Simply Bushed is a collaboration between Paul Grierson and Chris Rieger, who have written the award winning original music and lead the band consisting of Hugh Curtis on fiddle , Dave Roberts on Drums and The Padre, John Healey carrying the rhythm on Bass guitar. My favorite track is the Holden song! These boys make us all proud to be Aussies!
A real taste of Ireland - born in Ireland brewed in Australia - their take on it. Get out your dancing shoes, your party hats and your tissues. We welcome them to Bony Mountain, they will cover all your favourite Irish songs! Have a great version of Whiskey in the Jar. A classic Celtic Band featuring some great fiddle!
Excited to see them return to the Mountain, with their distinctive style - some great pickers here! Boot stompin', hootin' and hollerin', good old-fashioned fun, a mix of traditional and modern country.
Andy Penkow is a unique and talented singer/songwriter and has proven time and time again why he is the Aussie Artist to watch. Currently touring in the USA, making some exciting inroads! A regular on CMT Australia, Music Network Charts (Top 30), Kix Fm, Triple M and ABC Country, Andy is a fan favourite performing across festivals, entertainment venues, hotels and cruises throughout Australia and the world. He studied music at JMC Academy and completed an advanced diploma in popular music and performance.
I rate this bloke as one of Australia's best Balladeers- Traditional Australian Country Music artist Jeff Brown believes that a good bush ballad tells a story that will touch the heart of everyday Aussies. Jeff delivers these stories in song with quality and sincerity. he is the real deal! Winning a couple of Golden Guitar Awards for Bush Ballad of the Year in 2014 and 2005 gives testimony to his talents.
Bony Mountain has certain elements that make it special - and the Warwick Pipe Thistle Band is one. They are an iconic part of the festival. It is traditional they do a march in - pipes piping, drummers drumming, splendid in their tartan kilts, and often all lit up! They bring so much each and every year. We appreciate their effort, their playing and their dedication.
Brian is a one of a kind. He started his musical career late in life, but don't be fooled, he is a creative grass roots singer/songwriter who really draws in a crowd. He is one of his best. His song -Corn, Potatoes & Sheep is a classic.
Our Outback larrikin! Case is no pretender - his honesty coupled with an easy going and engaging stage persona has endeared him to audiences throughout the country. He is in his element playing to fellow travellers, grey nomads, tourists and vagabonds with songs that are true to his personal experiences yet widely relatable. He is now a musical veteran having released three albums, five EPs and three singles while showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Norma invites you all to join her at her place! Soak up the bush and all it has to offer. The perfect retreat, for a lay back, relaxed week. This year Norma, a much traveled International artist and award winner (now retired), no longer tours- Norma has been described as a national treasure and has won many awards- an Aria finalist- several Golden Guitars, Australian Celtic Artist of the year in 2014 and many more. Norma's story is a long one, but after forty + years her songs are still on the charts. Her recent release ‘Cowboys” is the current flavour of the month both here & in the USA and Canada. And (Drifting Down The Darling) on the charts currently. Norma's web site will be back up & running soon! Norma's brand new single (Kosciusko) dedicated to our Brumbies, will be launched at the Festival! with a very rare (live) performance.
He has been a Golden Guitar finalist now a total of 44 times! At the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival Allan Caswell was inducted into the prestigious Galaxy of Stars. It was recognition for the huge contribution he has made to Australian Country Music as a songwriter, performer, record producer and author. His latest Album will be featured- (Grumpy Old Pickers Like Us - pictured) featuring some great new songs. Allan will present (The Secrets of Songwriting) on his set!
Mick Angeles is a long-time member of our Bony Mountain crew. He has been running ukulele workshops and entertaining us with his wonderful music for many years. His fabulous teaching skills have started many on a musical journey. And after his uke classes all week he still manages to give us a song or two. Don’t miss the Sunday performance put on by his many students. Don’t forget to bring your ukelele!
Steve is our sound engineer again for 2023. We are excited to welcome him back! He is also a very capable guitarist and performer. His family originally arriving in Australia on the Scarborough, as part of the First Fleet, Steve’s family has a genetic disposition to making noise. Some with trucks & chainsaws, others branding cattle, milking cows or ploughing fields, but few have achieved what Steve has in the world of music. Call him Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Swing or Country Rock - his music is eclectic. With a growing list of awards, including a coveted Golden Guitar, to his name, Steve proves that persistence and passion pays off! An independent musician with many “strings to his bow” Steve is based in Sydney.
Errol is part of the team here at the Mountain, always good for a laugh with his crazy songs about Handbags, Dunny Rolls, Centrelink and many, many more. Settle back and enjoy this unique Aussie character in the perfect bush setting!
A talented bunch of players with Banjo/Fiddle/Vocals/Guitars/stand up bass/ bringing us their own edgy feel good sorta country, Featuring Andy Redfern-they are our very own-Bony Mountain Boys!
Gary is our Anchor man-our bush poet and all round good bloke. He has run the Bush Breaky at Bony Mountain since year one! Get your morning coffee & settle in for some great yarns, poems and much more!
Ged & Trudy have been coming to the Mountain since we began. A popular duo-Songwriters/performers- on the road all year- and a crowd favorite! They are releasing a brand new single this year, this talented pair are back with a new Album.
Pete is a bush balladeer a great bloke and a real Aussie. He tells yarns, sings about the real Australia and is a regular favourite at the Mountain.
The Bony Mountain Boys make their first appearance as our resident Band. Consisting of several Members- a bunch of (old pros) featuring Banjo/Guitar/Vocals/Fiddle and much more. Colourful characters-with a mix of Bluegrass/Country/Hillbilly music that comes from the mountains! the valleys! the outback & beyond!