The Hoedown Band - Country & Western Band | Port Macquarie, New South Wales(5 Reviews)
Based In: Port Macquarie, New South Wales
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The Hoedown Band plays a range of classic country rock, country and new country songs. We have many years experience in providing music for a wide range of corporate and private functions. The song set covers classic songs like Jambalaya (Hank Williams) and Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash), through the country rock of bands like the Eagles to new country from the Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood and many more. We specialise in up-beat country music that appeals to a wider audience, with many sing-a-long favourites in our set list.
Our singer Dawn also has a repertoire of line ... and barn dances which are ideal for audiences who've never had the opportunity to take part in this highly enjoyable form of social dance. Dawn's bubbly personality and her technique of demonstrating the dances from the dance floor means that everyone wants to get involved in the fun.
We can supply a four piece band including a female vocalist / caller, guitarist / vocalist, bass guitar and drums. The band is fully self-contained, by this we mean that we provide all the equipment that we need to perform. All you need to provide is a space for us to play and at least two safe power sockets. We are fully insured and the equipment has regular safety checks.
We can customise the format and duration of the performance to suit your event but we tend to be asked for two 45 to 90 minute sets. We mix and match the concert material with the hoedown and line dancing to give a balanced programme of entertainment for you and your guests. We can also play appropriate recorded music through the PA system during any breaks either from our library of country tracks or from an iPOD supplied by you.
"Thank you so much, the club will be talking about that day for ages, we made people happy and created a great time. It’s awesome!" - Mel Tour de Cure, Wauchope Country Club
Jamabalaya (Hank Williams)
Jackson (Johnny Cash / June Carter)
Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Country Roads (John Denver)
Rhinestone Cowboy (Glen Campbell)
Walking After Midnight (Patsy Cline)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Nine to Five (Dolly Parton)
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Ghost Riders in the Sky (Johnny Cash)
Wide Open Spaces (Dixie Chicks)
There's your Trouble (Dixie Chicks)
Long Time Gone (Dixie Chicks)
Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood)
Folsom Prison (Johnny Cash)
My Oh My (The Wreckers)
Angel from Montgomery (Bonny Rait)
I wish it would Rain (Nanc ... i Griffith)
Somebody Like You (Keith Urban)
Take it Easy (Eagles)
Honky Tonk Women (Gram Parsons)
Me & Bobby McGee (Kris Kristopherson)
Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Achy Breaky Heart (Billy Ray Cyrus)
The Gambler (Kenny Rogers)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band)
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off (Joe Nichols)
Pappa loved mamma (Alan Jackson)
.....plus many more
We can also do a selection of Rock, Pop, Celtic and folk songs in addition to our country music set. Ask for details.
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We can also play American and Celtic tunes for Hoedown, Barn Dance, Square Dance, Bush Dance and Irish Ceili as well as Country Line-dance.
The Hoedown Band is one of the busiest Country/ Hoedown / Barn and Line Dance bands in the world. Based on the mid north coast of NSW, we regularly perform at Weddings, Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Conferences, Product Launches, University Balls and Charity events as well as Festivals and Public Dances. As well as playing all over Australia and the UK, we have toured Spain's Costa Blanca and even performed at the Fairbridge Festival in Western Australia. Corporate clients have included Molly Maid, Birdseye, Vet's Now, Herbalife, Sega and various military bases.
We are one of the few ... bands around that can supply a full country hoedown and line dance experience. We play a range of classic country rock, country and new country songs and instrumentals as well as playing hoedown / barn dance and country style line dances. We have many years experience in providing music for a wide range of corporate and private functions and will help ensure that your client's special event runs smoothly and that everyone has a good time. You can read some comments from satisfied customers on our website as well as hear sound clips and see photographs of the band in action.
The song set covers a wide range of material from classics like Jambalaya and Folsom Prison Blues, through the country rock from bands like the Eagles to new country from the likes of the Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood.
If dancing is more your cup of coffee, then we do a mix of traditional Hoedown material, common American dances and line dance as requested. We cover all the main bases of square and traditional American Dances such as the Virginia Reel and can add in line dances and mix in country songs suitable for free form dancing.
We find that our approach to calling, and the mix of dances is ideal for audiences who may be not be familiar with hoedown or line dancing, or indeed any kind of dancing at all. We have been successfully playing at American theme'd events, country music clubs and to American ex-pats for a number of years and have often had return bookings so I guess we must be doing something right.
Dawn Webb (vocals / dance caller)
Originally hailing from the UK, our vivacious lead vocalist can really bring out the 'heart & soul' of the music. As well as being a vocalist in several bands, Dawn has travelled extensively throughout the UK with musical theatre shows, performed in Old Time Music Hall, street theatre, pantomime, fringe theatre plays and has run her own theatre company both writing and directing shows.
Brian Heywood (electric guitar/vocals)
Brian cut his musical teeth playing with the top Sydney band Bluetongue. Since arriving in England he has played in a number of rock and folk/rock outfits such as The Cluster of Nuts Band as well as in more mainstream rock and blues bands. Brian has appeared at many music festivals around the UK as well as releasing a number of recordings.
Reviews (5 Reviews)
The band has been working for over 10 years in both the UK and Australia and has appeared at many festivals, private and corporate events.
We've even appeared on the UK's hit TV show - The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE)!
The only way is Essex (series 25, episode 5)
Earl Spencer (Althorpe House)
Duke of Bedford (Woburn Abbey)
Snowdrop Trust / Blues on the Farm
Haven Holiday Camps Owners Club
Dunstable Live Country Music Festival
Beaver Lodge - Mountain Cabin & Dance Saloon
Cosworth Park Hotel (Ascot)
Lloyds Bank (Maximillion)
Waitrose Ltd - Forest Prep School
Grand Bursting Hotel (Folkstone)
Nationwide Building Society
Nightinggale Cancer Support
Enfield Young Farmers
Old Gaffers' Festival (Isle of Wight)
Graze.com - Herbalife UK
John ... athon Seaward Organisation
Kettering Beer Festival
Gray-Dawes Travel & Expense Management
NHS Services Management
Sara's Hope Foundation
Europe Arab Bank plc
Carbon Trust - Birdseye - Vet's Now
Herbalife - Sega Games - Molly Maid
SJ Events - Epson Racecourse
Elephant & Nun Festival
Salisbury Live Festival
Cheltenham Gold Cup Festival
plus various military bases...
Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Casinos Christening Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Corporate Event Dinner Party Jewish Wedding Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Trade Show / Exhibitions
Insured for Public Liability
Members of MEAA, MU & Equity
All equipment tested for electrical safety
The sound of Anglo-Australian country artists - Dawn Moore and Brian Heywood - combines the storytelling of traditional country and the power of edgy roots rock instrumentation - a sound that is a tight amalgam of raunchy guitar driven roots music and rich vocal harmonies that bridges the gap between country and rock. The duo's songwriting and performances also bring a fresh approach to the 'Country Scene' which appeals to a wider audience. The album features the members of their regular backing band (Hoedown Band) along with guest players from the UK and Australia.$20 (+$5 P&P)
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