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Jacii Leigh

At the age of 12 Jaccii stood up on stage for the first time. Singing the only song she knew, ‘Dream Lover’ by Mariah Carey. A bit shy and very nervous she made it through.

After that she knew that music was meant to be in her life.

After working with various established duos in her late teens early 20s, she hit the professional club circuit at age 21, teaming up with her duo partner and forming the successful duo D’BanJac, who are still currently performing all over the South Coast.

Jacii plays acoustic guitar and has a wide variety of music to please all ages. Including her original self-penned numbers.

Some of her musical influences are Taylor Swift, Moroon 5, Pink, Michael Jackson and the Aussie country girls the McClymonts.

In more recent times, she has developed a passion for theatre and has been a member of her local amateur musical theatre group for several years performing in musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, les Miserables and The Boy from Oz, just to name a few.

Quiet to talk to, but becomes a different person and a whole new persona on stage,  Jaccii loves performing and Is always seeking ways to improve herself and learn new material and new skills.

Jaccii has emerged as a multi-talented, very competent entertainer in her own right.

Jay Seeney

Jay Seeney. Loud, unapologetically raucous and a damn good time!

Anyone familiar with modern country rock is acutely aware of what Jay Seeney and his band bring to the table. A seasoned professional having performed at the elite level in Australia alongside the big and the best at all the must do country festivals: CMC Rocks, Gympie Muster, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival & Sydney Country Music Festival.

High energy, action packed & fun are all synonymous with what Jay Seeney delivers every show.

From the very first single, Indescribable, released back in 2015, Jay Seeney has been an unstoppable force in high rotation across radio stations Australia wide. In a short amount of time, Jay Seeney has begun to outsell larger acts in concert due to his unique & dynamic live performances which are a must have on any festival line up worth its salt.

Jay firmly believes that songwriting is at the core of his success so far and that everything stems from that. “You need great songs,” Seeney says, “People connect with the song and everything on top of that is just gravy!” This has led to Jay performing alongside the cream of the crop in the Australian Country Music Industry as well as performing on bills including American Superstars such as: Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Big & Rich, Rascal Flatts, Chris Young, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley and many more.

Kevin Sullivan

A Graduate of the CMAA 2018 Senior Academy of Country Music course, Kevin Sullivan has most recently performed on stage with O’Shea at the 2018 Golden Guitar Awards. Kevin performed at the Opening of the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival in Bicentennial Park and throughout the festival, performed his original song and crowd favourite ‘Outback Australia’ with The Bushwackers and was also joined on stage by Kevin Bennett, of Kevin Bennett and the Flood.

Headline acts include the iconic Birdsville and Innamincka Races where he toured with legendary bass player Rod Coe and launched his first album.

A natural storyteller and family man, Kevin’s forthcoming album ‘BELONGING’ is inspired by the people and places of his life and travels. The songs explore his own connectedness to his history as well as the stories of every day Australians, often capturing love, tragedy and hope.

Pearl Noire

Pearl Noire  (Black Pearl) is a vocalist whose voice has been likened to velvet tones and Dark Chocolate on a lovers tongue.  Blues Bessie mama and Black magic diva are a few terms also used recently in live reviews and also reviews about her debut CD ‘Ain’t All Blues’

Pearl Noire has always been an entertainer bringing her unique style to various roles including Runway Model, Actress, Compere, Mistress of Ceremonies and many appearances on Television & Radio in the United Kingdom , West Indies and now Australia. Pearlnoires current repertoire runs from jazz, swing,  soul, soft rock, socca , funk, reggae, country and she loves new challenges bringing her own marque and influence to a song and loves to sing whatever her audience or client requests. Wollongong may not have the intense, concentrated and competitive jazz and blues scene of the UK, but for London born singer Pearlnoire it is the perfect home.

Kora Naughton

I am a 16 year old singer/songwriter from Albion Park NSW. I started out singing and playing music about two and a half years ago after being told that due to spinal surgery, I was no longer able to do a sport that I was doing for 8 years. This shifted my attention to music. I found that I was able to take events from everyday life and turn them into a story. I think my style of music is a cross between Indi and Country. I am influenced by Ed Sheeran, Vance Joy and Carrie Underwood. Music is now part of my life and know that it’s what I want to do forever. I have recently been accepted into the Country Music Academy in Tamworth and will attend in July this year. I have been lucky enough to play with Bill Chambers and have met some really cool people through my music. I regularly play Sunday Acoustic Sessions at my local Hotel in Albion Park and have been slowly adding new venues to my portfolio.

Emily Markham

Emily Markham is the next big thing to happen to the Australian country music industry! Emily is a singer, a songwriter, as well being accomplished in the guitar and keyboard.

Emily graduated from the Academy of Country Music junior course in 2011. After the Academy Emily performed at the Darling Harbour convention centre, at the request of Amber Lawrence, for the Special Olympics Variety Dinner.

The conviction and connection in her performances was rewarded when she took out 2012’s todayscountry94one Brand New Star competition on the central coast. This lead to Emily receiving a scholarship to attend the highly acclaimed Senior Academy of country music in January of 2014, where she performed with and learnt from some of the industries most respected professionals.

The energy and enthusiasm Emily encompasses when she performs had lead to her gaining titles of most outstanding performance and senior overall at numerous major competitions within the country music industry.

Emily’s dedication to her music has grown and developed throughout her years of performing, with her first EP being released at the end of 2014. Working with producer, Matt Fell, Emily has been able to accurately represent herself as an artist, creating an EP that encompasses her energetic, fun-loving, creative personality. To this date Emily’s debut EP has received nothing but positive reports and reviews. 

2016 began with a bang for Emily, as she made it through to the battles rounds on season 5 of “The Voice Australia”. In July 2016, Emily visited Nashville in the United States, where she wrote with some incredible songwriters and worked with Dead Horse Branding.

Tara Favelle

 

Commonly referred to as “that girl with the sparkly guitar”, Tara is an experienced solo acoustic performer from Sydney NSW. Performing every week around the Sydney NSW region Tara lives & breathes her music.

Emma Jene

Emma Jene started her music journey at the age of six,  doing local talent quest, Estfords and competing all over N.S.W. Emma performed in many outstanding shows throughout The South Coast such as Southern Stars, Hairspray and many musical theatre shows.

In 2012 Emma Jene was offered the biggest opportunity at just the age of thirteen to
perform in the Wold Championships Of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in the heart of L.A.
America, Emma performed against 52 other countries around the world, Emma
entered 5 sections and become 3rd against over 5000 people.

Emma Jene came back to Australia after this exciting event holding a bronze medal, she
then continued her journey to Tamworth the Country Music capital meeting Lindsay Butler
(OAM) and Shaza Leigh. At just the age of fourteen Emma Jene recorded her first album
Dare To Dream receiving air play and awards such as 2014 Golden Medallion Media Award
such as N.S.W New Talent Of The Year and National Collaboration Of The Year with Shaza
Leigh, Barry Thorton Award 2015, Brumby Awards 2015 Vocalist Of The year (The Namio
Flows In The Moonbi Range) Brumby Awards 2016 Best Vocalist Of The Year (Cross Your
Heart)

Emma Jene then moved onto performing her debut album around the south coast and
Queensland Festivals, after the success around the states Emma was contacted by Klub
Jumperz America in 2016 to make a remix off one of the singles, Do You Remember written
by Shaza Leigh. This song become a number 1 hit in America on the Hot Fm charts against
well-known artist such as Justin Bieber, Cold Play and many more sensational muscians.
After this Techno Remix Emma was introduced to many countries all over the map making
her radio play over charting.

Emma Jene then was determined to start her second album Cross Your Heart in 2016 this
album brought much success when doing 3 tours in 2017 up and down Queensland, N.S.W
and Victoria selling over 1000 albums and 3 major number 1 hits on Top Country Music
Chart (CRS). Emma Jene received many awards that year and into the following year such as
Brumby Awards 2017 Female Vocalist Of The year ( As My Memories Fade), Gold Medallion
Media Awards N.S.W Female Vocalist Of The year 2017, Stan Coster Memorial Award 2017,
Joe McMannamon Memorial Award Break Out Artist Of The Year 2018.
Emma Jene has now booked 3 major tours for 2018 appearing at Tasmania, N.S.W, QLD and
Victoria

Emma Jene has now started her progress on another album to be released in 2019, Emma
Jene is looking forward to much more success and shows in the near future.

Chloe Christene

 

Heyman, who performs as Chloe Christine, is a self-taught guitarist and often gigs throughout the region.

Heyman attended the CMAA Academy of Country Music in Tamworth last year, where she learnt about songwriting, musicianship and stage presence.

“I started singing country music when I was eight or nine, because I did eisteddfods around Wollongong and the judges told me I had a country twang in my voice,” she said.

“I’ve just loved it ever since.

The 15-year-old Woonona resident has self-released her debut single No One Cares.

Benn Gunn

I grew up in NSW rural towns like Dubbo, Forbes & Bowral, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve been performing. As a young boy, I wanted nothing more than to sing and play guitar like my heroes, Garth Brooks, Randy Travis and John Foggerty – to name a few. Learning to play didn’t come easy though. I had to teach myself to play right handed cause I could not find a left handed guitar.

I’ve been amazed looking back to see how far I’ve come. Playing open mics, pubs & clubs, weddings, corporate gigs, festivals, songwriter sessions and the occassional backyard barbie, have helped define my music and my passion. Carving up my own style of Australian Country Rock, entertaining is where I feel most at home.

Benn has a swag of nominations and awards under his belt for Best New Talent in the 2011 Australian Independent Country Music Awards, Best New OZ Artist and Artist of the Year in the CMC Music Awards 2012, “Best New Artist” in the National Category of the Victorian Country Music Awards and just recently the 2014 MO Award for “Slim Dusty Country Act of the Year”.

After the success of Benn’s debut album with four charting singles, Benn is currently in the process of making his second album with U.S. hit songwriter Jason Patrick Mathews and highly acclaimed producer Bart Busch.