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soundlounge presents

Casey Barnes

Supported by Brad Butcher

Doors open from 7:30pm, show begins at 8:30pm

Tickets $18 online, or $25 at the door unless sold out.

Casey Barnes

Casey’s music has made an impact around the world. He’s had hits in Europe, written and recorded in America, appeared in a top-rating TV show in Australia, and played alongside many international stars including Mariah Carey, Lady Antebellum and Bryan Adams.

Casey started his singing career in his home state of Tasmania before relocating to the Gold Coast, which he now calls home. Casey’s songs are honest and heartfelt. The emotions are genuine. This was evident on his 2012 release ‘Jet Trails’, which spawned a string of well-received singles, which he wrote in Nashville with Aussie hit-maker, Rick Price. (Not a Day Goes By, Heaven Knows).

Casey headed back to Nashville in 2016 to record his next album ‘Live as One’ at the famed Sound Emporium Studios. This album was a mixture of fan-favourites plus new songs, including Casey’s previous single, ‘The One You Love’, which was produced by ARIA award winning producer Nick Didia. (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Powderfinger, Kasey Chambers).

The last 3 years have seen many achievements for Casey with shows in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles. He’s performed at festivals around Australia including main stage at one of Queensland’s premier events the ‘Caloundra Music Festival’, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Urban Country Music Festival and the very popular 'A Day On The Green' (with Mariah Carey)

Australians got to know Casey’s story when he was a top 12 finalist in the final series of Australian Idol. But Casey already had a career well before appearing on the show, having released three albums, played alongside artists like Bryan Adams (for A Day On The Green), and had a number one hit in Europe, singing Marco Demark’s remake of Elton John’s Tiny Dancer.

‘Keep Me Coming Back’ is the latest instalment with Casey continuing with successful songwriting team Michael Paynter and MSquared Productions. This catchy track, was released on August 18th and debuted at #4 on the Country iTunes Charts and rocketed to #1 on the Australian Country Tracks Top 40 charts. The single also made its presence felt in the North America when it made the Top 10 on the iTunes ‘Hot Tracks’ country charts. This is the third collaboration together and one that continues to gather momentum and high chart success with each release.

The ‘Keep Me Coming Back’ Tour is currently unfolding and along with performances at Gympie Music Muster, Redfest (Brisbane) there will be national performances for PBR Australia arena events in Newcastle, Townsville, Melbourne and Adelaide. In further exciting news Casey has just been announced as part of the official lineup for CMC ROCKS 2018. Known as Australia’s largest International Country Music Festival, Casey will be sharing the stage with the likes of Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Darius Rucker, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Brett Young and many more

Brad Butcher

When your hear people talk about Brad Butcher as an Australian Songwriter or more importantly as a person the same few words are thrown around … Honest, Hardworking, Mate, Genuine. These traits obviously run deep in his bloodline.

Brad’s grandfather, Norman, grew up one of thirteen kids in a cane cutters cottage just south of Mackay in Central Queensland, along the banks of the Pioneer river. During the tough times of the post depression years and World War 2 era, “Norm” was seen as a beacon of hope and resilience to the large family.

Brad reflects, “There’s no greater source of motivation than survival and Pop was determined to make sure his family had a future. He was far from the eldest in the family but he and his brothers were more like father figures, working the local cane fields and fishing the Pioneer river to live. He taught me that there is no substitute for hard work”.

Norm’s life’s story is the inspiration behind Brad Butcher’s first single WELL DRESSED MAN and largely influenced the title track, FROM THE BOTTOM OF A WELL. Recorded with highly acclaimed and multi award winning Australian producer Matt Fell, at Sydney’s Love Hz Studio. FROM THE BOTTOM OF A WELL encompasses Butchers take on Americana music, a great blending of genres, to create a sound that is uniquely his. It also showcases the further development and outstanding quality of Butchers songwriting and vocal prowess.

Butchers songwriting has been nominated for a stack of awards in the past 4 years ~ 3 Queensland Music Awards (2012, 13′ & 16′) | Finalist for the APRA Professional Development Award (2013) | Finalist for the CMC New Oz Artist of the Year Award (2013) among others ~ he’s toured Australia and the United States of America multiple times even performing at the iconic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and at New York City’s The Bitter End in Greenwich Village in 2016. He also appeared on Canada’s prime time breakfast television show, Canada AM, while on tour performing in Toronto’s NXNE Festival in 2013. Brad has graced the stage and supported some of the finest artists to rise from Australian soil, such as: Troy Cassar-Daley, Busby Marou, Diesel, Mark Seymour and Shane Nicholson.