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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
K3 Plus Family Band
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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.