TAMWORTH 2018 - BACK TO
THE BUSH CONCERT
(Featuring around 30 bush ballad artists including PETER COAD
& the COAD SISTERS (1.32.20)
into the film. Our thanks to Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson for
having our act as part of this wonderful evening each year.
(16/1/2018) Peter Coad (OAM) - 'Tommy Mac'
(written & recorded by Peter Coad)
A digital radio single has been released via CRS and is also available
for purchase via this page.
This track is the first single from a forthcoming album scheduled
for release late 2018 and is a story of a real life character that
lived in Yorketown on the Yorke Peninsular of South Australia.
The idea of the song came to Peter after a conversation with Lorraine
Pfitzner (O.A.M.) who knew 'Tommy Mac' when she a child in the area.
Ably backed with music and harmonies by his two sisters Virginia and
Lynette, Peter tells the story of Tommy Mac, ‘a veteran of the
Great War' (WW1).
Digital sales of the single
via this website's digital product download page only.
Interviews/and/or media queries very welcome.
Older news below....
OAM for Peter!
was announced one of the The Queen's Birthday Honours recipients for
an O.A.M. on the 12th of June!
The presentation was held at Government House, Sydney on the 8th of
"A huge thank
you to everyone for your messages and good wishes in regard to this.
I am just doing what I love to do, playing music
for a living and endevouring to be an active part of the Australian
music industry and help in whatever way I can when I can.
To be awarded with an OAM for my services to country music and community
is very humbling. Thank you to all concerned."
Peter Coad (OAM)
Photo below of Virginia & Lynette Coad, Peter Coad (OAM),
and Jim Hermel seated in Government House, Sydney after the presentation
NBN TV Footage of 'Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters' from the 2017
Gwandalan Country Music Festival
'Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters' CAP now available! We have now got a new cap available.
You can check it out on our merchandise
page!! You may either purchase via the page (and we will mail out)
or grab one at any of our upcoming shows :)
<Lynette showcasing one!!
2016 BUNGENDORE AWARD FOR COAD SISTERS Virginia and Lynette were very excited and honoured to pick
up the 'Group/Duo' award at Bungendore Country Music Muster Stan Coster
Memorial Awards on Saturday 6th of February for their interpretation
of a classic Bill Chambers composition recorded by the late Slim Dusty
"Things Are Not The Same On The Land".
Coad Sisters released their version on a Compilation album Vol. 17
released by The Australian Bush Balladeers Association.
The album is multi-artist and available from BUY
ALBUM on the ABBA site or you may obtain a copy from PETER COAD
& THE COAD SISTERS at a show or by mail order.
The Coad Sisters are multi-instrumentalists and vocal/harmonists,
producing not only their own personal albums since 1998 but also their
brother Peter's albums, and their other various band interest albums.
Operating their own studio since that time, Coad Sisters provide all
the backing for their album releases.
This is their second Bungendore 'Group/Duo' award.
Their RUNAWAY DIXIE band grabbed a GOLDEN GUITAR FINALIST spot in
the 2016 awards, with a track recorded by the girls. The track was
'Lonesome and Blue' written by Virginia Coad and released on the RUNAWAY
DIXIE album 'Bayou Queen'. (All RUNAWAY DIXIE albums available via
or through all good online digital stores.)
The COAD SISTERS sincerely thank everyone for their support over the
years and 28 years later they are still on the road, bringing their
music to clubs, halls, festivals and events around Australia.
ALBUM - released December 2015
PETER COAD & THE COAD SISTERS
- Banjo & Henry A
selection ofSongs and Poems from our 'Banjo & Henry' Show. (Banjo
Patterson Henry Lawson)
This is a project we have been working on since we put together our
first 'Banjo & Henry' Concert at the Balladeers Homestead quite
a few years ago.
Between other projects we finally found time to finish this project
mid to late 2015.
Containing songs and poems we perform live at the 'Banjo & Henry'
Show (which we do periodically), the album contains (as always) our
own musical backing, arrangements of many of the songs, along with
new music we have put to poems not recorded before.
For all details go to our Merchandise page or you can purchase the
available via our DESERT RECORDS
PRODUCT page for > Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters - 'Banjo & Henry'
Pay securely and receive an email with track link for download.
PETER COAD & THE COAD SISTERS put down a LIVE (audio
& visual) DVD with Steve Newton at ENREC STUDIOS in Tamworth (mid
week between Kempsey & Ulmarra Festivals)
The DVD is now out> Here is a pic of all present in the sfudio
on the day. Photo taken by Steve Newton.
L-R: Jim Hermel, Tracy Coster, Peter Coad, Virginia Coad, Isaac Newton,
Lynette Coad & Steve Newton
"SLIM DUSTY'S BACK IN TOWN"
(Slim Dusty Centre Tribute)
Here is a track from the DVD recorded
and filmed live with Steve Newton at ENREC STUDIOS Tamworth recently.
The song, "Slim Dusty's Back In Town", was written by Peter,
and is a tribute to the new Slim Dusty Centre just opened in Kempsey
If you are passing by Kempsey, drop into the Slim Dusty Centre. We
thoroughly enjoyed our visit during the Kempsey Slim Dusty Country
Music Memories Week.
We were up there for the Official Opening on the 19th of November
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy our Slim Dusty Centre tribute song
- "Slim Dusty's Back In Town".
Check out our DVD on the MERCHANDISE PAGE of this site.
THANKS ALL !!
We had a top time at all other events, and we sincerely THANK EVERYONE
for their support of our shows and having us at their events along
the way. It has been fantastic to catch up with you all.
A BIG thanks also to the FM and ABC radio presenters who have let
everyone know we were doing shows in their areas. U Rock!!
We were very surprised at honoured to be awarded the Legends
Award at Bony Mountain festival.
This was a great thrill.
Our thanks to Norma OHara Murphy and the team for considering our
act for the award.
> Bony Mountain Pic by Paige Ashby.
COAD & THE COAD SISTERS inducted into the SA HALL OF FAME at BARMERA
Inductees L-R Billy Bridge, Lynette, Peter and Virginia Coad. Pic
by Jim Hermel
Very enjoyable couple of shows as part of the Barmera CMF
in June. Peter, Lynette and I were inducted into the South Australian
Hall Of Fame.
Totally awesome to catch up with everyone and to work with fellow
artists on the two shows we did.
THE BALLADEERS VOL 17 The ABBA Balladeers Vol 17 is now available and we have copies
for sale at our shows.
We have four tracks on this 21 track mutl-artist CD.
Peter has one he co wrote with Lynette and I, "Castlereagh Digger".
and he also has one I wrote "The Big Rodeo'. Lynette and I have
recorded a version of the Bill Chambers classic "Things Are Not
The Same On The Land', and also a beautiful ballad "The Condamine'
written by talented Queensland songstress Tootie Hiles.
You may see all the artists and tracks and also the PAYPAL link to
purchase the album via The Australian Bush Balladeers website www.bushballadeers.com.au/product.htm
where you can purchase securely either through a PAYPAL account or
via your own card or you can order direct from us.
happenings this year.... BUNGENDORE ALBUM OF THE YEAR & COMEDY SONG OF THE YEAR
for MUSIC HIGHWAY
Peter picked up 'Album Of The Year' with MUSIC HIGHWAY and 'Comedy
Song Of The Year' for Coopers Run from MUSIC HIGHWAY at the 2015 Bungendore
Stan Coster Memorial Awards.
The album has achieved great accolades since its release in Augsut
2014. Congratulations Peter.
VIRGINIA & JUSTIN ON
Channel 10 called by 'The Balladeers Homestead' during the festival,
and fimed some yodelling between Virginia & Justin Standley. This
footage went live to air around Australia. Thanks Channel 10. : )
GOLD MEDALLION AWARD FOR PETER!
Peter picked up a Golden Medallion Award for West NSW Balladeer Of
The Year at Tamworth 2015.
The award was presented to Peter during the Tamworth festival.
A great thrill for Peter, and he thanks all who supported him in the
radio and media world.
Our thanks to The Gold Medallion Awards organisers for their support.
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