Live Music ( Country )
Merle Haggard & Dwight Yoakam
Rock & Roll
Bill Gray’s Music Bio.
After Bill’s first performance with the Geelong Bellarine Country Music Club, Vic, in February 2012 Bill has hit the Country Music scene with a Bang.
In 2013 Bill achieved over 250 live performance alone, released a futher 2 Cds, and is currently working on a music Video. In 2016 Bill finished recording his 5th Album, and his first all origonal album, containing 16 new tracks.
With shows now spreading from Victoria, NSW, South Australia and Queensland, Bill has in place future bookings at many of the Popular festivals, not to mention doing his own shows, along with Dwight Yoakam and Merle Haggard Tribute Shows.
With great results from talent quests across Vic, S.A and NSW, and with his
fast growing line of merchandise, Bill is serious about his music and the direction he is taking.
Bill spent January 2014 in Tamworth NSW attending the Academy of Country Music after winning a scholarship through Country Music South Australia.
Bill Has Preformed at the following locations.
2015 Festivals and Shows, Appearances.
Tamworth CMF, 16-25 Jan
Ballarat CMAV Club, Feb 15
Bonnie Doon Music Festival, Feb 20-22
2014 Festivals and Shows
Academy of Country Music Tamworth
Tamworth Country Music Festival
Geelong City Council ( Jan )
Horsham Country Music Festival
Geelong City Council ( Feb )
Swan Reach Country Music Festival
CMAV Guest Artist
Gawler South Australia
Port Pirie South Australia
Moonta South Australia
Lismore Hotel Vic
Geelong City Council ( March )
Tweed heads qld
bribe island qld
mt warren qld
Horsham RSl Vic,
Echuca Country Music Festival Vic,
Tombestone, Teesdale Vic,
Mildura Country Music Festival 25 Sep - 4 Oct 2014
Bedgerebong Country Music Campout 7-14 Oct 2014
Temora Ex-Services Club NSW 18th Oct 2014
Wagga Wagga Commercial Club 19th Oct 2104
Colac Vic, Nov 2014
Coleraine Vic, Dec 2014
Mildura Vic Dec 2014
Ballarat Vic Dec 2014
2013 Music Festivals
Barham Country Music Festival
Swan Reach S.A
Port Pirie S.A
St Arnaud Vic
Guest Spots at Clubs in 2013
Competitions and Placing 2013
Forbes Country Music Club Senior Australiana 2nd Place
Forbes Country Music Club Senior Gospel 2nd Place
Forbes Country Music Club Senior Duo / Group 3rd Place
Forbes Country Music Club Senior Male 2nd Place
Gawler Country Music Club Music Corner Shield Award ( Winner )
Gawler Country Music Club Clive Fossleitner Award ( Winner )
Toolybuc Sporting Club Silver Guitar Award ( Winner )
Gawler Country Music Club Open Age Category 3rd Place
Gawler Country Music Club Senior Encouragement Award ( Winner )
Gawler Country Music Club Male Vocal 18 years and over 3rd Place
Gawler Country Music Club Music Corner Ultimate Shield Award ( Winner )
Port Pirie Vocal Male 18 years and over, ( Over all Winner )
Swan Reach Male 18 and Over Vocal ( 3rd Place )
South Australian Champion of Champions: Rocky Page Memorial scholarship to the 2014 Senior Academy of Country Music in Tamworth.
South Australian Champions of Champions ( 2nd Place Overall )
The Long Road: Released 2012
Lonesome Fugitive: Released 2013
A Tribute to the song of Merle Haggard 2014
A Tribute to the Songs of Dwight Yoakam 2014
Bill is currently working on his 1st all original Album due to be released late 2014
Bill is available for Tribute Shows,
Merle Haggard Tribute Show.
Country music star Merle Haggard was born in Bakersfield, California, on April 6, 1937. Originally a troubled youngster who served time in San Quentin prison, Haggard grew to become a country music legend. With 38 No. 1 hits and 250 original songs, Haggard remains one of the best-known and most covered artists in country music.
Dwight Yoakam Tribute Show
One of country music’s true originals, Dwight Yoakam’s rise to prominence is a study in hard work and perseverance. Shunned by Nashville, he brought his innovative brand of country music to Hollywood, which accepted him with open arms. After developing a large and devoted fan base known as cow-punks, the major labels took notice, he was signed, and No. 1 albums followed, one after another. After Yoakam’s music career blossomed, he branched out into acting on both the stage and screen to rave reviews. With over 25 million albums sold and a respectable feature film acting career to his name, Dwight Yoakam is truly one of country’s great modern Renaissance men.
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