Deni Ute Muster 2014

Jimmy Barnes cancels appearance at Deni Ute Muster on doctor’s orders – Kasey Chambers steps in

It is with much regret that Jimmy Barnes has had to cancel his appearance at the Deni Ute Muster on Saturday, 4 October due to ongoing health problems.

Jimmy Barnes has been in hospital for the past few weeks after suffering further complications and setbacks as a result of elective back surgery.  Despite all hope and assurances given that he would be well enough to appear, it is now clear that this will not be the case and his doctors have ordered complete bed rest and organisers wish him a speedy recovery.

Jimmy said today “I’m so sorry, Musterers.  I’ve been hoping and doing everything I can to get myself well enough to join you next weekend but it’s taking longer to bounce back than we thought and I’ve had to pull out under doc’s orders.  The Deni Ute Muster is one of the great Australian events and to miss out on their 16th anniversary is heartbreaking for us all.  Sending special thanks to our friend for stepping in for us at such short notice – Thanks Kasey!”

Having just announced a national tour starting in November, and released her 10th studio album, Bittersweet, Australia’s much loved and Award winning Queen of Country, Kasey Chambers, is returning to the Muster stage and we couldn’t be happier.  Kasey said today “Sorry that Jimmy can’t make the Deni Ute Muster due to doctor’s orders but I’m happy to be stepping in to fill those mighty shoes on Saturday night… I’ve always loved playing at Deni and can’t wait to get that chance again this weekend. Will have to brush up on my Barnsey songs tho …. eek!! Get well Jimmy!”

The Deni Ute Muster is an iconic “bucket list” event for all Australians and with less than a week to go, there’ll be plenty of men, women and kids, and their utes, descending on Deniliquin for the 2014 instalment of the “Muster”.

With only 5 sleeps left until the Deni Ute Muster kicks off its 16th birthday celebrations, the set-up is well and truly underway with Mack the Transporter and Lightning McQueen – two of the stars of the incredibly popular Disney-Pixar animated films Cars and Cars 2 – and the hugely anticipated, record-breaking, supercharged Holden GTS Maloo (declared as the WORLD’s FASTEST UTE) already on their way to Deniliquin.

Also on its way is the 1,000 horsepower JCB GT, a unique ‘one-off’ machine powered by a supercharged Chevrolet V8 big block engine and equipped with a belt driven supercharger and pair of four barrelled Holley carbs.  The JCB GT will be operated by “The Dig”, the nickname given to JCB Demonstrator Matt Lucas who has travelled with the GT from the UK.

The JCB GT will be joined in the Arena by the JCB Dancing Diggers, whose stunning acrobatics have become a YouTube hit.

These exciting drawcards are only part of the popular attractions on tap at the 2014 Deni Ute Muster.

Over the two days fans will be treated to the Bull Ride Spectacular, The Australian National Circle Work Championships, Yarn Bombing a Ute, the Ute Museum, Holden Grunt Off, Holden Barrel Race, Show ‘n’ Shine, Carnivale Corner, the World Record Blue Singlet challenge, helicopter rides, the mechanical bucking bull, woodchop demonstrations and Whip Cracking Championships and many more attractions setting the scene for what will undoubtedly be one hell of a Muster!!

Muster MC’s, The Sunny Cowgirls will also take to the main stage on Saturday afternoon for their own performance that will certainly be one to watch.  We also welcome back AFL Legend Billy Brownless, five time Olympic Medallist Melanie Schlanger and Olympic Swimmer Chris Wright as official Deni Ute Muster ambassadors at this year’s festival.

The 2014 Deni Ute Muster is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Tickets are on sale now and available at www.deniutemuster.com.au

Deni Ute Muster Conargo Road, Deniliquin, NSW

Gates open: 6.00am

Friday, 3 October, 2014

6.00pm – 7.00pm Morgan Evans

7.00pm – 8.15pm Blackjack Billy

8.15pm – 9.30pm Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey

9.30pm – 11.00pm Gary Allan

Saturday, 4 October, 2014

1.15pm – 2.00pm The Sunny Cowgirls

6.00pm – 7.00pm Sheppard

7.15pm –8.15pm Spiderbait

8.20pm – 9.30pm Kasey Chambers

9.30pm – 11.00pm The Mavericks

www.deniutemuster.com.au

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Bittersweet debuts #2 on the ARIA Albums Chart

Off the back of three sold out city dates this month and to celebrate the release of her brand new album and number 2 ARIA chart debut, Australian singer, song writer and story teller Kasey Chambers will take Bittersweet on the road for a run of shows across the country throughout November and December.

Kasey’s tenth studio album and first solo record in four years, Bittersweet was produced by Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers, Powderfinger, The Living End) and is something of a departure for Kasey from the ‘expected’. “I wanted to have an experience making a record that I had never had before. I wanted to challenge myself and I wanted to be excited”, she says.
More so than ever before, Kasey Chambers is writing like a true storyteller. The broken-hearted nostalgia of title track Bittersweet, which will hit country radio September 22, captures the story of two old lovers from both sides. Sung as a duet with Powderfinger front man Bernard Fanning, Bittersweet showcases the exquisite song-writing and irresistible voice of one of Australia’s most gifted and enduring talents.

On working with Kasey on Bittersweet, Fanning commented, “Kasey sent me a rough version of Bittersweet and I was very keen to sing the counter part. I did initially try to convince her to swap the roles in the tune so I wouldn’t have to play the part of such a bastard but she said it suited me too well and wouldn’t hear of it. I started tinkering around with it on the piano and added a bridge section with some harmonica. It all came together very quickly in the studio. It’s such a pleasure for me to sing with someone like Kasey. She has such effortless control and sings with so much soul.”

Joining Kasey for all shows (excluding Thirroul) is nomadic young singer, song writer Kim Churchill. Kim first gained attention in 2009 when he won the East Coast Blues & Roots Fest’s busking competition and has regularly appeared on the Bluesfest line-up ever since. Kim returns to Australia from touring the US and UK supporting Billy Bragg and playing the 2014 Glastonbury Festival. Kim Churchill’s third studio album Silence/Win was released via Warner Music in May this year.
See Kasey Chambers with special guest Kim Churchill (excluding Wollongong) at the following dates and venues:

TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Sat 22 November Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul Wollongong GET TICKETS or ph 136 100
Sunday 23 November Wests, Newcastle GET TICKETS or ph 02 4935 1200
Thursday 27 November Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane GET TICKETS or ph 136 100
Friday 28 November Enmore Theatre, Sydney GET TICKETS or ph 132 849
Saturday 29 November Queenscliff Music Festival GET TICKETS or ph 03 5258 4816
Sunday 30 November Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide GET TICKETS or ph 131 246
Thursday 4 December Vikings, Canberra GET TICKETS or ph 132 849
Friday 5 December Montreal Community Theatre, Tumut 02 6947 9100
Saturday 6 December Theatre Royal, Castlemaine GET TICKETS or ph 03 5472 1196
Sunday 7 December Forum Theatre, Melbourne GET TICKETS  136 100