Bush Balladeer Star Quest Winner 2006
"Me and Moonlight" Winner - New Talent  QLD Gold Medallion Awards 2006!!

Moonlight" Winner - New Talent  Bungendore Awards 2007!!

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Julie Perandes

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"Me and Moonlight" Winner - New Talent  Bungendore Awards 2007!
Julie Perandes and "Me and Moonlight' songwriter Ernie Constance at Bungendore 2007 - Award Winners


G'day everyone,

Happy new year.. its hard to believe its come so quick..2008 started off well for me when I headed down to Tamworth on the 3rd of January to attend the 2008 CMAA College of Country Music, thanks to the Australian Bush Balladeers Association and their College scholarship. I spent a jam packed two weeks learning lots of things including song writing, performance and several other subjects. I even had a crack at song writing, which ended up turning out pretty well as I teamed up with a lovely young lady (Meg Carswell) from Cootamundra and together we wrote a song which I performed at the Graduation Concert, which was very exciting.
I’d like to thank the Bush Balladeers Association for the amazing opportunity to attend the CMAA College of Country Music this year, it was a great experience and a wonderful opportunity to meet and spend time with the other talented graduates.

It was great to hear that Rachel Richards won the 2008 Bush Balladeers Star Quest. I wish Rachel all the best for this year and I’m sure Rachel will be a fantastic ambassador for the Balladeers.
During my time in Tamworth I was lucky enough to launch my new album “Waiting for the Rain”, which was produced by Waddo at Kross Kut Records.  I’m really happy with how the album turned out and was extremely proud to launch my album with Rachel Richards at the Red Cross Hall. It was a great night, thanks to everyone who came and helped make the night so wonderful. I was also privileged to be asked by Lorraine Pfitzner to sing one of the songs off my album, at the Salute to Rick and Thel Carey night. It was a great night and it was a real thrill to be able to sing “Cousin Ratsack” which was written by Keith Jamieson in front of Rick Carey.

Well, that’s about it from me for the time being, I look forward to catching up with you all around the traps. Till then, take care.

Julie Perandes.

Balladeers to raise funds for McGrath Foundation...

Throw on your best pink outfit and come along and support The McGarth Foundation on Saturday 13th November at Rosewood RSL hall for the inaugural Balladeers McGrath Fundraiser Concert. Doors open at 6pm. Concert commences at 7pm.
Featuring Winners of the Australian Bush Balladeers Star Quest
Sharon Smith (09), Julie Perendes (08), Matt Manning (04), Johnny Greenwood, and 989FMs very own Dusty Fraser.

All proceeds go towards funding McGrath Breast Care Nurses in rural and regional areas across Australia.
Bush Style Camping Available.
Catch Train from Brisbane out to Rosewood and 2 min walk to venue.
No Byo or Eskies.
Bar and catering Facilities available
For further information Contact Bronwyn 07 5464 1754



A.B.B.A. Media Release

The Tamworth festival 2006 saw Julie Perandes from Brisbane take out the winners place at the Australian Bush Balladeers Star Quest 2006, held at the West Diggers Club.
Born in Brisbane in 1987, Julie grew up listening to recordings of Shorty Ranger, Stan Coster. Slim Dusty and many others.
At the age of six Julie won her first trophy. She has a strong interest in and loves performing the bush ballad style music. Julie was a top 5 finalist in the 2005 Star Quest and felt honored to be chosen as the first recipient of the A.B.B.A. Camerata scholarship in 2005.
Currently a member of the Golden Wattle Country music Club Julie performs regularly in her local area. Julie took out the honours from a strong field of bush ballad talent at the 2006 Quest with very strong performances.
Wave Jackson presented Julie with her trophy, before an enthusiastic audience. As part of her Star Quest win,
Julie will not only be recording a single with LBS in the near future, but will be performing at the Bungendore Muster in February, and many other major events around Australia throughout the year on behalf of the A.B.B.A..

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Wave Jackson, Julie Perandes & Peter Coad







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