Balladeer Star Quest Winner
McCallum's style delivering a bush ballad, a dose of good humour
and general easy going personor made him a winner at the 2001
With quite a few singles released via early ABBA Compilation
CDs, and some album releases as well.
Dave is still on the circuit.
Balladeer Star Quest Winner 2002
YOUNG MAN GOING PLACES
Having grown up listening to the likes of SLIM DUSTY, WILF CARTER,
BUDDY WILLIAMS, GORDON PARSONS and many others, this young man
shows a big talent beyond his years.
Nathan’s latest album What I’m All About, released
in late 2004 on the new Gold Coast based Kross Kut Records label
owned by LINDSAY WADDINGTON, shows his great balladeer style
of singing. The album was recorded at the new LBS Studios in
This second album has seen Nathan choosing a great selection
of songs from some notable songwriters including We Were Millionaires
(LINDSAY HAMMOND), Things Are Not The Same On The Land (BILL
CHAMBERS), Saddle Old Darky (JOY MCKEAN), That Dappled Grey
Bronco Of Mine (BUDDY WILLIAMS),. And two from the master STAN
COSTER - Wealth Made Us Poor and I Wouldn’t Be Dead For
These songs together with the other tracks make it an album
you will want to have in your collection. Nathan has recorded
these songs in his own unique style and this release will see
this young man picking up a huge fan base in the coming years.
Nathan’s first album Sounds Of The Bush was recorded in
2003 with NEV MOLLOY at his studios at Broken Hill.
Nathan first realisation of a possible future in our country
music industry came after winning the Bush Balladeers Star Quest
in January 2002. Prior to this win, on Nathan’s previous
trips to Tamworth, he had done some busking on the streets and
had been surprised at the numbers of people who would gather
around to listen to him.
A part of Nathan’s prize in winning the ABBA Star Quest
in 2002, was the release of a radio single. The song, Tex Buddy
And Slim, written by KEITH JAMIESON and recorded at LBS Studios,
was released to radio in June 2002 and received nationwide airplay.
In 2003 other significant achievements followed Nathan’s
2002 Star Quest win. He won the Senior Invitation Section of
the NSW & ACT Champions Showcase in 2003, the Gordon Parsons
Memorial Award for Australian Bush Balladeer of 2003, and was
a Toyota Star Maker grand finalist.
Nathan was invited to sing on JOY MCKEAN’s Tribute Writers
Show at Tamworth in 2003, also doing a short tour with ANNE
KIRKPATRICK in the same year. He was also invited to perform
on the Tribute Concert for Slim Dusty.
Star Quest Winner 2003
two golden guitar finalist nominations in 2007, Anita Ree presents
as Australia’s premiere female bush balladeer.
With extensive touring in 2006/7 strengthening
her fan base across Australia her new album story songs is receiving
plenty of air play and interest. With a unique style all her
own Anita sings songs of Australia and its people, representing
our past achievers as well as our modern day way of life.
PO BOX 209 Maryborough Qld 4650
For Interviews or Enquiries Phone 0427 968 056
> Anita being presented with her Star Quest trophy by
Meryl Davis and Brian Letton.
Bush Balladeer Star Quest Winner 2004
Matt Manning with his
Star Quest Trophy at the Tamworth Diggers Club Auditorium19th
A.B.B.A. BUSH BALLADEER STAR QUEST
Brian Young, Matt Manning & Peter Coad. Photo:Peter Leahy
3 album releases
Winner - People's Choice award
& TIARA Award 2009
2 GOLDEN GUITAR
Bush Balladeer Star Quest
Jeff has several albums available and still performs at festivals
and events around the nation.
L-R: Peter Coad(A.B.B.A. President), Matt Manning, Joy McKean,
Jeff Gibson, Nathan Charlton and Anita Ree.
Bush Balladeer Star Quest Winner 2006
"Me and Moonlight" Winner - New Talent
QLD Gold Medallion Awards 2006!!
Moonlight" Winner - New Talent Bungendore Awards
Top: Wave Jackson, Julie Perandes & Peter Coad
the Star Quest: L-R:
Julie Perandes, Lorraine Pfitzner, Anita Ree, Matt Manning,
Peter Coad, Jeff Gibson & Nathan Charlton.
Bush Balladeer Star Quest
Greg Bain of North Rothbury New South
Wales took out the 2007 A.B.B.A. Bush Balladeer Star Quest.
Greg has worked in the mining industry all his life. He bought
his first guitar in his 20ís and began playing at BBQs and family
*** WINNER - NEW TALENT - BUNGENDORE STAN COSTER MEMORIAL AWARDS
*** FINALIST - NEW TALENT -
GOLD MEDALLION AWARDS 2007 and heaps more
Contact Greg Bain;
Bush Balladeer Star Quest Winner 2008
RICHARDS- BUSH BALLADEER STAR QUEST WINNER 2008.
The 2008 Bush Balladeer
Star Quest saw the field narrowed to just four finalists. All
genuine balladeers, this Star Quest was one of the most competitive
held so far, and intense competition.
The Quest saw top performances from all the contestants, but
it was RACHEL RICHARDS who took out the honour.
PIC: > Rachel Richards & Joy McKean at the Star Quest
2008. Pic by Toni Cook.
Bush Balladeer Star Quest Winner 2009
Queensland. She has resided in the Pittsworth and Oakey region
most of her life.
At the age of fifteen she perservered and committed herself
to the sport for 5 years, her reward being the first women's
welterweight champion of Queensland.
While always being inspired by music, she got to support many
distinguished country music artists including Dean Perrett,
Barry Thorton, Charlie Boyter, Keith Jamieson, Alisha Smith
and many more.
With neumerous Finalists
behind, CMAA College experience and a few albums now under her
belt, Sharon is still performing at various events.
P O Box 261
Mobile number- 0428 153 794
Star Quest Winner 2010
prestigious Quest finds new upcoming bush ballad talent and
again delivered a strong winner David Baldi, singer/songwriter
Single out now on Radio Single
"Hittin' The Murray"!
For contact details/for
interviews/Press pic etc
please contact the A.B.B.A.
Bush Balladeer Star Quest Winner
Kalesti Butler is a new face for Australian Country
Music as the ambassador for the Australian Bush Balladeers Association.
Kalesti was the winner of the Bush
Kalesti has a fresh look and sound on stage that gives a lasting
impression, which is inspiring to many people. Kalesti has performed
at many shows and various country music festivals around Australia,
or phone 0439 674 759 for bookings..