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Kimberley Frontier

Official video clip of Graeme Connors performing ‘Kimberley Frontier’ from his new album ‘from the backcountry’.

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1 month ago

Graeme Connors

𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗲𝗺𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗻𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰

** LAST CHANCE** 2 rooms left – Very limited availability on the Indian pacific this year!

Experience a Taste of Perth, Then Journey aboard the Iconic Indian Pacific between Perth & Sydney, Finishing off with a memorable night on Sydney Harbour.

This 9 Day Small Group tour is on sale now from $5999* per person

Departing 29 June 2022

Price Includes:
✔️ Airfares from Mackay, Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne
✔️ 20 Meals
✔️ 4 Nights 4.5 Accommodation in Perth
✔️ Swan Valley Wine & Food Tour
✔️ Fremantle Markets
✔️ Fremantle Prison tour
✔️ Perth Dinner Cruise
✔️ Progressive Dinner
✔️ Gold Service Cabins & Inclusions on the Indian Pacific
✔️ 1 Night 4.5 Star Hotel in Sydney
✔️ Sydney Harbour Cruise
✔️ Private Performances by Graeme Connors

PLUS SO MUCH MORE

Don’t miss out contact our Aussie Specialist Team now on
1300 552 032 or info@chriswatsontravel.com.au

Terms & Conditions apply, price is based on twin share gold service cabin.
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𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗲𝗺𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗻𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰
 
** LAST CHANCE** 2 rooms left – Very limited availability on the Indian pacific this year! 
 
Experience a Taste of Perth, Then Journey aboard the Iconic Indian Pacific between Perth & Sydney, Finishing off with a memorable night on Sydney Harbour.
 
This 9 Day Small Group tour is on sale now from $5999* per person
 
Departing 29 June 2022
 
Price Includes:
✔️ Airfares from Mackay, Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne
✔️ 20 Meals
✔️ 4 Nights 4.5 Accommodation in Perth
✔️ Swan Valley Wine & Food Tour
✔️ Fremantle Markets
✔️ Fremantle Prison tour
✔️ Perth Dinner Cruise
✔️ Progressive Dinner
✔️ Gold Service Cabins & Inclusions on the Indian Pacific
✔️ 1 Night 4.5 Star Hotel in Sydney
✔️ Sydney Harbour Cruise
✔️ Private Performances by Graeme Connors
 
PLUS SO MUCH MORE
 
Don’t miss out contact our Aussie Specialist Team now on
1300 552 032 or info@chriswatsontravel.com.au
 
Terms & Conditions apply, price is based on twin share gold service cabin.

Comment on Facebook 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 ...

It would be a wonderful trip, hope you all enjoy it. Unfortuneately I just can't at this time.

I would love to do this train trip - does it include a trip to Rottnest island?

Absolutely amazing

I only just saw this or we would have booked and been ready to go😲

It would be amazing to see such beautiful country side

This sounds so good. have a great time.

Thank you for sharing this! Have a great time!

Sue Wilkie Dad would love this! Maybe next time.

I wish!❤🐾

Awesome‼️

Graeme is one of our most understated great song writers of this country

Coral Blackwell Jones Michael Jones

Colleen Joy

It's an incredible experience.. Please do it..

I wish!

Lyn!!!

Jock Delaney you should do this?

Sounds great, dad not really keen😏

Last space on the Indian pacific until next year

Raelene Phillips Laurie Phillips

Paul Matthews

I’d love that

Omg I would love to do this ❤️

Donna Hayward

Ingrid Krabbe

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2 months ago

Graeme Connors

Rockhampton we are coming for you!!!…what a line up we have 🎸 ... See MoreSee Less

Rockhampton we are coming for you!!!…what a line up we have 🎸

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Thanks so much Graeme, Rocky loved your concert last night 💞💞 we would have been more than happy If you were still singing at 5am this morning 🤣

Awesome concert, relaxed venue and enjoyed mixture of songs. Played a few of my all time favs. Thanks

Thanks for the concert in Bundy last night GC… so glad your back, it was fantastic as usual! Great to Lynn too. Have a great gig tonight! Lucky Rocky- you’re in for a great! 🎵

Hope you come to Brisbane. I was watching your video on YouTube last night. The black and white video of A little further North each year. It was incredible.

Oh wow. Travelling through outback Qld and now at Karumba for 3 nights before heading east. Doubt I’ll get to a concert unfortunately

Saw you in Mackay. It was a fantastic show 😊

When in rocky and where haven't seen an add

Thank you for signing the 50 yrs Tamworth sign for Les last night in Rockhampton.the signature sign will be proudly on the display in his shed.thank you for a wonderful evening.

It was an awesome concert last night in Bundaberg

Great concert last night in Bundy, Graeme Connors.

A fantastic show @ Brothers in Bundaberg. Thank you Graeme and band.

Loved the concert on Bundy last night. Well worth the 2 hr drive.

So sorry I couldn't be there last night. 🙁 <3

Awesome show in Bundy last night, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Loved the concert in Bundaberg can't wait for the next one

Looking forward to it 🎸

Has the keyboarder started his cymbals between his legs and the iron pot on his head yet. Great show Graeme Connors and thanks for making a man’s day on your birthday mate. 👍

Thank you for a great concert in Bundaberg.

I hope you have plans to visit Sydney sometime 🤞🤞

Are there any more concerts coming up ?

Looking forward to tonight

Can’t wait !!!!!

Beautiful show for Rockhamton.Enjoy and give a ewarding show .love Janice Connors.

Wow lucky Rockhampton 🎶🎶💕

Are you planning a trip to Cairns any time soon? I know Tsvlle got a visit recently...jus sayin’ lol.

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2 months ago

Graeme Connors

‘On The Road Again’ or are we taking ‘The Road Less Travelled’ regardless, we are on our way…’South’

Capella (Fantastic show!) - Bundaberg (We are on our way!) with a quick stop in Emerald!
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‘On The Road Again’ or are we taking ‘The Road Less Travelled’ regardless, we are on our way…’South’ 

Capella (Fantastic show!) - Bundaberg (We are on our way!) with a quick stop in Emerald!Image attachment

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Would love to see you in Toowoomba 😍

Thoroughly enjoyed your show in Townsville last Saturday night. The band as usual amazing so much energy. Plus no intermission how do you do it. Keep on rocking out that country music 🎵 the best

Thanks for the tunes, stories and memories last night in Capella. Glad you stopped in at Emerald. We live in a lovely little town. Maybe you can entertain us in town here one day.

Hope u get to bunbury soon, we lost my nanna 5 years ago she was a big fan, she put your music in me, so I really wanna Dee you perform in her honour

Congratulations on a great show in Mackay.....fabulous to enjoy live shows again🤗

I hope you all have a ball. Enjoy the ride xx

Ah Bundaberg my old stomping grounds Enjoy Always remember the Moncrieff Theatre in Bundaberg where you have performed many times but am I right it’s Brothers this time around

Safe Travels you guys will be in Bundy tomorrow to see you

Graham, are you doing any tours in NSW, I know you’ve just been to Tamworth, would love to see you again.

So glad you guys are able to get back to what you do best . Entertain.

So very happy for you, my bucket list is to see you live

Travel safe 👍

This is great Graeme! We hope to see you somewhere on the road soon 🙂

That's fantastic, it must feel great to be back out there performing 🙂

What about further south again to Wollongong 😜😜

We try to get to as many of your shows as we can, the most recent for us was in Tamworth we look forward to many more throughout the years. Cheers John & Donna

Looking forward to Bundaberg concert

Have a rewarding trip away and I know your talent will make beautiful waves of sound. Love and hugs Graeme from Janice Connors Aldershot via Maryborough.

Great to be back do what you all do best

Newcastle is waiting patiently

Awesome Rocky Concert. Great crowd and blend of songs. Played some of my all time favourites, The Road Less Travelled and Beach House in the Blue Mountains. Thanks

Looking forward to sat night in Rockhampton

Enjoyed your concert in Townsville.

My nephew and his kids are looking forward to seeing you. Their favourite of yours is the Ringer and the Princess. Anyway have a great time mate. JG

Thanks for a fabulous night of entertainment in Capella. Enjoy the journey.

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2 months ago

Graeme Connors

Hi guys,

Couple of fake pages out there at present.

Please report them if you receive a message or they try to contact you…some people have far too much time to waste!
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Hi guys,

Couple of fake pages out there at present. 

Please report them if you receive a message or they try to contact you…some people have far too much time to waste!Image attachment

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Yes, unfortunately I got one but knew it was someone with far too much time in their hands 🤣🤣🤣

I got a message too he was at your concert haha ..profile from overseas but knew it wasn’t from you ..

Doh does that mean I your actually not sending me your best guitar

Reported!!

Yep got one also, but figured it wasn't from you

Dorothy and I had one the other day

He asked me to send him a message...smelled a rat immediately...contacted a friend who knows Graeme...confirmed it's fake...

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2 months ago

Graeme Connors

My favourite people
My favourite venue
My home town ♥️
What a night…Thank you all that came 🙌
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Thanks for a fabulously awesome concert Graeme. All the guys in the band were great too as was your beautiful guest performer. Hope you enjoyed your birthday cake.

Happy Birthday!🎂🎉🎈Was a great concert

Happy Birthday 🎂🎁🎊 And thanks for a great night, we truly enjoyed it. Ian & Rhonda

WHAT a great night!!? You've still got it, Lad! And the band members are so multitalented too !! Fabulous!!

What a great way to spend a Friday night, thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment.

Fabulous night!

Great night, glad you shared your birthday with us.

Happy birthday Graeme. I hope you had a great day..

It was AMAZING! Thank you so much! What an absolute privilege to be in the audience of such outstanding, talented performer! Loved your stories behind each song. Thanks for making your concert so personal. It was truly like you we're singing to 400 of your very best friends! 😅 xxx

Great show as always. A great way to spend your birthday entertaining your local town

Happy birthday to you our friend hope you’re night went great 👍

Thank you for sharing your special day with us...loved every minute of it 💕 Joanne Olive Bim Law

Great night Graeme.The whole band was Awesome.

Great show, oh what a night. Happy Birthday mate. 💙💙👏👏

Fantastic night 🎂🎶💞

Thank you for Great night Graeme 👏👏🎸

Such a great night👏Thank you

Fantastic show ... such a great story-teller.

Great night and a very happy birthday 🥳

Thank you so much Graeme like always a wonderful concert...Happy Birthday 💕

Happy Birthday Graeme. And please come back to Brisbane

Happy birthday Graeme Connors, hope you've had a fantastic week

Great night Graeme, all the best for all your future concerts

Loved the story telling and amazing guitar playing to! Mackay is so proud of you Graeme. Great show

Happy Birthday 🎁🎉🎂 Graeme counting down to seeing you in Capella next Wednesday night. Your concerts are always fabulous been to many ❤💚💜

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BIO

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After more than 40 years in the Australian music industry, 19 albums, walls and mantelpieces full of awards, you’d be forgiven for asking Country Music singer/songwriter Graeme Connors, “Why? Why continue with song writing?”.

Albeit blunt, that question is met with laughter and humility… “I know it sounds ridiculous, but the truth is, I’m still searching for the perfect song.”

The perfect song, by Connors’ definition, has the perfect combination of lyric and melody. It’s a song that has amazing impact. It connects with people- it has a unifying power for a whole crowd.

Many would argue that his ‘perfect song’ hit the airways 30 years ago in 1988 with the release of ‘A Little Further North Each Year’ from his breakthrough album North. North was a huge success and went on to sell over 140,000 units in Australia. A success that came 12 years after the release of his debut album.

In 1974, at the age of 18, Connors opened for American singer/songwriter, Kris Kristofferson during his Australian tour. Kris was so impressed with young Connors, that he took him into the recording studio to produce his 1976 debut album And When Morning Comes.

As a songwriter, Graeme Connors has written an extensive and impressive catalogue of songs for other artists including John Denver, Jon English and Slim Dusty. He became a favoured songwriter of the late Slim Dusty, who recorded 12 of his songs including the 1989 Song of the Year, ‘We’ve Done Us Proud’, winning Connors the first of 14 Golden Guitars. Connors enjoyed a long musical friendship with the Country Music great. When he passed away in 2003 Connors was invited by his Slims wife Joy to sing ‘Amazing Grace’ at his state funeral.

Unlike many modern-day songwriters, Connors has that rare ability to simplify complex ideas, reflect on serious issues with a wry smile, and combine philosophy and humour in a way that regularly produces an approving ‘yep, that’s me’ nod from the listener. The ‘yep, that’s me’ effect is part gift, part the result of a lifetime honing his craft as a wordsmith (64 years and counting) and the rest, a genuine understanding of his subject matter.

In celebration of his 60th birthday in 2016, Connors released his career retrospective album, 60 Summers: Ultimate Collection. 60 Summers is a mixture of songs from the very beginning of his career through landmark albums such as The Return, The Road Less Travelled, This Is Life, The Moment and Still Walking. The album debuted at #1 on the ARIA Country Album Chart and the lead single, also titled ‘60 Summers’, spent three weeks at #1 on The Music Network Official Country Airplay chart.

Following the success of 60 Summers, Connors was inducted into the prestigious Roll of Renown (Australia’s Country Music Hall of Fame) in 2017 for his contribution to Australian Country Music. His name immortalised in stone in Tamworth, the home of Australian Country Music.

Successes aside, Connors believes in the saying, “you’re only as good as your last show”. And it’s that mentality that has kept him driven and relevant in an everchanging and competitive industry. He treats each new album in isolation – a new opportunity to better himself in both song writing and producing.

Graeme’s most recent album, from the backcountry, produced with multi award-winning Producer Matt Fell was released in 2018 and combines Graeme’s signature Country sound with elements of rock, blues and roots.
And, in that typical unassuming Connors way, he smiles and hints that ‘the perfect song’ could very well be ‘from the backcountry’.

BACKGROUND

Albums
And When Morning Comes (1976)
North (1988)
South Of These Days (1989)
Tropicali (1991)
The Return (1993)
Homeland (1993)
The Here and Now (1995)
The Road Less Travelled (1996)
One Of The Family (1997)
A Delicate Balance (1999)
And When Morning Comes (Deluxe Reissue) (1999)
The Best … ’til Now (2000)
This Is Life (2002)
The Moment (2004)
It’s All Good…More Of The Best (2006)
The Last Supperteers (2007)
Still Walking (2010)
At The Speed Of Life (2011)
Kindred Spirit (2013)
North- 25 Years On (2014)
60 Summers: The Ultimate Collection (2016)
from the backcountry (2018)

Gold Albums
North
The Road Less Travelled The Best … ’til Now

Platinum Album
North
Possibility
Major Awards
1975 American Song Festival Award
1976 American Song Festival Award
1986 APRA Award “I’m Married to My Bulldog Mack”
1989 Song of the Year Golden Guitar “We’ve Done Us Proud” (recorded by Slim Dusty) 1990 APRA Award “A Little Further North”
1992 TSA Song-maker Award
1995 Song of the Year Golden Guitar “Songs from the Homeland”
1995 Album of the Year Golden Guitar “Homeland”
1995 Male Vocalist of the Year Golden Guitar
1995 TSA Media Song of the Year “Songs from the Homeland”
MO Award, Male Country Performer of the Year
1996 Song of the Year Golden Guitar “The Great Australian Dream”
1996 Vocal Collaboration of the Year Golden Guitar “Slowly But Surely”
1996 Bush Ballad Heritage Song Golden Guitar “The Ringer and the Princess”
1996 Video Track of the Year Golden Guitar “The Great Australian Dream”
1996 TSA Media Song of the Year “The Great Australian Dream”
1997 Album of the Year Golden Guitar “The Road Less Travelled”
1997 Male Vocalist of the Year Golden Guitar
ARIA Award Best Country Album “The Road Less Travelled”
MO Award Male Country Performer of the Year
PPCA Award Most Played Australian Country Artist (Radio)
1998 PPCA Award Most Played Australian Country Artist (Radio)
2000 TSA Country Song of the Year “These Uncertain Times”
2000 Victorian Country Music Awards Song of the Year “These Uncertain Times”
1998 Wrote the Cowboys Theme song “The Cowboys are my Team”
2001 Song of the Year Golden Guitar “Good Things in Life” (recorded by Adam Brand) 2004 2001 Video Track of the Year Golden Guitar “The Simple Truth”
2005 Victorian Country Music Awards Song of the Year “Hard Decisions”
PLUS eight other TSA song-writing awards.
2009 Q150 Queensland Icon Award
2011 WARP Gold Medallion Award Qld Male Vocalist of the Year
2011 Golden Guitar for Male Artist of the Year
2011 Golden Guitar for Album of the Year “Still Walking”
2017 Inducted into the Roll of Renown (Australia’s Country Music Hall of Fame)

DVD’s
Up Close (2004)
Graeme Connors… So Far and a Little Further (2004)
Concert to Camera (2015)

Graeme Connors

Australia’s Finest Singer-Songwriter

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