Redlands Modern Country Music Club
Redlands Modern Country Music Club
Redlands Modern Country Music Club
The Redlands Bluegrass Boys was formed in 1998 by a group of enthusiastic acoustic musicians based at the Redlands Modern Country Music Club. BlueGrassBoysThumbnail

The group includes Redlands musicians Allen McMonagle (vocals, guitar, fiddle), Neil Wills (mandolin, guitar and vocals), Fred Hudson (banjo and vocals), Bill Turner (guitar and vocals) and Tom Stekinga (double bass and vocals). Together they perform a range of traditional bluegrass songs and instrumentals and demonstrate the tight vocal harmonies and acoustic instrumentals solos epitomised by this style of music.redlands-bluegrass-boys

Bluegrass music as a style began in the 1940s in Kentucky, USA. It was initially developed by the late Bill Monroe and became popular through its unique use of blended harmonies with and hard-driving acoustic instrumentals. It became popular through radio programs such as the Grand Ole Opry and was later to influence many of the 1960s emerging popand rock artists such as Chuck Berry, the Everley Brothers and even the Beatles. A very popular early bluegrass track was the Ballad of Jed Clampett, recorded by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs as the theme song for the Beverly Hillbillys television show in the 1960s.

Redlands Bluegrass Boys have been an integral part in the organising and running of the annual Redlands Bluegrass Convention at Kindilan Convention Centre each July.

The band specialises in great vocal harmonies and they play a wide range of bluegrass influenced music and between them have been involved in many different forms of music including country, country rock and Australian bush bands.

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Guest Artist - 7th April

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The next club social for Redlands Modern Country Music Club will be held on Saturday7th April 2018 starting at 5pm. At this event the club will welcome 2018 golden guitarwinner and entertainer Brad Butcher.He spent his childhood days fishing the Pioneer River, his sporting years playing RugbyLeague in Mackay, working in coal mines as a crane operator and rigger, and now hetours the world as a musician, Brad Butcher’s stories commentate on reality, mentalhealth, growing up in Central Queensland and the everyman daily grind. To top it off hehas won a Golden Guitar for Best New Talent at the Tamworth Country Music Awardsthis year.Brad’s song writing has been nominated for a stack of awards in the past 5 years, with 3Queensland Music Awards in 2012, 13 & 16. He has toured Australia and the UnitedStates of America multiple times even performing at the iconic Bluebird Cafe inNashville and at New York City’s The Bitter End in Greenwich Village in 2016. Bradhas graced the stage and supported some of the finest artists to rise from Australian soil,such as: Troy Cassar-Daley, Diesel and Shane Nicholson.The venue for the social is Redlands Modern Country Music Clubhouse, PinklandsSports Reserve, 226 Cleveland Redland Bay Road, Thornlands. It is a semi-outdoorvenue but we do suggest you bring a chair and insect repellent.As well as Brad Butcher appearing, members of the Redlands Modern Country MusicClub will be on stage throughout the evening offering a variety of country musicentertainment. Many of club members are very experienced entertainers and you areguaranteed a lively night of music. The venue has a very relaxed atmosphere wherevisiting artists are invited to perform and members of the public are most welcome toattend.Admission is $4 for members and $5 for visitors. A barbeque meal will be available andour licensed bar will be operating. Free tea and coffee is available throughout the nightand a free country style supper will be served at 8:30pm.If you would like more information on this event, please visit our website or call Kevin on 0417 532 807.

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Redlands Modern Country Music Club is located at Pinklands Reserve on Cleveland - Redland Bay Road, Thornlands

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