The Gunbarrel Highwaymen Owen Blundell, Terry Gordon and
Reg Poole, are ready to take Mosgiel by storm. Photo
Bringing Australian band Gunbarrel Highwaymen to Mosgiel
has a special meaning for local promoter Bruce Kempton.
The members of the country music band have individually
played at concerts in Mosgiel before, but their concert on
Tuesday next week at Hotel-Motel Taieri will be the first
time they have all played together in the town.
Mr Kempton said he and wife Glenda's promotions company BGS
Promotions was started by his daughter Stephanie, a country
music performer who died in an accident in 2005.
He and his wife decided to continue the business, and were
proud to be bringing to Mosgiel some of the singers their
daughter had worked with. He said it had been difficult to
get the members of Gunbarrel Highwaymen together for a show,
as they were all individually busy as artists of some renown
in their own right. This was the first time in eight years he
had managed to get them together for a tour.
The band is made up of members Owen Blundell, a five-time
male vocalist finalist in the Australian Country Music
Awards' album of the year; Terry Gordon, who has released 16
albums and played with the likes of Slim Dusty, Tex Morton
and Willie Nelson; and Reg Poole, who has won five Golden
Guitars at the Country Music Awards of Australia and a host
of other nominations.
He won the Golden Guitar for best new talent in 1974 and
continued winning through the next decade.
That band has played together for more than 20 years.
Mr Kempton said he hoped to see the venue packed to capacity
for a great night of entertainment.