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  Pete Gervasoni
Pete Gervasoni
 
 
The Rednex
 
Pete Gervasoni Biography
“As a songwriter you are always searching for that elusive line, an emotion, something that will embrace your soul. As a vocalist you give your soul to your audience”

Under the hat
Pete is part of the new breed of hat act for the 21st century expressing themselves through their music. Having already defined himself as an accomplished songwriter and vocal entertainer, Pete is constantly pushing himself in new directions and delivering stand out performances both live and on his recent first release CD ‘The Beginning’

Born and raised in Ballarat, Victoria, Pete Gervasoni was encouraged to dream, he dreamed of being a musical influence and share his talent with the world.

In 2004, Pete’s dream started to become a reality when the AFL invited him to perform his award winning original song
‘What are they marching for?’ as the headline performer at the MCG on Anzac Day in front of a sold out crowd of more than 65,000 people.

Growing up listening to his parent’s country music collection of Slim Dusty, Charlie Pride and many others, it paved the way for a career in country music, although it was not until 1995 when at the age of 17 Pete heard the legendary Garth Brooks on the radio and changed things forever.

“I remember driving in the car with my parents and heard ‘The Dance’ come on the radio, I knew then and there what I wanted to do with my life, and Country music was it. From then on I was a Garth Brooks wanna-be, and ten years on looking at the success Garth has had I’m still a Garth Brooks wanna-be”.

From that day forward he spent every spare moment studying the art of entertaining. Always the perfectionist, Gervasoni began to push himself to new levels in his song writing, vocal skills and entertaining.

2004 was a successful year for Pete, performing for the first time at the MCG in front of 65,000 people and releasing his long awaited debut E.P
 "The Beginning".

In 2005, Pete successfully competed in the finals of the ‘Telstra Road to Tamworth’ competition in Tamworth, and was a finalist in the top male vocalist section at the Victorian Country Music awards. Pete also signed a major sponsorship deal with Wrangler Clothing to supply clothing and merchandise.

2006, Pete has decided to take his career to the next level by gathering some of country music’s hottest musicians to form a touring band for shows and festivals around the nation. Comprising of 6 members including well known pedal steel player Dave Moore, Golden Fiddle winner Marcy Koldova and Nashville drummer Doug Bruce, Pete has evolved his already spectacular live show to take a whole new style of music to fans of country music across Australia.

Doug Bruce
Drummer, Backing Vocals, Songwriter

Having extensively performed in Texas and Nashville prior to moving to Australia, Doug has backed some of Country Music’s biggest names including Jerry Jeff Walker, Travis Tritt, Rascal Flatts and George Jones just to name a few.

Nominated for drummer of the year in Dallas, Texas in 2000-2001, Doug was also a member of the highly successful American Band Cheyenne that were nominated for numerous awards in the USA. Doug also had the honour of performing at the home of country music The Grand Ole Opry.

Since moving to Australia in 2005, Doug has been kept busy by various session work with some of Australia’s best artists. Doug’s rich deep voice is the perfect complement to Pete Gervasoni and the Rednex.

Bruce McKenzie
Bass, Backing Vocals

With a long and successful career in country music as one of the industry’s most reliable bass players Bruce has played at all the major festivals including Tamworth, Mildura and Gympie. Having backed artists such as Laura Downing, Alan Webster, Sandra Humphries and Troy Casser-Daley, Bruce brings his experience and heartfelt vocals to this new and exciting show.

Marcy Koldova
Fiddle, Mandolin, Piano
Born in the Czech Republic Marcy has a long list of achievements most recently being the Golden Fiddle award in Tamworth for best fiddle soloist.
Before moving to Australia in 2001, Marcy toured throughout Europe and Asia. She has backed the likes of Jo Dee Mesinna, Carlene Carter and The Mavericks.

As one of Australia’s most sort after fiddle players, Marcy always delivers a show not to be missed, prepared to be blown away!!!!!!!!

Howard Malkin
Electric Guitar, Songwriter

The modest talents of Howard Malkin were rewarded with a Golden Guitar for his contribution with Victorian band the Sparnetts. Having played in the Melbourne pub scene for more than 15 years, Howard is still in constant demand for live shows and festivals. Howard now brings his unique style and funky attitude to the Rednex.

Rodger Delfos
Guitarist and Backing Vocals
Rodger began playing in bands whilst still at school in Sydney’s bars and club, Rodger found his passion for Country Music while listening to the likes of Johnny Cash, Frankie Lane, Marty Robins, Buck Owns and Freddy Hart, after he did a tour of duty in Vietnam.

Enjoys playing guitar, lap steel, pedal steel, mandolin, and saxophone, the little man with the big hat, gives it his all on stage.

Dave Moore
Pedal Steel, Musical Director.

Considered one of the countries finest Pedal Steel players, Dave Moore has a who’s who of country music artists to his credit. Having worked with artists like Adam Harvey, Tania Kernaghan and Gina Jeffreys, Dave has established himself as one of the world’s best. This was recently supported when Dave was approached by Catherine Britt to join her band on her Australian tour.

Dave’s unassuming presence on stage adds the perfect ingredient to the success of the Rednex.
Pete Gervasoni

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