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.
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”
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
North Queensland songstress Michelle Walker is fast becoming a well known name as an Australian country music recording artist. With a distinct sound and flavour of her own, you’ll soon discover why.
Michelle delivers spine tingling warmth through her vocals during her live performances, winning over the hearts of music and country music fans alike.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday 19th Jan, 7pm The Services Club with special guest Golden Guitar nominee 2019, Jeff Brown.
Monday 21st Jan, 3pm, Tracy Up Close and Personal Concert
Tuesday 22nd Jan,10.30am Big Golden Guitar Meet and Greet
6pm Southside Uniting Church, Legends Concert
8pm Manilla Services Club, Manilla Showcase
Friday 25th Jan, Salvation Army Hall, A.B.B.A Homestead,6pm
Saturday 26th Jan. 4pm Cathy’s Tavern Somerton, Australia Day Festivities
Country music runs through singer/songwriter, Tracy Coster’s veins.
Born in the bush – Raised on the road.
Daughter of the legendary Stan Coster, Tracy grew up performing as a vital part of her father’s travelling show.
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…….
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.
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.
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!
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.
Showpony Express Duo feature ” Ray Pratley and Samantha Bellamy”
Every concert Showpony Express perform in in 2018 will raise funds for Make-A-Wish Australia.
Every purchase of their new single “Make A Wish Come True” will be donated and every album they sell will help a seriously ill child have a special wish come true.