By the time Lee Kernaghan was 27 he was ready to give it all up. He’d been working in the music business for 10 years; his then current gig playing covers at the local pub in Albury barely gave him enough money to survive. But Kernaghan decided to give music one last chance, and in 1991, he recorded The Outback Club. ‘Boys from the Bush’, the album’s signature track, became a mega hit, and the album won Best Country Album at the 1993 ARIA awards.
For more than 40 years, Daryl Braithwaite has been at the heart of Australian rock ‘n’ roll. In the ’70s he had us singing to the triumphant pop classic ‘Howzat’, in the ’80s we were getting down to ‘One Summer’, then in the ’90s came ‘The Horses’, a solid feel-good Australian anthem. We caught up with Daryl to ask him about A Day on the Green, his new album, and the most outrageous thing he’s ever had a fan do. Continue reading
The vineyards are soon to be alive with the sound of floating melodies, scintillating story lines and truly beautiful musical scores led by ABC Classic FM broadcaster, Limelight columnist and all-round musical maestro, Mr Guy Noble. We had a chat with Guy while he is getting ready for the next enthralling installment of Opera in the Vineyards.
There’s a hum in the Hunter this weekend. On Friday night it’s still low, a whisper on the wind, but by Saturday afternoon people are practically shouting from the rooftops. It’s time for the 17th Annual Good Weekend Opera in the Vineyards. And from what we overhear at the vineyards, restaurants and hotels around the valley, people have come back every year.
The quiet serenity that settled over the vineyards during winter is now slowly lifting as the warm sunshine gently coaxes the vines back to life. Springtime in the Hunter Valley is enjoying a crisp glass of wine and listening to music drifting on a warm breeze as you relax and take in the serene countryside sprinkled with bright green leaves across the vineyards. It is the prefect destination to take a break from our often hectic daily lives, and enjoy the myriad of events and concerts coming up in the Hunter Valley.