanessa is a very versatile vocalist, she can cover many genres of songs from Miranda Lambert to Patsy Cline and everything in between. She has backed other artists, performed at hundreds of wedding ceremonies, been involved in Rock n Roll & Pop Bands, Country Bands, Duo’s and is a competent Solo Artist. Vanessa is a vibrant, upbeat fun entertainer who loves to get down and mix with the audience, have a dance and create memorable experiences through her singing.
Vanessa is also the Managing Director of Highway 65 and puts together a professional group of people with hard work and dedication to creating not just a band but an entertaining experience.
All members of Vanessa & Highway 65 are professional and have been selected on their ability to perform as part of a team.
Vanessa & Highway 65 are dedicated to providing you an amazing experience through their music, fun and style, are definitely worth a look into. You will not be disappointed when you include then on your entertainment social calendar.
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…….
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.
Title holder of the ‘Mo Award’ for ‘Female Vocal Performer of the Year’ 2014, Kel-Anne Brandt is undoubtedly one of the hardest working Country Music Artists in Australia. Her versatility as an established recording and performing artist has her performing Contemporary and Classic Country songs right across Australia and Internationally.
Drawing from the same well as Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt and Wynonna Judd you’ll also sense a dash of Anne Murray and Dolly Parton and Dusty Springfield. The ‘Pocket Rocket’ has an energy and passion for entertaining, equally matched with her strong and emotive voice and dynamic stage presence.
Kel-Anne has released a plethora of singles both Nationally and Internationally including a #1 Hit on the USA Country Charts with her popular song, ‘Grandma’.
Kel-Anne has earned scores of Music Awards since beginning her professional career in 1998. She has appeared on legendary television shows such as the Bert Newton Show and has performed duets with the likes of Aussie Rock Legend Brian Cadd.
Kel-Anne aspires to bring Joy, inspiration and motivation to her audiences. Her Video Clip ‘Grandma’ is on YouTube and currently playing on Foxtel Music Channel CMC!
Kel-Anne’s most recent single, ‘All That Matters’, has a Lyric Video now playing on YouTube….
Kel-Anne is currently working on her new Album to celebrate 21 years in the Country Music Industry.
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”
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.
Peter began playing bass at the age of 14. At 15 he was playing in covers band Tracks in Canberra and surrounding NSW. At 16 he was part of a jazz rock ensemble for the world’s first ever stage production of Grease.
As a young adult Peter was part of Brisbane based gospel rock band Masterpeace. Masterpeace played support for American gospel artist David Meece on one of his Australian tours. A young Robby Kernaghan also sang with Masterpeace on one occasion.
Peter then took a long break from music to pursue a career in the Queensland Police Service.
In 2012 Peter returned to the music scene as a bass player for two time Toyota Star Maker finalist Victoria Edwards. Peter has accompanied Victoria on numerous occasions including two Tamworth Country Music Festivals and as support for The McClymonts, Troy Cassar-Daley and McAllister Kemp.
Peter has also worked with:
Brendon Walmsley – Toyota Star Maker winner and three time Golden Guitar winner.
Lawrie Minson – Four time Golden Guitar winner.
Two Gals Band (Carolyne Morris and Wendy Wood).
Murphy’s Pigs – Multi award winning Celtic Band.
Peter is available as a bass player for country, rock, jazz and blues gigs.
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.
Norma OHara Murphy is a Australian country music singer and songwriter.
In 1989 Norma was inducted into the Australian Country Music Hands of Fame.
Norma Ohara Murphy is a Multi award winning artist including a handful of Golden Guitars.
Visit Norma’s website for tour updates, news and merchandise.
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.
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.
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.
Popular husband and wife duo, the Shelly Jones Band (Shelly and Lester) are two accomplished singer-songwriters, well known for delivering strong vocal harmonies and great musicianship, along with their signature dose of humour in their live shows. Their unique style blends Country Rock, upbeat traditional Country and Rockabilly with some Originals and Classics thrown in for added spice.
The polished all round entertainers have been performing professionally together for over 15 years in their current format with an immense live performance listing of numerous registered club venues, and appearances at many well known Australian Country Music Festivals.
They have also enjoyed extensive National and overseas radio airplay producing so far 2 European Country Music Charts hits and 5 Top 10 hits in the Australian Country Tracks Charts. They have also received several nominations for Group/Duo of the Year for the Gold Medallion Media Awards in Tamworth and SOUTHERN STARS Australian Independent Country Music Awards.
Together, David Baird and Patsy Toop are an award winning Australian Country Music duo known as “the Long And Short Of It” who write and record brilliant songs.
The Long and Short of It has taken the Australian country music scene by storm with their smart, non-formulaic songwriting, honest lyricism, “honey coated chocolate” harmonies, and the wide range of new and old country musical styles they’re capable of playing.
Validating this claim is the fact that they’ve played multiple big-name festivals and won numerous prestigious awards.
Chart topping songwriter Kylie Adams-Collier has her original music receiving regular airplay around Australia.
Kylie brings to the stage a natural raw talent in entertaining audiences with her stories at
country music clubs and festivals.
Her new album “Little Stone” on Kross Kut Records, produced by Lindsay Waddington, featuring Michel Rose and Hugh Curtis is taking Kylie on tour around Australia and overseas. Last year Kylie travelled to Papua New Guinea to perform her song “Montevideo Maru 1942.”
Career highlights include meeting the Prime Minister of Ireland Dr Michael D Higgins, Dr Brendan Nelson, former Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea:,Sir Michael Somare and the Mayor of Rabaul, Changol Manuai.
Kylie has performed and written songs for over thirty years. In 1991 she released two albums with the Snow Leopards on Waterfront records which lead to Australian tours. After working with many other bands over the years and supporting big acts like Richard Clapton, Mental as Anything and Canned Heat, Kylie returned to recording in 2014.
Single: Montevideo Maru 1942
Album: Little Stone
Release date: 18th June 2018.
Publicity: CRS Publicity & Key 2 Artists Promotions.
Label: Kross Kut Records.
Charts: #17 Tasmanian Top 30 Charts
17 Country Tracks Top 40
Single: Younger in Urunga
Album: Little Stone
Release date: February 19th 2018.
Publicity: CRS Publicity
Label: Kross Kut Records
Charts: #2 Tasmanian Top 30 Charts
7 Country Tracks Top 40 Charts
Single: I Can’t Help it if I’m Still in Love With You
Album: Sweet Dreams ’til Morning
Release date: February 2017.
Publicity: Hillcrest Music, Canada
Charts: #5 International Mainstream Radio
19 German Country Music Airplay Charts
5 in the Top 40 Singles; Joyce Ramgate International Mainstream Country Music Charts
25 in the Top 200 Artists; Joyce Ramgate International mainstream Country Music Charts
Single: Sweet Dreams ’til Morning
Album: Sweet Dreams ‘Til Morning
Release date: September 2016
Publicity: CRS Publicity 193
Charts: #24 Country Tracks Top 40 Charts
2017 Tamworth Songwriters Association Salute Awards semi -finalist for Gospel Song of the Year.
Single: Waiting For Heaven to Rain
Album: Sweet Dreams ’til Morning
Release Date: May 2016
Publicity: CRS Publicity 190
Charts: #2 Country Tracks Top 40 Charts
9 Tasmanian Top 30 Charts
2017 Tamworth Songwriters Association Salute Awards finalist for Gospel Song of the Year.
Single: Goodbye Dear Tamworth
Album: Sweet Dreams ‘Til Morning
Release Date: January 2016
Publicity: CRS Publicity 187
Charts: #32 Country Tracks Top 40 Charts
2016 Dubbo Summerfest Finalist in the PJ Toomey Songwriting Awards.
Single :Pacific Highway
Album: Bellingen Says Goodnight
Release Date: Not released to radio
2015 Capitol Country Music Association finalist for Senior Songwriting.
Single: Sweet Sweet Dreams
Album : Snow Leopards ; Sweet Sweet Dreams
Release Date: 1991
Label: Waterfront Records
Single: Oh Johnnie
Album: Snow Leopards self-titled
Release date: 1991
Label: Waterfront Records
Charts: Top 10 Alternate Aria Charts 1991.
Kylie is a member of the Australian Bush Balladeer’s Association
Tamworth Songwriter’s Association
Country Music Association of Australia
Papua New Guinea Association of Australia
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.
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!
Rory Ellis is a highly charismatic songwriter who has toured seven countries, with eight nationally and internationally acclaimed albums, and an unforgettable voice that will command the hair on your arms to stand up.
Rory’s songs are honed in hard miles, often upbeat, heartfelt and always with a great story behind them. He is an underground hero of Americana and Alt Country in Australia.
2017 saw the release of Rory’s eighth album, One Skin, which received strong radio play and great reviews in Capital News and Rhythms Magazine. This recent release was supported with a tour of the three eastern states of Australia, and followed with a tour of Germany in September 2017. In 2018 Rory has performed at Port Fairy Folk Festival and Thredbo Blues Festival and currently recording his 10th release with a German tour planned for 2019.
Rory has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, alongside Richie Havens, Charlie Musselwhite, Robert Cray, Canned Heat, Seth Lakeman, Diesel, Renee Geyer and many others. and has performed at many of the largest UK Festivals including Great British R&B Festival, Shetland Folk Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, Stokes Bay Festival, Maryport Blues Festival, Isle Of Wight Festival and countless others OS and here in Australia, with revisits due to popular demand.