The MFSR Country Rock Concert

 Saturday 5th April featuring: BAYLOU, Fanny Lumsden & the Thrillseekers, Vendulka, Richard Perso, Danny Phegan & the Longreach Band & Pete Denahy”

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BIO: With their fresh hit songs and bold production approach, talented Australian sister duo Baylou (Barb Baillie & Golden Guitar winner – Victoria Baillie) bring an exciting new sound to the Australian Country Music market. Their debut single ‘Target On My Heart’ went all the way to #1 on the CMC Top 30 Countdown and peaked at #3 on the National Country Airplay Chart.

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Fanny Lumsden & the Thrillseekers:
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For a lass that can shoot a gun, ride a horse and write songs whilst driving the header, Fanny Lumsden is the genuine article. With her impeccable voice and timeless skill for songwriting, Fanny and the Thrillseekers deliver a ‘kick-arse country hoedown’ that combines  pure country twang and folk-fuelled shuffles while embracing acoustic pop flavours and is not to be missed. Their latest single Sea Elephant School reached #4 on Triple J unearthed Roots charts and #6 on Airlit great southern radio charts and they have spent 2013 touring the country playing festivals to country halls and everything in between. Fanny and the boys are working on their debut Album due out 2014.

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Pete Denahy

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Richard Perso
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Some might say he’s a musical virtuoso, others might say he’s a freak show, maybe it’s a bit of both.
Either way, there’s no doubt that talent and a rather large portion of coordination play a major role in the music of Richard Perso. Hailing from Yakandandah Perso drives a weapons cache of 4 overdriven acoustic guitars, playing 3 didgeridoos, replacing the roll of a drummer with no more than his 2 feet and delivering a vocal that sits somewhere between Edie Vedder of Pearl Jam and a 1920’s blues man, you might say there’s a certain uniqueness to this young Australian.
Having played over 60 festivals around Australia including The Adelaide International Guitar Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, The National Folk Festival and The Sydney Blues Festival just to name a few, it’s understandable that Perso know’s how to put on a show.

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With her debut EP ‘Restless’ going to #1 on the global singer songwriter charts in less than 48 hours, Vendulka is not to be underestimated. With her lyrical storytelling and acoustic guitar she has enchanted audiences globally. Her young age of 16 has been surprising to many- including Jon Bon Jovi- who called her an ‘old soul’ and a ‘storyteller’. With haunting melodies and lyrics from the heart, Vendulka will have you mesmerised in your seats.

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Danny Phegan has been playing in clubs, pubs and car parks across the length and breadth of the country for 20 years and in late 2011 he formed popular covers band LONGREACH. Consisting of Brett ‘Shyboy’ Shannon, Steve Monty, Shane Fifield and Tim Young, LONGREACH exploded onto the music scene and has supported such artists as Shannon Noll, Diesel, Adam Brand, The Pigs, Travis Collins and McAlister Kemp. With their blend of modern country/rock and classic covers this hard working outfit is sure to get the party rocking