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2020: A Year To Forget

 

2020: A Year To Forget

 

As you would be aware, we are unable to book and present bands at the moment due to COVID-19 but let us assure everyone that when this pandemic is all under control and we get the clearance from the Government and the RSL to restart our Friday Band Night, we will let you know via this webpage, email and facebook.

A suggestion whilst we are all locked in our houses could be to watch some of the band videos we have filmed and posted here on our Guild site. Also, support and encourage where possible thoseentertainers and musicians reaching out.

The CMGA committee wish to extend our very best wishes to all and stay safe and happy.

Keith Green
President
Country Music Guild

 

This is a list of artist’s information for inserting in later gig guide pages

Honkytonk Rockers
The Hawks Showband
The Moonlighters
Rene Diaz
Rough Cut
Rodger’s Beatriders
Danny Stain
Mustang
Dean & Carruthers
The Con Artists
Moonee Valley Drifters
Terry Dean
Doug Bruce
Dukes Of Haggard
Rattlincane
Palace Gypsies
Bakersfield Glee Club
Prairie Oysters (3)
Justin Standley
Keats Award Night
The Dalton Gang
The Excellent Smithers
Bona Fide Travellers
Dusty Crumpets
Christmas (Dalton Gang)
Bryen Willems (NSW)
Twilight In Tulsa
John Lawrence Band
Voting Band & Vocalist
Bobby Valentine
Michelle Gardiner Band
Luke Austen
 

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 8.00* 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.

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

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

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

 


*PLEASE NOTE: For the first 3 weeks in February, bands will start at 8:30 pm and finish at 11:30 pm due to small renovations taking place at the RSL.


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

We present a live country band every Friday at the Pascoe Vale RSL 40 Cumberland Road Pascoe Vale, Victoria (Cnr O’Hea Street). Country music 8 pm to 11.00 pm

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

Members $5 Visitors $10 (effective July 30, 2016)
Membership is $15 single or $30 family or double
Raffles and door prize of a $25 dinner at the RSL
Enquiries – Keith (03) 9338 7902 (After Hours)
 

 

Click on the image to play the video
 
Click on the image to play the video
 

The John Lawrence Band performing John’s own composition Downunderland plus the Joe Nichols song Brokenheartsville.

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

John Lawrence – vocals and guitar
Dan Ebbels – lead guitar and backing vocals
Rohan Gray – drums and percussion
Rusty Cochrane – bass guitar
Dave Moore – pedal steel guitar

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

Friday August 2, 2019: The Les and Joy Keats Memorial Awards Night

Our biggest night of the year! The awards for The Most Popular Band and The Most Popular Vocalist for the past year will be handed down on this night. Please note this evening will be 7.45 pm start – 11.30 pm finish.

The Dalton Gang (Most Popular Band winners 2018) plus Dave Moore will be the house band for the night with performances by bands and artists who have performed for us over the past year.

Including the Honkytonk Rockers (Most Popular Band winners 2016), Terry Dean and Helen Stewart (Most Popular Vocalist winners 2018) plus Michelle Gardiner and other surprise guests.

Don’t miss this huge night of live music!!

 

Leo Dalton – vocals, lead guitar, banjo and fiddle
Helen Stewart – vocals and bass
Stuie Lees – vocals and drums
Dave Moore – pedal steel

The Dalton Gang won the Guild’s Most Popular Band Award in 2004, 2005 and 2018

Helen Stewart won the Guild’s Most Popular Vocalist Award in 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017 and tied in 2018 with Terry Dean.


Friday August 2, 2019: The Les and Joy Keats Memorial Awards Night

Our biggest night of the year! The awards for The Most Popular Band and The Most Popular Vocalist for the past year will be handed down on this night. Please note this evening will be 7.45 pm start – 11.30 pm finish.

The Dalton Gang (Most Popular Band winners 2018) plus Dave Moore will be the house band for the night with performances by bands and artists who have performed for us over the past year.

Including the Honkytonk Rockers (Most Popular Band winners 2016), Terry Dean and Helen Stewart (Most Popular Vocalist winners 2018) plus MIchelle Gardiner and other surprise guests.

Don’t miss this huge night of live music!!

 

Leo Dalton – vocals, lead guitar, banjo and fiddle
Helen Stewart – vocals and bass
Stuie Lees – vocals and drums
Dave Moore – pedal steel

The Dalton Gang won the Guild’s Most Popular Band Award in 2004, 2005 and 2018

Helen Stewart won the Guild’s Most Popular Vocalist Award in 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017 and tied in 2018 with Terry Dean.

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


Friday September 29, 2017: Honkytonk Rockers

Winners of the Guild’s Most Popular Band Award in 2016

The Honkytonk Rockers have only been around for a couple of years but they have become a sought after band in both country and rock ‘n’ roll.

Joe Patterson – vocals and guitar
Dwayne D’Cruz – lead guitar and vocals
Ian Demonte – bass and vocals
Shaun Lynch – drums and vocals

Classic Country

Facebook: Honkytonk Rockers

 

Video Clips

 

 


Friday October 13, 2017: The Hawks Showband

Featuring former members of the world famous Hawking Brothers Band and as funny as a hat full of monkeys.

Kerran Keats – vocals and guitar
Leo Dalton – vocals and lead guitar
Doug Foley – vocals and bass
Peter Westwood – vocals and drums
 

 

Video Clip

Classic Country with a bit of Comedy

(Not too much, just a bit)

 

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Friday June 1, 2018: The Moonlighters

The Moonlighters are a four piece rocka-billy/roll, country blues band based in Victoria. Playing their style of southern blues & country with infectious rhythms and twangy guitars they never fail to fill the dance floor!

 
Geoff Wells – vocals, guitar
Mark Smith – vocals, guitar
Jimmy Fewings – vocals, bass
Ian Langford – vocals, drums

Classic Country to get you dancing

Website: www.themoonlighters.com.au

Facebook: The Moonlighters

 

Video recorded at The Guild


Friday July 19, 2019: Rene Diaz & Avalon

Rene last played for us in April this year with The Real Time. He is back this time with his regular band Avalon.

Rene Diaz – vocals and rhythm guitar
Mark D’Rozario – lead guitar
Chris Appleton – keyboards, sax and vocals
Rusty Cochrane – bass and vocals
Mal Ronay – drums

Classic country

Facebook: Rene Diaz

 

Friday November 22, 2019: Rene Diaz and the Sessions Masters

Rene last played for us in July this year. He is back this time with the Sessions Masters.

Rene Diaz – vocals and rhythm guitar
Keryn Laurent – guitar and vocals
Geoff Stokes – bass and vocals
Mal Ronay – drums

Classic country

Facebook: Rene Diaz

 

 

Audio and Video Clips

VIDEO – Just Call Me Lonesome – click to play the video

 

Friday July 26, 2019: Rough Cut (aka Rough Crumpets)

Winners of the Guild’s Most Popular Band Award in 2011 and 2013

Mark “Yorkie” Crossley – vocals and guitar
Mark Woolrich – vocals and lead guitar

Unfortunately Tony and Neil are unavailable for this gig so Rob and Phil from the Dusty Crumpets have stepped up to take their places for this gig.

Special Guests:
Phil Bowen – vocals and bass
Rob Street – vocals and drums

 

Classic Country and Country Rock

 

Website: www.roughcutband.com.au

Facebook: Rough Cut Country Band

 

Friday July 26, 2019: Rough Cut

Winners of the Guild’s Most Popular Band Award in 2011 and 2013

Mark “Yorkie” Crossley – vocals and guitar
Mark Woolrich – vocals and lead guitar
Neil Hobbs – bass
Tony Patricks – drums and vocals

Special Guest: Phil Bowen – vocals and lead guitar

 

Classic Country and Country Rock

 

Website: www.roughcutband.com.au

Facebook: Rough Cut Country Band

 

 

Video Clips

 

Friday November 3, 2017: Rodger Delfos & The Beatriders

Rodger Delfos – vocals and guitar
Mick Hamilton – lead guitar and vocals
Andrew Forrer – bass and vocals
Ed Bates – pedal steel
Ron Mahony – drums and vocals

Classic country and country rock

Facebook: Rodger Delfos Beatriders

 

Friday August 30, 2019: Rodger Delfos & The Beatriders

Rodger has gathered some more special guests to perform with him on this show. Keryn Laurent played with Rene Diaz and now plays with Rodger in his new band “The Shed”. Joel Smithard has played keyboards for Rodger in the past and is also a member of “The Shed”.

Rodger Delfos – vocals and guitar
Keryn Laurent – lead guitar and vocals
Andrew Forrer – bass and vocals
Joel Smithard- keyboards
Ron Mahony – drums and vocals

Classic country and country rock

Facebook: Rodger Delfos Beatriders

 

Friday June 7, 2019: Rodger Delfos & The Beatriders plus Guests

Rodger has gathered some special guests to perform with him on this show. Don Farrell and Rodger were joint lead guitarists in Mick & The Aces back in the 90’s and Don is generally seen as lead guitarist for the Bona Fide Travellers. Luke has played keyboards for Rodger in the past and Tanya Fortuin has been seen with the Silverstring Outlaws and is now getting more into country.

Rodger Delfos – vocals and guitar
Don Farrell (Bona Fide Travellers, Mick & The Aces) – lead guitar
Andrew Forrer – bass and vocals
Luke – keyboards
Ron Mahony – drums and vocals

Special Guest: Tanya Fortuin (Silverstring Outlaws) – vocals

Classic country and country rock

Facebook: Rodger Delfos Beatriders

 

Friday November 10, 2017: Danny Stain

Danny starred in “Buddy’s Back – The Buddy Holly Show” as Ritchie Valens and now has his own show and CD “Cash Up Front” (a tribute to Johnny Cash) touring New South Wales and Victoria.

Danny Stain – vocals and guitar
Warren Keats – lead guitar and vocals
Helen Stewart – bass and vocals
Bryan Derrick – drums

Classic country and originals www.dannystain.com

Danny Stain released his first single “Working Overtime” with a video clip. The song spent 12 weeks on the Country Tracks Top 40 chart and made it to #3.

Video Clips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday November 24, 2017: Mustang

Winners of the Guild’s Most Popular Band Award in 2006

Joey D’Rozario – lead guitar and vocals
Denis Cahill – rhythm guitar and vocals
Malcolm Manuel – bass guitar
Doug D’Rozario – drums

 

Classic country

 

Website: www.mustangband.biz

 

 

Friday March 23, 2018: Dean & Carruthers

The Palace Gypsies were booked to play on this date but Karan has not fully recovered from her broken arm and had to cancel. We have been fortunate to obtain Dean & Carruthers to play for us once again. They last played for us in July 2016.

Terry Dean – vocals, acoustic and lead guitar
Gary Carruthers – vocals, guitar and other instruments

Website: www.deanandcarruthers.com

Classic country and country rock

 

Video Clips

Click on the image to play the video
 

Check out the other FOUR video clips on our Band Videos page.

TWO clips of Dean & Carruthers with original members of Bluestone (Take It Easy and Wind And Rain)

Plus TWO clips of Terry Dean with The Dalton Gang and Dave Moore (You Aint Going Nowhere and I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You) – all recorded at the Country Music Guild.


Friday April 6, 2018: The Con Artists

The Con Artists last played for us on August 25, 2017.

Con Anag – vocals and guitar
John Tippett – vocals and bass
Steve Cross – vocals and bass
Dave Moore – pedal steel guitar
Noel McMinn – vocals and drums

Classic Country

 

Video recorded at The Guild

This video was recorded in February 2016
at The Country Music Guild.
 

Friday April 19, 2019: Good Friday



Being Good Friday, there will be NO GUILD on this night.

Happy Easter from the Country Music Guild.

 

Friday December 14, 2018: 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
Peter Beulke – double bass
TBA – steel guitar
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 May 18, 2018: The Dalton Gang with Terry Dean and Dave Moore

The Dalton Gang – Winners of the Most Popular Band Award at the Country Music Guild in 2004 and 2005.

Terry Dean (from Dean & Carruthers) will be joining the Gang for a full set of songs.
Leo Dalton – vocals, lead guitar, banjo & fiddle
Helen Stewart – vocals and bass
Stuie Lees – vocals and drums

Special Guest Dave Moore – pedal steel
Special Guest Terry Dean – vocals and guitar

Classic Country

Facebook: The Dalton Gang

Video recorded at The Guild


Friday June 8, 2018: Doug Bruce and the Tailgaters

Doug has released 5 albums and an EP. He last played for us in July 2017.

Doug doesn’t play much around Melbourne lately so don’t miss this opportunity to catch this great show.

Doug Bruce – vocals and guitar
Mark D’Rozario – lead guitar and vocals
Dave Moore – pedal steel guitar
Geoff Stokes – bass
John Lemur – drums

YouTube video clips: www.dougbruce.com.au/Videos.html

Classic country plus originals

 


Friday June 22, 2018: Jacob McGuffie’s Dukes of Haggard

The Dukes of Haggard generally only play two or three shows a year so it is a real treat to have them play for us.

They pay homage to the great Country, Honky Tonk and Western Swing music that came out of Bakersfield and Nashville in the sixties.

Jacob McGuffie – vocals and lead guitar
Dave Moore – pedal steel guitar
Luke Austen – bass and vocals
Justin Olsson – drums

Luke Austen (on bass) is a two time Golden Guitar winner in 2011

Con Anag – Sound Production

Classic Country

Facebook: Dukes of Haggard

 

Friday June 29, 2018: Rattlincane

Rattlincane last played for us in September 2018 and it is good to have them back playing for us again.

They recently released a new EP “6”.

Greg Prow – guitar and vocals
Sam Crowe – lead guitar and vocals
Stephen Biddlestone – lead guitar
John Joyce – pedal steel & harmonica
John Dynon – bass
Greg Ratten – drums

Classic and original country

Website: http://rattlincane.com

VIDEO CLIP: Who I Am

Rattlincane – High In The Saddle.mp3

 

Friday August 3, 2018: The Palace Gypsies

The Palace Gypsies last played for us in October last year.

Glen Lee – vocals and guitar
Phil Bowen – lead guitar and vocals
Karan Johns – bass and vocals
Bryan Derrick – drums

Classic country

Hear Glen singing “Thank God For The Radio” (A live recording)

 

Friday August 10, 2018: The Bakersfield Glee Club

This is only The Bakersfield Glee Club’s third show for The Guild – their last gig was in April this year – their first was in 2012 when they were just starting up. They now have 3 albums under their belt.

Darren Maxfield – vocals and lead guitar
Greg Field – vocals, fiddle and mandolin
Justin Rudge – bass and vocals
Seamus O’Sullivan – pedal steel guitar
Simon Edwards – drums

Facebook: The Bakersfield Glee Club

 

Classic Bakersfield Styled Country and Country Rock

Video Clips Recorded in Tamworth

 

Friday July 20, 2018: The Prairie Oysters

Winners of the Guild’s Most Popular Band Award in 2007, 2009 and 2010 back when Yorkie and Lee were members of the band. The Prairie Oysters last played for us in June 2014.

Tony Bonnici – bass guitar and vocals
Dave Miles – lead guitar and vocals
Rob Street – drums and vocals
Special guest: Julian Abrahams – guitar and vocals

Classic country and country rock

Website: www.theprairieoysters.com.au

 

Friday September 14, 2018: The Prairie Oysters

Winners of the Guild’s Most Popular Band Award in 2007, 2009 and 2010 back when Yorkie and Lee were members of the band. The Prairie Oysters are back – this time with Ed Bates on pedal steel guitar.

Tony Bonnici – vocals and bass guitar
Dave Miles – vocals and lead guitar
Rob Street – vocals and drums

Special Guest: Ed Bates – pedal steel

Classic country and country rock

Website: www.theprairieoysters.com.au

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VIDEO CLIPS

Things That I Like Best

Take These Chains From My Heart

 

Friday October 26, 2018: The Prairie Oysters

STOP PRESS: The Prairie Oysters will be a 5 piece band for this gig

Winners of the Guild’s Most Popular Band Award in 2007, 2009 and 2010 back when Yorkie and Lee were members of the band. The Prairie Oysters are back – this time with Anthony Taylor on lead guitar and vocals plus Ed Bates on pedal steel guitar. This is the first time they have played at The Guild as a 5 piece band.

Tony Bonnici – vocals and bass guitar
Dave Miles – vocals and lead guitar
Anthony Taylor – vocals and lead guitar
Ed Bates – pedal steel guitar
Rob Street – vocals and drums

Classic country and country rock

Website: www.theprairieoysters.com.au

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VIDEO CLIPS

Things That I Like Best

Take These Chains From My Heart

 

Friday August 17, 2018: Justin Standley Band

Justin was a finalist in the Tamworth Golden Guitars (2017), Starmaker (2014) and X Factor (2012). He has scored 4 #1 singles on the Country Tracks Top 40 Chart.

Justin Standley – vocals and guitar
Kerran Keats – lead guitar and vocals
Karan Johns – bass and vocals
Peter Westwood- drums and vocals

Classic country and Originals

Website: www.teamjustinstandley.com

 

Friday August 24, 2018: The Les and Joy Keats Memorial Awards Night

Our biggest night of the year! The awards for The Most Popular Band and The Most Popular Vocalist for the past year will be handed down on this night. Please note this evening will be 7.45 pm start – 11.30 pm finish.

The Dalton Gang plus Dave Moore will be the house band for the night with performances by bands and artists who have performed for us over the past year.

Leo Dalton – vocals, lead guitar, banjo and fiddle
Helen Stewart – vocals and bass
Stuie Lees – vocals and drums
Dave Moore – pedal steel

The Dalton Gang won the Guild’s Most Popular Band Award in 2004, 2005 and 2018

 

Helen Stewart won the Guild’s Most Popular Vocalist Award in 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

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


Friday September 21, 2018: The Dalton Gang

The Dalton Gang won the Guild’s Most Popular Band Award in 2004, 2005 and 2018
Helen Stewart won the Guild’s Most Popular Vocalist Award in 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Leo Dalton – vocals, lead guitar, banjo & fiddle
Helen Stewart – vocals and bass
Stuie Lees – vocals and drums

 

Classic country

 

Facebook: The Dalton Gang

 

 

Video Clips

These videos were recorded at The Guild’s 50th Anniversary concert on July 6, 2018

 

The Dalton Gang with special guest Dave Moore


Friday October 5, 2018: The Excellent Smithers

This is The Excellent Smithers’ first gig at The Guild but they have been playing around Melbourne for quite some time.

The lead singer James Cisco originally hails from Illinois, U.S.A. and has a voice designed for country. Check out Cameron’s honky tonk piano style on their video “Heartaches by The Number”

James Cisco – vocals and guitar
Julian Abrahams – lead guitar and vocals
Cameron Fallaw – piano
Josh Bridges – bass and vocals
Anthony Stanislavski – drums

Classic country and country rock

 

Video Clips

The Excellent Smithers – Oh Lonesome Me
The Excellent Smithers – Heartaches By The Number
 

Friday November 2, 2018: The Bona Fide Travellers

Being the Friday starting Melbourne Cup Week, why not dress up in your finest Cup attire with hats and fascinators and be a part of the fashionista for the night.

Snow Townsend – vocals, guitar & accordion
Don Farrell – lead guitar
Tony Persic – lead guitar and slide guitar
Mike Parker – bass
Shane Fitchett – drums and vocals

Facebook: The Bona Fide Travellers

VIDEO CLIPS

Sunday Morning Showdown

The Ballad of Mary Lou

Sittin’ On Top Of The World

 

The Bona Fide Travellers have released 6 CDs – these are their most recent


Friday November 9, 2018: 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 last year and this is their third appearance at the Guild.

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

Click on the image to play the video
Click on the image to play the video
 

Friday December 21, 2018: Christmas Breakup with The Dalton Gang, Dave Moore and special guests

This is our final gig for the year so come along and celebrate it with us.

The Dalton Gang plus Dave Moore will be the house band for the night with performances by special guest artists.

Leo Dalton – vocals, lead guitar, banjo and fiddle
Helen Stewart – vocals and bass
Stuie Lees – vocals and drums
Dave Moore – pedal steel

 

Please note this evening will start at 7.45 pm and finish around 11.30 pm.

The Dalton Gang won the Guild’s Most Popular Band Award in 2004, 2005 and 2018

Helen Stewart won the Guild’s Most Popular Vocalist Award in 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Classic country and Christmas

 

Video Clips

 

The Dalton Gang with special guest Dave Moore

These videos were recorded at The Guild’s 50th Anniversary concert on July 6, 2018


Friday March 15: Bryen Willems & The Bayou Boogie Boys (Sydney, NSW)

Bryen Willems “the Swamp Duck”, originally from Louisiana, settled in Sydney over 30 years ago and decided to take up playing traditional country music. Two albums later he is one of Sydney’s hottest country acts.

Bryen fronts a four piece band for this gig playing a mix of originals and drawing from a virtual treasure trove of the best country, blues, swamp and southern rock from the last 50 years.

Bryen Willems – vocals and bass
Glenn Skarratt – lead guitar
Gary Brown – steel guitar
Steve Gunning – drums

Honky tonkin’ originals and classics

Website: bryenwillems.com/

 

Video Clip

Two For One Cocktails – Click on the image to play the video

Facebook: BayouBoogieBoys

Audio Clips

 

Friday March 22: Twilight In Tulsa

Twilight In Tulsa have been around for a couple of years playing heaps of gigs around Melbourne. This is their debut at The Guild.

Featuring four vocalists, they play traditional and honky tonk country plus originals. From Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson to Hank Williams and traditional 60’s and 70’s country hits.

Jane Hilson – vocals and rhythm guitar
Brian Fitzgerald – lead guitar
Andrew Forrer – vocals and bass
Brendan Mitchell – vocals and pedal steel
Ron Mahony – vocals and drums

Classic country

Facebook: Twilight In Tulsa

 

Video Clip

The clips in this video were recorded on an smartphone so the audio quality is not as good as it should be. But you can get a good feel for the music they play – mainly 60’s and 70’s and some nice originals. Click on the photo to play the video.

Click on the photo to play the video

Friday April 26: Rene Diaz & The Real Time

Rene Diaz – vocals and rhythm guitar
Keryn Laurant – lead guitar
Andrew Forrer – bass and vocals
Ron Mahony – drums and vocal

Classic country

 

Friday September 13, 2019: John Lawrence Band

The John Lawrence Band were a hit at the Frankston RSL benefit show for the Queensland farmers back on March 31 and again at the Southern Country Music show at the Frankston Bowling Club on Sunday May 12 and also at their last gig with us on May 31, 2019.

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

Click on the image to play the video
 
Click on the image to play the video
 

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 October 11, 2019: The Dalton Gang with Dave Moore and the CD launch of “Covered” by Lydia D’Lasselle

The Dalton Gang won the Guild’s Most Popular Band Award in 2004, 2005 and 2018
Helen Stewart won the Guild’s Most Popular Vocalist Award in 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

 



Lydia is a 21 year old singer from Melbourne, launching her debut CD “Covered” which she recorded in June 2019 for her appearance at the Barooga Country Music Festival.

Leo Dalton – vocals, lead guitar, banjo & fiddle
Helen Stewart – vocals and bass
Stuie Lees – vocals and drums

Facebook: The Dalton Gang

Classic country

Special Guests: Dave Moore – pedal steel
Lydia D’Lasselle – vocals and rhythm guitar

4 track sampler from “Covered” by Lydia D’Lasselle

 
 


  • Voting starts on Friday June 7, 2019 and runs for 6 weeks.
  • A list of bands that have played for us over the past 12 months (May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019) will be available at the front desk at the Guild for the next 6 Fridays.
  • Members are asked to choose the ONE band they enjoyed the most during the past year.
  • You must have been a financial member during that period to vote.
  • You can only vote ONCE.
  • The winning band will be presented with the Les Keats Memorial Trophy on the Les and Joy Keats Memorial Night to be held on Friday August 2, 2019.

Friday October 4, 2019: Bobby Valentine & The Band Of Renown.

Unfortunately, Twilight In Tulsa have had to cancel their gig scheduled with us for this date.

Bobby Valentine has been a professional entertainer for over 30 years appearing nationally and internationally, working with Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart and many Australian legends.

TOO MANY BEERS – Click on the image to play the video
In Tamworth in July 2018 Bobby released his fifth album and first country album, “Writing My Book Again” which includes the song “Too Many Beers”.

Click here to hear songs from the album “Writing My Book Again

 

Facebook: BobbyValentineSongsinger/

 

Website: https://bobbyvalentine.com.au

 

Bobby Valentine – Guitar and lead vocals (renowned for his song writing as well as performing on the same bill as Stevie Wonder/Whitney Houston and Rod Stewart. His bands have included The Lonely Boys/Coxy at the Roxy/Bobby Valentine and his Big Band…and, he was, for many years, the well-known voice of David Jones)

Adrian Scott – Keyboards and vocals (Air Supply/Kylie Minogue/Little River Band/The Seekers/Brian Cadd/Lisa Edwards/Mike Brady…and countless others)

Nigel Thompson – Bass and vocals (Bluestone/The New Dream/Phil Manning/Russell Morris)

Angus Burchall – Drums (John Farnham/Black Sorrows)

Special Guest:
Terry Dean (Bluestone/Dean & Carruthers) will join the band on lap steel (and slide guitar, dobro and guitar) for a few tunes. No doubt we’ll persuade him to sing a couple of songs as well !!



It’s been a couple of years since we had a Halloween dress-up night so here we go again.


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 December 6, 2019: Luke Austen Band

Luke is a two time Golden Guitar winner (2011) and Starmaker winner (2010) in Tamworth.

 

Luke Austen – vocals and rhythm guitar
Jacob McGuffie – lead guitar and vocals,
Jake Sinclair – bass and vocals
Benny Cant – drums

Classic and original country

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lukeaustenmusic

 

 

Video Clips

Click on the image to play the video
Click on the image to play the video
 

– COMING SOON – COMING SOON –

 

Friday September 28: Honkytonk Rockers

Friday October 5: The Excellent Smithers

Friday October 12: Rodger Delfos and The Beatriders

 

Friday December 22: Christmas Break Up with The Dalton Gang, Dave Moore on pedal steel and Special Guests

We’ll be back on Friday February 2, 2018


Friday September 7: Watch this space
 

View and print the latest gig guide flyer – June/July 2018
It is in PDF format – Click the image to enlarge it

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View and print the latest gig guide flyer
May 2018

 
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