2023 day stage artists
Amber lawrence ‘Kids Gone Country Show’
Amber Lawrence is a 6 time Golden Guitar Winner and the current Female Artist of the Year. Whilst she’s known for her award winning singer songwriter albums – she’s also a well loved entertainer for the kids, families, and let’s be honest all ages! Her ‘Kids Gone Country’ Albums have received ARIA nominations, play school appearances, and she’s even gone viral with her hit song “My Big Mack Truck”. Amber’s kids shows are non stop fun, dancing and sing alongs!
Formed by current and former students of South West Music, Anagram Riot is a contemporary rock band focused on performing modern repertoire. They have performed at many events in Deni and surrounding areas. They are excited to be performing at Deni Ute Muster whilst preparing for their own headline show at the end of 2023.
brittany elise (Gympie Muster Talent search winner)
Australian country-pop artist, Brittany Elise, is making her mark in the music scene with her electric performances and powerhouse vocals. In 2022, she was crowned the Gympie Muster Talent Search Winner, a Toyota Star Maker Finalist, opened for James Johnston, Darlinghurst and Alex Lloyd, as well as released four Top 5 debuting singles Like Me That Way, Feel the Fire, Find Your Music and Sunshine Hurricane, with Like Me That Way hitting #1 on the Australian Radio Charts. In 2023, she has returned from writing, recording and performing in Nashville Tennessee, toured 4 Australian states and opened for Amber
Brittany Maggs, the hottest new artist in country music. The numbers don’t lie, following the release of her single ‘Carefree’, Brittany amassed over 400,000 streams on Spotify in just a few short months. The 23 year old has gained an impressive following on social media, boasting more than 40 million views on YouTube and more than 380,000 fans on TikTok. Not only a fan favourite but she is highly regarded by many of the best in the industry. “Brittany Maggs is one of the hottest new acts Australian country has seen in recent years” – Casey Barnes “Brittany is a serious talent, watch this space” – Adam Brand Brittany boasts over 84,000 monthly listeners on her Spotify account showing a strong and committed fan base. With a high energy live show leaving the audience wanting more, no festival line up is quite complete without someone like Brittany Maggs.
Since the release of his debut single ‘Run’ in June 2022, this highly awarded filmmaker and sought-after guitarist to the stars (Kasey Chambers, Adam Brand, Lee Kernaghan, Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey, Sara Storer and many more) has made the front of the stage his new home. The spotlights are finally revealing to fans and fellow artists across the country the talents that Duncan has been hiding for some time. With his debut Album ’Steel On Steel’ set for release Jan 13th 2023, this powerful and emotive vocalist is destined to stand amongst the stars.
Gretta Ziller is proudly an Americana misfit, her music is, folk yet alternately grunge, poignant & rock driven, lyric-based and everything in between. Only a musician with a firm grasp of her art would be able to own this body of work. 2022 saw Gretta touring again, including supporting Ian Moss & Troy Cassar-Daley on their ‘Together Alone’ tour. Gretta is also set to release new music in 2023!
Darcy Nilsson, Miles Allitt and Harvey Campbell of the band, The Groovy Dudes are looking forward to playing at their first ever Deni Ute Muster. The boys who attend the Deniliquin North Public School have been rocking together with their raw style of Rock ‘n’ Roll for three years. This young three piece will wow any audience with their skill, confidence and style.
Jade Gibson is a breath of fresh air on the country music scene. She is as honest and down to earth as a country girl can be, and she isn’t afraid of getting her hands dirty. Growing up in regional Victoria, she is no stranger to long drives and rowdy shows.
“There’s no crowd like a pumped up, good time chasing, rum drinking, country crowd!” – Says Gibson
With her trusty guitar in hand, and infectious personality always on show, Gibson is no stranger to the live music scene. Her powerful vocals, energetic approach to life, and charismatic stage presence have seen become a regular on the BnS Ball and rodeo scene. Winning over those crowds has opened the door to the festival circuit across Australia, where she is now making a name for herself at the next level. Gibson has shown she will go wherever her music takes her, spending a whole year in Nashville studying in 2018. This experience was invaluable in developing her skills as a professional recording artist. From performing to song writing, and ultimately recording, and releasing original music, there is no better crash-course than Music City. “There are few places more inspiring for a young artist. You are immersed in music. It’s all you do, and it’s all that you want to do!” With 10 singles under her belt, including her top 10 chart topping single ‘Til We Fly’ and fan favourites such as ‘The Great Unknown’ and ‘Wildfires’, and her never-give-up work ethic in toe, this 2022 Toyota Star Marker finalist more than ready to make her mark on the Australian music landscape.
Jamie is a 15 year old country music artist from South-west Sydney who has been performing from the age of 11, and first picked up a guitar after being inspired by the sounds of Johnny B. Goode in the iconic film Back To The Future. His style is a blend of contemporary country, classic country, as well as rock. A graduate of the CMAA Junior Academy, Jamie performs at venues all around NSW. In 2020, Jamie was a Top 10 busking finalist at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. In the same year, a video of Jamie’s was chosen by Keith Urban and featured on Keith’s TikTok page where he sang a duet with him. Jamie was the winner in the senior category of the inaugural McDonald’s Golden Gig Competition at the TCMF in 2022, and also recently won the Today’s Country 94.1fm’s Brand New Star Competition. He has opened shows for and played alongside various artists including Travis Collins, Amber Lawrence, McAlister Kemp, Thirsty Merc, Blake O’Connor, Bill Chambers, Christie Lamb, Hayley Jensen, Tori Darke, Jake Davey and Chelsea Berman. Jamie dreams big for the future and is determined to make his mark on the Australian Country Music scene.
In 2022 she performed at country music festivals in Tamworth and at Port Macquarie’s Boots and Beach, and attended song writing workshops with Shy Carter at APRA AMCOS SongHubs Country and BIGSOUND 2022.
She is the buzz ringing through country and roots fans alike especially with the recent release of her latest single Bounce Back, and she is making a profound effect on the industry by combining her love of music and her traditional language. Writing original songs and translating well-known Australian songs into her native tongue.
Loren’s version of Flame Trees, recorded with the blessing of Cold Chisel, has over 250k streams. She’s received miles of support for the release of her EP Little Darlin’ with the title track receiving high rotation on ABC Country. The EP houses some of Loren’s best vocals and song writing capturing her country foundation and roots/blues influences.
In 2020, Loren released her single Yilalu which premiered live on ABC News Breakfast and ABC’s New Year’s Eve Live TV Special 2020. Flexing her diversity and musical talents Loren’s home-grown nature landed her a spot on the Indigenous Lullabies Project alongside Emily Wurramurra and Emma Donovan, releasing a children’s album Songs for Charlie through ABC Music in February 2022.
Loren’s highlights reflect times like sharing the stage with Troy Cassar-Daley, performing a duet on the main stage at the 2017 Gympie Music Muster with Jessica Mauboy and harmonising with Kelly Rowland on The Voice AU.
Honest and careworn, Loren’s voice can touch on zealous, limitless, and convicted all in a line resonating over modern-acoustic grassroots, country sound. It’s an alluring blend, like Chris Stapleton meets Beyonce.
Loren’s growing fanbase is eagerly anticipating her upcoming tour dates, including a three-months national tour across six states and territories, as guest of Australian artist Urthboy from March through to May before she hits the road to many of Australia’s best festivals.
Loren Ryan (Toyota Star Maker 2023)
Loren Ryan returns to the 2022 Deni Ute Muster as winner of Australia’s prestigious 2023 Toyota Star Maker.
In 2022, Loren, as a top 10 finalist in the competition, stood in for the 2022 Toyota Star Maker Max Jackson, who was unable to attend.
An exciting artist at the point of an evolving country music scene, Loren is fresh off the stages of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Victoria’s St Kilda Festival, a celebration of First Nations music, culture and community; the Macleay Music Muster, Kempsey NSW with Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole, Amos Morris and Charlie Fittler; and the Mount Pleasant Family Day, Muswellbrook NSW.
From the moment Rhys Crimmin starts playing audiences are drawn to the warm sound he creates. As he
sits amongst an array of instruments you will feel the rhythmic pulse of the kick drum, the haunting drone
of the didgeridoo or bluesy cross Celtic sounds of the harmonica, his guitar work playing underneath while
his raw, powerful and emotive vocals soar above. Rhys lets his music do the talking, and the crowd is ready
Armed with an ever growing array instruments including Guitar, Didgeridoo, Harmonicas, Foot Percussion
and anything else he can get his hands on, Rhys Crimmin and his travelling one man band multiinstrumentalist show has been amazing crowds around the world every day with his unique style that he
likes to call ‘Aussie Country Roots Folk Reggae & Dirty Foot Stompin’ Blues’
This busy performer has managed to teach himself all of these instruments and plays them all
simultaneously in a mind-blowing performance! Playing hundreds of shows a year they are still always
unpredictable. You are likely to witness clapping, dancing, spontaneous jams and even the odd sing along
with the crowd watching his every swift movement to see what he will try next.
Rhys has been travelling the world since 2005 playing as a solo musician at Festivals, Pubs, Clubs, Bars and
Hotels. Whilst touring he has sold thousands of copies of his 2005 EP ‘Nightowl’, his 2008 Album ‘Musical
Journey’ and his 2012 full band album ‘Reworked.’ In 2018 Rhys released his highly anticipated fourth
album ‘Fairsea’ at the Port Fairy Folk Festival!
Rhys is also regarded as one of Australia’s best street performers taking out many awards for his talent in
this art form. Most recently he won first place in the 2019 Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking
Championships against 400 registered competitors! When he is back in the city of Melbourne, which he
now calls his hometown, you might be lucky enough to catch him in the Bourke St Mall. He regularly has
massive crowds circled around him that he whips into a frenzy!
Rhys delivers one hell of a well-rounded show!
Rhys has an impressive list of achievements that include:
2022 Instrumentalist of the Year Finalist – Australian Folk Music Awards
2019 Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking Champion
2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival Busking Competition Winner
2012 Third Place in World Final of Emergenza Battle of the Band held in Germany
2011 Emergenza Australia National Battle of the Bands Champions
2005 Second place in the open male category of Australian Busking Championships
2003 Australian Junior Busking Champion
Rhys’ skills on the didgeridoo have also seen him play, record and tour with many different artists.
Of note, in 2016 Rhys played Didgeridoo on Tim Scanlan’s ‘Live in Tokyo’ album which saw them tour
Europe together on the back of it and see them continue to play major festivals and tour together!
Rhys is also a member of newly formed Australian Trad band ‘Austral’.
Rhys has developed a strong following after several Australian tours, eight European Tours, a tour of Japan
and exciting performances at Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Tamworth Country
Music Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Taubertal Music Festival (Germany), Pflasterfest (Germany),
Australian Blues Music Festival Goulburn, Folk Rhythm and Life Festival, Maldon Folk Festival, Cool
Summer Festival as well as shows with top touring acts Tash Sultana, The Pierce Brothers, Carus and the
True Believers, Ash Grunwald, Nicky Bomba, Will & the People (UK), and The Little Stevies. He has also
shared the stage with guitar legends Bob Brozman and Jeff Lang! Rhys has a number of festival
appearances and more touring coming up.
Rhys Crimmin is a hard working, independent, constantly touring Road Warrior! Be sure to check him out
when he comes to your town for a show or make sure you catch him at a festival near you!
A singer-songwriter on the cusp of roots music glory – Matt Neal – The Standard
Rhys Crimmin – Aussie Country Roots Folk Reggae & Dirty Foot Stompin’ Blues
The Carp Factory
The Carp Factory are a five piece garage-rock hive mind with members hailing from Deniliquin to Alice Springs. Taking notes from Australian rock legends such as King Gizzard and The Saints and blending them with the contemporary Melbourne punk movement, the band has been described as ‘really super cool and fun,’ ‘quite handsome,’ and ‘not to my taste’ by their parents.