Neville Anderson is back in Tamworth

Neville Anderson is a fine singer. I almost said a ‘a fine young singer’. He probably was young first time I saw him at Tamworth back all those years. It’s 2011 and Neville is back, older and wiser, in Tamworth this year. – John Elliott

Neville Anderson
Neville Anderson

Neville Anderson is a fine singer. I almost said a ‘a fine young singer’. He probably was young first time I saw him at Tamworth back all those years. It’s 2011 and Neville is back, older and wiser, in Tamworth this year. – John Elliott

“My first visit to the Tamworth Country Music Festival was for two days in 1982. I sang in the Coca Cola Talent Quest at the back of the Loco and the backing band included a couple of young Mc Cormack brothers. Jan Kelly and the Kelly Gang played that night. We also saw Jean Stafford and Roger Knox at the RSL,” said Neville. Continue reading “Neville Anderson is back in Tamworth”

Keeping it real with Dean Perrett

Dean Perrett is a traditional Australian country artist whose music is totally authentic and genuine. He comes from the land and knows first hand the joys and struggles that go hand in hand with rural life. His songwriting in this respect is never a stab in the dark!

Dean Perrett is a Australian traditional country artist whose music is totally authentic and genuine. He comes from the land and knows first hand the joys and struggles that go hand in hand with rural life. His songwriting in this respect is never a stab in the dark!

Cattle Town by Dean Perrett
Cattle Town

2011 sets off in fine style for Dean with the release of his tenth album CATTLE TOWN, produced by ace guitar picker Stuie French. Lee Kernaghan, Karen Lynne and Johnny Cash guitarist Bob Wootton make guest appearances on Dean’s new album.
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Michael Fix’s 1975 Tamworth Festival connection

Legendary guitar picker Michael Fix was at the very first Tamworth. “The first time I experienced the Tamworth CM festival was in 1975, and that was also my first exposure to country music. Armed with my battered acoustic guitar, I was holidaying with my parents at Lake Keepit (an hour from Tamworth), a popular summer camping spot.” Fast forward to 2011 and Michael is one of the hottest pickers in the land.

Michael Fix
Michael Fix

Legendary guitar picker Michael Fix was at one of the very first Tamworth festivals. “The first time I experienced the Tamworth festival was in 1975, and that was also my first exposure to country music. Armed with my battered acoustic guitar, I was holidaying with my parents at Lake Keepit (an hour from Tamworth), a popular summer camping spot.” Fast forward to 2011 and Michael is one of the hottest pickers in the land. Continue reading “Michael Fix’s 1975 Tamworth Festival connection”

Rising star Shea Fisher has long memories of Tamworth

Shea Fisher is only 22 but she has long memories of the Tamworth Festival. I spoke with Shea recently via email.
“I was amazed at how many country music fans there were. The streets were all closed off, it was crazy!”

Shea Fisher is only 22 but she has long memories of the Tamworth Festival. I spoke with Shea recently via email.

“The first time I came to Tamworth was for a rodeo when I was three years old, the country music festival was on at the same time. The first time I sung at the festival was in 2005, I was performing out at the old rodeo arena during the ABCRA National Finals Rodeo,” said Shea.

“I was amazed at how many country music fans there were. The streets were all closed off, it was crazy! People from all over Australia traveled to Tamworth and even people from other countries.”

Shea Fisher
Shea Fisher

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