WELL - we did it :)
Over 4 days in the freezing Hunter Valley @ the Foggy Mountain Studio, we just laid down 12 tracks for our latest record! A mixture of bluesy, rootsy mountain tunes recorded and produced by the legendary Nash Chambers with special guests Jeb Cardwell on banjo and dobro, and Bill Chambers on acoustic, 12 string and other quirky instruments found hanging on the walls in the studio.
We're now back home in the hills of North Qld and are spending the next month working on the release of this album as well as planning some more tours around the nation. We can't wait to hear the finished product!!! All tracks were recorded "live" in the studio to capture the vibe we create together, and we sure did have a whole lot of fun! Especially Goat Boy with his "one take wonder"... What a magic team we had at Foggy Mountain... words can't express the magic, so here's to listening to it all once it's released!!! Yeeeeeeeeeeha!
Cheers TEAM - you rock!
$220 Earlybird tickets have gone on sale today for 1 of the most incredible festivals in the country! 74 bands in 3 days in Airlie Beach at the Airlie Beach Music Festival - absolute paradise!!!
Check out some of the lineup below and make sure you get your tickets at these prices, cause they ain't gonna get any cheaper! Buy a VIP pass if you would prefer to hang out with all the artists under the big tent... that's where we'll be! http://www.mackayecc.com.au/
Goats are heading back to the hills of Far North Qld after basing ourselves in the South East of sunny Qld for the last 5 months! We've managed to avoid the rain & cyclone season, played in a whole lot of towns that we'd never frequented before, performed at quite a few festivals, and we just took out Best Music Act in FNQ for the 3rd year running :) All in all the Year of the Goat's kicked off to a running start!!! Here are our April shows down south before we head home...
Thanks to everyone down south for your support and y'all nationwide for your votes in the Hit Awards... we'll be working on recording another album over the next few months before kicking off a whole lot more festival tours... stay tuned for more Goat News ...
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your votes in the Tamworth Load & Launch Comp!! We got to perform on the Main Stage OFFICIAL OPENING CONCERT for the festival because you guys voted us in as your favourite independent act by leaps & bounds! What an incredible crowd and what an awesome 17 shows over the 11 days :) Here's a "goat's-eye" view of some of you out there in that sea of 15,000 revelers!!!
We did it. We survived the endurance of 1 of the biggest and best festivals in the world, 4th year running. Was great to catch up with friends, fans, a few other bands and to make a whole lot of new connections and Goat Converts. Thanks again to our hosts, The PUB GROUP for looking after us, and to the KELLY FAMILY for welcoming us into your home!
We've had a bit of a chance to recollect ourselves in the last week and have been horns down - butts up in the office to try and get to as many places you guys have requested for 2015.... it's a big country and we're working at bringing the Goats to your town...
2015 FESTIVALS CONFIRMED SO FAR...
FEB ... AGNES WATERS BLUES & ROOTS FEST (Qld)
MAR ... FOLK IN BROKE (NSW - pic above)
MAY ... WINTERMOON FESTIVAL (Qld)
JUN ... INDIGIFEST (Bne, Qld)
AUG ... BLACK Mt UNPLUGGED (Nth Qld)
SEP ... BOWEN FISHING CLASSIC (Qld)
... WINTON OUTBACK FESTIVAL (Qld)
... BIKES, BULLS, BUGGIES & BANDS (Qld)
OCT ... MURWILLUMBAH COUNTRY ROOTS FESTIVAL (NSW - pic above)
NOV ... AIRLIE BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL (Qld)
... BLUEGRASS & COUNTRY MUSIC CRUISE (Singapore to Sydney)
So there's a little taste of some of our festival action coming up, and we're under oath not to spill the beans yet about some other biggies that haven't yet put forth their "official" Artist Announcements!! Stay linked to our Facebook Page or sign up to our Mailing List above on our Home Page to keep up to date with Goat Action as it unfolds.
AND, LAST BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST......... GOATS ON BOATS!!!! Bring on Year of the Goat!!!
Not long to go now...
HELP the Goats win a performance slot in the OPENING CONCERT in Bicentennial Park on Friday 16th Jan.... It's really easy!! Takes 2 seconds to click on this link and tick the VOTE box under our video (Don't Get Trouble in Your Mind)...
We really appreciate all the support we've received over the years. Wouldn't the main stage be an awesome way for HERMIE to spend his 2nd birthday???
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Well it seems like only yesterday that we were posting about our September shows but they are almost done and dusted.....
Tomorrow we leave the mountains, bound for Burketown Morning Glory Festival up in the Gulf of Carpentaria, then we head straight to Mackay for our Tuesday evening show at the Leap Hotel followed by a string of shows in Sth East Qld and Northern NSW. Check out all the show dates below :) Hope to catch up with y'all at 1 of our groovy venues below...
Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival will see us running all over town performing 5 shows in 2 days!!! There'll still be time for costume changes in between we hope! We loved this festival last year, so come ENJOY it with us...
The Mudgeeraba Muster is on all weekend on the Gold Coast from 17-19 October and we're doing 2 lead in shows on the Friday and Saturday nights before we take to the main stage on Sunday the 19th. This will be 1 big street party so come on down and check out the utes & the music...
And THEN, to finish off an awesome month of shows, we're doing a LIVE TV Shoot for BALCONY TV @ the Jack in Cairns on Sunday 26th October... think it can't get any better???? WELL we're STOKED to announce that we're doing 2 shows with Mental as Anything at Vertigo Cocktail Bar & Lounge at the Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns on Halloween and the night after.... get your goatly ghouls on and come partay the Mental way with MENTAL AS GOATS!
OCTOBER WILL BE AWESOME! HOPE TO CATCH UP WITH Y'ALL IN 1 OF THE WATERHOLES ABOVE!!!
WOW! What an exciting year so far! Can you believe it's almost September? There is still so much fun to cram into the rest of 2014 whilst planning ahead for 2015 so we've summarised September's Show Dates on a poster for you. After that we've still got another 4 months of jam packed festival action to share with y'all.
Cairns Festival is coming up and we've got 2 exciting shows - Friday 5th September is our 4 hour show at the Grand Hotel preceded by the wonderful Carinda Christie. This will be a great afternoon in the centre of town so come on down and say G'day! Then there is a super special headline event of the festival known as Fields of Fire which is a tribute to cane farmers with performances by us Goats and the legendary Kevin Bennett & The Flood. To close the evening a field of sugar cane will be ignited demonstrating harvesting methods of years gone by. A great family fun show not to be missed!
Father's Day will see us at one of our favourite NQ venues - Yorkeys Knob Boating Club. Make sure you book a table FAST if you'd like to share your special day with the Goats on the deck... we always perform sellout shows here, and this is a special date! :) Treat your Dads!
Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival - well, we're stoked to be a part of this incredible weekend on the Sunshine Coast... over 150 artists, 3 days of camping in the bush and heaps more - check out their page and be sure to get your tickets fast!
Then there's Burketown Morning Glory Festival up in the Gulf!!! We've never discovered this part of the country let alone view the amazing cloud formations known as the Morning Glory that roll in to the coast annually... this is a free event and the first of its' kind so come on out and check out this natural phenomenon! We can't wait!
Port Douglas, Innisfail and Mackay - we're coming your way too so check out all our dates below and we hope to catch up at 1 of our shows....