Nambung Country Music Muster 2022

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The Nambung Country Music Muster is presented by Brian and Gloria White at Nambung Station Western Australia.

The Nambung Country Music Muster is presented by Brian and Gloria White at Nambung Station Western Australia.
Our Muster will start at 10 am Thursday 20 October 2022 and run through to Sunday afternoon, 23 October 2022. The Muster is held over 4 days and 3 nights with a diverse lineup of music, boot scooting and poetry on our stage at the side of our historic shearing shed. We also have a small contingent of food stalls and local handicrafts. The local CWA normally spoils us with strawberry, cream and scones as well and there is freshly brewed coffee.
Thursday and Friday of our event give you a chance to show us your talent with the entertainment including walkups. We have discovered some amazing talent over the years we have been running this.
Friday and Saturday nights are the best party nights on the farm where there is much boot shooting and dancing close up next to the stage. So make sure you bring those dancing shows as this year will be great.
Sunday morning is the WA’s best Poet’s Breakfast and Gospel Hour. If you are quick and buy one of the strictly limited country-cooked breakfast tickets, you will be the envy of the crowd with farm-cooked bacon and eggs to enjoy with your entertainment.
We are one of the best running Country Music Musters in Australia where you get to camp within listening distance of the action with your friends.
So bring your group of friends, clubs and pals to the picturesque Nambung Station Western Australia, next to the world-famous Pinnacles.

Where Are We?

Contact us

As you can imagine, we are always busy on the farm, but if you have a question please ask it on Facebook or via email.

Email: nambungcountrymusic@gmail.com.au

The Line Up for 2022^

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Brian Letton

Born in Port Lincoln South Australia, BRIAN  LETTON was raised on his parent’s new land farming property, northeast of Ravensthorpe in Western  Australia. Brian considers that his upbringing in this, often harsh rural environment, taught him to appreciate the “true values of life”. After leaving school, he worked on the land for several years before moving to Katanning—South East of Perth.  Over the next few years, Brian worked at several jobs, including builder, welder, truck driver, farrier, horse-breaker and trainer, with the latter bringing him noted success in the harness racing industry, both as a trainer and a reins-person. Brian was an exceptional sportsman, excelling at AFL (Australian Rules    Football) and his keen interest in the sport remains today.

In 1989, Brian began his professional career as a full-time entertainer, after a   decade of working as a part-time musician with various local bands.   A succession of highly acclaimed awards was instrumental in Brian deciding to move into the music industry full time. Brian writes and sings of his country and his fellow man with a rare feeling.  He writes of the things he knows, understands, loves and believes in.  His songs have won him  Australian and International acclaim.   He has had a succession of top 10 radio hits and his first-ever nomination for the prestigious “Country Music Awards of Australia” for which the coveted Gold Guitar is the trophy rewarded Brian with making the “final five” in the “Best New Talent” category, in 1991.  Over the ensuing years, Brian has been a  finalist in these awards on no less than 16 occasions.

In 2003, Brian fulfilled a career-long ambition to record an album with full orchestral backing under the guidance of the legendary maestro Tommy Tycho, he has released 22 albums, with long time friend and Producer, Lindsay Butler of LBS    MUSIC. However, the release of Album No 21, “Any Dream Will Do” in  September 2014 saw Brian proudly launch his recording label — Brian Letton Recordings.    His brand new release, album Number 3 on his record label in January 2017 is somewhat of a personal achievement for Brian, representative of the new phase in his expansive career.  “Western Australia is Calling Me Home” has not only been released on his recording label, but Brian has independently produced this CD, the musicians he handpicked, the arrangements and presentation reflective of his influence and course, except 3 songs, the tracks are self-penned by Brian. The songs on this album connect on many different levels, they are all inspired by his compassion for Western Australia—somewhere that he considers will always be his “home”. This CD delivers some brand new soundscapes for the uniquely warm, melodic voice of one of Australia’s most gifted and enduring talents.

Since those early days, being raised on the family farm, Brian has certainly cemented his position as one of the premier entertainers in the Australian Music Industry, his professional career now spans more than 25 years.  Combining his annual non-stop touring, legions of fans and long-lasting successful recording history, Brian has accumulated many of Australia’s most prestigious music awards and accolades.  Brian stands tall as a shining example of the success that is possible. He is committed to his music, his songwriting, recording and most importantly his supporters.

Possibly the best description of  BRIAN LETTON and his music is “passionate”.   Brian stands tall as a shining example of the success that is possible.   He is committed to his music, his songwriting, recording and most importantly his supporters.  His commitment remains unwavering and the future holds much more in store for this extremely talented performer.

Rodney Vincent

Rodney’s show and standing in the Australian entertainment scene is no accident. It is the result of a long, hard apprenticeship which he says “started a while ago”. From his first engagement playing guitar in an old-time dance band at his local hall to New Faces where he got his first big break, Rodney has survived the highs and the lows of the industry.

After his appearance on the New Faces, Rodney joined the Channel Nine Singers on the “In Melbourne Tonight” show which featured Graham Kennedy, Ugly Dave Grey, Bert Newton and other household names.

On the demise of the Tonight show, Rodney teamed with Terry Gill to form Double Tempo, a duo that performed both on television and on the cabaret circuit around Australia. After a variety of music hall, theatre and band work, Rodney embarked on his solo career.

He also joined one of Australia’s greatest comedians, Col Elliott, not only as his special guest but played the straight man to many of Col’s characters. The world of comedy added another string to his bow, and the refreshing aspect of his routine is that it centres on good clean fun.

As a result of his rising popularity, Rodney received requests to be the special guest for other entertainers such as Gloria Loring ( Days of Our Lives fame ), The four Kingsmen, The Delltones, Rolf Harris, and The Platters, Freddie and the Dreamers and the list goes on.

A one night special guest performance with legendary rock’n’roller Gene Pitney lead to a personal invitation to be his guest on his last three Australian tours. Not only was Rodney honored to work with such a great international artist but received the rare opportunity to write and record a song with Gene Pitney called “What a Big Surprise”. The song has received as enormous amount of airplay and interest all around Australia.

Rodney Vincent’s reputation for being a genuine all round entertainer has been exemplified in recent years by the fact that he has a terrific following. This loyal following extends from small shows in community halls to any of the national “Big Time” venues, clubs and theatres.

Rodney has served his apprenticeship, he is now an entertainer in his own right.

Sandie Dodd

Sandie has made a name for herself touring the country and singing up a country storm at country music festivals, truck shows, Ute Musters and B&S Balls all over Australia.

Started out as a lead singer in Victorian country band Ruckus and is now as a popular solo performer and recording artist.

She has been a finalist for many awards and won the Hawking Brothers Best New a talent with Ruckus in 2006 as well as winning all 3 Tamworth Battle of the Country Bands competitions.

Best Female Vocal 2006, 2008
Best Band 2006, 2008
Best Album 2008
Best Duet 2008, 2011
Entertainer of the Year 2012

Sandie was also successful with her song Dance Cowboy Dance which she wrote with best friend Vanessa Moses.

Her recent collaborations with legend Bernie O’Brien from “Saltbush” have received glowing reviews and had some international success with her song “Burning Memories” reaching No 3 on the European Charts.

The newest recording More To Love features original compositions and the first release Rolling Green Hills is currently no 8 on the Australian Country Chart.

Source:  https://www.reverbnation.com/sandiedodd

Connie Kis Andersen

A true stylist and seasoned performer, Connie Kis Andersen is one of Western Australia’s finest singer-songwriters.

She boasts six albums, one E.P. and many hit songs to her credit, including a coveted number #1 top position on Australia’s most recognised and established country music chart, the Australian Country Songs Top 40 Airplay Chart for her self penned single;

Gone Wishin’.

Connie Kis is also the recipient of multiple awards in Australia for songwriting and as an artist.

Highlights include being recently awarded; Best Independent Country Music Single at the 2019 WA Country Music Awards for her song; Unclouded Day, receiving the 2RRR award for Best Gospel Album 2018, being named Western Australia’s Best Independent Female Country Music Artist three times, Best Independent Country Music Album for W.A. twice, receiving a national TIARA award for the Best Female Vocalist and four-time recipient of a Gold Medallion

Media Award for the region of South Central West Australia.

She regularly tours the USA and has performed at esteemed venues like;
The Bluebird Café, The Texas Troubadour Theatre, Nashville Palace, the Midnight Jamboree, world-famous Tootsies, and many other venues including showcases at CMA’s Fan Fest. When home in Perth, she is just as comfortable performing in local venues, playing a range of music styles beyond her songs, including classic Top 40 pop, folk, rock and country – acoustically with just guitar and stompbox, or with quality backing tracks.

Connie Kis’s story is unique because, after a successful career in Special Education, she returned to her first love, music and successfully pursued a new career as an Independent Recording Artist as well as Radio Producer and Host for her internationally syndicated, radio program; Showcase Australia.

Her new album; A Closer Walk was officially released in April of this year, with both singles from it making into the Australian Country Songs Top 40 charts within weeks.

Having faced and overcome some of the challenging twists and turns that life’s highway has taken her, this inspiring woman continues to follow her true calling and shines as an example for others to never lose sight of their dreams. Connie Kis reveals her deep belief in self and purpose through all that she does – she is a true stylist, not to be missed.

Band of Mates

  • Evan Platschinda 

  • Ginger Cox

  • Terry Bennetts  

Evan Platschinda

I picked up my first guitar at about the age of 13, learned to play a few basic chords and started strumming out a few tunes, country music had a big influence on me in those early days as that was the music my mother played constantly on the old record player.

At 17 years of age I became a member of a band as a singer, then some years later formed my band playing the guitar and singing all the popular tunes of that era, however, due to business commitments and raising a young family my music career tapered off for several years until I attended the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2003.
I was inspired, and the desire to perform again was rekindled, since then I have performed at Tamworth Country Music Festivals in a variety of shows and venues and enjoy busking at my permanent site in Peel Street.

I’ve been invited to play at the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival in WA on two occasions and had numerous engagements along the Murray River in NSW at Barham, Corowa, Tooleybuc, Swan Hill, and Mulwala, I’ve enjoyed playing at the Barmera Country Music Festival in SA on 3 occasions and the Bungendore Country Muster in NSW including main stage appearances and twice the winner of the peoples choice award for busking.

I perform dozens of shows all over Australia which also includes my own 4-5 month tours and takes in a lot of remote outback locations.

Having recorded 6 albums in that time and written several songs, some of which have earnt me recognition in several awards, such as grand finalist in the Australian Bush Balladeers Star Quest in Tamworth, Gidgee Coal Awards in Pitsworth QLD. and the Northern Territory songwriters awards.

In recent years I have had the honour to be part of a trio known as ” BAND OF MATES ” along with highly awarded singer-songwriter Terry Bennetts from Perth and the guitar picking Ginger Cox from Broome, as a group we have been engaged all over the country including many shows throughout the Kimberley region.

Throughout these festivals and many others, I have had the pleasure to perform with many of the best artists in Australian country music.

I reside in the country town of Moe in the Gippsland region of Victoria and am fortunate to have the support of my wife Florence in making this journey possible.

Ginger Cox

My name is Ginger and I live in Broome WA with my family playing the Barry Thornton style of guitar is something I started doing over twelve years ago.

Barry was my idol then our friend and he stayed with us in Broome in 2000 every year on the 28th of July I play “The Old Rugged Cross” in honour of him. In 2005 I could finally afford to buy a Gibson 335 the same guitar that Barry played, it makes beautiful music and I start and end every day picking on my Bush Ballads.

I finally got around to recording my first album “The Kimberley Guitar Man” at Terry and Jenny Bennetts’s studio in Gnangara WA and had it ready for Tamworth 2012 which was a big thrill for me and the CD was well-received everywhere I played. The 16 songs I chose for the album are a collection of some of my favourite bush ballad tunes and I even do one song that I sing on. (A special song for my wife Marie).

I would like to thank the following people who played so well with me on my Album and they are, Lucky Oceans – Peddle steel and dobro, Peter Denahy – Fiddle, Ian Simpson – Banjo, Paul Novosel – Drums and Terry Bennetts – Acoustic guitars and Bass.
I would also like to thank the following people for giving me gigs in Tamworth and they are Lex K, Evan Platchinda, the Oasis Hotel and ABBA.

Terry Bennetts

Terry Bennetts with his late wife Jenny first performed together at the Boyup Brook CM Festival in 2002 and they released three multi-award-winning CDs of mostly their songs between 2005 – 2008.
Terry has picked up over 50 Songwriting, Album, Male Artist and Instrumental awards and has had over 40 of his songs recorded by other country artists.
He has released four solo albums and had two Golden Guitar Nominations, 2006 –Bush Ballad and 2015-Instrumental.
Tamworth 2019 was a good festival for Terry picking up Group awards with his Band of Mates, A media instrumental award and Best Bush Ballad and Song of the Year at the TSA Awards with his mate Keith Lethbridge for ‘Station Minderoo’.
His new Album ‘A Fortunate Life’ has just been released (July 2020) with the single ‘Welcome to Australia’ reaching number #2 on the Australian Country Music Charts. Terry is also a member of the ‘Band of Mates’ with Evan Platschinda and Ginger Cox.
Terry writes, sings and plays in a Bush Ballad style and takes his music on tour regularly around Australia.

Billy Higginson

This Cowboy Crooner from the Peel district has made a regular appearance at the Nambung Country Muster since it’s inaugural event and when not performing, can be seen as the sound engineer’s sidekick, working along side his Son, Darby.
Billy fronts popular Perth Country / Rockabilly band The Pale Moon Riders, has released two albums. He admits he is due for a third
in the near future!
He’s also often busy either organising or co – organising rodeos and country music shows and events because we can’t have too many of those can we? 🙂
Being a big Hank Williams fan and being exposed to a diverse variety of good music from an early age has caused him to be passionate about the music he plays and the way he writes

Lee Forster

Lee Forster, who has been performing for over 35 years, is one the most exciting Country Music Entertainers in Australia.
He has performed at festivals everywhere including, Mud Bulls and Music QLD, Music in the Mulga QLD, Kilmore CMF VIC, the Gympie Muster QLD, Boyup Brook CMF WA, Nambung Country Music Muster, Tamworth Festival (20 years in a row) Deni Ute muster NSW, and countless Rodeos, B&S Balls, Ute Musters and Country Music clubs.
Lee now resides in the Pilbara, WA, and the past 18 months have seen Lee set up his own recording studio and become a radio show host with his popular “Out on the Track” Country Music Programme.
His songs are mostly about fun, cheekiness, trucks, dogs, trains, utes, dams, girls and even love. He also loves a great traditional ballad.
Lee has released several albums over his journey with many accolades along the way and is a sort after musician for backing bands.
For 15 years at the Mildura Country Music festival, Lee and his band provided backing for hundreds of artists and now he has now become a part of the Nambung band, playing guitars, drums and a bit of comedy occasionally.

Kevin Lansdell

Kevin is a born and bred farmer from Popanyinning in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia who plays drums, acoustic guitar and sings. He is a country music fan from way back and loves the stories told through country music. Kevin remembers from an early age sitting on his Pop’s knee, listening to him recite poetry and sing songs. Travelling the Nullarbor to South Australia and back as a child, Kevin played Slim Dusty songs so much that he wore out the Number 50 Anniversary Album on cassette.
Meeting David and Therese Higginson at a dance saw the door being opened to drum in the backing band at Downunder Country in Bridgetown. Kevin has enjoyed performing at local and regional events including the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival and has never missed a Nambung County Music Muster.
Kevin is currently spending some time in the studio making a CD of Slim Dusty covers which he hopes to have available later this year. He is looking forward to the Nambung Music Muster with great excitement and can’t wait to catch up with everyone to make some real country music!

Moira Scott

Moira was born with the wonderful gift of being able to sing, she has sung and performed with,
Folk and Country bands in the North of England, has also had experience in musical theatre, My Fair Lady, and various other musicals.
Moira emigrated to Perth Australia, and has done various jobs to pay the bills, but her passion for singing and music never left her.
Moira’s voice, and vocal range and versatility along with her great personality allows her to entertain and sing from jazz to pop, she has performed professionally at RIGBYS Theatre restaurant’, Burswood theatre, Boyup Brook country music festival, Serpentine Outback Country music, Nambung country music festival, Crown theatre, El Caballo ,support act for the Drifters & the McClymont sisters, morning melodies at Koorliny Arts theatre, Kalamunda Theatre, Don Russell performing arts, and been invited back numerous times, also the Country music clubs in and around Perth, and most of the retirement villages in Perth.
Moira has often been played on local and regional radio and has recorded her own CD ‘s.
Moira has now combined her love of singing and entertaining along with theatre,
country music, & writing her own one woman show called “SWEET DREAMS”.
This show tells the story of ‘PATSY CLINE’ combined with her songs to pay tribute to the Queen of Country Music.
“The late great Patsy Cline”

Sarah Broome

We are also very excited to see the return of one of our Festival favourites: Sarah Broome.
“It’s never too late” motto rings loud with Sarah, after taking on the challenge later in life to embrace the call of music, write songs and develop her guitar playing.
Joining her first band in 2013, adventures with Deja Vu soon led to performing in Perth and surrounds at the local country music clubs. Entered into the Nambung Country Music Festival 2016 Walk Up Contest by a supporter, she reluctantly took up the challenge and drew first place with another local artist. This led to further opportunities and development as a solo artist performing at country music festivals and events.
Inspired in 2017 to record one of her own penned songs, the journey ended up with the release of her EP – Keeping It Real. Encouraged to enter into the Boyup Brook Country Music Awards, she was over the moon to hear the EP was a finalist.
Today some of her tunes are played on radio around Australia!

Keith (Cobber) Lethbridge

Keith Lethbridge Cobber has lived and worked most of his life in the Kimberleys, much of Cobbers poetry draws on people and situations from that frontier of Australian rural life. Keith has published 6 books of his poetry. His most recent achievement is to win the very prestigious “Bronze Swagman 2009” award for written Verse. Not only does he excel at both writing and performing Bush Poetry, but can play the guitar, harmonica, piano accordion, the “bones” as well as almost any gum leaf that is put in front of him
In 2014, Keith Lethbridge, along with Balladeer (and WABP Member) Terry Bennetts Music took out the “Best Songwriter of the Year” Award at the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival with the Song “Fitzroy River”.

Mark Donohoe

Last year marks 41 years of Marks rock band The Frames. Every time he does a reunion show he thinks this is surely the last one. But once again they played to a sold out crowd at the Charles Hotel in Perth. Mark sincerely thank all my band mates and every single one of you that attended. 63 years of age and still going string!.

David &Therese (Campfire Country)

Friday night at Nambung wouldn’t be the same without our very popular dance duo, Campfire Country who have had the place jumping on Friday evenings ever since our very first Muster!!
CAMPFIRE COUNTRY are a husband and wife duo (David and Therese Higginson) who, when they moved to Mount Isa (Qld) became interested in Country Music. Joining the Spinifex Country Music Club, Therese began to sing and David learnt the Mixer.
Moving to Melbourne in 1999 they both bought guitars and taught themselves to play. David on lead and Therese playing rhythm.
Moving back to Mount Isa in 2000, they began playing at the Spinifex Country Music Club, the International Club and also playing for many fundraisers around town.
Retiring from Mount Isa in 2005, David and Therese have been living in their caravan since then, travelling around Australia and the South West.
They were asked to play at an Old Time Dance in Yornup in 2008, and since then have been booked almost every weekend for an Old Time Dance or Country Music Club in the South West and Wheatbelt areas.
In 2011 they thought it would be a great idea to get some of their country music mates to play in Bridgetown at the Showgrounds, and so “Downunder Country” was formed.
They have yet to have their 10th year of Downunder Country, as, for the last 2 years, Covid 19 has put a stop to it. At present they are organising Downunder Country for 2022, on the 18/19/20 March.
David and Therese also organise the Wickepin Winter Weekend in June and the Merredin Country Music Weekend in September, which keeps them very busy.
They have recorded 3 CDs and can be contacted on 0429 109334, or Facebook under Campfire Country.

Warwick Trant

Welcome back to our very own Nambung regular, Warwick Trant!! Our talented songwriter who penned the popular Nambung Festival song!
Warwick started playing guitar at the age of 14.
As a young man he played in country bands around the North Midlands and Geraldton regions.
On leaving his farming career later in life, he returned to his love of music and set himself up as a solo performer playing a wide range of genres.
Warwick has played for private functions from Darwin to Kalgoorlie to Margaret River.
He enjoys gigging, playing several genres and performing at country music events where he plays acoustic guitar and sings mainly original songs and songs of John Williamson, who he greatly respects as a song writer.
He is also in demand as a guitarist for other performers!

Poets Bill Gordon

Nambung CMM wouldn’t be Nambung without our stellar line up of outstanding Bush Poets, headed by the inimitable Bill Gordon!
Bill Gordon is a retired farmer from Boyup Brook WA.
He is the coordinator of Bush Poetry for the Boyup Brook Country Music Club and is the president of WA Bush Poets & Yarnspinners Assn. Inc. In that role he is responsible for organising bush poetry at a number of festivals and events throughout WA including Nambung Country Music Muster and Toodyay Bush Poetry festival.
During the winter months Bill can be found somewhere in the northern parts of WA where he regularly entertains in caravan parks and campsites to other like-minded travellers.
Many of his experiences in fifty years of farming as well as characters he has met along the way feature in his poems and yarns.
Bill developed a love of Bush Poetry as a small boy reading the works of Banjo Paterson and other poets of that era. He is now known across Australia performing his own works as well as a wide range of modern and traditional poetry.
He has a considerable repertoire of traditional and modern poems. He makes people laugh, makes them cry, and makes them think.
Whether at a retirement village, music festival or a primary school, Bill has the right poem for any occasion.

Ian Fletcher

Ian Fletcher (a.k.a. ‘Fletch’) will be back with his beautiful handcrafted 3 String Guitars.
You can hear him on Sunday morning playing his special ‘cigar box’ style guitar when he opens the Gospel set with an instrumental!

Wonderful Nambung Family

  • Katelyn and Tyson Lansdell
  • Brian White
  • Chelsea White
  • Sam Lovell
  • Fred Russ
  • Ken Lindley
  • Merv Alymore
  • Accordion Melody Makers