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Lee Conway

An Australian country singer.Brought up in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia.

Born in Poland, Lee started playing guitar in his early teens.

He joined local Melbourne band 'Bobby Cookson and The Premiers. Around the mid sixties thsi came to an end when Lee entered into the trucking business which was very successful.

He would later went on to the management side of music.

Lee was the manager of 'The Laurie Allen Revue' in the sixties giving the band major success especially in Adelaide, at the then popular 'Twenty Plus Club'. 

In 1968 he was dared to get up and sing at the 20+ Clubs and from then on he has never looked back.

His debut record was with the Adelaide record company 'Sweet Peach' after deciding to sell his trucking business releasing 'Fine White Stallion'.

In 1970 Lee supported Jerry Lee Lewis in Australia becoming friends and would later stay at the Lewis home in the U.S.A. in the years to follow.

He toured most cities in England with Slim Whitman and later spent time in the United States appearing on many television shows.

Lee was awarded most promising singer at The London Palladium.

Returning to Australia Lee was honoured by 'The Federation of Broadcasters of Australia' for best album.

Lee ha shared the bill with top line acts such as Rick Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Hank Snow, Loretta Lynn etc.

He and Slim Dusty were the fist two country acts to perform before the Queen and Prince Phillip.

Lee is one person that can say he did the best he could and it all worked and never thought he of failure.

Lee currently live on the Gold Coast in Queensland Austarlia.

 

There was a new sound on the airwaves in the early 1970′s when a song called “Wanted Man” roared up the Australian Music Charts.

This was the opening salvo of an extraordinary career and the introduction to a singer/songwriter who would become the vanguard of the “New Country” crossover scene in Australia.

Lee’s ability to craft songs was recognized by the Australian Federation of Broadcasters when his original album ” Stories We Could Tell” won “Best Album, Single and song.”

The boy from the back streets of Fitzroy was developing quite a reputation with his distinctive voice and professionalism.

Touring nationally and internationally become a way of life.

Jerry Lee Lewis regarded Lee as his own personal discovery, recorded him and even took Lee to Gracelands to meet Elvis…unfortunately Elvis had left the building! It wasn’t long before Lee headlined the prestigious “international Festival of Country Music” at Wembly together with Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lyn, Bobby Bare and Rick Nelson.  The charismatic style and distinctive voice was applauded by  British audiences and Lee was presented with the “Most Promising Performer of Great Britain” Award at the London Palladium.

Lee’s single “All I Want to Do in Life” went #3 on the US and Canadian music charts with the top places filled by the Johnny Cash classic “Ghost Riders in the Sky” and “California” by Glenn Campbell – No mean feat for a boy from Downunder!

Fame and success carry a high price, management and personal problems threatened to topple his career, so after representing Australia during the ANZAC Festival in Japan Lee returned home to record the best selling ” Big Iron” album. Headlining major country music festivals, touring nationally and working on his 42′ boat gave Lee more time to write, relax and record “Cowboys & Engines” but the lovingly crafted album was never released after a major management blunder  and problems saw thousands of copies warped and ruined!

It wasn’t too long before Lee Conway was back in the limelight again. Hosting the nationally and Internationally popular “Conway Country”  television show.
Lee Conway has enjoyed many memorable moments in his long career and being selected to perform at the Royal  Command Gala before H.M. Queen Elizabeth was a definite highlight.

Lee’s prolific songwriting ability is not confined to country music, for many years Lee has written and produced many Award winning television and radio jingles. Teaming up with funny man Col Elliott to write and record the comedy song “Gone Fishin” became one of the most popular clips to be shown on CMTV.

He has been regarded as one of Australia’s most loved and respected country music artists  and carved a special place in the hearts of all music fans.

Since resigning as a Queensland Ambulance Officer and becoming a full time professional entertainer, Graham has made a huge impression on the industry. His name has become synonymous throughout the land with quality Australian Ballads. He performs across the country bringing his show to outback towns in the style of the travelling Slim Family show. Graham is a passionate Australian who enjoys entertaining. Being able to write and sing Aussie Bush Ballads and to share his great love of our nation with others gives him a great deal of pleasure. Keeping Australia and Australians as his major theme for his ballads ensures that Graham will always uphold the traditions cemented by the late Slim Dusty. Slim was one of the many within the industry who acknowledged Graham’s exceptional writing skills and was pleased on several occasions to record his material. One ballad so impressed and expressed Slim's feelings that the family had Dick Smith recite it as a poem at Slim's funeral. The number of awards that Graham has won, particularly at Tamworth is a tribute to his talents. On several occasions he has taken out the People’s Choice Award for Male Vocalist of the Year which reflects on the quality of his voice, however his talents do not stop there. Graham has won fifty-seven Major Awards across Australia. You only have to sit back and listen to some of his CDs and you will fully appreciate the depth of that talent. Born and raised in the rural town of Gympie . It is often asked which has the greatest influence on Graham’s works – his passion or his talent. Whatever the answer to that question, Graham's songs will transport you into the theatre of your mind. When composing a ballad he does not just tell a story, Graham paints a very vivid picture. You will not be disappointed with any of his CDs. Album No. 11 "STRONGER FOR IT ALL" - NEW CD 2012 OUT AUGUST 3 Finals nominations Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards 2011 Finalist in the Golden Guitars 2010 (Bush Ballad) 3 Finals nominations "Gidgee Coal" Awards 2010 Finalist in the "Songmaker Award" 2010 3 Finals nominations in the TSA Songwriters Salute Awards 2010 Four finals nominations in the TSA National Songwriting Award of Australia 2010 Finalist "Heritage Track of the Year" Southern Stars Ind. CM Awards 2009 4 Finalists nominations People's Choice Awards 2009 1 Finalists nomination TIARA Awards 2009 4 Finalists nominations TSA Awards 2009 Finals nomination in The Golden Guitar Awards 2009 - Bush Ballad 2 Finalist nomination Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballads Awards 2009
Laura Downing
Evelyn Bury is joining us for 2013 and what a talented artist this lady is. Over the past 30 years Evelyn Bury has accumulated many awards for performance, recording and song writing, including the coveted Golden Guitar in 1988. She was included in the top twenty international female hit makers of the decade in the 1990's alongside such names as Dolly Parton and the Judds. A selection Records contract has seen her release twelve solo albums and over twenty compilations, many of which have been her own compositions. Songs such as 'It's Midnight' and Come Follow Me' taking out Contemporary and Gospel sections in the TSA awards. Many of her songs have been recorded by artists such as Reg Poole, Paul McCloud, Barry Thornton and many others. She was inducted into the 'Hands of Fame' in Tamworth in 1991, with similar accolades in South Australia and Queensland. Evelyn is still touring and performing at many festivals around Australia and remains highly esteemed in the Country Music Industry.

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John | Reply 03.04.2016 10.48

Please keep this up to date. Who is performing in April????

Maggie 04.04.2016 21.08

Sorry John I do try to keep up with everything that I do.

Joyce Hughes | Reply 17.01.2016 19.02

Great Page Maggi.

pat thompson | Reply 24.12.2015 20.30

graham is a wonder and his songs are proof of a great arist

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