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Amber Lawrence & Travis Collins

11/08/2017 (Doors open at 7.30pm - Show 8:00pm)

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Organisation:
Forbes Services Memorial Club
Venue:
Forbes Services Memorial Club
Address:
41-43 Templar Street, Forbes, NSW 2871
Contact person:
Forbes Customer Service
Phone:
02 6852 1488
Email:
reception@forbesservices.com
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Golden Guitar winners Amber Lawrence and Travis Collins are hitting the touring trail with their first collaborative EP Our Backyard.

Brimming with great new songs that tell quintessentially Australian stories, Our Backyard is the first dedicated collaboration for these amazing entertainers. From the title track to ‘Millionaire’ and ‘Drink’, the music and lyrics reflect the true Australian experience across life, love and friendship.

With both coming off solo album releases, Amber and Travis decided that now was the best time to combine their talents and dedicate their efforts to creating a genuinely enjoyable album. “At the moment our careers are both going well and having some down time in between our next solo albums we thought it was time to have a little fun and throw caution to the wind”, says Amber.

Friends since 2004 when they bonded over being the only Sydneysiders at the College of Country Music (now Academy of Country Music), Amber and Travis wanted to create music that was more than simple duets but a true collaboration containing the essence of both artists; two distinct voices coming together. Our Backyard is the incredible result with honest, authentic lyrics and catchy, at times haunting music.

Known as a relentlessly hardworking performer, Amber has been on the road promoting her 5th studio album Happy Ever After released in September 2016. Her three singles ‘Happy Ever After’, ‘Cheers to the Girls’ and ‘The Lucky One’ were snapped up by country radio hitting the top chart radio and video playlists. The 2015 & 2016 CMC Oz Female Artist of the year and 2015 Golden Guitar Female Artist of the Year continues creating authentic and progressive country music engaging her fans like no other.

Travis Collins, a mainstay in the Australian music landscape, has cemented his footprint as one of Australia’s best-loved country music artists. Earlier this year he took home not only his first Golden Guitar but a total of three: Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year (Just Another Girl) and APRA AMCOS Song of the Year (Call Me Crazy). Two months later, Travis was also awarded three CMC Awards: Australian Video of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and CMC Oz Artist of the Year. As well-known for his masterful guitar playing and powerhouse vocals as he is for his depth of song-writing and high energy live performances, Travis continues to go from strength to strength with his most recent album Hard Light producing three #1 songs and charting in the ARIA top 20 all-genre charts.

Our Backyard combines the talents and experiences of two great artists to create an Australian narrative familiar to us all. With Amber’s unabashed sentimental vocals and Travis’ true country rock sound Our Backyard captures a sentiment surrounding our relationships and our culture that is guaranteed to resonate with audiences.
www.amberlawrence.com.au & www.traviscollins.com.au

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