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    The Westernaires at DJ Ashley's Moorabbin Bowls Club Sun 23rd June

    The Westernaires at DJ Ashley's Moorabbin Bowls Club Sun 23rd June
    The Westernairs are a band of hand picked seasoned artists with their musical talents highly
    influenced by the various styles of traditional Country, Rockabilly, Western Swing, Jazz,
    Bluegrass and Hillbilly music and are well known artists each individually in the Australian
    roots scene.
    The Westernairs deliver authentic Country/Hillbilly and Western Swing music in the
    traditional 1950s/60s style, covering songs from famous Country artists such as Hank
    Williams, George Jones, Faron Young, Hank Snow, and Marty Robbins, plus other lesser
    known Country/Hillbilly stars of the 1950s/60s. Their repertoire also includes an ever
    increasing list of self penned tunes by Kieron himself. The music is guaranteed to have your
    feet a tappin’ and your body movin’.

    KIERON McDONALD – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar and Piano
    Kieron has been playing the Rockabilly music scene for over 20 years with bands such as his
    own Rockabilly outfit ‘The Kieron McDonald Combo’ and his earlier Rockabilly/Rock n
    Roll band ‘The Flatfoot Shakers’. However, his love for Country music has always been
    closest to his heart and it shows through with his renditions of such classic offerings such as
    George Jones uptempo tune ‘White Lightning’ to Hank Snow’s country weeper ‘Four In The
    Kieron has traveled the world playing some of the biggest and best Rockabilly & Roots
    festivals including Viva Las Vegas (USA), High Rockabilly (Spain), Rockabilly Rave (UK),
    Rhythm Riot (UK), SJOCK festival (Belgium) and many more. He has supported and shared
    the stage with such great legends as Wanda Jackson, Sid & Billy King, Big Sandy, Marti
    Brom, and the Belfuries to name a few.

    PETER BAYLOR – Lead Guitar, Vocals
    Peter has been a musician synonymous with the Australian “ roots’ music scene
    professionally since 1980. His eclectic guitar and vocal style encompasses classic Swing
    jazz, Gypsy jazz, R&B, Rockabilly, Western swing, Country and Hillbilly. His distinctive
    sound has been heard in bands as diverse as The Dancehall Racketeers, The Baylor Brothers,
    Flatfoot Shakers, Ultrafox, and The Starliners to name a few. He also fronts his own band
    “The Roadhouse Romeos” as lead vocalist and guitarist.
    As a freelance musician he has worked with over 300 acts and toured internationally playing
    with and or supporting international acts such as Robert Plant, Bob Dylan, The Stray Cats,
    Mike Compton, Hank Marvin, Tav Falco, Rosie Flores and Flaco Jimenez, Dale Watson and
    Wayne Hancock.

    DOUG WILSHIRE – Lap Steel Guitar, Dobro and Vocals
    ‘Diamond’ Doug Wilshire is a 30 year veteran of the Australian and international music
    scene and was well known as the frontman and songwriter for the Chrome Daddies.
    Doug is recognised throughout Australia’s roots scene with his high-energy appearances at
    the Gympie Muster, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Woodford Folk festival and pubs
    and clubs all over. Doug has toured extensively overseas playing such notable festivals as
    the Rockabilly Rave (UK), Screamin’ Festival (Spain), SJOCK Festival (Belgium) and Viva
    Las Vegas (USA) to name a few.
    Doug has supported many legendary international artists over his career including Ricky
    Nelson, Carl Perkins, Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool), The Stray Cats, B.B King, The Drifters,
    Linda Gail Lewis and many more..
    Highly influenced by Rockabilly, Blues, Swing, Pop, Hillbilly, Bluegrass, Rock, Country
    and many other genres, Doug brings these styles together in a unique blend that folks the
    world over have grown to love!
    Andrew Lindsay - Drums

    ANDREW aka “Mr Rhythm” is undoubtedly one of the most seasoned authentic style
    drummers on the Aussie roots scene today and has been hitting the skins since the 80’s
    playing with a multitude of Roots bands such as The Roadsters, Hanks Jalopy Demons, The
    Moonee Valley Drifters, The Starliners and Benny and the Fly By-Niters. He has also played
    with such internationally famous artists such as Big Jay McNeely, Lazy Lester, Deke
    Dickerson, Marti Brom to name a few.
    Andrew has also toured the world with bands playing such notable festivals as the Rhythm
    Riot (UK), Waldorf Festival (Germany), Tear It Up (Croatia) and Viva Las Vegas (USA)
    His influences come from such legendary drummers as Buddy Harmen and Earl Parmer.

    RAY WESCOTT – Stand-Up Bass, Backing Vocals
    Ray has been playing bass in the roots scene since the 80’s in local Melbourne bands such as
    Phil Para & the Persuaders, Matt Rooney Combo and continued over the years playing
    double bass in Brave Men, Shuffling Hungarians & Jay McLean Band. He then joined the
    Flying Tigers, Dirty Boogie Big Band, Billy O’Neil, The Eldorado’s & Ezra Lee Band.

    Ray has played 40’s & 50’s rhythm & blues at many events including Broadbeach Blues
    Festival, The Blues Train, Echuca Blues Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival,
    Wintersun Festival, Camperdown Cruise Festival, Bright Festival, Ballarat Beat & the
    Frankston Blues Festival.

    Ray travelled with the Ezra Lee Band to the USA to play at Viva Las Vegas, School of
    R’n’R in LA & at Joe’s American Bar n Grill in LA. Also backing singer ‘Baby Ji’ in the
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