Entertainment 2022 Featured
You’re in for a treat with the entertainment lineup appearing live at the Dinner Under the Stars in each of the six locations at this year’s event – all included in your Outback Qld Masters Player and Spectator Passes.
ROMA SAT 18 JUNE
In a career spanning over twenty years, Adam Harvey is one of Australia’s most popular and highly acclaimed country music artists. The nine-time Golden Guitar award winner has sold half a million albums with gold and platinum albums in his swag along with a coveted CMA Global Artist Award from Nashville.
Following the outstanding success of his latest album “Songs From Highway One”, Adam spent most of 2021 performing to sell-out crowds across Australia and we look forward to welcoming him in Roma to tee off the 2022 Outback Queensland Masters with a selection of his favourite songs from his collection.
Jack Drake is a product of the bush who has lived the life he writes about. Always blessed or cursed with the ‘gift of the gab’, he recites his own works and other bush favourites, with fire and gusto to the delight of his audiences. Although comedy is his forte, his occasional rendition of the old classic favourites will keep you spell bound.
TAMBO SAT 25 JUNE
Julie Lea Goodwin & Glenn Amer
Julie Lea Goodwin has gained wide recognition across Australia for her exceptional stagecraft and sparkling lyric soprano voice. A rising star at Opera Australia, Julie’s bright, crystalline soprano is as effervescent as the music, and her acting is equally impressive.
Collaborating with Julie Lea is Glenn Amer, a unique entertainer, Glenn is thought to be the only artist in history to have made acoustically recorded cylinders, piano (pianola) rolls and modern compact discs.
Award-Winning Australian bush poet, storyteller and entertainer, Tim Sheed, captivates his audiences with hilarious stories and yarns of his Australian Outback experiences, the land he has lived and worked on and the people he has met. Tim is a passionate devotee and reciter of the poetry and yarns of Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson and John O’Brien.
BARCALDINE SAT 2 JULY
The Hillbilly Goats
The Hillbilly Goats are a “standout” folk band, who strip back the layers of modern music and transport you on a journey through roots and old time blues. They aren’t just a band – they’re a “show” featuring stories and song combined with tap dancing, bones, big harmonies and regular instrument changes.
With a verse stored for every occasion and over a hundred poems committed to memory, Bob Pacey is a versatile performer. He’s sure to have you in fits of laughter as he recites poems about everything, from dunnies and the danger of drinking to the adventures of married life.
WINTON SAT 9 JULY
Destined to be a performer, daughter of country music legends Slim Dusty and Joy McKean, Anne Kirkpatrick is a talented singer songwriter with a unique vocal style. She has released 14 albums with a myriad of accolades along the way including 6 Golden Guitars, several Mo Awards, ARIA’s and CMAA Awards. Anne was inducted into the Australasian Country Music Roll of Renown in 2010.
Born in Country Victoria, growing up with nine siblings on the farm was full of battles, ambushes and comical situations for Mick Martin. His comical yarns and poetry recall crippling drought, mad animal encounters, make believe floggings and one brief encounter with “Captain Starlight” cattle rustler!
Mick puts the bush back into bush poetry and don’t be surprised if you “accidentally” feature in one of his yarns or poems.
When asked about his golfing Mick lists his handicap as having an addicted golfing wife and living next to a golf course. He swears he has never used the ball washer on the ninth!
MOUNT ISA SAT 16 JULY
Pixie’s fiddle playing is uniquely Australian, and with his amazing energy, storytelling and humour, he has become one of the most recognisable artists in the industry. He is one of Australia’s most eclectic and talented entertainers, playing roots, bluegrass and Irish folk styles with incredible dexterity and finesse.
A lifetime lover of traditional poetry, Bill Kearns’ talent for writing comic verse and ability to see the weird and warped in seemingly normal everyday situations has dubbed him “The Master of Bull”. His performances have been described as ‘incorrigibull’, ‘disreputabull’, ‘irascibull’ but always ‘enjoyabull’.
BIRDSVILLE FRI 22 JULY
Winner of the prestigious and iconic ‘Australian Mo Award’ for ‘Comedian of the Year’, Jackie Loeb is set to take you on a comical music journey. She has been a fixture on the global stand-up comedy
landscape since she exploded onto the scene.
Described as Gobsmackingly Excellent and Completely in your face funny, Jackie has enthralled audiences at comedy festivals across Australia and around the world.
Award winning Bush Poet Col Driscoll has been writing Bush Poetry for 25 years, gaining inspiration from days growing up on a farm, the sights he has seen, the places he has visited and the fascinating people he has met during his travels. His poetry strives to capture the colours, the humour, the hardships, and the spirit of Australia.
SUN 24 JULY
Luke Geiger’s reputation for his unique, non-stop, high-energy performances has seen him called to support iconic bands as The Black Sorrows, Diesel, Shannon Noll and Mental as Anything.
Luke continues to entertain crowds, with his bookings extending to various locations throughout the United States including the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.