| Country singer/songwriter Kasey Chambers, daughter of steel guitar player Bill Chambers, and the sister of musician and producer Nash Chambers, headlines the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival 2013.
Kasey's career started when she began singing with her family in the 'Dead Ringer Band' which included dad Bill, mother, Diane and brother Nash and saw them touring all over Australia by the time she was a teenager.
It wasn't until she began her solo career that Kasey's path would lead her to become an Australian household name and receive accolades from around the world.
In August 2011, Kasey's autobiography 'A Little Bird Told Me' co-written with Jeff Apter was published and took it's place on the top selling book lists nationally. To accompany the book, Kasey recorded and released an album of cover versions of songs that she loves and that have inspired her during the course of her life and recording career. The album titled 'Storybook' was released on September 23rd, 2011 through Liberation Music/Australia.
Kasey and her husband Shane have a new album called "Wreck & Ruin" which was released in Australia on 7th September 2012.
Adam Harvey, winner of 2012 Golden Guitar for Album of the Year 'Falling into Place' has also signed on to perform at the 2013 Boyup Brook Country Music Festival.
Adam has a career that expands 10 years, 3 gold albums with a total album sales of over 300,000 and 8 Golden Guitar Awards which includes 2 for Male Vocalist of the Year.
||Carter & Carter were recently named the Independent Australian Country Music Artists of the Decade.
From their debut chart single 'You Were There' in 2000, the list of achievements, awards and accolades has been both imposing and constant.
With 6 albums, a DVD and a recently released book to their career credit, major awards include a Golden Guitar, APRA Most Performed Country Work Award, triple CMAA Industry Achiever Awards for Independent Entertainer of the Year and 10 Australian Independent Country Music Awards.
|There has never been any question about whether or not Morgan Evans would have a career in music. The Newcastle singer-songwriter says writing, playing and performing music has been an all-consuming passion and need for as long as he can remember. Now in 2012, having signed a major record deal with Warner Music Australia, the 26-year-old believes he can finally describe his music career as “official”. Morgan’s new five-track EP, Live Each Day, released in January, is proof positive that talent, belief and persistence is a winning combination.|
|Bob Corbett and The Roo Grass Band adventurously burst out of the world of folk / country music. Audiences from coast to coast have showered this highly entertaining four-piece band with standing ovations and encores. With the recent release of Bob Corbett's fourth album, "Lucky Country", the Roo Grassers have already been nominated for a swag of awards are ready to share an even richer palette of colours from their growth as a band.|
Amber Lawrence burst on to the music scene in 2007 with her hit single 'Good Girls' - nominated for APRA Song of the Year. Fast-forward and she has 5 Golden Guitar nominations, 6 number one radio singles, 7 Indy Country Music Awards, and was the winner of the inaugural "Telstra Horizon Award" (2010). Add to this the release of her third album ‘3’, along with the hit single ‘Everybody’s a Mess’, and things are looking fantastic for this popular Country Music performer.
Award winning singer/ songwriter and recent
Australia's Got Talent Semi Finalist, Jonny Taylor is geared up for a
huge 2012-13. With 10 Years of varied musical projects behind him the
last 2 years have seen his solo career rise through many significant
|Always a favourite at the Boyup Brook Festival and another WA performer of Australia's Got Talent fame, Deb 'Spoons' Perry will once again be playing with the buskers in the Saturday Morning Street Festival and entertaining the crowd on main stage where she will be accompanying various artists.
|'Spoonful of Sugar' are a 4 piece Country Folk band that are definitely best served live. Front woman Karin Page charms the crowd on vocals/guitar and is backed by a kickin' band with Elliot Smith on drums, Jacob Diamond on guitar/vocals and Rob Tomlin on double bass. These guys will get your toes tappin' and wings flappin'.
Award winning Vicki Lee has teamed with well known Country band Hideaway.
Featuring Jason Forsyth (Electric Guitar) Barrie Forsyth
(Rythm Guitar/Vocals) Darryl Spriggs (Drums/Vocals) and Barry (Bass). They play a mix of traditional Country/Country Rock and original music.
|Storme is an experienced
and powerful singer, songwriter and guitarist and a Western Australian
Academy of Performing Arts graduate. In 2010 Storme released her single 'Never' from her album 'Something's Gotta Give' and has been performing her new tunes
at Perth festivals like Southbound and The West Coast Blues &
|Bush dancing with the Mucky Duck Bush Band is not just about listening to bush songs but getting up and linking hands with a mate, a child or a total stranger and having a great time.|
|Courtney Conway is a vibrant and talented individual who proves her love of country music when on stage. Being the offspring of a large family and growing up in the outskirts of
Bendigo, Victoria, this young girl was bound to be full of musical
bones. Ever since the age of 9, Courtney has been attached to her piano
and keeping herself up-to-date with the happenings in the country music
|Stoney Joe have a pretty unique take on all things Folk and Country. One of Western Australia’s hidden treasures, the band recently released their debut album “Brown Bread and Rice” and have been impressing new audiences with a foot stompin’, wobble boardin’, spoon slappin’ stage show.|
|Flamboyant fools The Fancy Brothers make you feel good when you deserve much less. This award winning band make you dance like a hillbilly and cry like a mule.|
|The Ghost Hotel
are a five-piece mixture of rough and ready guitar noise, acoustic twang
and pop sensibility. The current lineup of the band formed in 2008,
following various incarnations based around founding member Aaron
Gibson’s songwriting. The Ghost Hotel make the noise and the quiet for lovers of guitar driven pop-rock and country.
|At only 18 years of age, Codee-Lee has quite an impressive musical
resume. The talented singer songwriter has won a swag of awards from WA
teen artist and songwriter of the year 2 years running to the Telstra
road to Tamworth where she was a finalist in 2011.
Striving for even more success in her music career Codee-Lee knows that hard work is the key!
Billy Higginson and the Pale Moon Riders - Award winning singer/songwriter Billy Higginson fronts an all new line up of musicians who are a talented 4 piece with an energetic vibe and deliver a blend of old and new country, along with original material thats easy to digest!
|Renegade deliver a rollickin’ performance of country and contemporary classics, and re-worked, ‘country-fried’ pop/rock favorites. Their fun filled ‘tongue in cheek’ stage show never fails to get toes ‘a tappin, mouths a’singin’ and feet a’movin’ on the dance-floor.|
|Multi award winning Gemma Louise Kirby is back creating waves in the
Australian Country Music industry after years of developing her craft
and following her dream. Gem’s live performances are passionate and she is a high-class
performer who never fails to impress. Her soaring vocals are able to
tackle any genre note for note.
Last year's WA Country Music Best Male winner, Allan Spowart, returns with his group Wildfire - Rob Arthur (keyboard/vocals) Stuart Keenor (lead guitar/vocals) Ian Hobbs (bass) Gersham Smith (drums). Allan has played music around W.A. most of his life and is influenced by artists such as Johnny Cash, Slim Dusty, Charlie Pride and most traditional country music artists.
|Popular singer/songwriter Terry Bennetts enjoys creating and performing Australian Country Bush Ballad songs about the Australian way of life and his own experiences as an Australian.||
|Young and up and coming Country Music singer Kate Hindle has performed at major events including Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and of course is a favourite at Boyup Brook.|
|Giulio Perrella is a farmer from Northcliffe, Western Australia who has had a passion for Country Music all of his life. A visit to Harvey Dickson’s Country Music Show many years ago fired up his passion and had him hooked. A regular at Boyup Brook for many years, he started a band called ‘Country Six’ and has now released his first CD album titled ‘Cumpunya” Country.|
|Emerging from the red dirt and dusty paddocks she calls home and with strong Australian influences like John Williamson and Kasey
Chambers, Kate Linke writes and sings in her own ‘Australian voice’ – it’s a
language and sound that she relates to the most, and one that she hopes
other Australian’s will also.
Growing up in remote Western Australia she gives you a “boots ‘n’ all” perspective on life and the land and it’s no surprise to find that her catchy and melodic songs capture the heart and imagination of storytelling and her time spent growing up in this unique part of Australia.
Rachel Dillon is an authoritative story teller tendering hand woven songs about change. She rummages through themes of finite love, infinite friendship, justice and the resilience of the human spirit.
The music draws from a range of shared traditions and sounds that include American and Irish based folk, Americana country and bluegrass.
|Blue Hornet is a vibrant, highly experienced four-piece Rock Cover band from the outskirts of Perth. The band draws from many genres of music as influences including infectous country rock, punk and guitar-driven pop to ensure that all tastes are accounted for. Blue Hornet has always focused their attention to capturing the perfect rock n roll sound driven by vintage-style guitars and amps, powerful rhythm section and sweet harmonies.|
|The Seals burst into the music scene less than three years ago with a
series of raucous and rollicking shows. The band turned heads and gained
a dedicated following playing their unique blend of blues, country and
bluegrass. Gritty with raw emotion and occasionally lewd lyrics, mixed
with sweet vocal harmonies, unusual instrumentation result in a barn
shaking live show. The Seals’ Neo-Bluegrass style will hit you hard and
have you coming back for knee slapping and toe tapping.
|There's much more to Bill Chambers than just being Kasey's dad. The
patriarch of the Chambers Clan is considered by some to be Australia's
premier alt-country guitarist. He can be a master of delicate picking on
Dobro or Lap Steel and a demon on Slide.
Bill is one of those growling singers who owes a substantial debt to both Bob Dylan and John Prine. Perhaps it’s a result of those early weathered years he spent roughing it in the outback with his family.