The Howie Bros.The Howie Bros and Wayne Horsburgh are taking their harmonies to Laura.
The Howie Bros, identical twin brothers John andGraeme Howie,have always loved vocal harmony in their music and are the only Australians to have won the International Harmony Award in the United States.
They have also won threeGolden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards in Tamworth, when they were members of their original band, “1901”.
They have recorded 40 albums, the latest being “The Love Songs Collection” 2CD Set, featuring 40 love songs.
It has also just been released as a two discDVD set, along with three other new two discDVD sets:”The Celtic Collection” (40 Irish andScottish Songs), “Singalong with The Howie Bros” Vol 1 and2 (100 Singalong songs like “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” and “I Belong To Glasgow”), and “Gospel Songs” (40 Songs of Faith andInspiration).
The twins were secondary school music teachers for 30 years, in government schools in Melbourne –in fact, John taught Kylie Minogue at Camberwell High School, in Melbourne.
As Graeme said,The Howie Bros music is similar in style to Irish duo Foster andAllen.
“We have always been involved in singing andplaying country music, bluegrass music, Irish andScottish music, andperform lots of Singalong medleys in our showswhere the crowd usually join in andsingalong with us,” Graeme said.
“We use lots of instruments during our shows, including piano, guitars, ukulele, piano accordion, andmandolin.
“The Howie’s have a million stories to tell of their ‘life on the road’ as travelling musicians andthe crowd will enjoy plenty of laughs throughout the show.”
Wayne Horsburgh is a wonderful performer, having won six”Mo” awards for Club Entertainment in Australia.
He is a wonderful yodeller, similar in style to Frank Ifield, Slim Whitman andMarty Robbins.
Born and raised around Benalla (like the Howie’s, also on a dairy farm), Wayne spent 25 years performing in America, with greats like Merle Haggard, George Jones andVince Gill.
He has just released a new album called “Songs Of The Islands Vol 2”.
So, those who attend The Howie Bros and Wayne Horsburgh show at Laura Memorial Civic Centre, on Saturday May 28, 8pm-11pm,can expect some wonderful entertainment – lots of “singalongs”, lots of songs people know, lots of laughsand a great night’s entertainment.
Tea, coffee anda little something to eatwill be available during interval.
The Howie Bros andWayne Horsburgh will also be performing at Moonta Town Hall on the evening of Thursday May 26.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door prior to the performance.
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