Sadly Slim passed away Feb 12, 2010
Slim Connor sings Country Music & Bush Ballad
Slim Connor recognized from an early age by everyone who knew him because of his love of Slim Dusty music. Slim grew up in musical family on a farm in a small town called Lake Boga just out of Swan Hill Victoria, where he remembers having many musical nights with friends and neighbours over the years growing up
His love of country music came through listening to the Hillbilly hour on Radio 3SH in the cow shed at a very young age. The very first guitar was a Ballini given to him one Christmas. Slim practiced all the time sitting on a 44 gallon drum and taught himself to play whilst it was milking time for the cows. He would get the cows in early just so that he would not miss any of the programs. The lyrics, true stories of country people, lives, hardships and battles, they had real meaning to Slim.
Slim’s first public appearance was at the Tresco Hall where he won on penny votes. Slim joined the Swan Hill Guitar Club at a young age and appeared in many talent quests through Victoria such as swallow parade, also on the opening of Channel 11 with Tommy Hanlon junior.
Slim has had the pleasure of appearing with some well-known entertainers including: The late Buddy Williams, Gordon Parsons, Chad Morgan, Trevor Day plus many more.
In the early 80s Slim competed in Tamworth Country Music Festival, came second with his band then called ‘Slim Connor & Aldorardoes’. In the mid Eighties, Slim took time out to help his wife Gwen with children plus had other commitments with employment.
Since 2001 Slim returned to his music. Travelling extensively around Australia doing many shows for charity such as Cancer Foundation, Flying Doctor Service, elderly citizens and festivals throughout the states of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia Slim appears as guest artist and has returned many times by popular demand.
In 2002 his first CD was called ‘Slim Connor Sings Country’ and by popular demand, released his second CD in 2004 ‘Picture of Home’ it Tamworth. In 2004 Slim was recognized and inducted into the ‘Hands of Fame’ for his bush balladeers music in Barmera SA. In 2007 Slim released his third CD album called ‘You’ll do me Mate’ which has been very popular for him.
Slim has been very supported throughout FM radio stations throughout Australia. With live interviews and many a request for his songs to be played on regular basis by the many fans and friends which he has acquainted throughout his singing career.
Words based on a handout distributed at Bungaree Station (12km North of Clare, SA) benefit show for the Royal Flying Doctor Service August 2008.
Slim had been a regular at many gigs in South Australia including Barmera, Blachetown, Alcheringa and Mt Gambier. He generously appeared at many Royal Flying Doctor benefit shows and also Cancer Benefits.
Slim can be contacted in Swan Hill, Victoria on (03) 5032 9976
Slim at Barmera 2004 (picture by I Fisk)
Sim at Bungaree Station Aug 2008 (picture by I Fisk)
some 2009 Barmera photos here