PETER COAD & THE COAD SISTERS

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
     
 
 
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BIO

Versatile multi-instrumentalists, vocalists originally from the isolated northern outback of South Australia, PETER COAD & THE COAD SISTERS now reside in NSW.

PETER COAD

PETER COAD (originally part of the popular Coad Bros), and his sisters VIRGINIA and LYNETTE (COAD SISTERS), are PETER COAD & the COAD SISTERS, full time professional entertainers with over 30 years experience working in the music industry.

COAD SISTERS

Multi talented musicians and songwriters, Virginia and Lynette started performing as the Coad Sisters in 1989.
COAD SISTERS as a popular duo act then joined PETER COAD as PETER COAD and The COAD SISTERS in 1991. COAD SISTERS still perform as a duo occasionally.
(The COAD SISTERSs are also part of the group RUNAWAY DIXIE and were GOLDEN GUITAR FINALISTS in 2016 and 2017.)

THE SHOW

Traditional Country style Music, Ballads, Originals, Standards, Yodelling, touching on Contemporary Music, Irish and other influences, with a bit of Bush Poetry and Comedy thrown in as well.
A full show features the group playing “Live" Drums, Bass, Lead, and Rhythm guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Harmonica, harmonies etc.

PERFORMANCE/EXPERIENCE Includes:-

The BIRDSVILLE RACES, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, ADELAIDE and MELBOURNE ROYAL SHOWS, BRISBANE WORLD EXPO 88, COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVALS throughout Australia, extensive TV ADVERTISED CONCERT TOURS through NSW, VIC, WA, SA, CLUBS, PUBS, RODEOS, and AG SHOWS, and touring isolated outback regions. TV appearances include: 'Country Today'.

UNITED STATES TOUR

In 2011, the show toured the U.S., highlights were performances at the Smith Family Theatre, (the biggest music show in east Tennessee,) the famous Carter Family Theatre, (a theatre built on the old Carter Family property in the Clinch Mountains of Virginia,) and a one hour live radio broadcast from Nashville beamed around the world.

AWARD WINNERS & HANDS OF FAME INDUCTEES

With multiple Tamworth Songwriters Awards, Bungendore Stan Coster Memorial Awards, and a Gidgee Coal Award to their name, Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters are also winners of the 2005 and 2006 NSW Gold Medallion - "Touring Artists Of The Year".

PETER COAD was inducted into the Tamworth HANDS OF FAME, Tamworth 2007 and the COAD SISTERS inducted into the Tamworth HANDS OF FAME 2011.


PETER COAD & the COAD SISTERS
were inducted onto the wall at LBS Studios WALL OF HONOUR in Tamworth NSW in 2009 and Peter, Virginia & Lynette were individually inducted into the BARMER HALL OF FAME in 2015.

PETER COAD & the COAD SISTERS are a popular variety act.

Their show is quoted to be -
' The most versatile country music show in Australia."

 




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RECORDING ARTISTS/ & SONGWRITERS

PETER COAD & the COAD SISTERS have had many finalists with their own material. PETER COAD had a finalist with an album "Bush Verse" in the Tamworth Laureate Awards 1998. Three finalists in T.S.A., T.I.A.R.A, 1993, and 2000 from other original albums.

ALBUMS RECORDED

COAD BROS albums; - Ford Country, Coad Country, Halley's Comet.

PETER COAD; - Vol 1, Rainbow Road, Bush Verse, Face of Australia, Outback Chapters and Old Bush Mates & Music HIghway.

COAD SISTERS; Times in Your Life, Pictures, Talk of the Town, Front Row Ticket, and Endless Highway.

PETER COAD & the COAD SISTERS released their first combined 12 track album in August 2003 - "Home Again" with four finalists’ tracks featuring in 2004 T.I.A.R.A, TSA and Bungendore Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad awards.

They released 'The Road We Travel' in April 2005, which scored Finalist spots in the New Zealand/Tasmanian Songwriters Awards 2006, Bungendore Awards 2006 and the Bush Ballad section of the Victorian Awards 2006!

Peter's recent solo releases:- In 2011 entitled 'Old Bush Mates' & 2014 'Music HIghway'.

PETER COAD & the COAD SISTERS released a combined album 'Banjo & Henry' December 2015. featuring the songs and poems of Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson, the album is currently a finalist at the 2017 Bungendore Stan Coster Memorial awards - Album Of The Year section.



MUSIC INDUSTRY INTERESTS

PETER COAD is the President of the AUSTRALIAN BUSH BALLADEERS ASSOCIATION INC (www.bushballadeers.com.au), and the Editor of a quarterly magazine " The Balladeers Bulletin" which is distributed to members/radio stations/ and country music clubs Australia wide.

COAD SISTERS are also A.B.B.A. Committee Members, active in A.B.B.A. Publicity and Events.



COUNTRY MUSIC ROAD SHOW

PETER COAD & THE COAD SISTERS
also tour as a four piece concert act (COUNTRY MUSIC ROAD SHOW) which includes guest JIM HERMEL (& RUNAWAY DIXIE).
One of Adelaide's favourite sons, JIM HERMEL, adds a touch of bluegrass banjo, classic gospel in teh Runaway Dixie Trio.
Jim also presents his own set of country rock and 50's favourites into the entertainment mix.