THE SCARECROW & THE MAGIC MOON!
An exciting project for me this year will be my Musical Production I have written and created for children. It is to have it's premiere as a Christmas matinee at Warwicks magnifent Town Hall and hopefully will include a cast of thousands! It includes Scarecrows,Sunflowers, Twinkling Stars, Koalas, Kangaroos, Cockatoos, and of course the magic moon! Rehearsals have started at the local School already but lots of work to be done!
Very much a community event including local artists, local Schools, musicians etc
THE HEATWAVE HITS US ALL!
Well it sure is a hot summer! I thought we had seen the worst of it & now here we are all sweltering! I must say I think we are luckier than some ,it seems off the gauge in Sydney and parts of NSW . I hope you all manage to stay cool & those of you who do go to the beach! well good luck ,sunburn is not a pretty thing! I'm watering trees in the cool of the morning,or the evening, some of the smaller trees are looking a bit frazzled, all growing though! I'm thrilled with the success I've had with Brigalows/Bushy Sugar Gums and the big success story is Causurinas ,they really thrive here! A mate commented if I plant enough of them the black cockies might come in! hope they do ,we had them at Uralla ,magnificent big birds! I'm currently planning a new big (Hall Of Fame) building on the Festival site, and I invite anyone with precious Memorabilla , to bring it along to display during the Festival this year! Also the local schools here are going to be presenting my brand new (original) Childrens Stage Production (The Scarecrow & the Magic Moon) as a Xmas Matinee this year! So I'm excited about that but will be a lot of work of course! So a busy year ahead.
This was our beautiful (Daisy) and her new baby, taken at Uralla years ago !
CONRATULATIONS TO ALL GOLD GUITAR WINNERS!
It is such a special milestone in any artists career to take home a Golden Guitar! So I wish all the 2017 winners all the very best & many more highlights for you ! Some fresh faces this year always good to see. And a bit of gossip for you , In actual fact these wonderful trophies are all hand made, otiginally created by (John Minson) I think ? I'll need to double check that. And they are made & cast at the Uralla Foundry. For over twenty years when we lived near Uralla it always fascinated me to know that they were all created there in my old home town. I'm sure any one of you who have taken one of these wonderful Awards home, will get a buzz knowing this little bit of history.
AUSTRALIA'S TOP CM AWARD . THE GOLDEN GUITAR.
SPECIAL MOTHERS DAY THIS YEAR! SUNDAY MAY 14TH
Come & join us for a very special Mothers Day indeed. I am launching my new album (SWEET LOVE) . It is a compilation of all of my love songs from over the years award winners, some of my biggest hits. It is a collection some of you have been wanting for some years now so I'm sure will be a popular choice for a very special gift for someone you love! I will be launching it in Warwick on Mothers Day with a few other gigs around Southern Qld TBA . Details soon. It will include at least two new songs, and I'm looking forward to bringing you this album.
SWEET LOVE -THE COVER SHOT! from a live concert at Tamworths Capitol theatre.
MY RADIO SHOW ON RAINBOWFM.
Really enjoying my radio show every Monday from 9am! I got some interesting phone calls this week, from Barraba, Gold Coast as well as the usual local listeners! I play a Celtic /Country mix ,seem to be featuring quite a few Bush Balladeers though ,a whole run of new albums, from Jeff Brown,Diane Lindsay & Peter/Terry Bennets, a couple of really good albums there. I get to send out cheerios to a couple of mates in Hospital, and congratulate the winners at Bungendore! Always feature a fair bit of Bluegrass too, some great music happening really around the traps! Hope you can tune in - WWW.RAINBOWFM.ORG
If you have a favourite artist or song give me a call!
Click on that & click top right where it says (listen live) ! Studio Phone- 07-46618989