In my first email to everyone in my email list, I will attach a pre-Christmas prezzy to you. My version copy of "How Great Thou Art". I'll be making a habit to Facebook post, tweet, blog, and email my new tracks, shows, and more as things come up. Please share my page and email list details to all your friends and family, and we'll all grow NZ country music to the popular genre it deserves to be.
Boxing Races throughout the country is almost as iconic to New Zealand as number 8 wire. It's exciting for me to say that I'll be apart of the entertainment this year. If you're lucky enough to be at the Wingatui Boxing Day Races this year, you will hear me loud and clear. If you can't make it, I hope the sun beats down on you wherever you are.
Many will know that I play with the band Idol Frets alongside my dear friend Mike Rangihika. This year, our high energy dance cover duo gets to party in 2016 for all of Dunedin. The free family concert starts at 8pm in the Octagon. It will be loud ... It will be fun ... it'll be amazing, and we'd love to catch you there if you're in town. Don't wait till just before the canon and fireworks. Come see us from 8pm with your friends and family, and celebrate all of what was good with 2015, and what will be incredible in 2016.
New Year's Day I fly from Dunedin Airport towards Tamworth Australia. Part of winning the NZ Gold Guitar Awards this year meant a place in the CMAA Academy of Country Music. This is an incredible opportunity for me to fine tune my skills as an entertainer as well as worth alongside some of the best in the business. I'll be at the academy till mid January, when I will then feature at a couple of concerts including the New Zealand Showcase Concert alongside performers Aly Cook, NeillyRich, Jenny Mitchell, Joseph Balfe, plus more. Many thanks to the NZ Gold Guitar Community for helping make this happen.
I never would have dreamed to be successful enough to represent my country musically on an international scale, but in 2016 I'll be doing just that, by entertaining at the Norfolk Island Country Music Festival in May 2016. It's here, I get to complete against some very talented friends from New Zealand and Australia to be the Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the year.
Finally, a huge thank you again to everyone for your likes, support, guidance, and much more throughout this year. With my new songs coming on well, and the concerts throughout Australasia, I couldn't have done it without all of your support. Please keep sharing my Facebook page, email list, and shows so you and everyone can join me on my journey.