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DEAN PERRETT TOUR DATES
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The Stockman Returns to the Charts
Dean Perrett’s current radio single ‘The Return of the Stockman’ has entered to Country Tracks Chart. This song makes it three singles from Dean that have graced the chart over the last 12 months. The current single ‘The Return of the Stockman’ is the title track from Dean’s latest album ‘Return of the Stockman’. The song is a remake of an old Stan Coster classic first recorded by Slim Dusty in the early 1960’s. Recorded at Stuie French’s Swing’n Door Studio and produced by both Stuie and Dean, the old song has been given a fresh new treatment and sound with an infectious shuffle feel. The track has proved highly popular with Radio Presenters around the country.

Dean’s two previous charting singles were the award winning ‘Would Clancy Be Welcome?’ and the popular truck song ‘Jewel of the Newell’, which were both lifted from Dean’s multi-award winning ‘New Traditions’ album.

Over the next few months Dean will be travelling to various country music festivals. Check our Dean’s gig guide for information.

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August 2007
21st - 23rd Gympie Muster, Gympie, Qld. (with Matt & Dan Manning)
31 Cedar Guitar Awards, Lismore, NSW
September 2007
1 & 2 Cedar Guitar Awards, Lismore, NSW
7 - 9 Nanango Country Muster, Nanango, Qld.
28th September - 7th October Mildura Country Music Festival, Midura, Vic
 

The Stockman Returns

After a spiral of success with his ‘New Traditions’ album, multi award winning artist Dean Perrett has released a new album ‘Return of the Stockman’.

This album had been in Dean’s mind for many years, and something his fans have been requesting of him for a long time. This has spurred Dean to record an album of Bush Ballad songs that have inspired him as an artist. Once again Stuie French and his Swingin’ Door Studio were Dean’s choice for the project. Dean says “It was a privilege to co-produce the new album with a musician and producer of the caliber of Stuie”. “‘Return of the Stockman’ was recorded as a ‘live’ studio album”, which has given the album a character all of its own.

The songs on this CD run with a theme of stockman, horses, cattle or in other words songs that are the essence of a real Bush Ballad song. Songs like ‘Blackened Quarts are Boiling’, ‘Return of the Stockman’, ‘Arcadia Valley’ and ‘Banjo’s Man’, are some of the great songs that grace the record among some well known classics like ‘By a Fire of Gidgee Coals’, ‘Camooweal’ and ‘Plains of Peppimenarti’. There is also an original song titled ‘Songs Like These’ a co-write between Ian Quinn and Dean. The song nicely sets the mood for the album and explains Dean’s heritage and love for this style of music.

This special album has hit the mark and has been selling well at Dean’s shows since its release. Dean has been out and about promoting the album and just recently completed a very successful tour with Peter Pratt and Charley Boyter.
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Dean Perrett, Peter Pratt & Charley Boyter hit the Road
Traditional country music fans will have the chance to see and hear two of Australia’s leading Balladeers live in concert during their Queensland / New South Wales tour commencing 22 March. Dean Perrett and Peter Pratt will be taking their unique brand of country music on the road to a very appreciative audience of country music lovers backed by legendary guitarist Charley Boyter.

Dean Perrett has carved his position as one of the finest Bush Ballad performers in Australia having released seven albums to date with his eighth album “Return of the Stockman” due for release on the 22 March. Dean’s 2006 release “New Traditions” has been a ground breaking album for Dean achieving two radio hits on the Top 30 Country Tracks Chart and gaining him a finalist spot in the recent Country Music Awards of Australia for Bush Ballad of the Year. Dean also took home the 2006 Heritage Track of the Year at the Australian Independent Country Music Awards with his award winning song “Would Clancy Be Welcome”. Dean’s songs are renowned for their strong lyrics and catchy melodies with a depth and feel that brings the Australian bush and its people to life in song.

Peter Pratt has a style of his own which is reminiscent of the western crooners but with an unmistakable Australian quality. Peter has the ability to craft songs with rich melodies and feel-good rhythms that command attention. Outback skies, droving camps, rural history and love ballads come to life through his deep, chocolate-rich voice. Four consecutive radio hits from his debut album Ever True, including two Top Ten hits and two Golden Guitar nominations are a true reflection of his talents and integrity. Add to that a swag of awards and finalist nominations including the TIARA’s, the Australian Independent Country Music Awards and People’s Choice Awards.

Joining Dean and Peter on the tour will be renowned lead guitarist Charley Boyter. Charley has been entertaining audiences for over 40 years with his unique acoustic guitar sound and is best known for his touring with the late Slim Dusty. Charley has recorded on so many of Slim’s albums, Slim once remarked that “Charley has played on more of my albums than any other guitarist”. In 2006 Charley released his latest album “Play Charley”, and was recently awarded the Instrumental of the Year in the New Zealand Tasmania Songwriters Awards, Instrumental of the Year at the Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Awards and the Australian Country Recording Award for 2006. Charley’s guitar sounds can be heard on some Aussie classics such as Walk a Country Mile, Country Revival, Duncan and Leave him in the Longyard.

The three hour concert is guaranteed to be an enjoyable evening of top class traditional country music at its best. Check our tour dates for performances near you. Tickets will be available at the door.

Dean Perrett, Peter Pratt & Charley Boyter Tour Dates
March 2007
22 - Mackay Senior Citizens Hall, Mackay, Qld. – 7.30pm
23 - Burdekin Motor Inn, Home Hill, Qld. – 6pm (Meal and Concert)
24 - Bauhinia House, Rockhampton, Qld. – 8pm
25 - Burnett Bowling Club, Bundaberg, Qld. – 2pm
30 - Newtown Leagues Club, Toowoomba, Qld. – 8pm
31 - Kyogle Golf Club, Kyogle, NSW – 8pm
April 2007
1 - Wauchope Country Club, Wauchope, NSW – 3pm
 
 
CHART SUCCESS FOR ARTISTS
Alex Watt, Dean Perrett and Nicki Gillis currently all have Top 20 hits on country airplay charts.

All three artists are enjoying first time Top 20 success, with Dean & Alex featured on the Top 30 Country Tracks chart, and Nicki sitting at #14 on The Music Network Country Hot 30 National Country Airplay chart.

Both Alex and Nicki are gaining recognition for their singles taken from debut albums, while 2007 Golden Guitar finalist Dean Perrett, delivers album number seven.

With continued support, the singles ‘Jewel Of The Newell’ – Dean Perrett, ‘Watch The Sun Go Down’ – Alex Watt and ‘Leaving You For Myself’ – Nicki Gillis, will maintain a strong presence on radio.

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Gig Guide
March 2007
Dean Perrett and Peter Pratt Tour with Charley Boyter
22 - Mackay Senior Citizens Hall, Mackay, Qld.
23 - Burdekin Motor Inn, Home Hill, Qld.
24 - Bauhinia House, Rockhampton, Qld.
25 - Burnett Bowling Club, Bundaberg, Qld.
30 - Newtown Leagues Club, Toowoomba, Qld.
31 - Kyogle Golf Club, Kyogle, NSW
April 2007
Dean Perrett and Peter Pratt Tour with Charley Boyter
1 - Wauchope Country Club, Wauchope, NSW
Dean
6 - Good Friday Concert, Cultural Centre, Roma, Qld.
28 - Boondooma Heritage Festival, Boondooma Homestead Qld.
 
DEAN PERRETT SET TO HAVE A BIG TAMWORTH FESTIVAL IN 2007
Dean Perrett is very excited to have been named as one of the Top 5 finalist in the Gold Guitar Awards for Bush Ballad Song of the Year with his award winning song “Would Clancy Be Welcome”. The Winners of the Country Music Awards of Australia will be announced on 27 January 2007 during the Tamworth Festival.

This finalist nomination tops off a great year for Dean which included the release of his ground breaking and multi award winning album “New Traditions” in March, the song “Would Clancy Be Welcome” reaching the Top 30 Country Tracks Chart in August, winning the Australian Independent Country Music Award for Heritage Track of the Year at the Mildura Country Music Festival in October, an Australian Country Recording Award for Bush Ballad Album of the Year in October and a Queensland Gold Medallion Award for Bush Balladeer of the Year in August.

Dean has a total of 5 nominations in various awards during the 2007 Tamworth Festival and a further 2 nominations in the Stan Coster Memorial Australian Bush Ballad Awards to be announced at the Bungendore Festival in February which include:-

• Gold Guitar Awards – Bush Ballad of the Year with the song “Would Clancy Be Welcome;
• Tamworth Songwriter’s Association Songwriter Salute Awards – Bush Ballad of the Year with the song “Channel Country Ringer” and Gospel Song of the Year with the song “The Bright Tomorrow”;
• TIARA Awards – Bush Ballad Award with the song “Would Clancy Be Welcome” ;
• People’s Choice Awards – Best Bush Ballad with the song “Would Clancy Be Welcome”;
• Stan Coster Memorial Australian Bush Ballad Awards – Album of the Year with album “New Traditions” and Instrumental or Vocal Group or Duo with song “Over the Hill” (duet with Tracy Coster).

Dean also has two feature shows at the Tamworth Festival. You can see him at the Frog and Toad Convention Centre at the Comfort Inn on Monday 22nd January at 1.30pm with Peter Pratt. Dean and Peter will be putting on a 3 hour show entitled “The Story Tellers” which will feature Dean’s Bush Ballads and Peter Pratt with his western style ballads. This show has proved very popular in previous years. Tickets will be available at the door. Adults $15.00.

Dean will also be appearing with Jeff Brown on Wednesday 24 January at 9am at the Frog and Toad Convention Centre in a show entitled “Old Mates”. Dean and Jeff are two of the leading Bush Balladeers in the Country Music scene and this is sure to be a show not to be missed. Tickets will be available at the door. Adults $15.00.

For Dean’s other Tamworth Festival appearances, please check out the Tamworth Gig Guide or go to www.deanperrett.com .
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DEAN PERRETT
Bush Ballad Of The Year
Recently named the 2006 Australian Independent CM Awards Heritage Track Of The Year, ACRA’s Bush Balladeers Of The Year and the QLD Gold Medallion Awards Bush Balladeer of the Year. With his name also mentioned in finalist nominations for 2007 in the TIARAs, TSA Salute To Australia Awards and People’s Choice Awards, Dean is happy to have the Ian Quinn penned track WOULD CLANCY BE WELCOME nominated in the CMAA Awards for Bush Ballad Of The Year, taken from Dean’s album NEW TRADITIONS.
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DEAN SPARKLES WITH NEW SINGLE & NOMINATIONS
A diamond in the rough may be how people describe Dean Perrett – especially with his latest single JEWEL OF THE NEWELL (NFS #109 Track 10).

Following his recent titles 2006 Australian Independent Country Music Award Heritage Track of the Year winner and 2006 Australian Country Recording Awards Bush Ballad Album of the Year, Dean is ready to again shine with the new single JEWEL OF THE NEWELL.

Written by Dean, the track is inspired by the Newell Highway – the long stretch beginning at Goondiwindi and travelling down through NSW into Victoria. Dean knows the road well, being born and raised and still working on his family’s cattle property near Kingaroy, he has travelled many miles and his song reflects this.

Dean has been announced as a finalist in the Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards for Album Of The Year with his album NEW TRADITIONS and Group or Duo for his duet with Tracy Coster OVER THE HILL – the awards to be announced early February 2007.

He can also include an additional five finalist nominations in the upcoming Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Awards, held in Pittsworth, Queensland Sunday 19 November. The awards focus on Bush Ballad artists only and Dean is featured in Male Vocalist Of The Year with CHANNEL COUNTRY RINGER, Album Of The Year for NEW TRADITIONS, Songwriter Of The Year with PACKHORSE AND WATERHOLE and Vocal Group or Duo/Collaboration with Jeff Brown on TWO OLD MATES and with Tracy Coster on OVER THE HILL.

All tracks are taken from the album NEW TRADITIONS - produced by Stuie French.

His previous single WOULD CLANCY BE WELCOME became his first hit, and the latest offering JEWEL OF THE NEWELL (NFS #109 Track 10) will no doubt follow in its footsteps.
Make sure you take the journey with Dean Perrett, as he takes you on a ride with his truckin’ song.
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Dean shines amongst the Southern Stars
Dean is very proud to have been honored as the winner of the Telestra Country Wide Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Award for “Heritage Track of the Year”. The award was presented at the gala concert and awards presentation at the recent Mildura Country Music Festival. Dean’s winning song “Would Clancy Be Welcome?” has proved to be a very popular radio track and has now earned Dean a multitude of awards so far this year. Dean said “it was also great to catch up with fans and fellow artists alike all enjoying a relaxed and inviting country music environment at this year’s Mildura Festival.” “Also congratulations to fellow winners, Camille Te Nahu and Stuie French, Lee Forster, Felicity, Victoria Baillie, Travis Sinclair and Paul Costa.”

Dean also feels very humbled to have also been awarded the Australian Country Recording Award for “Bush Ballad Album of the Year”, awarded recently at the Australian Country Recording Awards (ACRA’s) held in Manilla, New South Wales. Dean would like to thank all the radio personalities who have given him such great support and continue to play his music. This award makes it three out of three for Bush Ballad Album of the Year at these awards which are voted on by radio presenters from around the nation. This holds as a true testament to Dean’s ability and popularity as a true Bush Ballad performer. A big part of Dean’s success with the “New Traditions” album must be credited to the production abilities of Stuie French who has shown a real flair and knowledge of the modern Bush Ballad sound. “It is always a very fine line when trying to blend traditions into a fresh new style and the end result of the new album is that it has been extremely well received and has given me a brand of bush balladry that is identifiable as my own” Dean said.
To listen to a sample of Dean’s album, go to www.deanperrett.com
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Clancy Riding Tall in the Saddle for Dean Perrett
Dean Perrett’s current radio single “Would Clancy Be Welcome?” continues its successful run with a finalist spot for the Heritage Track of the Year in the Telestra Country Wide Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards. Dean is very proud to be nominated in this section along side the other contenders Tanya Kernaghan, Tracy Coster and Michael O’Rourke.

This final nomination follows on from the Queensland Gold Medallion Award Dean recently received for Queensland Bush Balladeer of the Year. The song which was written by talented wordsmith Ian Quinn has gained excellent airplay, and has now entered the Country Tracks Top 30 Chart as a bullet performer. This song is the first single to be released from Dean’s New Traditions album and has brought Dean to the attention of many new country listeners. This is Dean’s first charting hit.

Dean recently attended the awards ceremony for the Queensland Gold Medallion Awards
held at the Newtown Leagues Club in Toowoomba. Finalists for the awards were nominated by radio presenters and industry personalities from around Australia.

Dean would like to thank all those radio presenters who gave him a vote for these awards and continually support his music. While there Dean was able to catch up with many country music friends including Arthur and Berice Blanch who over the years have been great artists and Australian Country Music Ambassadors both here in Australia and in the USA.

Coming up during August 18th, 19th and 20th Dean will be performing with his friends Charley Boyter and Jeff Brown with their “Bush Mates” show. These concerts promise to be evenings of great classic bush balladry and plenty of laughs as well, and of course Dean will be performing new songs from his “New Traditions” album.

Dean now has his website up and running www.deanperrett.com . This is the place to find Dean in the cyber galaxy. Be sure to check out all the latest news and current tour dates as well as Dean’s photo gallery.
No matter which way you look at it Dean reckons that Clancy is more than welcome.
 
Dean Perrett & Peter Pratt Hit the Road


Peter Pratt has a style of his own which is reminiscent of the western crooners. Peter has the ability to craft songs with rich melodies and feel-good rhythms that command attention. Outback skies, droving camps, rural history and love ballads come to life through his deep, chocolate-rich voice. Four consecutive radio hits from his debut album Ever True, including two Top Ten hits and a Golden Guitar nomination are a true reflection of his talents and integrity. Add to that a swag of awards and finalist nominations including the TIARA, the Australian Independent Country Music Awards and People’s Choice Awards.

Dean Perrett has carved his position as one of the finest Bush Ballad performers in Australia having released six albums to date with his seventh album “New Traditions” due for release on 31st March. This new album, which has been produced by Stuie French, is expected to be a breath of fresh air to the traditional country music scene. Dean’s songs are renowned for their strong lyrics and catchy melodies with a depth and feel that brings the Australian bush and its people to life in song. Dean has won numerous awards in the last few years including the Tamworth Songwriters’ Association Award for Country Song of the Year in 2005 and Gospel Song of the Year in 2002, 2004 and 2005 as well as several Bush Ballad Album for the Year Awards.

Joining Dean and Peter on their Queensland run will be guitarist Ricky Shipp, a well known musician having toured with the legendary Brian Young for a total of 10 tours and also with the Stan Coster Show for several years. Ricky’s fresh and exciting guitar style will also be another highlight of the evening.

Commencing on the 6th April, Dean and Peter will be supported by guitarist Marc Lea who in the last few years has proved to be one of the finest traditional country Record Producers in the country. His production of the 2005 Golden Guitar Award for “Bush Ballad of the Year” is a testament to this.

The 3 hour concert is guaranteed to be an enjoyable evening of top class traditional country music.
Back in the Studio in 2006
Queensland based artist Dean Perrett is not letting the grass grow under his feet when it comes to recording albums. Dean has already commenced recording his 3rd album in three years. This will be Dean’s 7th album project.

For this new recording, Dean has enlisted the production help of highly respected Producer and Guitar Legend, Stuart French whose Swinging Doors Studio in based in the Sydney suburb of Kareela. Stuie is just one part of the famous group, “The Feral Swing Katz”, but his beginnings and roots are steeped in a bush ballad background with his family band “Winter Winds” having been a popular act in his home State of Tasmania, playing heaps of Slim Dusty and Buddy Williams classics.

Dean is more than keen to find what Stuie can give to his ballad style. The as yet unnamed album, will be a collection of new Perrett originals as well as song contributions from some of our greatest Bush Ballad Songwriters including Kelly Dixon, Ian Quinn and Keith Jamieson. The album will also contain duets with Dean’s good friends and Gold Guitar Winners, Tracey Coster and Jeff Brown. Dean is hopeful for a April release for the new album, just in time to launch it on his Queensland tour with Peter Pratt.

After the success of the 2005 tour, Peter and Dean have decided to hit the road once again with their show of story songs. So keep your eyes and ears open for more details of these shows.

Dean has also found himself as a finalist with award nominations in 2006 in the Australian County Music Listeners “People’s Choice Awards” for Heritage Song of the Year with the song “Light Horse Heroes”, TSA Songwriters’ Salute Awards “Bush Ballad Song of the Year” for “Home on Brumby Creek” and also the National Section of the Victorian Country Music Awards for Bush Ballad of the Year with “My Saddle Bag Dreams”.

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