Reg, Owen and Terry
Australian country music act The Gunbarrel Highwaymen, consisting of Reg Poole, Terry Gordon and Owen Blundell, are touring the South Island October 2013. With each artist a respected entertainer in their own right, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to see these three talented characters performing together on stage together!
Owen Blundell: Since his debut in the mid-eighties, one might think that not a lot has changed about country’s coolest crooning cat. However, with his seventh album released, he has a huge list of accomplishments behind him. Five times finalist as Male Vocalist, Australian Country Music Awards, Album of the Year; and APRA’s Most Played Country Song. Since commencing his career in the Snowy Mountains, Blundell has managed to take a grip on his own direction and remain true to his authentic country roots, yet appeals to a wider and alternative audience in the cities. In doing so, he’s one of the first and few artists who’ve poured country flavour into an urban recipe without ever changing the ingredients.
Terry Gordon: Was honoured with the coveted award of Queensland Country Music Entertainer of the Year, not only as a tribute to his touring and recording success, but also as a mark of respect for his thirty continuous years as a multi-talented performer. Since beginning his distinguished recording career, he has released 25 singles and 15 albums. Terry Gordon’s remarkable versatility as a balladeer, songwriter, comedy performer and television host, has seen him criss-cross the length and breadth of Australia working alongside such legends as Slim Dusty, Tex Morton, Willie Nelson and George Jones.
Reg Poole: Regarded as a gentleman by his peers, fans and friends, Reg continues to carry on the wonderful tradition of pioneer bush balladeers in Australia and overseas. Reg has released 17 albums and subsequently walked away with armfuls of awards, including five Golden Guitars and a host of nominations and credits. He won the Golden Guitar for Best New Talent in 1974, and demonstrated his career longevity by winning successive Guitars at regular intervals throughout the next two decades.
The latest BGS Promotions show brings together talent from aound the South Island.
Artists perform a variety of country styles and include a mix of original works and covers of well known hits.
Backing provided by City Limit and Les Thomas
Jill Drummond as compere
Saturday September 08 – Timaru, 7:30 pm, Town & Country Club
Saturday September 22 – Gore, 7:30 pm, Town & Country Club
Sunday September 23 – Mosgiel, 1:30 pm, Nellies Bar & Grill (Hotel / Motel Taieri)
Local South Islanders Allan Barron, Colleen Hosking and Craig Adams are set to present a showcase of your favourite country styles! The Remedy showband is back again this year and they’re ready to set the beat for a great show!
Saturday 06th August – GORE
Sunday 07th August – MOSGIEL
Saturday 03rd September – TIMARU
Australian entertainers Reg Poole and Sharon Benjamin (assisted by Mark Hillier) will be coming to New Zealand for a series of dates in May, 2011.
Friday May 13 – GORE
7.30pm at the Gore Town and Country Club.
2 Bury Street. 03 208 4623
Saturday May 14 – TE ANAU
7.30pm at the Te Anau Club.
Tickets $20, fundraising for Te Anau Ladies Golf ‘One Putt’ Club.
Tickets available from the Club or phone Sheree Hemi on 03 249 8464.
Sunday May 15 – MOSGIEL
2.00pm at the Hotel / Motel Taieri.
Tickets available from the venue, Clothing Alterations on Factory Road, Mosgiel Stationery on Gordon Road, or by phoning BGS Promotions on 489 8790
Thursday May 19 – DUNBACK
7.30pm at the Dunback Bowling Club.
Tickets available from Bowling Club Committee members or by phoning 03 465 2007.
Saturday May 21 – TIMARU
7.30pm at the Timaru Town and Country Club.
We will be providing entertainment for the Bruce Kempton Filtration stand at the Wanaka A&P Show Fri 11th and Sat 12th March. Come on over at lunchtime to relax and be entertained!
We’re gearing up for the Taieri Festival of the Plain in March where we will be presenting the Plains Country Cabaret.
Nick Bourke will be headlining the show, with backing provided by Shindig. Locals Merv Pulham, Brooke Pennington and Graeme Partridge will be supporting them.
The show will be at 7:30pm on Saturday the 5th of March at the Taieri Rugby Football Club (located at Peter Johnstone Park, Mosgiel).
Tickets are $25 per person and include supper. The concert is a fundraiser for the Taieri Rugby Football Club, so your support will help their club.
Tickets will be available from the following places:
Clothing Alterations – 6 Factory Road, Mosgiel
Mosgiel Stationery – 182 Gordon Road, Mosgiel
BP Alco Mosgiel – 72 Gordon Road, Mosgiel
100% Appliance Store – 35 Clyde St, Balclutha
BGS Promotions – 39 Goodall St, Mosgiel – Phone 03 489 8790
Congratulations to Melissa Partridge for her wins at the 2010 Optus Muster at Gympie (Queensland, Australia).
She won the Modern Country category of the talent quest and was runner up in the Country Rock section.
For her efforts Melissa took home a scholarship to attend the CMAA Australian Academy of Country Music for two weeks during June and July, 2011.