DARWIN CITY MUSTER
COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
GEORGE BROWN BOTANIC GARDENS AMPHITHEATRE
Saturday 15 September 7 pm - 11.30 pm 2007
HOT NEWS FOR COUNTRY MUSIC FANS
The 4th DARWIN CITY MUSTER brings a
glittering Golden Guitar haul of headline acts to the Amphitheatre stage
on Saturday 15th September for a spectacular night of infectious country
rock, bush ballads and blue grass.
You’ll be kicking back and lettin’ loose
with larrikins & live wires when His Honour The Administrator Ted
Egan introduces –
True Blue legend John Williamson, Entertainer of the
Year Troy Cassar-Daley, CMAA Female Artist of the Year
Beccy Cole and songbird Sara Storer
with a swag of new material.
This is the premier family event on the country music
calendar and you can meet all the stars direct from the stage throughout
the evening in the merchandise tent.
Please bring chairs, rugs, cameras & bottled water.
Beach umbrellas, pets, glass, alcohol & hot food
will NOT be permitted entry.
Plenty of food stalls with hot/cold drinks and bar services
inside the venue. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible
adult and at no times may they enter the bar service areas.
Car parking is nearby at the Mindil Beach area adjacent
to the George Brown Botanic Gardens.
Tickets Pre-sale: $54.90 Adults/$22.00 Children (6-16
years) + booking fee. Under 5’s free.
Book at Darwin Entertainment Centre, Tourism Top End
The Mall Info Booth, Customer Service Desk Casuarina Square, Oasis News
& Lotto Palmerston and at the Gate.
Tickets at the Gate: $60 Adult & $25 Child inclusive
booking fee and GST.
Darwin City Muster acknowledges the support of Top Country
92.3FM, Channel 9, NT News, Darwin Airport Resort, Bridge Toyota and Lion
ARTIST BIO BRIEFS
JOHN WILLIAMSON is a born storyteller
who’s stayed true to traditions defining the essence of country
and character in iconic songs Old Man Emu, Home Among The Gum Trees, True
Blue, Drover’s Boy, Cootamundra Wattle, Raining on The Rock, Mallee
Boy, A Number On My Back, Bells In A Bushmen’s Ear, Chandelier of
Stars and recent album dedicated to Steve Irwin, Wildlife Warriors: It’s
John proved emus could fly in 1970 when the first song
he wrote soared to Gold status soon after release. Most of his 37 albums
since are Gold or Platinum and he’s collected 23 Golden Guitars,
2 ARIAs, produced 10 videos, 5 DVDs and 3 books, profiled in This Is Your
Life and featured in 3 television series.
A true blue legend, John supports fair dinkum causes
and brings integrity with more than a hint of the larrikin to the stage.
TROY CASSAR-DALEY is a multiple CMAA
Entertainer of the Year, has 14 Golden Guitars, 4 Gold albums, 6 Deadly
awards & 3 ARIAs in recognition of an artist who delivers straight
up stories bathed in homespun wisdom, infectious tunes and fine musicianship.
His 6th album Brighter Day earned the ARIA for Best Country Album and
4 Golden Guitars for APRA Song & Male Vocalist (Lonesome But Free
with Paul Kelly), Vocal Collaboration (Bird on A Wire with Jimmy Barnes)
and Instrumental of the Year (Yellow Belly).
Troy has featured as Andrew Denton’s guest on Enough
Rope, was honoured by This Is Your Life, competed in 2 seasons of It Takes
Two and appeared in a cameo role on the big screen for Race The Sun, starring
James Belushi and Halle Berry.
He’s shared the stage with Johnny Cash, Willie
Nelson, Leanne Rimes and the Dixie Chicks, performed at the Opening of
the Rugby World Cup and toured in the US with Tommy Emmanuel.
Born To Survive – the Best of Troy Cassar Daley
has just been released.
BECCY COLE is well established at the
pinnacle of our entertainment industry as a multi-talented and dynamic
performer with boundless energy, profoundly honest songs, a wicked sense
of humour and oceans of charisma.
The anthemic Poster Girl, inspired by her tour of duty
in Iraq 2005/2006, earned Beccy 3 Golden Guitars this year for CMAA Female
Artist, APRA Song & Single of the Year and brought other accolades.
With 7 Golden Guitars under her belt including 2005 CMAA
Entertainer of the Year, Beccy has released 4 albums with 2 reaching Gold
status - Little Victories and Wild At Heart and her latest, Feel This
Free is approaching the same success. Last year, her single Rainbows,
Dreams and Butterflies was an APRA finalist in the Most Performed Country
Beccy is constantly on the road and appeals to audiences
of all ages as a regular on ABC’s Spicks & Specks, The Wiggles
as “Beccy Bluegrass and as a compere at major country and mainstream
events. She’s just returned from the US and brings new material
to the stage.
SARA STORER’s career sparked in
the Territory and when she left the dust and remote area teaching behind,
it exploded! After winning first prize in the Adelaide River Talent Quest,
she was discovered at the Tamworth College of Country Music by Garth Porter,
signed with ABC Music, released her debut album Chasing Buffalo and won
the Best New Talent Golden Guitar.
In 2004, this songbird blitzed the 2004 CMAA awards when
she took home a record 7 Golden Guitars for her 2nd album Beautiful Circle
and is the first artist to simultaneously hold the 2 Top spots on the
Country single’s chart.
She finds inspiration in the isolation of the outback,
the land and its characters and returned to where it all began in 2005
to film the clip Since I’ve Gone and DVD The Territory Calling,
for her 3rd release Firefly.
This songbird has gone the distance and brings a swag
of new stories to the Darwin City Muster.
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