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Deception Bay QLD, Australia

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.
Over the last couple of years Vanessa & Highway 65 have been entertaining a wide variety of audiences with music tailored to fit any place and situation like a glove they deliver what is required with attention to those details overlooked by other musicians, they draw upon years of performance experience. It is important that they get it right for each venue, and that they reach the expectations of those who hire them. Each member of the band is dedicated to their own craft and talent.
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 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 pride themselves on being honest and true to the Music Industry showing respect to fellow entertainers they come with no ego’s which keeps them on the straight and narrow path to providing quality entertainment and fun. If it isn’t fun for us it isn’t fun for you and your venue and they show in their success, commitment and recall to venues time after time.
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.

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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.

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Queensland, Australia

FIONA O’SHEA & THE PASSENGERS are from the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia playing a sonic fusion of indie rock, country and blues. Fiona and Mark O’Shea (The Passenger) are the genuine article, both individual and unconventional delivering a gritty feel good vibe topped with lashings of gutsy lead guitar riffs. Fronted by songwriter, Fiona O’Shea on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, and husband Mark O’Shea on lead/slide guitar and backing vocals.

“Literally living, working and playing together has come with its ups and downs, Fiona says. The creative process hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Things like ego and personal perspective have often created friction. But over the years we have become better at it, learning to turn that negative into a positive, creating a sound that is grittier and edgier. I am passionate about developing as a songwriter and together as musicians. This is our story. Written, played and sung by us. It’s who we are.”

In 2010 Fiona released debut EP, Rose. Recorded and produced at Pacific International Music, Hervey Bay. With a blend of country, folk and blues, single Restless A Little Reckless received generous airplay gaining a position in the Top 10 AIRIT Charts and Fiona was a finalist in the MUSICOZ Australian Independent Awards as well as going through to the second round of judging for the APRA Professional Development Awards.

Fiona said, “I’ve had a wide range of musical influences growing up. I remember we would always have music playing on the stereo ranging from Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Supertramp to Doctor Hook. As a teenager, Cold Chisel was a favourite band of mine, with Jimmy Barnes being the first concert I ever attended.” Mark adds, “Growing up in Mundubbera, Queensland I listened to Johnny Cash and Kenny Rogers. In the 80’s I’d go and see a lot of punk bands playing at the local pubs in Brisbane. My first concert was Midnight Oil and the most recent was Queens of the Stone Age. So together, Fiona and I have a diverse melting pot of influences to draw from.

Writing songs and performing for no other reason than the need to make music, Fiona O’Shea & The Passengers continue to increase their fan base by playing at festivals (2018 Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival), venues, private events and have been support act for Dirty Rascal (Melbourne) Jerry Speiser – Men At Work, Adam Brand & The Outlaws, and the programmed Showcase at Turn Up (Sunshine Coast Music Industry’s Conference).

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Calliope QLD, Australia

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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Deception Bay QLD, Australia

“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.

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Brisbane QLD, Australia

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.

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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.

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Queensland, Australia

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Lance Birrell is one of Australia’s most sought after solo entertainers.
A multi-award winning artist, including a grand finalist in the Golden Guitar Awards.
A vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, having worked with the finest recording artists from Australia and overseas.
Lance’s versatility allows him to cover a wide range of music styles from country through to rock classics.
Very professional, talented and lots of fun.
Based in Dubbo NSW, Lance continues to perform throughout the stats during the year and also makes trips interstate to perform at various music festivals.
Lance has just released a country solo album “Thanks to you” which is available at his performances or online on his website.
Be sure to check him out on you tube.

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Caboolture Historicl Vlge, Beerburrum Road, Caboolture QLD, Australia

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.

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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.

Releases:
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
Label: Independant
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
Label: Independant
Charts: #24 Country Tracks Top 40 Charts
Awards:
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
Label: Independant
Charts: #2 Country Tracks Top 40 Charts
9 Tasmanian Top 30 Charts

Awards:
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
Label: Independant
Charts: #32 Country Tracks Top 40 Charts
Awards:
2016 Dubbo Summerfest Finalist in the PJ Toomey Songwriting Awards.

Single :Pacific Highway
Album: Bellingen Says Goodnight
Release Date: Not released to radio
Publicity: Independent
Label: Independant
Awards:
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

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”

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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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