Aleyce Simmonds and Brad Butcher
The Barn at Wombat Flat just cannot wait to host the A+B=Country in Your Town Tour featuring Aleyce Simmonds and Brad Butcher!
Highly Respected for their songwriting prowess and musicianship, both artists have been award finalists and winners many times over.
The A + B = Country tour sees Aleyce and Brad, touring the Country, delivering their honest and unique styles of Australian Country Music, radio singles and deep cuts in an intimate and collaborative setting.
Aleyce Simmonds is the 2018 Golden Guitar Winner for Female Artist of the Year, the 2017 APRA Award Winner for Country Work of the Year and 2017 Independent Artist Of The Year.
Having spent the past 12 years in the Industry, travelling the world creating and recording music, this Tamworth Country Music Capital local lives on and for the road, sharing her life and experiences through song.
A 5 x CMC Music Award nominee, Aleyce has recently released a bonus edition of her Golden Guitar Winning Album, More Than Meets The Eye, including the APRA Award winning song, Greatest Companion and brand new track and duet with fellow Golden Guitar Winning Artist, Lachlan Bryan. Available on the A + B = Country tour, exclusively!
Brad Butcher is the 2018 Golden Guitar Winner for New Talent Of The Year.
Brad’s music has been nominated and held finalist positions for multiple awards in the past 4 years including QLD Music Awards, the APRA Professional Development award & CMC Music Awards, among others.
He has toured Australia and the United States of America multiple times over, including a performance at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe.
Brad’s most recent, Golden Guitar Winning Album, From The Bottom Of A Well encompasses Butcher’s take on Americana music, a great blending of genres, to create a sound that is uniquely his. It also showcases the further development and outstanding quality of Butchers songwriting and vocal skill.
Don’t your chance to see these two Golden Guitar Winners in the best little venue around!
Artists in residence for this show:
Vicki has participated in group exhibitions at the Barossa Regional Gallery. ‘Barossa Illuminated’ was an opportunity to create a digital projection of an art piece for display on the face of the building. Last year, a watercolour of Vicki’s was chosen to represent the Barossa Valley Council in a state banner competition. Vicki’s entry went on to win second place in the state. Vicki has also entered a pastel in ‘Unearthed’ and an audio installation for the Barossa Cooker Book Exhibition at the Barossa Regional Gallery. She has curated the first two exhibitions at the Lambert Estate Gallery and exhibited her work in the ‘Portrayal’ Exhibit in 2017. Most of Vicki’s sales are from exhibiting her work in local wineries, cafes and Art at Auburn Gallery and from her Instagram page. Her work is currently on display in Dell’uva Wines Greenock. Vicki is participating ‘Drawing on Country’ at Vasse Virgin at Seppeltsfield, ‘With a Twist’ in Auburn and ‘Synchronicity’ Dell’uva SALA exhibitions in 2018.
Sue, a singer-songwriter who performed with her band The Sourdoughs at The Barn in July, is relatively new to creative expression through art.
Leading up to her retirement, she was hooked on Encaustic Painting, after completing some local workshops. She is mesmerised by the creative process and the diverse characteristics of molten wax, pigments, and shellac.
Like with her songwriting, Sue is inspired by nature, its simple beauty and inherent textures. Horizons often feature in Sue’s pieces.
Our partner for this event is Ricca Terra Farms. Ricca Terra Vintners is 16 years in the making. Ashley & Holly Ratcliff have grown and sold their grapes to some of the greatest winemakers in Australia. Today, Ricca Terra Vintners has established the mantra to blend grape varieties in the vineyard rather than in the winery….and make wines of interest with stories to tell!
Gates open 5:30pm, music at 7:00pm. Great wines from Ricca Terra and some winter warming food will be available for purchase. No BYO food or drink please!