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May 2007
Australia Wide Tour For Reg Poole
“It’s about the only thing I haven’t done in Country Music” says Pooley, “And I’ve Always dreamed about touring right around this magnificent country that we live in. I’ve heard so many wonderful stories about the people and the places and now to be able to experience it first hand will be a real thrill!”

Reg and his wife of 42 years, Dot, will join forces with Singer / Songwriter Keith Jamieson and his guitar pickin’ chicken side-kick Alisha Smith for the 4 month journey of fun, music and madness. The caravan convoy will head North in July, Head West in August, East in September taking in SA, VIC & Tassie and then North again in October finishing at the Widgee Muster on the last weekend. “Caravan Parks, Clubs, Pubs and Missions are all on the agenda” said Reg, “So LOOK OUT AUSTRALIA, HERE WE COME!!!!”

The last couple of years have been gigantic for Reg……he’s had a fine top-selling album called ‘For The Love Of My Country’, He’s been elevated to the Roll Of Renown (only the 33rd person to achieve this honour), he was awarded the coveted O.A.M for his services to Country Music and the Community, and he’s had the added excitement of becoming a Grandfather for the first time. Ryder Nikolai has rapidly become the light of his life.

Reg is currently on the look-out for some new songs for an album to be recorded next year some time. Also mooted in 2008 is a 3 week tour to the states with his old mates Terry Gordon and Owen Blundell and a bunch of other Aussie tourists (Talk about terrorists eh!)
Reg and Dot and Keith & Alisha look forward to catching up with new and old friends around Australia in the eagerly awaited touring schedule.

Reg Poole Gig Guide
May 2007
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th May - Mulwala RSL Bush Ballad Festival
Friday 18th may - Pascoe Vale RSL Club - 8pm *
Saturday 19th May - Wyndhamere Hotel, Ballarat - 8pm *

Sunday 20th May - Bendigo CM Club - Kangaroo Flat Sports Club - 7pm *
Tasmanian Tour

Friday 25th May - Huon - 8pm *

Saturday 26th May - Lindisfarne - 8pm *

Sunday 27th May - Launceston Australian Italian Club - 2pm *


June 2007 - Tasmanian Tour (Cont)

Friday 1st June - St Helens RSLClub - 8pm *

Saturday 2nd June - Ulverstone Bowls Club - 8pm *

Sunday 3rd June - Deloraine RSL Club - 1.30pm *


Thursday 14th June - Wangaratta Country Music Club - 8pm

Friday 15th June - Benalla Bowls Club - 8pm *

Thursday 21st June - Goulburn Railway Bowls Club - 8pm (Gunbarrel Highwaymen)

Friday 22nd June - Hexham Bowls Club - 8pm (Gunbarrel Highwaymen)

Saturday 23rd June - Bellbird Workers Club - 8pm - (Gunbarrel Highwaymen)

Sunday 24th June - Taree Railway Bowls club - 2pm - (Gunbarrel Highwaymen)

Thursday 28th June - Kyogle Bowls Club - 8pm - with Alisha Smith & Keith Jamieson

Friday 29th June - Tenterfield Bowls club - 8pm - with Alisha Smith & Keith Jamieson

Sunday 1st July - Pittsworth Hall - 2pm - with Alisha Smith & Keith Jamieson

* denotes Reg Poole & Owen Blundell
 
RECOGNITION AT BUSH BALLAD AWARDS AND VICTORIAN & NATIONAL CM AWARDS
RUM Entertainment would like to recognise Reg Poole, Wolverines and Sovereign – all winners over the past couple of weeks at two award ceremonies.
Reg Poole was named Male Vocalist for his stirring tribute song ‘A Tribute To Slim’ at the 2007 Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards, held at Bungendore. The song is from his current album FOR THE LOVE OF MY COUNTRY.

Receiving Group of the Year at the National Country Music Awards held at Whittlesea, were the Wolverines, for their hit single ‘Angel Eyes’, taken from their latest album GOOD TIMES.

And proud Victorian band Sovereign, were awarded the Victorian Country Music Awards Victorian Group Of The Year for ‘It’s My Town’, off their WILD ONE album.

All albums are available at all good record stores.
FOR THE LOVE OF MY COUNTRY – Reg Poole www.regpoole.netfirms.com
GOOD TIMES - Wolverines www.wolverines.com.au
WILD ONE – Sovereign www.sovereignmusic.com.au
 
 
REG RECEIVES OAM
Reg Poole finally received his Order of Australia Medal at a ceremony held in Government House, Melbourne on May 11th.
He was accompanied by his wife Dot, children Russell & Kristy, recipients & guests, including Dancing With The Stars host Daryl Somers.

Reg said his brush with Daryl didn’t inspire him to put on his dancing shoes, “I like the show but I think I’ll stick to what I know – singing suits me just fine.”

Reg received his OAM on his commitment and dedication to the Australian country music industry for over 30 years. “It was such an honour to be amongst other recipients who had also achieved high standards or shown dedication in their fields,” spoke Reg.

His latest album ‘For The Love Of My Country’ is being distributed through OneStop Entertainment, and last month was one of their top sellers.

The first single ‘A Tribute To Slim’ is getting great reaction from radio, with stations such as WYNFM Melbourne, 4OURFM Caboolture, 2SER Sydney, Town & Country Radio NZ, 2ARM Armidale, CMR Country Music Radio, Radio Upper Murray, 2AIRFM Coffs Harbour, ABC Saturday Night Country, 98.5FM Shepparton, KIXFM Kangaroo Island, SMA Satellite Music Australia and CBAA, supporting the single and tracks from the new album.

“When Pooley’s in your neck of the woods, catch his show. He’s a champion.” Anna Rose, NDL
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REG PAYS HOMAGE

From the 2006 Roll Of Renown recipient Reg Poole, comes his latest offering - the new album FOR THE LOVE OF MY COUNTRY.
 
It is the twenty-fourth album in Reg’s discography, and has been launched on his own label Matildaroo (distributed by OneStop Entertainment).

The album was inspired from the first single just released to radio A TRIBUTE TO SLIM - from the pen of WA songwriter Barney O’Donnell. It has been receiving great response at Reg's live shows, and has special meaning. Barney combined Slim’s history and songs into a beautiful woven story that Reg performs with feeling.

It is very poignant that Reg is the thirty-third inductee to Australia’s highest country music honour - the Roll Of Renown, as it is presented to those artists who have made a lasting and significant contribution to Australian country music, and yet Reg's latest single is paying homage to Slim Dusty - it just shows the calibre and integrity Reg Poole is as an artist.

Reg was also honoured with the Order Of Australia medal prior to him heading back out on the road touring with Owen Blundell. They are promoting their first DVD release of their show titled Live – filmed at The Plaza Theatre, Kyabram in Victoria.

The 13 track album FOR THE LOVE OF MY COUNTRY was recorded at Redbak Studios in Leeton - includes original tunes, some old favourites and a touch of comedy – with the perfect mix of Reg’s style. Standout tracks include Two Of You, Mt Ida, the title track For The Love Of My Country, the comical A Grave Situation and of course the single A Tribute To Slim.

Reg Poole is one of the leading bush balladeers in the country - what you see is what you get.

Yes, there are a few tribute songs dedicated to Slim out there, but with Reg blending his traditional style with the story of Slim, it makes for one memorable song.

A TRIBUTE TO SLIM (NFS #104 track 18) - it's genuine country music radio.
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For The Love Of My Country - available through OneStop Entertainment
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Reg Poole elevated to the Roll of Renown 
One of Australia’s finest bush balladeers – Reg Poole – was elevated to the Country Music Roll of Renown in Tamworth
Reg was born in Rushworth, Victoria, just after World War II and grew up on a dairy farm at Tatura on a block his great grandfather selected in 1871.
He formed his first dance band in the 1960s
He first recorded in 1972, a custom release selling 1,000 copies over the counter of his local Shepparton radio station.

On the strength of this, he gained a contract with W&G Records in 1973, recording his now classic Australian Country Music Hall of Fame song winning his first Golden Guitar in 1974, the first award for New Talent of the Year.

Reg joined Selection Records in 1977 issuing numerous highly successful recordings over the next almost 30 years including many successful concept albums such as his popular truck and rodeo theme releases.

In 1999, Reg was named Victorian Entertainer of the Year.

“The Gentle Giant” of country music, as he is known, Reg constantly tours and performs all over Australia. As well as keeping a fast pace on the road, Reg makes time available for many charity shows and activities.

Currently he is recording a new CD for his own Matildaroo Music label planned for release in March.

Reg is the 33rd inductee to Australia’s highest country music honour.

He joins Tex Morton, Buddy Williams, Smoky Dawson, Slim Dusty, Shirley Thoms, Tim McNamara, Gordon Parsons, The McKean Sisters, Reg Lindsay, Rick & Thel Carey, Johnny Ashcroft, Chad Morgan, John Minson, The Hawking Bros, Stan Coster, Barry Thornton, Nev Nicholls, Shorty Ranger, Jimmy Little, Ted Egan, Dusty Rankin, John Williamson, Rocky Page, Brian Young, Rex Dallas, Arthur Blanch, The Schneider Sisters, Frank Ifield, The Webb Bros, Kenny Kitching, The Singing Kettles and Athol McCoy on the Roll of Renown located in front of the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre.
The Roll of Renown honour is presented annually to those artists who have made a lasting and significant contribution to Australian country music.
It is administered by the Australian Country Music Foundation.
 
Millers Forest Progress Association
 presents
Owen Blundell, Reg Poole, Wally The Worker &
A Special appearance from Frankie J Spencer & his amazing dog.

 
Selby Green should have every reason to be proud of the Millers Forest Progress Association of which he is the President.
The aim of the assoc. was to restore & maintain the historic old Millers Forest Hall.
The venture was aided by the financing & building of upstairs section of the hall by Noel & Merv Mexom in memory of their father, I believe a lifetime farmer of the community.
On Saturday night the group ran one of their bi-annual country music shows, featuring Owen Blundell, Reg Poole, Wally The Worker & a Special appearance from Frankie J Spencer & his amazing dog.
The quality & quantity of the supper had to be seen to be believed, many large appetites were beaten with plenty for all & more. The ladies of the group do all the cooking & its easy to see why there is smiles on their husbands faces plus fewer holes in their belts.
Photos courtesy of Dick Marriott
Owen Blundell
Frankie J Spencer
 
Frankie on the loose
 
Millers Forest Audience