- Jim Hermel was (and still is) considered to be one of the
finest guitarists around, backing lead guitarist to
Australia's top recording stars, including John Farnham,
Billy Thorpe, Ronnie Burns and others, on concert
tours early in their careers. In the late 70's and early
80's, Jim emerged as a recording and concert star in his own
right, as vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter,
leading to Jim touring the USA and performing at
most of the top clubs in Nashville, Tennessee (USA), including an
appearance on the same show as legendary rocker, Jerry Lee
Lewis at The Jerry Lee Lewis Showroom in famous
Printer's Alley, Nashville (USA).
In 1986 Jim again toured
America, being based for 3 months in Austin, Texas (USA),
performing at the top venues in Austin, including Austin's
6th Street, the home of Texas blues and former 'haunt' of
the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Jim then recorded his 4th
album Texas Jam, which was featured in a
"live-cross" to the studio during the six o'clock
news. Jim also appeared on the main stage of the San Antonio
Big River Festival (USA), an annual event which attracts 100,000
people, appeared on the top Saturday night cable television
variety show, Citizens Live and performed
concerts throughout the state of Texas (USA).
In 1991 Jim again
toured the USA, this time as male lead
vocalist/guitarist with the band Red Buck. On
this tour he again performed at The Big River Festival,
performed for the Desert Storm troops at the U.S. army base
at Fort Huachuca, Arizona (USA), appeared on NBC
performed in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana (USA), many
venues in Arizona (USA) and featured in a 30 minute documentary
for U.S. television.
In 1993 Jim was again with Red
Buck when the band became the first western rock band
in the world to perform in communist Laos and the first
western rock band to perform in Vietnam since the war. All
11 concerts of South East Asia were sellouts and saw Red
Buck become the 1st Australian band to perform at the famous
Hard Rock Cafe in Bangkok (Thailand).
In 1994 the band was
invited back to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe and also
performed a season at the prestigious Holiday Inn Crowne
Plaza Hotel in Bangkok (Thailand).
- Black Cat Bone, Jim Hermel & The Hot Chix, Runaway Dixie, Jim Hermel & Peter Coad & The
- (08) 8260 3062 or website www.jimhermel.com
or web page www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325185327 or web page
available (Jim Hermel) - cds - Nothing To Lose, The Ballad
Of Creswick Mine, Highway To Ride
available (Black Cat Bone) - cd - White Lightning
available (Jim Hermel & The Hot Chix) - cd - Keep A-Rockin'
available (Runaway Dixie) - cd - Golden Mile
Coad & The Coad Sisters
& Members - Versatile
multi-instrumentalists, vocalists originally from the
isolated northern outback of South Australia, Peter Coad
& The Coad Sisters now reside in New South Wales.
Peter was originally part of the popular Coad Brothers,
and is a founding member of The Australian Bush Balladeers
Association. Together with his sisters Virginia and
Lynette (The Coad Sisters), they make up Peter Coad &
The Coad Sisters, full time professional entertainers with
over 20 years experience working in the music industry.
Multi- talented musicians and songwriters, Virginia and
Lynette started performing as The Coad Sisters in 1989 as
a popular duo act who then joined their brother Peter
Coad to become Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters in 1991.
The Coad Sisters still perform as a duo occasionally.
Their music includes "traditional" country
style, ballads, originals, "standards",
yodelling, touching on contemporary music, Irish and other
influences, with a bit of bush poetry and comedy thrown in
as well. A full show features the group playing drums,
bass, lead, and rhythm guitar, mandolin, fiddle,
keyboards, harmonica and harmonies.
- web page www.myspace.com/petercoadandthecoadsisters1 or web page
or web page www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001733154852
available (Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters) - cd - The
Road We Travel
available (Peter Coad) - cds - A Good Season, Old Bush
available (The Coad Sisters) - cds - Endless Highway,
Front Row Ticket, Talk Of The Town