Where did 2012 go? The big man in the red suit is about to hit our shores again and it seems like only a minute ago he was here.

We would to take this opportunity to thank all our fantastic supporters over the past year and wish you and your families a very happy, safe and fabulously joyful Christmas and New Year. We have had a great year seeing you at our shows, at festivals and we did plenty of bush dancing all around Australia. We are hoping to keep seeing many of you in the new year.

Before then, we have some burning of the midnight oil to do. We are in the studio finishing off the new album so it’s ready in time for the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January 2013. Be sure that you have signed up for our mail list and be one of the first to receive a copy.

Christmas always reminds us of our brief ‘acting career’, when we had a part to play in the Australian drama, ‘Bush Christmas’ starring a very young Nicole Kidman in 1983.  We played the music for the film and even appear in the old dance hall at the local Christmas Dance.

YouTube Bush Christmas  Link

The Bushwackers in the 1983 Australian Drama, 'A Bush Christmas'

The Bushwackers in the 1983 Australian Drama, ‘A Bush Christmas’








The Band From Left to Right:
Roger Corbett, Anthony O’Neil, Freddy Strauks, Michael Harris, Louis McManus and Dobe Newton

Merry Christmas and we hope to see you in the new year.


Dobe Newton, Roger Corbett,
Mark Oats, Clare O’Meara, Micheal Vidale, Ben Corbett and Andy Gattus.