‘Un-Wired’ is a new approach to acoustic touring… This is high energy front porch acoustic jamming – amplified.
Three respected and award winning artists in their own right, with a legion of fans across Australia. Each a talented multi-instrumentalist, playing their own hits but also leaning on a handful of country music’s biggest hits to create a show like no other. ‘Un-Wired’ is a celebration of the roots of music and song in the rawest and most sincere form – Acoustic. From the very second the audience enter the room it’s obvious this isn’t your average acoustic show. Three stools, set against a wall of hanging instruments – like they’ve walked into a music store. There’s guitars, mandolins, fiddle, banjo, accordion, a ukulele, dobro and a bass guitar. There are some instruments that people won’t know what they are, and incredible stories behind them. Throughout the show, they’re all played. At one point, by members of the audience. The show swings effortlessly and comfortably between moments of power and energy, to intimate and personal, funny and charismatic. This show has a depth well beyond just the three individual performers alone and entertainment value that will please audiences young and old.
ABC/Universal country music star Travis Collins is no stranger to success, his latest offering ‘Wired’ debuted at #1 on the ARIA country albums chart, and placed at #23 in the all-genre chart. The lead single ‘Curves’ set a new record with a whopping 10 weeks (9 consecutive) at #1 on the national airplay chart. He is a multiple Golden Guitar, ACE, MO, and CMC award finalist. With a string of #1’s under his belt already and a decade of winning fans all over whilst touring with some of the industry heavyweights, Travis now turns his attention to his own tour.
Country girl Caitlyn Shadbolt’s angelic voice and infectious enthusiasm make a perfect package. Caitlyn’s energy is contagious and brings a smile to every audience she encounters with her new fun loving style of country music. Since picking up a guitar and joining her first rock band at age 12, ‘Cait’ has performed on many stages, from local pubs and clubs to major festivals all over Australia both solo and with a band. In 2014, Cait was a top five finalist on hit TV talent show ‘X Factor’ winning hearts and ears of thousands of fans across Australia. Cait has since kept busy as a special guest with Lee Kernaghan, The Wolfe Brothers, Taylor Henderson, Jasmine Rae and her X Factor co-star Dean Ray. When not touring and performing on stage, Caitlyn is the Youth Ambassador for the Gympie Region. In July 2015 Caitlyn signed to ABC Music and launched her debut, self-titled EP at the Gympie Music Muster in August where she absolutely ‘smashed it’ when she performed on the main stage for the first time.
Mickey Pye is a 25 year old Australian country artist from the small town of Oberon in NSW. Having toured extensively as a guitarist for some of Australia’s biggest country acts including Beccy Cole, Tania Kernaghan, and Travis Collins, he is a well-respected musician in the industry and one of the most exciting young artists coming through the ranks. In 2015, Mickey was given the industry’s prestigious ‘Toyota Star Maker’ award, beating a white-hot field of competition. After cutting his teeth relentlessly playing in pubs and clubs throughout the touring circuit, ‘Mickey Pye’ has stamped his name on many peoples lips already, even before his debut album ‘Unleashed’ comes in August 2015.
‘Un-Wired’ Tour Dates:
Thursday December 3rd – The Heritage, Bulli NSW – Tix here
Friday December 4th – The Commercial Hotel, Milton NSW – Tix: (02) 4455 5555 OR OZTix
Thursday December 10th – Woodgate Beach Hotel QLD – Tix: (07) 4126 8988
Friday December 11th – The Royal Hotel, Gympie QLD – Tix (07) 5482 1144 OR OZTix OR from Musicians Garage, Mary Street, Gympie
Sunday December 13th – Ballina RSL, NSW – Tix here
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