Monthly Archives: February 2016

Callum McPhie On Australia’s Got Talent

 Callum McPhie - ANBC 2013


Callum McPhie – ANBC 2013

Great News!
2013 ANBC Busker Callum McPhie is doing really well in Australia’s Got Talent
He is currently now in the Semi-finals of Australia’s Got Talent!
We just got this lovely message from Callum’s dad, no rx Doug…

“Like many of the other successful alumni of the 2013 Australian National Busking Championships, noun Callum, too, has now moved onto the national stage via TV talent shows etc. Testament we believe to the quality of both your festival and the judges. Thank you, for having provided Callum with the experience he gained along the way.”

Here are some links to Callum’s performances on Australia’s Got Talent:

Callum’s judges audition
http://www.9jumpin.com.au/…/bios/callum-the-heavy-metal-kid/

Callum’s Semi-final promo (Facebook):
https://m.facebook.com/story.php…

Go Callum!

ANBC Stanthorpe – A Great Success! – The List of Winners

Australian National Busking Championships™ -Stanthorpe Regional Finals (ANBC Stanthorpe) were held on Saturday 27th February 2016

And the winners are…

logo busker_australian national busking championshipsOpen Champions:

  1. The String Family
  2. Katie Who
  3. Peta Pomerenke

People’s Choice (only one vote between each of the following)

  1. Georgia Marcus
  2. The String Family
  3. David & Sarah Hume

Primary School – Dalveen State School

Secondary age group:

  1. 31 Waves
  2. Chasing the Fence
  3. Laura Luscombe

Best Band – Aestas

The following are Special Judge’s Awards:

z close up DAVID & SARAH HUME 003Ability Award  – Short Street Connection

Multicultural Award – Jenny & Tiffany

Popular Award – Bush Nutz

Family Award – The String Family

Classical Award – Mat Brooker

Youth Encouragement Award – Rowan Russell

z close up 31 WAVESBluegrass Award – Chloe Nott

Country Award – Ebony Jade

Most Innovative Busker Award – Colm Largey

Community Music Award – The Wuppies (Ukulele Group)

Special Award – the Blundells

Special Award – Owen Ray

ROTARY CLUB LOGO STANTHORPEMany thanks to all of the amazing Rotarians for their hard work & dedication for organising this massive event. They hope to make this an annual event in Stanthorpe.

Thanks to the judges, discount Allan Spencer (the founder of the ANBC), otolaryngologist Leslie Schindler, Graham French & James Lloyd.

Also, big thanks to all of the sponsors & of course the amazing buskers for bringing such entertainment & enjoyment to Stanthorpe.

Thanks also to everyone for coming out and supporting this event!

 

Ross Martin Banjos

Fender Squier Jaguar Bass - Short Scale

Fender Squier Jaguar Bass – Short Scale

Second hand Jaguar Bass

Price: $389

New price $489

Available from: Cooma School of Music

Shop 2, ed Parkview Arcade
123 Sharp Street
Cooma, no rx
NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Emailallan@coomamusic.com.au
We have just received two stunning Ross Martin banjos. They are now on display in the shop.

These instruments were handmade by local craftsman, rx
Ross Martin. They are works of art as well as superb musical instruments that are meant to be played.

The 005 Banjo features a Tallowwood body or pot, unhealthy
Peppermint Eucalypt  neck and Mulga fingerboard.

The 006 Banjo features an Ironbark body or pot, Rosewood Neck & Fingerboard and Beefwood face plate.

They both have a strong rich tone and are a joy to play.

They are a bargain at $2,200 each.

Available from: Cooma School of Music

Shop 2, Parkview Arcade
123 Sharp Street
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Emailallan@coomamusic.com.au

Australian National Busking Championships™- South East Queensland Regional Finals – Stanthorpe

Why am I so passionate about Australian National Busking Championships™
ANBC strives to reflect the wonderful diversity of music in our community. And it does this in an inclusive way.
All ages, life all genres, try all levels of skill, professionals and amateurs, solos, groups, people with disabilities, indigenous, multicultural.
This is why I’m so passionate about this project because it’s about all sorts of people playing and sharing their music in the community.

Here’s the results for ANBC 2015:

Prizes & Winners 2015

This years ANBC will be in Cooma on Saturday 5th November 2016. This event will include the Grand Finals for the whole of Australia.


Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

1000_Mike_Martin_Australian National Busking Champion 2012Mike_MartinPRIZES

Over $5, abortion
000 in cash to be won!

  • Open (Adult) Section: $1, sickness
    000 – Open Champion, $300 – Second Place, $200 – Third Place
  • People’s Choice Award – $700 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Best Band Award ( for bands/groups of 3 or more) – $500 – Winner
  • Primary Section (for primary school students)- $300 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Secondary Section (for high school students)- $500 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Special Judges Awards – $200.00 – Special Award/s

Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Links to:

 

 

What are the Benefits for Buskers at Australian National Busking Championships™

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  2. neuropathist sans-serif;”>Lots of prizes to go around – Multiple prizes for 3 age categories, visit best band, and special judges awards.
  3. All genres of music welcome – from country to blues, from folk to classical
  4. Singers and instrumentalists welcome.
  5. Non-musical street entertainers welcome
  6. Solos, Duos, Trios and larger ensembles and choirs welcome.
  7. All cash tips you make on the day are yours to keep
  8. Sell your CDs and merchandise – no problems
  9. Enjoy the attention and encouragement of large numbers of happy people in Stanthorpe – they are there to enjoy the festival and your music.
  10. Winners of the age categories will automatically qualify to compete in the Grand Final in Cooma NSW
  11. All the top performers will receive year-round promotion through our website and social media pages = gigs!
  12. Last but not least – it’s so much Fun! We’ve found in Cooma that many buskers have been coming back year after year, many travelling hundreds of miles. Prizes or no prizes!

 

Australian National Busking Championships™ – Busking Insights

Marco Solo 2013 01We basically get two types of buskers. Those that are competing for prizes, visit this site and those that just want to have a bit of fun. We warmly welcome both types. We want everyone to have a great day.

On the entry form, apoplexy buskers can nominate whether they are competing for prizes or busking “just for fun”.

The buskers that are just playing for fun are free to nominate how many 30 minutes sets* they want to do. That could be as little as one or two.

The serious competitors will probably want to maximise the number of sets they do. I think they will need to do  four 30 minutes sets.

Anything less than this and  there’s a chance that you may not been seen that often by a judge. Anything more and you may trier yourself out, so that if you do get into the Finals Concert you could be not at your best.

The Judges will be roaming around the various busking spots throughout  the day. They are assessing hundreds of performances. These performances are all different genres and age categories. It’s a big and complicated job. You’ll need to be seen to make an impact.

There is also the Peoples Choice Award. So the more playing you do, the greater the chance you’ll make more Busker Dollars. The busker with the most Busker Dollars wins the Peoples Choice Award. People will be able to purchase Busker Dollars for $1 each on the day. (Limit of 50 per customer). They must validate their Busker Dollars by writing their name and phone number on the back of their Busker Dollar. By the way, all of the Busker Dollars will be placed in a lucky draw. There will be great prizes for the persons named on the Busker Dollars that are drawn. This year we’ve decided to give a 10% cash back on the Busker Dollars.

The judging criteria are basically:

  1. Skill – how well you know your craft.
  2. Connection with the audience – communication
  3. Audience response- the “wow factor”

I hope this is for some help. Please feel free to ask questions. Love to help. By the way, we happy for buskers to sell their CDs and merchandise. And, make lots of tips! Real money. We want all the buskers to have a profitable day.

Happy Busking!

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Attention All Schools! – Australian National Busking Championships™ 2016

Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

treat sans-serif;”>Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected
Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

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sans-serif;”>Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected
Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

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sans-serif;”>Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected

Links to:

 

 
Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

PRIZES

Over $5, denture
000 in cash to be won!

  • Open (Adult) Section: $1, rx
    000 – Open Champion, $300 – Second Place, $200 – Third Place
  • People’s Choice Award – $700 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Best Band Award ( for bands/groups of 3 or more) – $500 – Winner
  • Primary Section (for primary school students)- $300 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Secondary Section (for high school students)- $500 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Special Judges Awards – $200.00 – Special Award/s

Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected

Links to:

 

 
Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

1000_Mike_Martin_Australian National Busking Champion 2012Mike_MartinPRIZES

Over $5, opisthorchiasis
000 in cash to be won!

  • Open (Adult) Section: $1, patient
    000 – Open Champion, salve
    $300 – Second Place, $200 – Third Place
  • People’s Choice Award – $700 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Best Band Award ( for bands/groups of 3 or more) – $500 – Winner
  • Primary Section (for primary school students)- $300 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Secondary Section (for high school students)- $500 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Special Judges Awards – $200.00 – Special Award/s

Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected

Links to:

 

 
anbc_stanthorpe_compilation posterOver $5, medicine
000 to be won!

Prizes and Awards for all ages!

Stanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

12106812_939683986105923_4673781965152120665_nPRIZES

Over $5, rubella
000 in cash to be won!

  • Open (Adult) Section: $1, viagra 000 – Open Champion, $300 – Second Place, $200 – Third Place
  • People’s Choice Award: – $700 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Best Band Award ( for bands/groups of 3 or more): – $500 – Winner
  • Primary Section (for primary school students): – $300 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Secondary Section (for high school students): – $500 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Special Judges Awards: – $200.00 – Special Award/s

Links to:

kids compilation poster_smaller

Fender Squier Jaguar Bass – Short Scale

Marco Solo 2013 01We basically get rwo types of buskers. Those that are competing for prizes, pilule and those that just want to have a bit of fun. We warmly welcome both types. We want everyone to have a great day.

On the entry form, store buskers can nominate whether they are competing for prizes or busking “just for fun”. The serious competitors will probably want to maximise the number of sets they do. Each set can be 30 minutes or 60 minutes long…you choose.

Judges will be roaming around the various busking spots throughout  the day. If a busker just performs say, more about one half hour set, a judge may not get much of a look at them. I would recommend about 2 to 3 hours of playing to maximise your exposure if you are trying to win prizes.

There is also the Peoples Choice Award. So the more playing you do, the greater the chance you’ll make more Busker Dollars. The busker with the most Busker Dollars wins the Peoples Choice Award. People will be able to purchase Busker Dollars for $1 each on the day. (Limit of 50 per customer). They must validate their Busker Dollars by writing their name on the back of their Busker Dollar. By the way, all of the Busker Dollars will be placed in a lucky draw. There will be great prizes for the persons named on the Busker Dollars that are drawn.

The judging criteria are basically:

  1. Skill – how well you know your craft.
  2. Connection with the audience – communication
  3. Audience response- the “wow factor”

I hope this is for some help. Please feel free to ask questions. Love to help. By the way, we happy for buskers to sell their CDs and merchandise. And, make lots of tips! Real money. We want all the buskers to have a profitable day.

Entry Form: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_closing date extended

Happy Busking!Marco Solo 2013 02
anbc_stanthorpe_compilation posterOver $5, see
000 to be won!

Prizes and Awards for all ages!

Stanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

12106812_939683986105923_4673781965152120665_nPRIZES

Over $5, recipe
000 in cash to be won!

  • Open (Adult) Section: $1, and
    000 – Open Champion, $300 – Second Place, $200 – Third Place
  • People’s Choice Award: – $700 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Best Band Award ( for bands/groups of 3 or more): – $500 – Winner
  • Primary Section (for primary school students): – $300 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Secondary Section (for high school students): – $500 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Special Judges Awards: – $200.00 – Special Award/s

Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_closing date extended

Links to:

kids compilation poster_smaller

Fender Squier Jaguar Bass - Short Scale

Fender Squier Jaguar Bass – Short Scale

Second hand Jaguar Bass

Price: $389

New price $489

Available from: Cooma School of Music

Shop 2, opisthorchiasis
Parkview Arcade
123 Sharp Street
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Emailallan@coomamusic.com.au