Welcome to The Guild

The Country Music Guild of Australasia was established in 1968 and is the longest running music club of any genre still operating in Australasia.

Justin Standley Band – November 30, 2018

The Country Music Guild celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.

We present a live country band every Friday night at the Pascoe Vale RSL
40 Cumberland Road Pascoe Vale, Victoria (Cnr O’Hea Street).

Live country music from 8 pm to 11.00 pm with line dancing, partner dancing and rock’n’roll dancing.

Raffles and a door prize of a $25 dinner at the RSL.

Great meals available from 6 pm with free tea and coffee in the band room.

Members $5 – Visitors $10 (effective July 30, 2016). Membership is $20 per person (effective June 1, 2019).

Enquiries and table bookings (6 or more people) – Keith (03) 9338 7902.

On Friday August 2, 2019, the Honkytonk Rockers won the 16th annual Les Keats Memorial Award for the “Most Popular Band” as voted by the members of the Country Music Guild of Australasia.

They were one of 22 bands to perform at The Guild during the year 2018-2019. This is the second time they have won this Award – they also won it in 2016.

The “Most Popular Vocalist” Award went to Michelle Gardiner. This the first time Michelle has won this Award.

Check out the full report and more pictures from the 2019 Awards night and all previous winners.

Check out all the 2018 winners of the The Most Popular Band and The Most Popular Vocalist Awards.


Bobby Valentine and the Band of Renown performed at The Guild on October 4, 2019 with special guest Michelle Gardiner

Bobby Valentine made his debut at The Guild and drew a huge crowd. The band seemed as intrigued in the dancing as the audience were about the band. A great night all round.

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Friday October 18, 2019: Rattlincane

Rattlincane last played for us in August 2019 and it is good to have them back playing for us again.

Greg Prow – guitar and vocals
Sam Crowe – lead guitar and vocals
Stephen Biddlestone – lead guitar
John Dynon – bass
Greg Ratten – drums

Classic and original country

Website: http://rattlincane.com

VIDEO CLIP: Who I Am

They recently released their 6th CD called “6” which features “High In The Saddle”.


Friday October 25, 2019: John Lawrence Band

The John Lawrence Band last played for us in September and it’s great to have them back again so soon.

John Lawrence – vocals, guitar and harmonica
Dan Ebbels – lead guitar and backing vocals
Geoff Stokes – bass
Rohan Gray – drums and percussion

Classic country

Videos recorded at The Guild

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Recorded live at the Country Music Guild at the Pascoe Vale RSL, Melbourne, Australia on May 31, 2019.

See more videos recorded at The Guild here on our Band Videos page.


Friday November 1, 2019: Dusty Crumpets

Dusty Crumpets perform songs that cover honky tonk country through to songs with a rockabilly edge.

Dusty Crumpets made their debut in November 2017 and this is their third appearance at the Guild this year.

Songs by Dale Watson, Merle Haggard, Steve Earle, Wade Hayes, Johnny Rivers, McBride & The Ride, Brooks & Dunn etc.

Yorkie – vocals and rhythm guitar
Lee Slater – vocals and lead guitar
Phil Bowen – vocals and bass guitar
Rob Street – vocals and drums

Classic Country

Video Clips

These video clips were recorded at the Country Music Guild on February 1, 2019

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Friday November 8, 2019: The Moonee Valley Drifters

The Moonee Valley Drifters have been around for over 30 years, released 6 albums and still play regularly around Melbourne.

Tom Forsell – vocals, guitar and accordion
Rob Grenville – vocals and lead guitar
Steve Temple – double bass
John (Dude) Brockton – drums and vocals

Classic country, western swing, Tex-Mex & Cajun

Website: mooneevalleydrifters.com

Audio Clips – “Just Little Boy Blue” and “Haulin’ Freight On The Interstate”


Friday November 15, 2019: Michelle Gardiner and Band

Michelle has appeared many times at the Guild over the past 20 years and has always had the resident band to back her.

She has now formed her own band and this will be their debut gig at the Guild.

Michelle Gardiner – vocals
Steve O’Hern – Guitar and vocals
Eddy Mountain – Bass and vocals
Nathan Brincau – Drums and vocals

Classic and modern country.

Website: www.michellegardinermusic.com.au

Video Clips

Michelle Gardiner – Band Showreel (short version)
Michelle Gardiner ~ Storms Never Last (Official Video)

Friday November 22: Rene Diaz Band

Friday November 29: Bobby Valentine and the Band of Renown with special guest Terry Dean

Friday December 6: Luke Austen Band

Friday December 13: The Moonlighters

Friday December 20: Christmas Breakup with The Dalton Gang, Dave Moore and Guests


*** Check out the latest band videos recorded live at The Guild ***

.**NEW** Downunderland” by the John Lawrence Band. **NEW**

.**NEW** Brokenheartsville” by the John Lawrence Band. **NEW**

Storms Never Last” by Michelle Gardiner with The Dalton Gang, Dave Moore and Terry Dean.

Livin’ On Love ” by Keith Green with The Dalton Gang and Dave Moore.

Sing To Me O Lonesome Dove ” (written by Andrew Forrer) by Twilight In Tulsa.

San Antonio Rose” by Bryen Willems and the Bayou Boogie Boys.

. “I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome” and “Texas Boogie” by Dusty Crumpets.

Cryin’ Time” and “Whiskey, If You Were A Woman” by The Dalton Gang.

South Of The Border” by Jacob McGuffie’s Dukes Of Haggard.

Forever For A While” by Doug Bruce And The Tailgaters.



Check out the winners of the Most Popular Band and Most Popular Vocalist for 2017-2018 on the Awards Page and listen to Keith’s presentation and announcement of the winners and hear their responses.



View and print the latest gig guide flyer – October/November, 2019
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