Cairns Country (Feat. Steve Lockyer) – Kelpie Co-Pilot (Wav)


Merri Winter, a Tasmanian born Victorian resident, has had a long and varied musical career both in Australia and overseas, including 5 years based in Dublin. She has been a member of several bands such as The Shiralees, the Tony Cornish Unity Band and she toured with the Tony Martin Band.

“I was delighted to recently work with the legendary Bill Chambers as he produced all 13 tracks for my new album, ‘Moving On’. “I was even more excited when he generously offered me the opportunity to record two of his unrecorded compositions for inclusion on my album. ‘Sweetest Sound’, the first single released off the album, is one of those two songs and it was co-written with Sara Cotton.” – Merri Winter.

She is having an album launch in Portarlington on August 14th and again in Shepparton on September 22nd at the Cricketers Arms in Mooroopna.

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“Kelpie Co-Pilot” is a single taken off a forthcoming studio album by the group CAIRNS COUNTRY titled Make Your Love Last”. The song is about Nugget, a black Australian kelpie, the co-pilot and faithful companion of Frank Markert, the songwriter.

The featured vocalist is Cairns based Steve Lockyer, a well-known Cairns musician and past front man of popular local band JUSFA KICKS

The album is being recorded at Pegasus Studios, Cairns and studio owner, Nigel Pegrum is the Producer and drummer on all tracks. Nigel is a multi-instrumentalist and was previously the drummer in UK bands SMALL FACES and STEELEYE SPAN, before emigrating to Australia and setting up Pegasus Studios.

Piano accordion is played by Cairns local Kirk Steele and dobro and banjo by Mark Moulynox. Vocal backing harmonies are by Libby Brockenshire and Nikki Doll. Bass playing is by Lochie Gaylard.