Wheatbelt Touring Circuit – Tour 9
In partnership with RAC, the Wheatbelt Development Commission and Country Arts WA, and with support from Hertz, WAM’s 2015 Wheatbelt Touring Circuit keeps going from strength to strength, with all tours reaching hundreds of Wheatbelt locals and travellers, and the series being extended til the end of the year.
Next up is the Dave Mann Collective and Codee-Lee Down. Wheatbelt locals Bryce Hudson, Gauge Harder and a Narrogin Musicians Association special guest will be joining them at Bencubbin Sports Club, Merredin Recreation and Leisure Centre and Quindanning Inne on Friday 16 to Sunday 18 October respectively.
LISTEN TO THE ARTISTS ON TOUR HERE:
The Wheatbelt Touring Circuit is a rare program that sees free entry performances traditional pub venues, community rec centres and clubs throughout the Wheatbelt region, seeing leading acts from WA’s metro areas combining with a vast array of talented upcoming and established acts from the Wheatbelt. The Wheatbelt Touring Circuit assists acts in gaining vital new connections with the Wheatbelt music networks and audiences, and is geared towards establishing financially viable regional tour circuits and creating long-lasting community impacts, including promoting the #elephantinthewheatbelt road safety campaign for the RAC to bring awareness to the high road fatality rates experienced in the Wheatbelt.
TOUR 9 – OCTOBER
w/ DAVE MANN COLLECTIVE + CODEE-LEE DOWN (all dates, plus special guest)
Friday 16 Oct – Bencubbin Sports Club with Bryce Hudson
Saturday 17 Oct – Merredin Recreation and Leisure Centre with Gauge Harder
Sunday 18 Oct – Quindanning Inne with Narrogin Musicians Association Act
SELECTED BIOS IN BRIEF:
DAVE MANN COLLECTIVE: Morphing seamlessly from folk singer to rock star via blistering blues and riotous roots, Dave performs with musical virtuosity and utter sincerity. The songs are timeless, heartfelt classics ranging from history to heartbreak and showing a love for family, this planet and its people that is breathtaking and inspirational. Backed by bass superstar Roy Martinez and Arun Satgunasingham on drums, the trio have played major festivals including West Coast Blues And Roots, Fairbridge, Port Fairy and Nannup.
CODEE-LEE DOWN: From Times Square in New York to Boyup Brook in Western Australia, the 20 year old folk country singer has over 500 shows under her belt and a stack of awards to her name. With two top 10 iTunes singles to her name, plus a list of titles including Telstra Road to Tamworth semi-finalist, The Voice Top 100, a 2010 Academy of Country Music Graduate and 2010 WA junior songwriter and teenage artist of the year, it’s no surprise Codee-Lee has been named 2015 WA Country Emerging Artist of the year.
BRYCE HUDSON: Whilst he might only be 18 years old, central Wheatbelt local Bryce Hudson has already been playing guitar for a decade. Taught by his dad, Bryce has evolved a folk/blues influence within his music inspired by artists such as Jack Johnson, Ed Sherran, and John Meyer. Accepted into WAAPA at an early age due to his musical talent, he’s a talent quickly on the rise.
NARROGIN MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION: With a rich heritage, NMA are an organisation interested in the promotion of music in the Narrogin area, including acting as the Big Bash Committee and organising events such as jam sessions, trivia nights and transport to concerts. This tour will feature another special guest from the group at the Quindanning Inne show.