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.
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.
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.
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Logos / Business Cards / Letterheads
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Jase Lansky is an Australian independent country rock artist, singer and songwriter raised in the southern parts of Tasmania.
Jase has developed his own style of country music over a number of years from performing and writing songs, and has played everywhere between Hobart and Hamilton Island, and internationally from Bali to Nashville.
As a rock artist his passion for country was born when touring the southern states of America. From finally discovering the emotional depths of this genre an amazing personal inner experience hit and changed his whole musical dynamic in one single Memphis moment.
Having fronted rock and contemporary bands, as well as duos throughout his musical existence, his path has taken him onto a solo journey into the world of country music. This journey recently experienced the musical depths of Nashville, Tennessee where he recorded his award winning debut album “Rip it up!”. Five singles from this album have been released in Australia to date, with four singles enjoying Top 10 chart success both here and overseas.
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.
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.
Press releases developed and distributed to an extensive Australian music media and industry network – specialising in the country music market.
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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.
Watling & Bates are Kym Watling & Geoff Bates, songwriters from Unumgar, on the western edge of NSW’s Northern Rivers. Geoff Bates plays rhythm guitar, sings, and tells stories, while Kym Watling sings and plays old timey fiddle, banjo, and flatpicked guitar.
The duo’s 2018 Small Town Tales album was produced, recorded, and engineered by guitarist and Dobro player Thor Phillips, who joins them in the studio, and on stage for special occasions. Their first radio single and video from the album ‘I Got Gold’ was released by Checked Label Services in July 2018.
Their debut EP, ‘Before I Met You’, recorded by Brett Hamlyn’s Deva Studio, and self-produced with drummer Marcus Schintler, was released in 2014. Two singles from the EP were released by CRS Publicity, ‘Misery Loves Company’ (CRS 179 2015) and ‘Highway Prayer’ (CRS 191 2016).
The duo were chosen to play the the houseband in Opera Queensland’s ‘Tumbulgum and the Countdown to Midnight’, part of the ‘If These Halls Could Talk’ series by Arts Northern Rivers in 2016, with their original work ‘Florence Met Frank’ included in the production.
Festivals include Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Texas Country Music Roundup, and Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Variety Nights. They are members of their local Kyogle Country Music Association, perform regularly at Lismore’s Country Carna, and enjoyed a two year residency at the Rappville Pub.
The pair developed the Bow & Curtsy arts health program for aged care, which they regularly tour to regional and remote areas. They have also produced funded community events, hosted old time picking sessions, performed in their local country halls in the Northern Rivers.
Watling & Bates are currently enjoying their role as official buskers in Brisbane’s Queen St Mall, taking their own piece of old time country hall culture to the big smoke.
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.
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.
The Paul Mac Super Indie Show
Paul Mac has been promoting independent music since the early 70’s.
Paul joined Hamilton Radio in New Jersey in 2014 as Show Host and has affiliate stations in the UK & Ireland
Australian Country Music Presentations, presented to Independent Artists/Groups/Balladeers/Bands during the Tamworth CMF in 2018 and onwards. These will be voted on by fans through our website and voting will commence on May 1st 2018 with voting closing on August 1st 2018 .
Winners will be announced and presented at the Tamworth CMF at the South Tamworth Bowls Club, Margaret Street Tamworth January 2019 .
Categories are: Most Popular Female Artist, Most Popular Male Artist, Patti McKinnon Encouragement Award (in honor of the Late Patti McKinnon who believed that our younger Generation is the future of the Country Music Industry) Most popular Band Most Popular Radio Presenter ( Community radio) Most Popular Photographer Most Popular Video Clip Most Popular EP Most Popular Album Most Popular Single Most Popular Balladeer
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.
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.
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
A natural storyteller and family man, Kevin’s album ‘BELONGING’ is inspired by the people and places of his life and travels. The songs explore his own connectedness to his history as well as the stories of every day Australians, often capturing love, tragedy and hope.
A Graduate of the CMAA 2018 Senior Academy of Country Music course, Kevin Sullivan has most recently performed on stage with O’Shea at the 2018 Golden Guitar Awards.
Kevin performed at the Opening of the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival in Bicentennial Park and throughout the festival, performed his original song and crowd favourite ‘Outback Australia’ with The Bushwackers and was also joined on stage by Kevin Bennett, of Kevin Bennett and the Flood.
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.