May - July 2004
March - May 2004
perform at the Tamworth Country Music Festival
see gigs and events
Rod & Eve Esam Finalists in th TSA/Capital
News "New Songwriter Award" to be
announced at the TSA Awards Concert Wed 21st
at West Tamworth Leagues Club 7pm.
new website up and running.
Editorial in RM Williams OUTBACK Magazine, December/January
at the Broken Hill Country Music Roundup.
September 26th - Oct 5th
Clarence Roy Williams, Rod's pop known as 'Gentleman
Jim' (Track 4 of the Earthmover album) passes
away and laid to rest.
Left South Australian leg of the Tour and travelling
through Outback QLD to hit the Coast at Townsville.
Diary click on link
at the Mildura Country Music Festival
of third single "Coastal Cowboy" onto
83 Compilation Album for Radio.
Music Video Clip commences broadcast on Austars
CMC. CMC now have a request line Via email and
any support with your requests would be greatly
July 2003 - October 2003
Australian Tour. Australian
Tour Diary click on link if you would like
to share some of our journey. Based at Cockburn
50kms west of Broken Hill and touring Outback
SA. Invited by Outback Regional Development
Organisation to partner them in a community
project to raise awareness and funds for the
Outback Telecentre Network.
2nd single off the album Album released onto
78 Country Singles Compilation Album for
radio air play, not quite making it to the charts
as yet but proving popular on Austars CMC where
it is currently Broadcast.
Outback", released on NFS
75, enjoyed 6 weeks on Australias Top 30
Country Tracks making it to 23rd spot. It is
still receiving huge airplay all over Australia
especially since the successfull Album launch
The Album Launch at the
Jan 2003 - a date we'll always remember for
the hugely successful launch of our album "Earthmover"
at the Longyard.
With over 700 people present it was an amazing
experience to bare our souls to the audience
and to have them give back such warmth, energy
and positive interaction. The Media response
has been terrific and in fact the whole of Tamworth,
apart from the heat nearly killing us, has been
an enormously positive experience with new doors
opening everyday. To those of you who joined
us at the Longyard we want to extend our sincere
appreciation for your support and for those
who bought CD's thankyou so much and we hope
you are enjoying them.
Of course the launch was performed with the
musicians off the album whom we would like to
publicly acknowledge as wonderful people and
The Wild Turkey Band consists of lead guitarist
Benjy Pocock. Benjy won the Golden Guitar for
Instrumental of the year with Michael Fix and
Michael Muchow. Good on you Benjmeister, you
are a legend. Soni Kildey plays Bass with Mick
Mccartin on Drums, thanks guys.
The Harmonica Man Juzzie Smith took out the
Golden Harmonica Championships and is now the
National Champion for 2003. fantastic work Juzzie,
you're one cool dude. On fiddle we thank Hugh
Cowley for his great talent and being there
Special guests also included the lovely Donella
Plane. Donella joined Rod on stage for the
heart wrenching duet "Daddy Let's Play".
I don't think there was a dry eye in the whole
venue as the duo's strong dynamic vocals told
the story of the young cowboy who lost his wife
and baby girl in a tragic car accident after
a rodeo one night. Rod is the story teller of
the young man's sad story while Donella portrays
the cowboys wife singing to him from heaven
to encourage him to get on with his own precious
Angie Mooney was also there whipping up a storm
as usual. Angie is a great girl and has been
very supportive of us. She has taken out again
the Australian Ladies Whip Cracking Championships
for 2003. She cracked whips in that hot sun
every day of the Festival. She had blisters
on her hands by the 3rd day but she didn't let
that stop her, she is a trooper.
Sarah and Nikki Hay, NSW Line Dancing Champions
did a great job of composing and performing
their dances to "Earthmover" and "Coastal
Cowboy". Thanks girls, the audience loved
you! You will see the girls dancing on the pool
table in the Royal Hotel, Taree in our video
Campbell the swaggie was also there and did
a fine job representing our Australian swagman
during Rod's version of the Henry Lawson poem