Leaders in the Country Music genre with their own unique style, Southern Country is a band with more talent and versatility than the average.
The band draws on their collective experience in both entertainment value and repertoire and can deliver to an audience just about anything they want, ranging from modern Country Rock to traditional Country Music to Rock 'n Roll and, as a bonus, can draw on an MOR repertoire of classic to current songs.
Following a performance on New Years Eve at the Hilton - a theme night for New Years Eve - the bar manager commented about the band, "You guys are fantastic, you're so much fun and they're coming down from the Titanic Room (where they had an excellent reception band playing) to dance to your music." What a compliment!!
Stunning lead vocals, sweet harmonies, great musicianship and a 'good time attitude' on stage, shows the level of professionalism that this band delivers.
Highlight Performances :
Memphis In May International Festival - Sea and Islands Expo / Hiroshima
The annual Quarter Horse Association fundraiser for John and Jill Farnham and friends for the past 4 years. The Presidents Cup, Award winning performances at
The Tamworth Country Music Festival, as well as most of the other major festivals throughout the East Coast of Australia. Rodeos, Corporate Functions and Clubs etc.
Various television appearances on programs such as Good Morning Australia, Ernie and Denise, Good Guys - Bad Guys, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, It’s Country Today, Conway Country, The Great Outdoors, Rex Hunt Footy Show and others.
Songs from various members have received numerous awards and have been recorded by international artists as well as being used in film, television and jingles.
Their album “Exposed” sold well and has had significant airplay throughout Australia.
The band comprises:
Christina - Vocals & Percussion
California born singer and songwriter sang in several West Coast bands before settling in Australia. Her distinctive vocals, whether it be lead or backing, add a unique quality to any performance and make the band stand out from the rest. Her looks, vibrant personality and warmth make her very appealing to her audiences - they can see she loves what she does, and that vibe is very contagious. Christina has also had vast experience with many television and live performances as pre listed.
Alan - Vocals, Harmonica, Tin Whistle & Rhythm Guitar
Alan, two time 'National Harmonica Champion' with a list of credentials too vast to mention, has worked with many notable acts, toured the US, Japan and the South Pacific Islands and has performed at most of Australia's Country Festivals. He has also appeared on many TV shows and film productions. Alan is an award winning songwriter and his songs have been used in film, TV and jingles. Alan is highly respected by his peers, and his years of experience and versatility make him a unique asset to this line up.
Uly - Lead Guitar, Mandolin & Backing Vocals
A fine guitarist on both electric and acoustic, Uly has been playing for almost two decades. During this period his talent placed him alongside some of the country's finest musicians in working bands and session work. His dynamic playing on both slide and straight guitar, combined with the tasteful use of effects technology, compliments the emphasis the band places on virtuoso skills.
Pete Kechayas - Bass and Vocals
The solid bottom end of the group, the strong rhythm flow of his electric bass lines subtly pulls the band together with a groove and delivers the punch behind the music. He takes a share of lead vocals and is an integral part of the band's harmonies
Clive - Drums & Vocals
The anchor from which everything swings. Decades in the music industry gives Clive a wealth of experience. He has played with many notable acts and is highly respected by his peers.
Clive’s playing is solid and dynamic. His love and understanding of music makes him a very sensitive and professional player. He and Pete work as one with the musical groove. Clive also has a great voice and takes the occasional lead vocal and his harmonies are an essential asset to this line up.
Justin – Fiddle & Mandolin
Justin is beyond accomplished, he’s won the National Fiddle Championship 3 times, the fist being when he was just 15 years old. Justin recently returned to OZ after spending 9 years in the US playing the National Blue Grass Festival circuits and finding himself on stage with some of the biggest names in that particular genre of music. Justin's musical knowledge and experience enables him to play a range of styles and it's always thrilling when he steps in to take a lead break. Justin has been a member of many successful bands over the course of his career too numerous to mention and is always in demand.