The Bowden Brothers are four brothers raised in Gloucester, at the foothills of the gorgeous Barrington Tops, New South Wales. Phil, Grant, Murray & Matthew have been performing together for over 30 years and are bonded by not only blood but a passion for music which has touched almost every part of their lives.
The Bowden Brothers cover contemporary artists like Pete Murray, Bernard Fanning, John Mellancamp and The Eagles, while also paying homage to the likes of Cat Stevens, John Denver, John Williamson and Paul Kelly. Their acoustic melodies and unique harmonies promise to leave audiences with a soulful experience they will remember.
Simply 4 brothers, mates and genuine Aussie family men who at any opportunity love to pull a guitar out and sing from their hearts. Brought up on music in the family home, they were taught to sing with a natural passion handed down by previous generations. After an experience with them you will be blown away by that love of music in them.
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Corey Legge plays heartfelt alt-country, folk and rock, drawing influence from his wholesome upbringing amongst the fertile pastures surrounding Bega. Corey’s music is reminiscent of James Taylor, Chris Stapleton, and Passenger, with mesmerising guitar work and smooth vocal ear-worms that will get stuck in your head for days.
The recipient of a prestigious ‘Young Regional Artist Scholarship’ from the NSW government in 2018, Corey subsequently flew to New Zealand to record his debut solo album ‘Driving out of Eden’ with award-winning producer Ben Edwards (Julia Jacklin, Marlon Williams). ‘Driving out of Eden’ was released in February 2019, sparking considerable interest from a number of high profile radio stations and artists worldwide. Corey’s debut single, also titled ‘Driving out of Eden’, was played numerous times on both Triple J and Double J national radio in Australia, and was named ‘Song of the Week’ in early March 2019 on ‘Blues and Roots Radio’ worldwide, achieving airplay in the UK, Ireland, Central Europe, Canada, USA, and Australia. The single was rated 4/5 stars by Triple J ‘Roots n All’ presenter Nkechi Anele on the day it was released, which is an impressive feat for a debut single. Perhaps most notably, a video of Corey Legge performing was shared by legendary US singer-songwriter James Taylor to his millions of social media followers, along with the link to Corey’s debut music video ‘Driving out of Eden’. ‘Driving out of Eden’ was listed as one of the best records of 2019 by Henry Wagons (Double J).
Now based in the coastal steel city of Wollongong, Corey is set to release his highly anticipated 2nd album ‘Some Days’ in early September 2020. Corey is also set to tour Europe for the first time in 2021, with solo performances across the Netherlands and Germany. Australian audiences can also expect to see Corey kick it up a gear in late 2020, with a number of solo and 4-piece band performances planned across the country. Corey’s latest single ‘Last Night I Dreamt of You’ received high rotation on ABC Country in May 2020. Corey’s 2nd single/video ‘Fireball’ is set for release on 14th July 2020.
“A dedicated, unique and creative guitarist who just might change the game.‘’ Lloyd Spiegel (Australian Blues Legend)
‘’A national treasure in the making.’’ Kath Devaney, ABC Country (Producer and Programmer)
Corey Legge is proudly endorsed by Cole Clark guitars (Melbourne, Australia), alongside Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and Xavier Rudd.
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“A Mark Oats and Matt Zarb show is full of dazzling musicianship, laughter and fun “… M.Oats & M.Zarb. Mark and Matt have been great friends and ‘musical mates’ for three decades. They never tire of playing music together, giving performances that are always fresh, vibrant and thoroughly entertaining. Mark is, without a doubt, Australia’s most well-loved rapscallion fiddler. He has a style all of his own that’s opened doors for him to perform all over the world with the likes of Shane MacGowan (The Pogues) and the incredible Irish singer/songwriter Christy Moore. Mark has been a member of the iconic Aussie band The Bushwackers for 24 years, and he is a favourite of many, whatever outfit he is playing with. Mark is very much a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of guy. His happy-go-lucky way and natural ability to engage with an audience, together with his exceptional musicianship, make him an outstanding entertainer. You could search the world 1000 times over and still not find a better match for Mark and his fiddle than Matt. On guitar and vocals, Matt is a highly accomplished musician and performer who loves to entertain audiences with his songs and yarns. Matt also has a colourful history of picking his way around the world performing with his 23 year old Maton. His ability to create beautiful music and give audiences enlivening experiences with his old guitar has grown from his own individual style and sound. During his career he has racked up some great gigs including opening for Willie Nelson, Keith Urban and many more during his time in Kentucky, where he lived for many years. Matty also won the National Busker of the year title at the Tamworth County Music Festival, and he has carried that humble ‘feet on the ground’ performance everywhere he goes. Together, these two produce a unique sound and vibe that engages, enlivens and entertains audiences. Their sound is an eclectic mix of Celtic, Folk and Bushgrass music with a feel that only they can produce together – it’s a must see and hear! In 2019 they will be out on the road playing festivals and events, looking forward to every gig and enjoying every minute of it. Check out their showreel for some exciting snippets of what you can expect to see and hear in a Mark Oats and Matt Zarb show. A lifetime of friendship and music has inspired this fantastically entertaining show. It’s never the same gig twice, but a guaranteed great time every time! For Enquiries and bookings contact Matt via FB or firstname.lastname@example.org