Fiddlestix - Australian Bush Band





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Published on Aug 24, 2013

**Live Footage, Live Sound**

'The Fiddlestix Bush Band' (or Fiddlestix for short) was formed in 2008 by a like-minded group of 7 musicians to carry on the tradition of Australian bush music and dancing.

Here is a breakdown of the group:
* Founding member Peter Lambert was voted best fiddle player in Southern England at one time & is also a very talented mandolin player.
* Jimmy Nunn on lead guitar boasts a long association in the Australian Country music scene backing such Aussie luminaries as Chad Morgan, Slim Newton & The Rick & Thel travelling shows to name a few.
* Slim Pickings on percussion has a varied pedigree in music with a strong country background but also has shown great versatility over the years dabbling in other genres. Has impeccable metronome timing & consistently delivers a solid heartbeat to the group.
* Greg Hastings is the driver, the front man, the dance caller & vocalist just to name a few of his talents.. A long serving member of the legendary 'Mucky Duck Bush Band' is just one of his references on his CV.. A natural in the drivers seat, connecting with any audience, promoting interaction & encouraging participation & continually lightens things up with his natural joyful personality & humour.
* Maurice Archenoul also with a bush band background combines vocals, guitar, banjo & 'squeezebox' to inject his diversely talented ability to the group.
* Tim Gillet combines his extensive knowledge of the technical side of musical sound to plucking out a rock solid & steady contribution on bass at every show.
* John 'Froggy' Parkinson could be called 'second fiddle' in the band but is anything but having played for many years in some of the top Irish music institutions in Australia.

All in all a stellar bunch of blokes with a swagful of talent & experience who have united to bring you 'FIDDLESTIX' a dinky di, true blue traditional blast from the past aussie musical experience!

What makes this group so appealing & suited to such a wide range of audiences is this fun nostalgic genre from a bygone era they've skillfully rekindled & reignited its popularity.. The older audience will reminisce bout the 'good ol days' & the younger audiences will be exposed to an important part of Australia's cultural history & in turn giving all a fun time with some laughter thrown in along the way..

Dancing shoes are a must as all who come inevitably cant help but join in on the floor & usually with quite alot of gusto & enthusiasm I might ad. Picking up a traditional dance step or 2 or brushing up on some they may have faded in the memory bank.

FIDDLESTIX is quite the experience. A perfect way to take time out from the increasing pressures of today for awhile & take you back into a time period when fun was much simpler to be had.

-Luke Carmichael, Limelite Events

For more info contact Peter Lambert ph: 0411151301 email: yorkcottages@wn.com.au or Slim Pickings ph: 0419127474 email: saltbush97@gmail.com

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