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Tamworth Hats Off Country Music Festival 2006
Bill Chambers
with special Guests
The Pub
By Anna Rose, Tamworth Ė for and on behalf of Helenís Ragepage!!!
Bill Chambers Sessions continue to sizzle at The Pub

There were some special guests both on and off stage at The Pub on Saturday at the famed Bill Chambers Sessions.
Right over the weekend this continued to be the case at the Gunnedah Rd hotel, where the entertainment began with The Young Balladeers on Friday at 4pm, and continued through until Bill Chambers sang his final song just after 7 on Sunday evening.
Billís guests over the two days included Katie Brianna, Katrina Burgoyne, Camerata graduate Caitlin Harnett, Jessica Belle, Charlene Bailey, Troy Loakes and the Huckleberry Swedes.
As always, Billís band was superb, with the gorgeous Chris Haigh on bass, and young gun Michael Muchow playing lead guitar and contributing some mighty fine vocals to the overall sound.
At the Saturday session, Michael produced an original heíd co-written with Bill Ė Killing For Ė which was a real show-stopper.
The endurance award for Hats Off at The Pub should rightly go to Billís drummer, Toby Laing, from the Swedes.
After an 11pm Swedes gig on Friday, which finished at 2am, Toby began his shift with Bill at 4pm Saturday, then kept the kit in place for the Swedesí 8pm Saturday show. And he was still smiling on Sunday! What a champion.

Bill, Chris Haig, Toby Laing plus Michael Muchow
Michael Muchow
Katie Brianna
Chris Haigh, Bill Chambers and Kate Meurs (socials at Bill concert
The Huckleberry Swedes made a stunning debut at Hats Off in Tamworth Ė from left, Sam Willoughby,
Mark Elberg, Troy Loakes and Toby Laing.
James Gillard, Brendan Radford and Mitch Farmer called in to The Pub to catch a bit of Billís show
before heading off to the town hall to perform on the Lee Kernaghan show, which was 20 tickets
short of a sellout Ė around 1000 people!
Clelia Adams, who was in town for the ACMF concert Friday night, caught up with Sydney
radio presenter Barbara Morison at Billís Saturday session.
Katrina Burgoyne, who was one of Billís guest artists, and Mistin were in the audience on Saturday.
Dally Croft, who was about to bolt to do his spot with Mick Jamesí Desert Men at the Loco,
caught up with Tamworthians Tess Johnston and Lindsay Henderson at Billís show.
Joan Douglas and Jen Carmody, from Sony-BMG enjoying Billís gig.
Print out and have the memories