It’s going to be a HUGE after Convoy Carnival this year at EPIC! More bands, bigger sound, lots of rides, lots to see and do and best of all, it only costs a Gold Coin to see it all.
First up from 11.40am The Boogie Buddies will be performing for all the little kids (and the big kids who still like to have fun) The Boogie Buddies are two pals who want to get all the kids of the world up and moving! We love to sing and we definitely love to BOOGIE! 🙂
After The Boogie Buddies fire up the kids, it’s time to get loud. Hurricane Fall will be performing their energetic brand of Country Rock for all to enjoy. There is no doubt when it comes to entertaining a crowd Hurricane Fall are the perfect act. Every performance is a concert within its self.
With a fresh new sound that is likened to bands such as Florida Georgia Line and Big and Rich, It’s no wonder the band has set its sites on becoming a household name in country music. This is a gig you won’t want to miss.
Then to finish off this year’s Convoy we are pleased to announce the legendary Diesel will close the show.
While still in his teens, American born guitarist/singer Mark Lizotte was snatched from his bar band in Perth and launched on to the Australian charts as the leader of Johnny Diesel and the Injectors. A career was born and now some 30 years later Diesel is still rocking Saturday nights around the nation. Johnny Diesel and the Injectors moved from Perth to establish themselves in Sydney in 1987. They quickly became known for Diesel’s extraordinary versatility on the guitar and his rich, soulful voice. The debut album shipped platinum and entered the charts at #2. It was the biggest-selling album of 1989.
‘Hepfidelity’, Diesel’s first album under his own name in 1992 was a mega-platinum smash and earned him ARIAs for Best Album and Best Male Talent. He is one of only a select few Artists to win a Best Male Talent ARIA three times (along with John Farnham, Alex Lloyd and Gotye).
The next albums –‘The Lobbyist’ and ‘Solid State Rhyme’ confirmed his status as one of Australia’s most significant recording artists. A non-stop six years that included extensive touring, recording and starting a family was capped in 1996 with the ‘Short Cool Ones’ project that he cut with blues harp player Chris Wilson. Diesel then scored a residency at the prestigious club Arlene’s Grocery. He was discovered all over again, this time by Mammoth Records who teamed Diesel with legendary producers Jerry Harrison and Gavin Mackillop for the ‘Lost Soul Companion’ album. In 2002, Diesel and family moved back to Australia. He assembled a band and also began gigging as a solo artist. The 2005 album ‘Singled Out’ put Diesel back on the radio and gave him the hankering to pump up the volume again. It also marked a new phase in Diesel’s career and time for a new album. 2006’s ‘Coathanger Antennae’ was recorded in two months with Diesel backed by bassist Richie Vez and drummer Lee Moloney. Back in Australia, and back on a roll, the albums and the tours kept coming – original albums adorned with radio hits followed with ‘Days Like These’ in 2008 and ‘Let It Fly’in 2013 interspersed with his now signature original and masterful renditions of rock, soul and blues classics via the themed albums ‘Saturday Suffering Fools’ in 2009, ‘Under The Influence’ in 2011, and the triumphant ‘Americana’ album in 2016. Diesel is celebrating 30 years in music with a newly curated collection of songs.
And on top of this, there will be magic shows, Iron Man, Lucy Sparkles, Reptiles Inc Reptile Displays and more, Convoy 2019 is going to be HUGE! Sunday, March 31st 11.30am at Exhibition Park in Canberra, see you then.