Gympie Music Muster’s First New Zealand Showcase
THE GYMPIE MUSIC MUSTER 2013 TO HOLD THEIR FIRST EVER NEW ZEALAND SHOWCASE
New Zealand Country Artists have had a stellar time of late across the Tasman with ex-pat Kaylee Bell winning the prestigious Toyota Starmaker 2013, the first kiwi born to do so since Keith Urban. Ex pat Kiwi Camille and Stuie having picked up a Golden Guitar, 2012 New Zealand Gold Guitar Winner Kylie Price taking out both the CCMA Talent Comp and Aristocrat Entertainer of the Year at Tamworth 2013. The 2012 New Zealand female Country Artist of the Year Aly Cook having had 2 Australian Country Top 20 hits on the Country tracks Top 30 Chart in the last 12 months.. It seemed the perfect timing for Gympie to offer a New Zealand Showcase for the first time.
This will be a mix of Country Roots and Blues. Aly Cook will take to the stage in her new combination of “The Sou’westers” a Country Roots singer songwriter trio made up of Aly Cook with Tui Award winners Dean Hetherington from The Coalrangers, Liam Ryan (The Narcs/Midge Marsden Band).
Golden Guitar winners Camille & Stuie, Toyota Starmaker Kaylee Bell, Kylie Price. They will be joined by 3 times Tui award winner for NZ Country Album of the Year Tami Neilson & Kiwi blues Man Billy TK Junior making up the combination that promises to be a quality show of NZ Talent.
We hope that with Air New Zealand now offering direct flights to the Sunshine Coast, that kiwis music fans will make the trip to support their artists & see all the great acts on offer in what is one of the biggest Australian music festivals. Gympie Music Muster is a yearly event held in the Amamoor State Forest, with 10 stages and 50,000 + people in attendance over 4 exciting days. In Its 32 year history the event has raised more than 14 million dollars toward Australian charities.
The full complement of confirmed artists for the 2013 Gympie Music Muster is as follows:
THE MAVERICKS (USA) TROY CASSAR-DALEY, CATHERINE BRITT, ADAM BRAND, GRAEME CONNORS, SARA STORER, JAMES BLUNDELL, TOPP TWINS (NZ), MENTAL AS ANYTHING, KEVIN WELCH (USA) AMBER LAWRENCE, MORGAN EVANS, CHELSEA BASHAM, KAYLENS RAIN, ANNE KIRKPATRICK, ROO ARCUS, KIRSTY AKERS, REG POOLE (OAM), THE BOSTOCKS, THE CASUARINAS, JEFF BROWN, TAMARA STEWART, BLUE EYES CRY, THE BUSHWACKERS, JAMES BLUNDELL, MCALISTER KEMP, DARRYL BRAITHWAITE, JUZZIE SMITH, HARMONY JAMES, KEVIN BENNETT, BILL CHAMBERS, LUKE O’SHEA, RICK PRICE, LUKE AUSTEN, KRISTY COX, COLIN BUCHANAN, ALY COOK (NZ), BILLY TK JNR (NZ), KAYLEE BELL, BRAD BUTCHER, JONNY TAYLOR, CAMILLIE & STUIE FRENCH, THE SOU’WESTERS (NZ), TAMI NEILSON (NZ), KYLIE PRICE (NZ),GREG STORER, DANNY WIDDICOMBE BAND, DIANNA CORCORCAN, DAMIAN HOWARD & THE PLOUGH BOYS, PETER CUPPLES, GREG CHAMPION, HILLBILLY GOATS, PERCH CREEK FAMILY JUGBAND, DIANNE LINDSAY AND PETER SIMPSON, QUARRY MOUNTAIN DEAD RATS, BEC HANCE, PETER COAD & THE COAD SISTERS, ROSE BYGRAVE & MARCIA HOWARD, WILLIE & ROY MUSICAL, WE THE GHOSTS, SIMPLY BUSHED, DOZZI, LOU BRADLEY, ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS, FOREVER ROAD, MISSING SLIM – The 10th anniversary tribute concert, FROM ACROSS THE DITCH – A New Zealand Showcase.
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