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New Frontier & Ronny J Morson Billy Frank and Dave Gray are New Frontier. A chance meeting after 10 years brought them together. They had previously worked in bands with record contracts, on theatre shows and writing songs recorded by US artists. They found they had the same musical tastes and New Frontier was started in the mid-1990s as a vehicle for country material aimed at the US market.
Ronny J Morson is a UK based country singer and songwriter. He has successfully toured for many years and released his own albums for sale in the UK.
No Comebacks Techno Cowpokes, A tribute to the heyday of the singing Cowboys produced for a modern age. Where the goodies dont necessarily wear White Hats and the baddys seldom where black ones.
Northern Renegades
Amanda Normansell
Nashville Angels Mother and daughter duo based in Macclesfield. We sing country music all over England especially in line dance clubs. We also both teach line dancing..
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Gary O'Dea somewhat a veteran of the Midlands music scene. Since his days fronting the torch bearers of country tinged rock n roll here in the Midlands The Love Hounds, Gary has delivered a no-nonsense approach and a collection of songs to rival many an American roots artist
Okeh Wranglers roots lie close to the pioneering rockabilly styles of 1950's masters such as Carl Perkins, and Roy Orbison's original band, The Teen kings - acoustic rhythm guitar and bass, with a strong beat centred around guitar, in the fashion of Chet Atkins (among others). Add to this equation country fiddle, accordion, steel guitar and a second lead guitar, and the potential is there for some fairly off the wall rocking country music. Finally things evolved into a full family band (around 1994) including Pete jnr. on steel guitar with Louise taking over on accordion. The setup was completed when Irene joined in 1996, on steel (with Pete jnr. going over to drums).
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Plain Loco
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Paul Rutter has been in the studio for two years, writing and recording the brand new studio production album : "Anything It Takes". The brand new single 'On The Tracks To Tennessee' is taken from the Album and released in April 2002.
Other artistes have covered Paul Rutter's songs too; including 80's singing star Paul Young, who covered 'Heaven Can Wait', a worldwide single release, featuring soul diva Chaka Khan and supergroup Pink Floyd's rock Guitarist, Dave Gilmour.
As executive producer of the album, Paul Rutter brings in the worlds finest guest musicians, to star on the crafted songs.
Radio Sweethearts The band were formed at the end of 1992 by John Miller, Frank Macdonald and Teenage Fanclub bassist Gerry Love. After recruiting erstwhile Pastel Brian Taylor and enlisting the help of Battlefield Band fiddler John McCusker they made their debut appearance at Glasgow's famous King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. Starting to gig on a regular basis, the band recruited local steel player Drew Hamill to help round out their sound. Drew was soon replaced by regular Steelie Malcolm McMaster, completing the line-up that would go on to record "New Memories".
The Recidivists The Recidivists.They're good guys.You could take them anywhere.Their only so called 'crime' is that they are bringing top-notch straight ahead country-blues music to an ever increasing audience. At a Recidivists gig you may hear songs by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils,Richard Thompson, The New Riders, Grateful Dead or Hank Williams with The Recidivists original material blending perfectly throughout the performance. Music to dance to.Music to listen to.
Brilliant two, three and, even, four part harmonies.
Jim Ryder
Darrell Roberts Band
Becky Robinson's repertoire includes rock, ballads, pop and show songs by many famous artists but at Modern Country Music she excels.
Wayne Rivers
Dougie Robertson Singer, songwriter, musician, and sometime actor, Robertson draws on both personal experience and a keen understanding of society's turbulent merchanisms to create a sound and style variously called country-pop, dark urban folk, and grassroots soul.
Rodeo Radio featuring Haley Mack
Rebel Yell
Rye Brothers Mike and Jonny have grown up with music. They both played violin and piano from the age of six and performed as a family group in the old peoples homes and charity events as children. Mike, formerly a maths teacher and Jonny, a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, began entertaining together as the Rye Brothers in August 1993
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Dixon J Scott Nicknamed “The Voice” by many of his fans and country writers alike. When it comes to a live performance, it’s a voice that can power through country rock, make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end, and bring a tear to your eye when he sings a ballad. Although a singer/songwriter in his own right he has a vocal range that allows him to cover songs from the likes of Vince Gill, Tim McGraw, Bryan White & John Berry
Stormy Monday country rock Devon based band playing material by Fabulous Thunderbirds : Shania Twain : Mavericks : RebaMcIntyre : Dixie Chicks : Jo Dee Messina
Silver Wings
Stateside These guys go to a lot of trouble to keep their music Pure Country choosing material from 1940's right up to this week but always Country. They are popular with both listening audiences and dancers.
Saratoga Ray & Sandie both have strong musical voices, both play guitars, electric & acoustic, have worked in every conceivable type of venue from theatre to restaurant bar, they have an album of their own compositions.
Struck It Rich Band
Sharon-"B" My album has become a big seller and two of the songs have been featured on Linedance Fever No 9 (Pretend) and EMIs The Most Awesome Line Dancing Album No 4 (Cheating Heart)'
Dave Sheriff Dave Sheriff is totally unique - he has had no less than NINE separate entries, world wide, in the Guinness Book of Records, between 1982 and 1989, as A One Man Band, playing for the longest time (199 hours) and with the most number of instruments at the same time (12).
In his 'live'show, Dave Sheriff sings and accompanies himself on five different musical instruments, performing a complete programme of self penned material.
Henry Smith's Country Dreams . a superb 5 piece Country band who are firmly rooted in Country Music both old & new. They can perform with perfection both Country Western/ Linedance & Cabaret.
Dane Stevens the years Dane has been on the country scene he has recorded 12 separate Albums, and has seen many changes, but he has stayed essentially “country”, appealing to both” dancers” and “listeners” with his latest album “These Days” celebrating 25years on the country circuit.When on stage Dane plays guitar, and harmonica, and as well as his own compositions, sings old country favourites plus the latest popular tunes.He also composes and plays every note of his “backing” via a keyboard and sequencer to create a full “Band” sound.Dane is the quintessential country Singer/ Songwriter with 25 years of experience and there is no substitute for that.
Switchback are a pofessional pure country duo. Their repertoire consists of both modern and traditional songs, making them the ideal choice for any occasion.
Previously with Highway Connection and later, the popular, Thrillbillies, Neil is no newcomer to the country circuit, his quick wit and “off the cuff” humour; along with his mellow voice has kept him in the “biz” for over 25 years.The better looking half of the duo is Heather. Formerly with bands such as Footloose and Catalina, she is an excellent lead guitarist and harmony singer, as well as occasionally taking over from Neil on lead vocal.

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Tommy Truesdale The best band in the West of Scotland for 60s music : Rock n Roll :Ballads and Country
TRADING WITH THE NATIVES were formed in the autumn of 1989. Initially a six-piece, the band presented a contemporary edge, illustrating not only the instrumental talents of the band but also a distinctive vocal/harmony sound - something that they still concentrate on today. At that time they were one of the few British country bands playing predominantly modern material.The Natives became a five piece in October 1991, settling on a line-up featuring a female vocalist. The band's first cassette, "Restless", was released in October 1992. Appearances at both the Americana and Strumpshaw Festivals and successful mini tours of the west country and Yorkshire followed, as well as appearances at a number of the holiday camp festivals. The summer of 1994 culminated with The Natives' inclusion in the "Way Out West" Records release "The Best of New British Country - Declaration of Independence".
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Union Jack Following an inspirational trip to Nashville back in 1992, John Henry returned to England with a dream. After a few phone calls and a hand full of auditions, UNION JACK was born.The next three years were spent writing songs, rehearsing, recording and performing at pretty much every National Country Music Festival and Country Music Club the UK The album 'On A Line' was released in January 1999 to critical acclaim from Magazines, Radio and Fans alike. These reactions were backed up by huge sales throughout Europe and the UK. The remainder of '99 was spent touring Europe and the UK, then following a change in the line up, The Jacks have spent the New Millennium writing new songs, working closely with Nashville Publishing Companies and Song Writers, meeting with Record Companies
Union Revival performing as a five piece band since May 1996.
They play a mixture of traditional through to "new" country music, appealling to all age groups. They have recently released a CD and tape of popular hits
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Vaquero In keeping with the definition of their name, Vaquero the band are proving to be the forerunners of the British Country music scene. Launched July 1997, they are a six-piece Yorkshire based group formed on a bedrock of contemporary Country infused with their own unique sound. With an accent on big harmony, emphasised with a taste of laid-back rock, they are setting a new standard in the UK Country circuit.
Linda Venus ,"The South's First Lady of Country", has spent the last eighteen years delighting audiences at home and across the world with her own individual style of Country Music. Linda has worked alongside many headline acts including : Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Ronnie Prophet, Alabama Hayriders, Max D. Barnes.
The Vessels from South West London. As the alt. country/Americana scene gets spotted by the mainstream suddenly people understand them. The magic that they create together with Paul's heartbreaking melodies, the textures of Gerard's amazing guitar playing is slowly getting the recognition it deserves.
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Dez Walters from near Glasgow.Listening to a variety of music over the years he discovered an interest in Country Music and went on to play in different country bands, the most popular being the unforgettable 'Country Dawn'. Since then he has played with stars like Jim Glaser, Billie Jo Spears, Connie Smith, Ronnie Prophet and others in this country, Europe, the Middle East and America. Also, latterly he has been working with John Permenter, from Texas.His unique songs have been used in an American movie, have been recorded and are being performed by other artistes and have won him a prestigious award for Best Song and Songwriter in 1996.
Dave West has been playing and singing Country music for most of his adult life.Since his first appearance with” Dave West Senior. And the Blue Ice Band.
Alan Westwood is a prolific songwriter with over 20 songs published, and his biggest hit 'The South Will Rise Again' has become an anthem for thousands of British western fans. He has also written for Johnny Cash and June Carter - 'Lady Dressed In Black', and for Bobby Bare, and recently Pam Tillis.Alan is equally at home in either a dance or concert venue and with his strong rich voice and genial manner always gives a good evening's entertainment.
Ray americana-country singer based in Belfast but playing all over the UK.
White Stetson
Ron Waters My own one man traditional country tour is designed for people who want to sit and listen to good country music performed and presented to a professional standard or a full night catering for line dancers.
Paul Wheater is regarded as the best Jim Reeves tribute singer in the business today - but as well as his remarkable vocal likeness to the legend who died in 1964, Paul is a tremendous artiste in his own right, having recorded dozens of albums and receiving acclaim from all over the world.
Dave West Jnr In the past three years Dave has performed his style of Country Music to well over One Million People, his live performances are based on Country Music, but has the
addition of songs that were not intended to be Country, but has that special Dave West Jnr. arrangement that brings them into the Country Sound. Dave's shows bring out that 'One to One' rapport with the audience that has become a trademark of the performance. Dave's spontaneity on stage makes every show different and his followers have noticed this. Fun and laughter apart, Dave gives 110% energy, vigour and vitality 100% of the time. As Dave says "One Day in the Game, is Worth a Milliom Memories".
Jonny Williams - born and raised in the North East of England. In 1987 Jonny moved to Sheffield and helped form the Rockabilly band, THE MERCURYS, this band had 10 successful years together playing all over the UK and Europe During his time with the band Jonny's musical taste had jumped the divide between Rockabilly into a love of Country Music.
Wrangler all live 4piece country music band from West Yorkshire, a good mix of music for the dancer and listener.
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101 proof From the depths of the Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire fens comes some serious finger poppin' toe tappin' knee knockin' thigh slappin' knuckle crackin' hip twistin' tongue tanglin' butt kickin'
Country Rock Music
Bluegrass Bands
Acme Band
Acme Band
Appalachian mist
Appalachian Mist
Homemade Jam
Home Made Jam
The Moonshiners
Britania Blugrass
The Britania Bluegrass Band
Lily of the West
Lilly of the West
"a bluegrass band with a fresh modern repertoire consisting of captivating folk songs and swinging bluegrass tunes"
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