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Fig Night 29th August

Allan Caswell
Brendan Gallagher band
Good Times She Wrote
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Quickly emerging from the Central Coast, Good Times She Wrote brings with them a collection of original and covers ranging from the 50's to now.

Dominique Morgan fronts the trio, drawing in crowd after crowd with her soulful and enchanting voice. She's accompanied by rhythm guitarist, Micah Dick and lead guitarist, Jesse O'neill Hutchin. The three combined bring a force not to be reckoned with.

The latest chapter in a long and very successful songwriting and performing career came recently at the Southern Star Awards (The Independent Country Music Awards), where Allan Caswell won the Awards for “Male Vocalist Of The Year”, “Album Of The Year” and “Single Of The Year.”

In 2007 when Allan Caswell won his sixth Golden guitar in Tamworth (with Drew McAlister for “Vocal Collaboration Of The Year”), it marked 27 years since his first Golden Guitar in 1980. In the years in between Allan has experienced the highs and lows of a very successful and hugely varied career …His song “On the Inside” (the theme for the television “Prisoner”) reached No.1 in Australia and New Zealand, No.3 in England and made the Country Charts in the USA (his own version was a top 20 country hit in Europe in 2004)

At last count, Caswell has had well over 900 songs published and over 500 recordings of his songs released world wide by artists of the calibre of Cilla Black, The Irish Rovers, Patti Page, Slim Dusty, James Blundell and The Living End.

Allan Caswell’s career as an entertainer has taken him to almost every town in NSW, every state in Australia, to New York, LA, Nashville, New Zealand, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked live with Garth Brooks, Don McLean, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Herman’s Hermits, Pam Ayers and The Little River Band, Brian Cadd and Billy Thorpe and in the studio with Tommy Emmanuel, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea and Highway 101.

At the height of The America’s Cup hysteria when Australia 2 was in trouble, Caswell wrote and released “The Australia’s Cup”. The record, recorded for $38 and released independently, went to No.1 in Sydney and top 5 nationally.

He has been awarded 6 Golden Guitars at Tamworth (and a finalist 28 times), 2 Gold singles and an ARIA for “On the Inside”, as well as 1 platinum and 4 gold albums for his writing and production work on the hugely successful children’s albums by Don Spencer.

In 2010 Allan celebrated 30 years since his first Golden Guitar win and 30 years as one of Country Music’s most respected singer/songwriters. As a performer Allan Caswell subscribes to the theory that his job is to entertain rather than to educate.

 “I’m proud to say that he is, in my opinion, one of the most gifted singer/songwriters this country has ever produced …”“Allan Caswell is a talent that all Australia deserves to hear whether he is singing or speaking …”    (Alan Jones)
“Having seen Allan’s work for Souths, I can promise he will write you a song to stir your heart, soul and, if need be, loins”  (Andrew Denton)
“With his skills as a performer and his unique ability as a songwriter, Allan really sets the mood for an evening – Book him now!”   (Max Markson)

Brendan Gallagher is a music all rounder – singer, multi instrumentalist, songwriter, performer, producer, composer & author.

He is best known as singer/songwriter with Karma County. Since 1995 the band have released six albums and toured around Australia and the world.His debut solo album On Eve St was one of the top 25 albums for the Australian Music Prize 2006. In 2009 he followed up with Tooraloo & Tender. In 2013 he released his third, a double album, Wine Island.

Brendan has produced over twenty albums, including two ARIA award winners – the late, great Jimmy Little’s instant Australian classic Messenger (1999) and Karma County’s Into The Land Of Promise (2000). His distinctive guitar playing can be heard on recordings for artists like David Bowie, Jimmy Little and Kylie Minogue.

He is also the author of The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar favoured by guitarists from Peter Buck (REM) to Arlo Guthrie.

Brendan’s songs have appeared in feature films like Somersault, Clubland & The Boys Are Back and TV shows like Sea Change & City Homicide. He has composed for short films by Rachel Perkins and Warwick Thornton and documentaries for ABC and SBS TV. In 2009 he composed the score for Aussie  feature film Subdivision.

For over thirty years he has maintained a comprehensive career as an independent artist in the music business. Brendan is an Ambassador.




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