FREE LIVE MUSIC IN CAIRNS
ONE NIGHT ONLY
FRIDAY 18TH MAY 2018
FREE LIVE MUSIC IN CAIRNS! Country music favourites Amber Lawrence and Travis Collins have banded together for their special Our Backyard Tour and are heading to the North for one night only at The Reef Hotel Casino this May. The tour, supporting their collaborative EP, Our Backyard, is the perfect representation of what fans have come to expect from the CMC and Golden Guitar award winners.
Amber Lawrence and Travis Collins really need no introducing to country music fans – they are two of the industry’s favourites, with a swag of accolades to their names. Long-time friends since 2014 when they bonded over their common hometown of Sydney at the College of Country Music, it was a natural progression that they would eventually perform together.
Our Backyard is all about telling the stories of their beloved Australia – it reflects true Aussie experiences from life, to love and friendship. This is not a normal duets release – it is a true collaboration, two distinct voices coming together representing what is great about each artist. The result is dubbed as honest, authentic, catchy and at times, haunting.
Amber Lawrence is a sweetheart of the country music scene. Known for her hard-working ethic, she released her fifth studio album in 2016, Happy Ever After, and has been touring rigorously. In 2015 and 2016 she won the CMC Oz Female Artist of the Year and in 2015 won a Golden Guitar for Female Artist of the Year.
Travis Collins has cemented his reputation as one of Australian country’s best loved musicians. His recent album release Hard Light scored him three #1 songs and charted in the ARIA Top 20 all-genre chart. In 2017 he won a swag of awards – three Golden Guitars for Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year and APRA AMCOS Song of the Year, as well as three CMC Awards for Australian Video of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and CMC Oz Artist of the Year. He is well reputed for his masterful guitar playing, powerhouse vocals, songwriting prowess and the infectious energy of his live shows.
Far North Queensland musician Roz Pappalardo is one of the North’s favourite live acts. One half of indie folk duo Women in Docs, Roz has carved her own niche with her alt-country band since the release of her debut album in 2009. Her musical outfit is described as a showcase of ‘soaring and committed slide guitar, smooth upright bass, rocking drums, mad keyboard, a vintage Fender and a sassy front woman who rocks even when she sings a ballad’. There is no doubt, Roz Pappalardo is a formiddable force and an evening in her company is immensely enjoyable and unforgettable.
Don’t miss Amber Lawrence and Travis Collins on their Our Backyard Tour as showcase the true depths of Australian country music.
Amber Lawrence and Travis Collins perform at BAR36, The Reef Hotel Casino for one night only on Friday 18th May 2018. Entertainment kicks off from 8pm, with support from local favourite Roz Pappalardo. *** Live at the Casino shows in BAR36 are non-ticketed shows.