Luke O’Shea is the 2014 Australian Independent Country Music Artist of the Year, a singer songwriter, six-time Golden Guitar recipient and the current Country Music councillor for Music Australia. Luke has been a professional High School teacher for 25 years; he is married and a father of three who proudly supports regional Australia.
Celebrated Storyteller – Singer Songwriter – Luke O’Shea – spent decades touring Australia and the world absorbing insights and inspirations that he magically weaves throughout his fine crafted songs.
A recipient of The Bush Laureates ‘Golden Gumleaf’ Award, 9 Golden Guitars and twice named the Australian Independent Country Music Artist of the Year -Luke O’Shea, with or without his exceptional band ‘Medicine Wheel’ – has a powerful – yet classic Australian sound.
Drawing inspiration from the unique and everyday characters he meets or the heartbreaking and significant events of the past, O’Shea designs and delivers his songs to cut straight through the listener’s defences – and whilst there – respectfully enlightens and entertains.
Luke’s sixth album ‘Caught Up In The Dreaming’ was announced a 3x finalist in the 2017 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards – for Album, Heritage Song and Male Artist of the Year – an award he won previously in 2015.
Deeply passionate about this incredible country of ours – Luke’s determination to Sing Up Australia – and it’s people- is at the absolute heart of his songs. Combine this with his uncanny ability to disarm and engage audiences – evoking tears and laughter – all within a matter of minutes, heralds O’Shea as master craftsman.
Christie Lamb has been described as ‘the full package’, a vibrant multi-instrumental and award winning singer songwriter. Adding to her ever-growing mantle of awards, Christie was recently voted ‘CMC Female Artist of the Year 2018’ by Australian Country Music Fans. The talented songstress has also been the recipient of a Golden Guitar for ‘CMAA New Talent of the Year 2016’ and was also voted ‘CMC New Oz Artist of the Year 2015’ again by Country Music Fans.
Christie closed out 2016 by signing with ABC Music and subsequently released her first single, ‘Flamethrower’, which was selected as ‘Country Pick’ on Foxtel’s Country Music Channel and also picked up by BBC Radio UK. ‘Flamethrower’ reached #1 on The Music Network (5 weeks) and on Kix Radio Network (2 weeks). The 3 following singles from the album ‘Loaded’ all achieved #1 spots on radio and CMC.
Christie has achieved 10 top 5 singles on radio to date.
Her debut album, as well as her latest album ‘Loaded’, both reached #2 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart, narrowly missing out on the number 1 spot to Keith Urban. Christie was later invited to perform a duet with Keith at the Deni Ute Muster in front of thousands of Country Music fans.
Constantly impressing at live performances, Christie has subsequently been booked on Australia’s Premier Country Festivals and Events, including CMC Rocks, Deni Ute Muster, Gympie Music Festival, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Urban Country Music Festival, Mud Bulls and Music Festival, Cruising Country and Sydney Country Music Festival to name a few.
Christie has been touring relentlessly, not only with her own dates, but also with Lee Kernaghan for the past 3 years, opening the show, playing piano and mandolin with Lee’s band and singing the female songs and duets with Lee from his albums.
She has also previously joined Aussie Rock legend Jon English for ‘The Rock Revolution’ tour, Amber Lawrence and Aleyce Simmonds for ‘The Girls of Country’ tour, plus The Wolfe Brothers for the ‘This Crazy Life’ tour, playing many sold out shows and constantly expanding her fan base.
Christie launched her own 30 date National Tour of Australia and New Zealand to see out 2017 and has continued the tour due to popular demand into 2018. The year ahead already looks very busy for Christie with her own ‘Loaded’ Tour forging ahead and some upcoming dates with Amber Lawrence.
Later this year Christie will also be a special guest for Adam Brand for a few dates on his Milestones – 20 Years Tour, as well as recording her new album.
‘I reckon Christie Lamb is the one to watch. She is a star”. Lee Kernaghan