Freddy has been around on the music scene for many years. Below are some
- Started professionally at the 5-Ways Theatre, Sydney with Jonnie
Russell, Brian Dennis, (Kevin Bloody Wilson), Ted Carter(Carter Edwards)
& 'Bandstand' artists.
- Toured Australia with the Le Garde twins, appearing on TV Shows- 'Country
& Western Hour' & 'Johnny Mac Show' - Adelaide, & 'Country
Style', - CH 7, Sydney with Marty Robbins.
- Toured Victoria with 'Gill Bros.' Rodeo.
- ' Dude Ranch Shows'- Surfer's Paradise with Gordon Parsons, John
McSweeny, Brian Young, Ellie Lavelle, Johnny Greenwood, etc.Compere
& Artist - Hotels & Clubs - Surfers Paradise.
- Backing Vocals & Rhythm for Ellie Lavelle's - "Blackboard
of My Heart" E.P.
- Toured Aus. with 'Brian Young Show'- appearing on 'Country & Western
Hour'With Reg Lindsay - Brisbane.
- 12 months at Townsville's Hotel Allen as Lead Vocalist 7 piece Show
Band - 'The Clansmen'.
Resident at Sydney's "Texas Tavern" & 'Bourbon & Beefsteak
Bar' with Kenny Kitching, Pee Wee Clarke, Tony Sheridan, Johnny Starr
1970 Appeared in Darwin Hotel & Club Floorshows.
1972 - 1973
- Toured East Coast with 'Rick & Thel Show.'
- Returned to 'Texas Tavern' 7 nights a week with "Country Playboys"-
Peter Bazley, Alan Tomkins, Ken Kitching, Johnny Heap, Don North &
1973 Penthouse Nightclub- Darwin 7 nights/wk, supporting Aust.
& Overseas Floorshows.
1975 First artist to perform 'live' on TV -Darwin Channel 8
1974 - 79
- 'Lims Hotel' Darwin 3 nights/wk. For 5 years - 'Traces Band'.
- "Organized & promoted shows for N.T. Govt. for Cyclone Tracy
1980 - 85
i.e. Slim Dusty, John Farnham, Colleen Hewitt, Charlie Pride and Rolf
- Lead Vocals & Guitar -'Traces' Band. Supported & toured with
most major artists through the N.T. - Bill & Boyd, Cash Backman,
Geoff Mack, Johnny Chester, Reg. Lindsay, Lucky Starr & many more.
- Supported 'The Bachelors', - Darwin Performing Arts Centre.
- " Appeared on the N.T. "Country Music Jamboree" with
- Kirkpatrick, Terry Gordon, Chad Morgan, Hot Spur, Stan & Tracy
Coster, Brian Young,& many well-known Artists.
- Toured for 6 months with 'Brian Young Show' throughout QLD & NT.
Returned to Darwin to continue with own band 'Traces'.
- Toured QLD & NSW with 'Tropical Daze' tour performing five shows
at Tamworth RSL Auditorium for the 'Country Music Festival'
- Arranged and recorded 'It's Time For Recognition' for the Battle
of Australia 50th anniversary 'Bombing of Darwin'.
- " Featured Artist and support band 'Australia Day Frontline Variety
Concert' with Normie Rowe and Smokey Dawson.
- Promoted, arranged and appeared as special guest on 'Tamworth On
Parade Show' in Darwin with Brian Letton, Norma O'Hara Murphy, Lindsay
Butler, Stan Coster, Brian Young, Jimmy Little, John McSweeny, Crosby
Sisters, Felicity Urquhart, etc.
- " Represented the NT at the 'Annual Sydney Opera House Charity
Concert featuring 30 of Australia's top country artists." Support
band to Chubby Checker at the Darwin Entertainment Centre.
- Recorded and assisted in production of own C.D. entitled 'Satisfaction
Guaranteed' released on 'Outback Label'
- Appeared in June at Sydney's Olympic Theatre for the"1996 Country
- Presented a Country News segment on "Sunday Country"/ABC
Radio for 2years.
- 10 years assisting in organizing & performing at most major Festivals
& Rodeos in Darwin and Judging a variety of artists & country
acts in many Talent Quests throughout Australia.
- Guitarist & Lead Vocalist for "Crossfire"-supporting
Karen O'Shea & Recording 3 tracks on "Hot Top Country".
- Entertainer & co-ordinator of 1st 'Top End C.M. Festival",
performing in main concert with; Kasey Chambers, Dead Ringer Band, Wolverines,
- Major artist & group - Rural Show & Darwin Rodeo with - T.
J. Dennis, Wayne Law, Michele Rose, Warren Neilson & Karen O'Shea.
- Performed in Wide Bay Area & Gladstone - Hotels, RSL's & Sporting
Clubs with Adam Scott (Ex 'Hendrix Experience') as a duo 'Thirsty Work'.
- Returned to Darwin for televised re-union of 'Traces Band' & Radio
Interviews at 8 Top F.M.
- Spencer Gulf C.M.Festival with Ironbark, Graeme Hugo, Jim Hermel
- Yankalilla Rodeo - main artist
- Brian Young Reunion Show-- Tamworth
- " S.A. Showcase - Compere & Artist -- Tamworth
- " S.A. Country Music Festival & Awards. -- Artist & M.C.
- " S.A. Champion of Champions --- Judge.
2007 Inducted - - “COUNTRY MUSIC HANDS OF FAME” – Tamworth
- “ Meet the Pioneers” - ACMF Museum Tamworth
- LBS Shows SA : -- Guest Artist.
- Murraylands Festival – Artist, MC, & Judge.
- Rooty Hill RSL Sydney :-- Special Guest Artist (Jonnie Russell CD launch)
- Port Pirie Festival : -- Artist, MC, & Judge.
- Oakbank Race Carnival – Music Coord., MC, Artist
- SA. Champ. of Champs & SA. Showcase - Coordinator
Singles Released: -
- 'It's Time For Recognition', "Battle of Australia" 1991
- '6th Tamworth on Parade' - 1996
- 'Real Aust. Country' Vol 6 - 1996
- 'Real Aust. Country' Vol 10 - 1997
- 'Hot Top Country' (3 Tracks) -1998
- 'Valentine' - 2000
- 10 Track CD. -- 'Satisfaction Guaranteed' - 1998
Current Member --- CMAA, ACMF, APRA.
Contact: Freddy Bowen Ph 0401 183 912or via Email