featuring Alby Pool (Lead Vocals),
Mick Albeck (Fiddle), Duncan
Toombs (Guitar) Greg Franks (Bass), Mal Lancaster )Drums)
Carter & Carter
Jam – All musicians
- Duncan Toombs and Alby Pool
- Greg Franks and Mick Albeck
- Grant Richardson
- Carter & Carter with Mal Lancaster
- Carter & Carter
- Alby Pool and Merelyn
- Carter & Carter with birthday Boy
- Margaret and Irvan
Gary and Jenn
Ragers at the RSL (Bill Centre)
No City Limits
is fast becoming a household name in country music since the
release of his self titled album, a follow up to the very
successful “One Good Reason” CD. Now a regular performer at
most of Australia’s major country music festivals, Alby
(originally form Western Australia) is bringing his particular
style of country music to his many fans on the east coast.
and his band “No City Limits” have been a major draw card at
the Tamworth country music festival for many years now, and always
play to a full house!
has always surrounded himself with the finest musicians, as is
evident in the current “No City Limits” line up.
For any true country music fan, an Alby Pool performance is
one not to be missed. His
professionalism, humility and talent are seen as a benchmark for
his peers and up and coming artists to aspire to.
Toombs – Guitar
lead guitarist with well known country band Southern Steel, Duncan
is currently recording and touring with Adam Brand.
Franks – Bass
has been playing with Alby Pool for many years, and has been a
feature of too many local bands to mention!
played previously with "The Wheel" and country legends like Troy Cassar Daley and
Adam Harvey, Mick now brings his great fiddle playing talents to “No
Lancaster – Drums
former member of Col Finlays band, Mal is one of the area’s
Cheryl Byrnes, The Pub Management
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Grant is a shearer, stockman and
presently a sort-after horse-breaker from the central west of New
South Wales who has been singing since the age of fifteen.
Grant is a graduate of the 2000 CMAA Australian College Of
Country Music. He won the
prestigious Toyota Star Maker in that same year.
In 2001 Grant was a Golden Guitar Finalist in New Talent Of The
Year with his Star Maker release Huey which was the inspiration behind
Rural Press’ recently produced cd SEND IT DOWN HUGHIE -
gesture from the country music community to those most affected by
drought. It was the brainchild
of Grant’s, who empathised with farmers difficulties, and felt he
should and could do something.
The album is available by phoning 1800 030 080.
Grant’s self-titled debut album was released in Tamworth in
January 2002 and in January 2003 he won MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR at
the Tamworth Independent Artists Recognition Awards for the romantic
ballad STAY. Grant’s
country performance rocks and once seen you will be guaranteed that
you have witnessed - The Real Deal!
THE REAL DEAL
probably aren’t too many horse-breakers and shearers who can
seriously present strong credentials in the country music industry,
but GRANT RICHARDSON can proudly raise his hand.
In the word of award-winning producer Herm Kovac from Ramrod
Studios “This bloke can REALLY
real-life horse-breaker and shearer from Mandurama in Central West NSW
has broken in an ever-increasing fan base since he won the prestigious
Toyota Star Maker title in 2000,
and followed up with a couple of major chart singles in the process,
including the Golden Guitar
Finalist song HUEY.
likeable larrikin is refreshingly without pretence, and his music
encapsulates the essence of his rural lifestyle – he sings about
things he knows and lives. For
all of his working life, Grant’s been involved in agriculture, and
living in the country has provided plenty of inspiration for his
songs, and given him license to be described by some in the country
music business as “the real
deal”. He left home
when he was 15 and went to work on a sheep and cattle station at Julia
Creek (Queensland) as a stockman.
He started breaking horses up there at the age of 16, and since
then has been a rural contractor, interstate truck driver, and shearer
and even had a go at being a shearer’s cook.
Like countless contenders before
him, Grant discovered that the quick trip to fame was in fact a long
and dusty road filled with the inevitable potholes, and it’s been
the incredible support from a loyal bunch of mates and fans that
levelled the corrugations and helped him to his dream of a debut
collection of 19 mates from throughout rural Australia, including
shearers, station owners, abattoir workers, and even a politician,
chipped in to raise the $20,000 necessary for Grant to record and
release the album. It’s a unique capital-generating initiative that Grant says
was not his idea, but the brainwave of one of his shearing mates, and
the bottom line was they put their money where Grant’s mount is –
and with justifiable cause, because the album has turned up trumps.
could have been titled many things – THE REAL DEAL or SHEEP AND
WHEAT or even SHOWTIME, but the fact is that this album IS Grant
Richardson. It’s a
gifted singer and entertainer taking songs that have real meaning in
his country lifestyle, working with ace producer Herm Kovac and a
wonderfully talented bunch of musicians, and coming out of the chute
with a superb Australian country album.
like the contagious SHOWTIME and the bush anthem BUNDY ON are great
examples of tracks that typify the rural culture – and both have a
distinctive fun factor. Not
all the songs are about the bush, because this album is GRANT
RICHARDSON, and the larrikin element comes out in the first single GET
A HAIRCUT – this is the horse-breaker with attitude, and it fits to
is a serious and thoughtful side to Grant, and he pulls back into
reflective mode on the poignant STAY and the hurting SHE’S GOT A LOT
ON HER HEART.
real bonus is the standout treatment of the James Taylor classic SWEET
BABY JAMES in collaboration with Anne Kirkpatrick.
And Grant proves he can pen with the best with the nostalgic
original KURRAJONG PROMISES.
album is original, infectious, personal, outstanding and most
importantly, it is unmistakably GRANT RICHARDSON.
THE MOST OF EVERY MINUTE’
MAKING THE MOST OF
EVERY MINUTE is exactly how the country music hit-makers Carter
& Carter approach every facet of their career and life. There
really is no other word but SENSATIONAL
to describe their achievements of over the past 2 years.
that the highly talented team of David and Merelyn does has the
positive stamp. Their songwriting is warm, personal, immensely
listenable, and delivers some wonderfully memorable messages - four of
their original hit songs Dance
Away The Night, A
Little Place Called Love, Candlelight and Kisses & Lead Me Home
are just some examples of song-crafting that will stand the
inevitable test of time. Their music is uplifting, optimistic, honest
live performances draw sell-out crowds – and the past year with
tours throughout Australia, New Zealand and Norfolk Island were
testimony to that fact - with their vibrant, refreshing approach and
unstoppable energy that establishes an immediate rapport with the
any yardstick, their track record is amazing. The debut album produced
three national top 10 hits - You
Were There rose to #6, Dance
Away The Night stayed at #1 for 2 weeks and A
Little Place Called Love made it back to back #1’s.
Carter & Carter
also picked up over a dozen major awards including 2001
Australian Artist & Album of the Year, Victorian
Album & Female Vocalist of the Year, TSA Overall Country & Gospel Song of the Year and ACMLA
Peoples Choice Awards for Album & Song of the Year.
inevitable "hard act to follow" adage certainly didn’t
apply to Carter & Carter
with their next single Easy Making Love
(from the new album Every
Minute) completing a hat-trick of national #1’s in their debut
year in country music and earning them 2 Golden Guitar nominations at
the 2002 Awards in Tamworth.
2002 the awards and recognition just kept on coming as
Carter & Carter took
out the prestigious CMAA
Achiever Award for the 2002
Independent Entertainers of the Year, the 2002
Victorian Entertainers of the Year and then went on to win the APRA/AMCOS
Independent Country Music Single of the Year, with Easy
Making Love. They also created history by winning the Independent
Artist of the Year for the 2nd year running at the
Australian Independent Country Music
Awards. It was the ultimate peer recognition of a fact that their
fans were already well aware of - Australian country music was privy
to something very, very special.
April, Carter & Carter
gave us another teaser to their much-awaited new album Every
Minute – the single Candlelight And Kisses soared
into the charts and reached #2 on the National Country Tracks Top 30,
heralding two smash hits from their forthcoming album due for release
in January 2003. It also picked up a swag of nominations for Tamworth
2003 including Golden Guitar for Group/Duo, 2 TIARA’s, 2 TSA Song
Salutes, 1 ACMLA Peoples Choice and 3 Victorian Country Music Awards
with their current single Lead
Me Home heading
up the charts, a video clip on CMC in December, and touring
opportunities arriving from around Australasia, Carter
& Carter can head into the launch of Every Minute with a quiet confidence that 2003 will be another great
year, and this new album will be warmly welcomed and regarded by
industry and fans alike.
a remarkable story of talent and dedication that adds up to the
success story of the decade thus far. And the most remarkable part is
that Carter & Carter have only just started.
……………….. no argument whatsoever!
PO Box 174, Ringwood East. Vic. 3135
(03) 9739 4740
CARTER & CARTER
- ‘Every Minute’
Me Home' video released to television
released to radio as third single from forthcoming album Every
- ‘Candlelight and
#2 for two weeks on Country Tracks Top 30 chart
and Kisses’ single
goes #1 for three weeks making it a Hat Trick of #1 on the
national Country Tracks Top 30 chart
- Release of new single ‘Easy
- Their second single ‘A
Little Place Called Love’ goes to #1 on the national
Country Tracks Top 30 chart
- ‘A Little Place
Called Love’ released as third single from ‘Dance Away the Night’
Away the Night’
goes to #1 on national Country Tracks Top 30 chart for 2 weeks
track single release ‘Dance Away the Night’
debut album Dance Away
Were There reaches #6 on national Country Tracks Top
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