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.
Pacific International Music P/L (PIM) is a high quality record label, music production / publishing company co founded by CEO, Rob Mackay and Producer, Michael Flanders.
Pacific International was established in 2005 with offices and studios in Hervey Bay, Queensland and Nashville, Tennessee.
Between both Rob and Mike, PIM has over 60 years experience in the music industry.
Artists we have worked with include Luke O’Shea, Simply Bushed, The Bobkatz, Kaylee Bell. Drew McAlister, Mike Carr, Allan Caswell, Michael Bryers, Justin Standley, Kelly Cork, Phoebe Jay, Luella, Kiara Rodrigues, Angela Easson, Kalesti Butler, Anita Ree, Mason Hope and many more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mantra Studio Kitchen and Bar
A destination venue in Melbourne’s inner-west, Mantra Studio Kitchen and Bar on Campbell Street is a melting pot of fine fare, coffee and live entertainment.
This Yarraville establishment blends all-day dining with a state-of-the-art creative space where artists can showcase their talents, while guests sit back and enjoy music, Pan-Asian cuisine and drinks.
Rebuilt from an old 1920s factory, Mantra’s light, bright and airy vibe is matched by an imposing wall mural, 300-year-old wooden doors and suspended naked bulbs, creating a fun and quirky ambiance.
Exquisite food, amazing brunches, incorporating a new Menu with small share plates, new desserts and dinner menu.
Perfect environment for dinner and a show, or celebrating a corporate of private function. Contact us for your next function!
BCCC is the best place to be for fun, friendship and a whole lot of great music, you’ll love the friendly atmosphere. All welcome.
We sing and play music. For those who just like to listen, we have that too. Club members are amateurs. We’re home grown and just love to enjoy music when we’re at club activities or outside events.
Practice nights – Thursday 6.30 pm ($3 entry for members, or $4 non members). Light supper provided.
Brigalow Social (1st & 3rd Saturday of each month). Doors open at 6.00 pm – hot food and drinks available from 6.30 pm. Licenced bar on premises. $5 entry. Light supper provided.
“Country Escape” day for the elderly and disabled commences 9.30 am until
approx 1 pm. Entry is $5 each. Please phone ahead to book if large groups attending.
Ph Max 0412 536 877. Held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Bookings preferred – please contact Marilyn Sheppard on 0423960703 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love comedy – and our “Themed Evenings” (socials) are a hoot for our members.
It’s all about good fun and long held memories.
Come along to our events and have some fun with us ………. “YOU’RE WELCOME”
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.
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.
“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.
The Smokin’ Crawdads.
Mick Martin (Lead Guitar / Vocals) is the only member of the original Crawdads line up.
Mick’s career has spanned more than three decades and a multitude of musical styles.
Better known to the rest of the band as “Captain Craw”, Mick thrives on playing with great musicians.
Dave Moon (Guitar & Vocals) is the latest addition to the Crawdad’s lineup and has been involved in the music scene for over 30 years.
Dave’s repertoire is extensive – His guitar playing, incredible! This is an extremely accomplished Musician.
Doug Gallacher (Drums / Percussion). 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 and is a highly sought after session musician.
Mark Williams (Bass / Vocals) is the newest member of The Smokin’ Crawdads. Mark has performed all over the world playing various music styles to audiences from the Australian Outback to the Japanese Royal Family.
“The Smokin’ Crawdads” – “Smokin’ by Name, Smokin’ by Nature”.
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!
Peter has been playing guitar since the age of 12. He picked up the bass at the age of 14. He played in covers bands and high school musicals as a teenager and was part of a jazz rock ensemble for the first ever stage production of Grease.
As a young adult he played in the very slick Brisbane based gospel rock band, Masterpeace. Robby Kernaghan (wife of Lee) sang with Masterpeace on one occasion in her younger days.
After a long break Peter returned to the music scene as a bass player and backing vocalist for two time Toyota Star Maker finalist Victoria Edwards. Together they have played support to The McClymonts, Troy Cassar-Daley and McAllister Kemp.
Since meeting Lawrie Minson at the 2014 Tamworth Country Music Festival, Peter began writing his own material and has since embarked on a solo career.
Early in 2017 Peter released his debut EP ‘Better Late Than Never.’ One of the tracks, ‘The Lost Soldier’ made the finals at the Tamworth Songwriter’s Association Awards two years running (2016/2017).
Peter was also a finalist at the 2018 Independent Country Music Australia Awards for Most Popular Country EP and at the 2018 AAA Musiclinx Awards for Best New Talent.
Winner – Song of the Night, Songwriter’s in the Pickin’ Pen, December 2015.
Finalist – Tamworth Songwriter’s Association Awards, January 2016.
Finalist – Tamworth Songwriter’s Association Awards, January 2017.
Finalist – Independent Country Music Australia Awards, January 2018.
Finalist – AAA Musiclinx Awards, January 2018.
Finalist – Coca-Cola Battle of the New Stars, January 2018.
Artists Peter has worked with.
Kim Chandler – Internationally renowned vocal coach and session singer.
Victoria Edwards – Two time Toyota Star Maker finalist.
Brendon Walmsley – Toyota Star Maker winner and three time Golden Guitar winner.
Lawrie Minson – Four time Golden Guitar winner.
Two Gals Band (Wendy Wood and Carolyne Morris).
Murphy’s Pigs – Multi award winning Celtic Band.
Artists Peter has played support for.
The Koffin Rockers.
Spy v Spy.
The Black Sorrows.
Viper Creek Band.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.