This week’s line-up…
Annie O’Dee and Killer
Annie O’Dee and Killer serve up big dirty blues duo from the heart of the steel city, full of heart and soul with lots of feel.
Michael Wilks is a Newcastle NSW based singer, songwriter and musician has gained a great deal of recognition and radio airplay in Australia and America with his 2015 and 2016 song releases “Back Seat of My Car”, “No More” and “City Lights”.
Michael was signed to Winter Records in Nashville USA, where he recorded his EP “A New Direction” in March 2016, which includes the single “City Lights”. The resulting songs have earned Michael a place as a 2018 finalist for the ICMA Awards and the AAMusicLinx Awards, the winners of which are due to be announced during the (Australian) Tamworth Music Festival in January 2018.
Having spent the Month of March 2016 in Nashville, Michael returned to Australia reinvigorated and inspired to pursue his love of music and write more, digging deep for the words that strike a chord. The quality of the songs and his musical ability has resulted in Winter Records inviting Michael back to Nashville in August of 2017, to record a full album and to undertake a Radio Tour with his duo partner (and wife) Lorraine.
Michael entertains with both his originals and cover songs engaging with the audience in a light hearted and truly Australian witty way, leaving the crowd asking for more. Combining Country, Rock, Blues and Classics with a few other eclectic elements that make his show unique. Michael loves hitting the road with his guitar and his duo partner, and with his home town of Newcastle, every point on the compass is an option, even as far east as Nashville in 2017 and Ireland (fingers crossed) in 2018.