Croser - “The Cocky from Koolywurtie”
David Croser is a farmer/singer/songwriter, living
on a small farm out of Minlaton, in the district of Koolywurtie, on
Yorke Peninsula S.A. The farm produces barley and beef cattle.
He has been involved with music since the early 60’s. He was a rhythm
guitarist and vocalist with local band the “New Minlatones”, and “Gum
Flat Revival” between 1970 and 1987, winning several Country Music awards
at Portland (Vic) and in the Riverland and Port Pirie (S.A.). His song
“Fuelled up and Rolling” was used as the title tune for a cassette produced
by the band.
David has recorded two 14 track CDs (in 2003 and 2005) titled “Proud
to be a Farmer” and “Man on the Land” and has co-written one song with
his wife, Helen. David has plans to record a third CD during 2007.
He has entered and won awards at country music talent quests as a solo
artist and songwriter since 1997 at Mt. Gambier, Port Pirie and Port
David was placed 3rd in the 2000 APRA S.A.Country Music Song-writing
Awards run by the South Australian Council for Country Music.
He was a finalist in the Male Vocal section of the South Australian
Champion of Champions in 2000 and a Grand Finalist in the Bush Balladeer’s
Star Quest in Tamworth in 2002. In 2004, he was a finalist in the New
Talent section of the Stan Coster Memorial Australian Bush Ballad Awards
at the Bungendore Country Muster.
In 2006, David was a finalist in the “Australia” section of the Australian
Songwriters Association song-writing contest with his song, “Rivers
of Australia”. This song features on his “Man on the Land” CD.