ARTISTS & PRESENTERS BONY MOUNTAIN RADIO
Captain Jack & our fabulous Pirates- Cape Byron Celtic Dancers! who are a favorite every year at Bony Mountain.
The fabulous Murphy's Pigs-Bony Mountain Legend Award winners in 2015- also featured on 2015 Festival DVD.
Our resident funny bloke! Errol Gray- kicks off our Bush Breaky every morning-with a laugh- shown here in one of his chook shirts!
Our legendary Shiek of Scrubby Creek- winner of our very first Legend Award in 2011 and always a crowd stopper here at Bony Mountain- features on our Festival DVD in 2015.
Norma O'Hara Murphy- and her beloved stallion- (Roc Again) . Norma is Festival Coordinator & a driving force behind Bony Mountain Radio.
Brian Stitt- one of my favorite Songwriters-this bloke started his career aged 70? how about that-but his songs are great- and will feature regularly on here.
My rock & my mate Phil- he is our President & our Programmer. Phil & I pictured at Festival Studios in Pyrmont-Recording my first Festival album- Colours- with so many of my classics-
One of our best Songwriters Alan Caswell- winner of our Legend Award in 2012. Onstage at Bony Mountain .
We were thrilled to present Hill Billy Goats in 2018- and they were our Legend Award winners-they are performing again for 2019. love their music !
Norma has produced & written two Celtic albums over the last few years & Celtic Connection due for release at 2019 Festival. Full of some classics as well as some brand new originals!
Warwick Pipe Thistle Band do not have any music recorded- but they are a crowd favourite here every year! And we all feature good Pipes & Drums from time to time.
Merv Maltman Gold Guitar winner- for his magic song- Channel Country Ground- Phil loves Mervs version of his song- a very talented Songwriter. Merv performed at Bony Mountain in 2011- he is sadly no longer with us.
One of my old mates- Tom McCivor- and recognised as one of the great writers of Rodeo/Ballads- he wrote Chainsaw. Tom lost his battle with Cancer a few years back.
Our fantastic Wheatvale School Choir- a crowd favourite every year! This shot taken back a few years ago!
Reg Bennedick -a total Icon in the CM world & performed here in 2011- Reg & Doreen are very dedicated supporters .
One of our best Bush Balladeers- Geoff Brown- Brownie has been a regular at Bony Mountain. Gold Guitar Winner
Norma O'Hara Murphy- this is cover of (Solid Gold) Norma's last country album. An award winner-full of absolute gems. Norma is also a Presenter -Monday mornings 9am- tune in.
Ben Murphy- Presenter & coordinator at Festival- runs (The Shack) and brings a special theme to his music Program. A very edgy roots-Blues-Bluegrass- tune in for an exciting ride. Time TBA.
Our big stage at Bony Mountain- we are very proud of our world class stage-sound/production! we might be in the bush- but expect nothing less than fabulous entertainment here.
BRIAN LETTON- this bloke has been around the traps- a great entertainer- and pretty handy bloke in a trotting sulky as well! Features on 2015 Festival DVD.
DEAN PERRETT- This bloke is the real deal-a Cattle Breeder-Songwriter-Performer-Horseman- has recorded some great ballads- Gold Guitar Winner.
THE BUSHWACKERS- an iconic Aussie band & I believe the best example of what Australian music should be? Often featured on (Norma's show) -but a favourite with Bony Mountain Radio. Gold Guitar Winners.
DONNIE MAHER- Dedicated Radio Personality- ex President of RainbowFM- and Life Member - one of the Founders- and a passionate supporter of Country Music- Donnies Radio Show- TBA
STEVE NEWTON- Tracey Coster- Brian Letton- Norma O'Hara Murphy & George-at Enrec Studio-Tamworth. Steve and Isaac are regular Sound/Production people at Bony Mountain.
GED & TRUDY HINZ- Performers at Bony Mountain- with some good albums under their belt! regulars on Bony Mountain Radio.
DAVE JOHNSON & Val- Country Music stalwarts- Dave has been MC at Bony Mountain- a dedicated pair who are faithful supporters of all good Aussie music.
DARYL CRAFT- & Heather regulars at Bony Mountain- dedicated supporters of Country music- Daryl is a Festival favourite with his Irish & Scottish songs!
GRAEME HUGO- with Norma in Tamworth Graeme is a significant artist & is a popular and talented Country Singer. He gets regular airplay on Bony Mountain Radio.
JOHN SMITH- Bush Balladeer singer of good Aussie songs- often features Stan Coster songs- some of Slims- and returns to Bony Mountain for 2019.
SHELLEY JONES- with Norma at Enrec Studios Tamworth. Shelley has a significant place in the Rockabilly-Country scene and is a delightful edition to any stage!
KEITH JAMIESON- Jammo- is the man-when it comes to Bush Ballads- Jammo is planning on contributing some shows- and we look forward to that- a regular on Bony Mountain Radio & a Gold Guitar Winner.
GRAEME BUCHNER- our Patron- our biggest supporter every year. Graeme was presented with a (Local Legend Award) and has since been awarded an OAM for Community service.
MEGAN COOPER- Songwriter--very talented performer and they loved her at Bony Mountain. Winner of several TSA Awards and a fine artist.
LITTLE SQUIRT- always a winner at Bony Mountain-the little red Fire Mascot. and a great favourite with the local kids.
PHIL BUDDLE- our President and Manager /Presenter on Bony Mountain Radio- here with his cousin- Marion- who happens to be married to Alan Caswell .At Bony Mountain in 2012
AUB & ROB HANNAGAN- Volunteers/our raffle sellers team- here with Norma & Phil during Phils campaign to run for mayor! Two tireless supporters.
IAN & JUDE MCLEOD- and Granddaughter- these two are absolute dynamos-our best Volunteers and we could not run the Festival without our dedicated team.
NIKI & MICHELLE - Murphy- my two beautiful Daughters who step up every year and help us run this event. They are both qualified RNs -so proud of them both. Niki will be running Headquarters this year- and Shell-helps out at (The Shack).
BONY MOUNTAIN RADIO-OUR ARTISTS FOR 2019- we will be featuring our artists & promoting Bony Mountain Festival because that is what BMRadio is all about. Promoting good Aussie music- promoting our Little Festival in the Bush- and introducing our listeners to all the wonderful talent out there! you won't hear a lot of this music anywhere else! Main stream Radio only play what their told- most Radio Stations are under the thumb- and are very restricted in what they play. But we are not- and I'm sure you will appreciate hearing a lot of this new music- as well as old music. So many classic songs out there- all that traditional music- not only Balladeers-but Poetry- Songwriters- great Celtic music & so much more! If you wanna hear your favorite stuff- contact Phil on- 0490 106 737 - he has an incredible Library-and if he does not have it- he'll find it! Here is a gallery of our artists- past & present since we started in 2011- and our Presenters- who will enjoy presenting their Programs.