Nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Palmwoods Hotel is a family owned Hotel with an enviable reputation for its great food, legendary steaks and quality entertainment.
The Beerwah Hotel is the Sunshine Coast’s home of Country music, featuring Country bands on the second Saturday of every month. See our gig guide for more info.
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.
Cameron is best known for his 40 plus years behind the microphone in radio.
He also has an extensive background in the entertainment industry having played in comedy and musical theatre, television with such shows as “Sounds” and “Hey Hey It’s Saturday” as well as a stint with the Sydney Opera Company playing The Falconer in “Lucia De Lamamoor” as well as touring as a solo singer.
Cameron has programmed a number of radio stations to number one and rated number one in all but one market he has worked in. (He did, however, give that station the biggest rise in ratings they had seen in ten years)
He has also had a hit record to his credit.
Cameron has a wealth of experience in many areas to share.
Cameron was the Artist Manager for NG Management attaining chart success for his artists as well as festival attendances over the three years he held the position.
He is passionate about attaining success for those in his care and bringing new talent to the entertainment industry.
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.
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 & 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 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.
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.
All members of Vanessa & Highway 65 are professional and have been selected on their ability to perform as part of a team.
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.
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.
Offices in Sydney & New Zealand.
Together Aly Cook & Therese McKee have developed Key2 Artist Promotions into a successful business that spans across the Tasman with offices in Sydney Australia and Nelson New Zealand. Together Aly and Therese saw a gap in the industry for a Publicity and Promotion service that independent artists could afford and would want to be a part of.
Services offered by the Key 2 Team include press release distribution service, single and album promotion, pitching for Radio Airplay and Interviews, media articles, TV appearance and all manner of promotional activities, Website and social media platform development and management and a whole lot more!
“Now only a couple of years after its inception we work with 45+ independent artists, ever growing our ‘Artist Family’.
Our Key2 artists are encouraged to support each other and work together to grow their audiences. We are excited about our new additions to Key2, our new online store, brand new services we can now offer, which provide our artists a hub. “
Therese & Aly
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”
Undoubtedly one of the most exciting country rock bands to emerge out of Australia.
The band delivers from the heart with superb musical skills, great songs and a strong connection with their fans.
It is clear at every show – they love what they do!
The Wolfe Brothers will tour throughout 2018 in support of their new album “Country Heart”.
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.
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!
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).
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.
Known as Australia’s newest country music STAR.
Emma Jene is the newest Country Music Sensation sweeping Australia Headlining Many shows and Musters throughout 2018.
Winning Tamworth Break Out Artist of the year.
Booked to tour Australia starting in Tasmania with 7 shows and radio interviews with her newest single release.
Emma Jene has had 3 number 1 hits in the last 12 months on Country Top 40 Tracks with her new album Cross Your Heart.
Cross your Heart won the 2018 Gold Media Medallion awards for best Female Vocalist voted by radio stations across Australia.
Emma Jene has started recording her 3rd album with the Legendary Lindsay Butler (OAM) in Tamworth.
Emma Jene newest single is charting only after being released 2 weeks ago.
Set to tour across Australia 2019 across 3 states.
If you would like to have Emma Jene at your Venue please contact Tracey Boxsell on 0404123155
Parée Erica is a graphic designer and artist providing personalized fast work at very reasonable rates.
Available for all Graphic work including Logos / Business Cards / Letterheads, Band Posters / Flyers / Promo, CD Artwork, Social Media Cover Photos/Event Banners, iTunes/SoundCloud images, Retouching, Fantasy Portraits, Glamour Portraits, Photomontage, Pet Portraits, Image Enhancements and Book Covers. Parée’s photomontage work has been published on several book covers and featured twice in Practical Photoshop magazine, she is also a selected featured artist on Shift Art website for her photoshop skills.
CD Artwork Social Media Banners iTunes / SoundCloud images
Logos / Business Cards / Letterheads
Website Design & Maintenance
Band Posters / Flyers / Promo
Press releases developed and distributed to an extensive Australian music media and industry network – specialising in the country music market.
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Bony Mountain Folk Festival is in its eighth year.
A Community event supporting many critical rural services – Life Flight – CWA – Young Care – local Schools – supporting local talent – Dance groups – Bands – Songwriters.
Bony Mountain Festival is a Celebration of our Australian Culture, our History & our music.
For 2018 we are Celebrating the life & legacy of Slim Dusty and we welcome Slims Daughter Anne & family Members for the unveiling of a Sandstone memorial.
Featuring many of Australia’s best with Gold Guitar winners – Norma O’Hara Murphy – Jeff Brown – Dean Perrett – Errol Gray – Gary Fogarty – Pixie Jenkins – The Coad Family – Cape Byron Celtic Dancers – Indigenous Dancers – Daryl Craft- Emmagen – local Country Music Clubs run the Walk Up program early in the week.
Supported by local Fire Brigades- Pratten /Bony Mountain/SES Warwick/CWA ladies/Youngcare/and supporting Life Flight with raffles & an auction.
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.