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Michael Waugh

Since his 2016 debut, Waugh has released three albums of deeply relatable, emotional story songs based on characters and events from around his home town of Maffra in Eastern Victoria. Fans of the singer-songwriter have rusted on to his uniquely Australian narrative style – and they proudly wear the red and black checked shirt as a sign of their connectedness – uniformed members of team Waugh.
“Initially, it was really weird seeing people turn up to shows dressed like me,” says Waugh, who started wearing the flanno as a tribute to his dairy farming father, “but then I realised that I was singing songs in an Australian accent about people and places that they recognised – I was singing about their lives, and that’s why people related so much that they wanted to wear that shirt.”
Inspired by the Waugh-heads, Michael has kept evolving his storytelling style – painting evocative pictures of ordinary Australians, whose lives are celebrated in Waugh’s songs.


STARS Australia

Stars got together in Adelaide around '74 '75 , all coming from around the same neighbourhood and basically fallin together through a love of similar music taste, ie. Free, Deep Purple etc

After a short while supporting bands from interstate, Dingoes, LRB etc and starting to write their own songs , Beeb Birtles of LRB recommended Stars to Michael Gudinski of Mushroom Records who promptly signed them instigating a move to Melbourne.

Stars friend Andy Durant joined the band with a collection of his own songs which formulated their sound from Rock Boogie to more Country Rock and the first album was released going gold.

After the release of Stars second album "Land Of Fortune" a live album "1157" and 3 years of constant touring a decision was made to end Stars and sadly shortly after Andy died from a melanoma .

In 1980 the star studded "Andrew Durant Memorial Concert" was staged at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda, featuring the members of Stars, Renee Geyer, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Don Walker, Richard Clapton and many more of the cream of Australian artists who are still recording and playing to this day, a live recording of the show was released to much acclaim and promptly went gold.

After over 35 years Stars are back with the original line up featuring Mick Pealing on vocals and guitar, Mal Eastick on guitar, Roger McLachlan on bass and Glyn Dowding who was replaced by Erik Chess early 2019 on drums and featuring Nick Charles on guitar.

The early music of Stars was written by Andy Durant and Mal Eastick, it's rock/country with a hard edge and a touch of soul.

A new Album “Boundary Rider” is released in 2018 mainly written by Mick & Nick with 3 early Stars songs recorded in the studio for the first time.

2020 brings a brand new album “One More Circle Round The Sun” featuring new songs written by Mick Pealing and Nick Charles.

Audiences can expect the music from Stars’ 3 studio albums "Paradise", “Land Of Fortune" 2018’s “Boundary Rider”, “The Andrew Durant Memorial Concert" and “One More Circle Round The Sun”


End Of The Line

End Of The Line’ takes you on a narrative and musical journey, showcasing the hits of the Traveling Wilburys including End Of The Line, Last Night, Handle With Care, She’s My Baby and many more - all performed by the who’s who of Oz Rock

If you had tried to plan it
It never would of happened.
Rated by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Supergroup of all time, The Traveling Wiburys consisted of American and British music superstars Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty, who unexpectedly carved their way to critical and commercial success in the late 80s.
The debut album “Volume 1” won the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance although the band never performed live.
‘End Of The Line’ celebrates the phenomenal success of The Wilburys by taking you through a narrative and musical journey, with all-time hits including End Of The Line, Last Night, Handle With Care, She’s My Baby, Heading For The Light and many more being performed by the who’s who of Oz Rock.
‘End Of The Line’ is an insight into the peaks and valleys of this bands stellar yet short lived career.


Brooke Taylor

Brooke Taylor is a Melbourne-based singer, songwriter and guitarist. Her music style encompasses folk, rock and country elements. Wowing crowds with her magnetic energy at gigs and music festivals across the country, including St Kilda Music Festival and The Taste Of Tassie.

Taylor is going from strength to strength, nabbing support slots for highly regarded acts such as the Pierce Brothers (AUS), Luka Bloom (IRE), Joe Pug (US), Renee Geyer (AUS), Tex Perkins (AUS) and Tim Rogers (AUS), as well as recently becoming a member of Mick Thomas' Roving Commission.

Brooke writes about the human condition, drawing listeners in with her strong storytelling and raw emotion. Her songs are built with strong rhythm guitar, memorable melodies, honey-toned vocals and soulful lyrics. Brooke Taylor is an exciting artist to watch out for, with her Debut Album 'It's The Little Things' launching at #2 on the Australian Independent Album Charts July 2020.

You won't be able to help but think 'how can someone so small take up so much space?


Lillie Mae

Lillie Mae has been playing fiddle on stage since she was three and has two acclaimed albums to her name on Jack White’s Third Man Records label. A former member of White’s live band and a featured singer on his 2014 album Lazaretto album, Lillie Mae stepped out as a solo artist with her White-produced debut album Forever And Then Some in 2017, and followed that with the Dave Cobb-produced Other Girls in 2019. Prior to her work with White, she was known to bluegrass and country fans as a member of all-sibling outfits the Risches and Jypsi, and as an up-to-four-nights-a-week regular at Nashville’s local honky tonks and haunts. Prior to that she traipsed the US with her father and four siblings in a motor home, living the life of an itinerant musician. Joining her on this tour will be siblings Frank and Scarlett Rische, and Nashville via UK guitar slinger, Craig Smith