- TIFFNEY & DANNY ‘BREAK THE
- Tiffney Stroh & Danny Hooper
certainly proved that South Australian Country Music is alive
and definitely worthy of national recognition.
Tiffney hailing from Mt Barker and Danny from Clare both
achieved a ‘dream come true’ by attaining a top 3 position in
the Maton Talent Search and performing on the Main Stage at the
Toyota Gympie Muster held recently at Amamoor State Park near
- Both traveled up there purely for the
experience of the Muster and to hopefully gain some national
exposure, little knowing they would both succeed on not only the
Main Stage but due to the nasty weather have the opportunity to
perform also on the Muster Club stage earlier in the week.
- For Tiffney, the current SA Snr
Champion of Champions, this has opened the door to Qld and she
is looking forward to performing up there again in November at
the Qld Champion of Champions. Because of the successful
response, plans are being negotiated for Tiffney to release her
first EP at the Muster in 2008.
- Danny ventured to the Muster enroute
to Sydney to film his new video clip for CMC. This is the 2nd
clip off his CD The Legacy and should be out in the next couple
of months. His first video clip ‘Every Reason’ received a Top 40
position and this one looks to be another success.
If the Gympie response is an indication of the popularity of
these two performers, there is little doubt we will be seeing a
lot of them over the coming months.
You will be able to see these two in action at the Callington
Country Music Roundup on Oct 28th. Further information
available: 0428 968 213.
- SACCM Champion of Champions
Held at Slovenian Club,
Dudly Park July 28, 2007
Senior Champion of Champions
- Three time graduate, 17yr old Tiffney
Stroh, of Mt Barker SA was awarded the South Australian Council
for Country Music’s Senior Champion Award at the SACCM Champion
of Champions held on Saturday 28th July at the Adelaide Country
The prize package for the Senior Champion includes RM Williams
clothing, recording with Q.E.M, photography session with Rising
Star Media as well as the ultimate prize of representing South
Australia at the Trans Tasman Festival on Norfolk Island in May
Amidst a field of highly creditable performers both male &
female, Tiffney showed adjudicators, fellow competitors and the
audience how commitment, determination and hard work reap its
Performing since 2004 has seen this young lady travel thousands
of kilometers throughout the eastern states in her quest to
- recognized performer in the country
music genre gathering along the way a swag of awards including
the 2005 SA & Vic Jnr Champ: ACTS: Overall at Blue Lake, CCMA,
Port Pirie, Dubbo, Dapto, Parkes as well as the current NSW/ACT
National Jnr Champion to name a few.
‘ Winning this award is the ultimate achievement in my home
state – thank you South Australia – thank you SACCM for giving
me the acknowledgement and the opportunity to proudly represent
you as your Champion’
2007 has been an amazing year for Tiffney; it has seen the
formation of her own band “No Worries’ with other young SA
performers. It has also seen her return home after graduating
from the Tamworth Camerata for the 3rd year consecutively.
Tiffney now waits on notification for her application to the
CMAA College of Country Music (18yrs & over) held each year
prior to the Tamworth Country Music Festival. If successful,
Tiffney will be one of a minority to be accepted at such a young
With performances at the Parkes Spectacular, Callington Show,
BB’s Café, & SA Country Music Clubs as well as private
functions, Tiffney will be kept busy in the lead up to the
Tamworth Festival in January.
More information available: 0408 999 597
- CAMERATE GRADUATE WINS
BACK TO BACK ‘OVERALL’
Mt Barker local, Tiffney Stroh has just returned from what
proved to be another very successful journey to NSW. Competing at
the Western Plains Country Music Championships in Dubbo for the
second time was a challenge to the young performer. Amidst a field
of highly talented young performers aged 17 and under, including
Ann-Maree Ritchie, Wacey Coates, Loretta Lewington & Jessie
Fairweather. Tiffney’s star shone very brightly, being awarded 1st
place in all sections: Vocal, Gospel, Australian & Country Rock,
taking special note of the Gospel, where you could have heard a
pin drop during her rendition of ‘Mary, Did You Know’. Tiffney
would like to take this opportunity to thank Ivan & Claire
Mattschoss of Mattschoss Guitars for their support. Their
sponsorship of her new ‘baby’ is adding another dimension to her
performances, the sound is truly magnificent! Taking 2nd place in
the Duet section was also a real buzz for Tiffney as she is now
competing with her brother Tim, a newcomer to the country music
A highlight was again being awarded the Overall Junior Award. ‘To
win the Overall back to back is a first for me, and I am extremely
happy’. “It is the first time I have entered where I have already
won and the award from Dubbo is one I will treasure for a long
time”. “The Western Plains Championship is held each year at the
Dubbo RSL and it is one of the best well-run festivals I have come
across in all the thousands of kilometers I travel each year”.
“The people are warm and friendly and very very supportive of all
contestants, especially the juniors”.
Tiffney will now head to Barmera for the South Australian Country
Music Festival to appear as an Artist, as well as her appearance
with her new band “No Worries’ at the Gawler Country Music Club on
June 17th, before heading off interstate for 8 weeks. Tiffney will
attend Camerata this year courtesy of the scholarship from the
Tamworth Regional Council. At the conclusion of Camerata, Tiffney
and her mum, plan to travel through NSW and Qld to visit many of
the Country Music Clubs and begin planning her itinery for 2008.
Tiffney was scheduled to compete at the Gore Festival in NZ but
due to a hiccup with her passport, she is now considering entering
at the Gympie Muster in late August before traveling home. “We
will just go with the flow and see where our travels lead us, it
should be a great experience and I look forward to catching up
with all my friends and supports up north”.
Pictures and more information available on request to
- ‘NO WORRIES’ OFF TO A FLYING START!!!
- Talented young performer from South Australia, Tiffney
Stroh has now added another dimension to her already incredible
achievements. Together with a group of young musicians she has
formed what is predicted to become the most popular country music
band on the Adelaide circuit. Already cemented as a solo performer
with many shows to her credit including her regular show each
month at BB’s Café in Mt Barker, the Easter weekend saw Tiffney &
‘No Worries’ hit off with performances at the Langhorne Creek Ute
Muster and the Southern Country Music Club offering the audiences
a wide repertoire from the Hank Williams classics to Jimmy Barnes
and Cold Chisel.
Patrons were treated to a show of professionalism, variety and
were in awe at the ability of such a young group of entertainers.
Consisting of Tiffney on vocals/rhythm, Sarah Griffin on
harmonies/backing/rhythm, Simon Wegner on drums, Simon Ranger on
bass and Shaun Wegner on lead guitar, this group is one you will
no doubt be seeing a lot of in the coming year.
Due to Tiffney’s other commitments, ‘No Worries’ public
performances will be limited until after her return from the
Tamworth Camerata College held in early July. In the meantime you
will be able to catch their show on June 17th at the Gawler
Country Music Club, Munno Para SA. Further into the year will see
Tiffney & ‘No Worries’ performing at the Callington Show being
held on Sunday 28th October at the Callington Showground which
should be a fun day for all the family.
Further information about Tiffney & ‘No Worries’ can be obtained
by emailing Tiffney at
email@example.com or phoning 0408 999 597
- SOUTH AUSTRALIAN WINS
AT SOUTH COAST COUNTRY
Yet again, this versatile and talented young lady has shown that
hard work and commitment does pay off… Tiffney Stroh, a two-time
Camerata graduate, continues to establish herself in the
Australian country music industry. Just 16 years of age, Tiffney
was awarded the Jnr Overall Award on Saturday night at the South
Coast Country Music Festival held at the Dapto Leagues Club. She
also placed first in the U17’s Vocal, Open Country Rock and Open
Duet with Joanne Fairall from Cowra in central NSW.
“I love the talent quests – you get to meet up with everyone and
it gives you the opportunity for exposure out of South Australia”.
“I entered Dapto because they are such supportive people and NSW
has such a lot to offer to country music enthusiasts and
This latest edition of awards add to last year's titles including
Junior & Open Vocal, Junior & Open Country Rock, Gospel,
Australiana and Overall Junior Champion titles at the Western
Plains Championships, Tamworth CCMA Winter, Australian Country
Talent Seekers Quest (ACTS) and the ACT/NSW Jnr Champion. She was
also awarded Overall Senior Champion at Blue Lake Muster, Mt
Gambier & the Northern Country Music Festival at Port Pirie.
Following in the footsteps of such accomplished performers as
Beccy Cole, Gina Jeffries, Jake Nikolai to name a few, Tiffney now
has an exciting couple of months coming up. Concentrating on
performing with her new band ‘No Worries’, she is hoping to travel
to NZ in May to be a part of the Gore Gold Guitar Festival,
heading back to NSW for the Forbes & Dubbo Festivals as well as
the Port Augusta Festival in April. July will see her return to
Camerata for a 3rd time, and she would love to travel to Gympie
this year for the Muster.
For further information or to contact Tiffney, please visit:
- AMAZING 2006 FOR CAMERATA
- Tiffney Stroh has once again achieved a
milestone in what has been a fantastic year for the 16 year old
from Mt Barker SA.
- Receiving qualification to enter the
NSW/ACT Eighteen & Under Champions Showcase was a reward in
itself. - performing onstage at the Catholic Club at Campbelltown
in Sydney’s outer suburbs was reward for all the hard work this
young lady has put into her music over the past 12 months.
Amid a field of 15 very talented young performers who have all won
major awards at Country Music Festivals this year, Tiffney once
again showed her professionalism and talent performing ‘Diamantina
Drover’ & ‘Blame It On Your Heart’ to be awarded 1st place.
Tiffney was unsure of performing right up till the day as she had
been taken ill with a bout of tonsillitis in the week leading up
to the competition and with the long trip over, decided to ‘just
go and have a look’, but upon arrival, the support for her at this
venue was something she had never experienced before and it was
‘all go’ from there.
Tiffney would like to take this opportunity to thank Jim Garrett
and his band of volunteers for giving her this opportunity and
recommends it as a pathway for any up and coming performer with a
passion to succeed in the country music arena.
- She has now returned to South Australia
and has a busy 12 months ahead of her with bookings for shows at
various venues including her regular show at BB’s Café as well as
appearances at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January then
on to Bungendore (Canberra), Lake Charliegrark (Vic), Port Lincoln
before returning to Camerata 2007 in July.
- CAMERATE GRADUATE
TAKES TOP AWARD
Amid a field of 12 open age performers, 16 year old Tiffney
Stroh of Mt Barker SA has taken the top award at the Australian
Country Talent Seekers Quest held over the long weekend as part of
The Parkes Spectacular Country Music Festival. ‘To have my name
engraved on a trophy with such names as Dianna Corcoran, Travis
Collins and best of all Felicity Urquhart is an amazing privilege
and so inspiring” The prize package not only included trophies &
cash but also recording time with Grant Luhrs at Flying Fox
Studios in Wagga Wagga, appearances at the Bungendore Festival &
The Parkes Spectacular both in 2007. Tiffney was also eligible to
enter the Festival Talent Quest where she placed 1st in Country
Rock & Gospel which helped her achieve ‘Overall Junior’. This
award allows her to be in consideration for the 2007 Eighteen &
under Invitation Showcase in Sydney.
Tiffney, a 2005 & 2006 graduate of Camerata adds this award to the
many from 2006 including Overall Senior at both the Blue Lake &
Northern Country Music Festivals, Overall Junior at the Western
Plains Championships (Dubbo) and the CCMA Winter Talent Quest held
in Tamworth each July. This win also included a scholarship
courtesy of the Tamworth Regional Council which will see her
return to Camerata in 2007.
Performing for just on 4 years has seen Tiffney reach a level of
achievement rarely seen in a young person and her many
performances indicate and are testimony to the amazing talent that
she has and is continuing to develop. Her win in Dubbo sees her
onstage at the Campbelltown Catholic Club in October 2006 for the
NSW/ACT Eighteen & Under Invitation Showcase which is a first for
a South Australian. Tiffney performs at all her local Country
Music Clubs, is proudly a member of Southern and Gawler Clubs and
is a regular support for Relay for Life venues all over SA. This
year has seen her perform at the Elder Park Carols by Candlelight
in Adelaide before a crowd of 35,000. She is now branching out to
include shows at Pubs and Cafes and is regularly supported by Greg
Bunnett on lead/base and her dad Olaf on harmonica/rhythm.
She takes this opportunity to thank Graeme and Lynne Hugo for
giving her the experience of performing with him and his band
Ironbark whenever and wherever she can fit it in to her busy
schedule. Tiffney has accepted a booking with Proud Australia to
perform each week for passengers cruising on the MV Expedition
(formerly Proud Mary), many of whom are interstate & overseas
visitors. To attain these achievements in such a short period of
time is not only acknowledgement of her talent but also of her
commitment and dedication to her career and country music in this
state. To Tiffney, music is a way of not only expressing her
feelings, but giving of yourself in every song.
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