In 2012, two paths converged when New Zealand born Matthew McNeilly met Kempsey girl, Amelia Richards in Tamworth. Their musical passions aligned at the CMAA Academy, resulting in the formation of the contemporary country music duo NeillyRich. In 5 short years the pair have emerged from an excited young duo to international award-winning and ARIA charting recording artists (International Spur Award, NZ Golden Fern for Best Duo and #4 ARIA Australian Country Artist Chart Position). Taking inspiration from Lyall Lovett to Keith Urban, NeillyRich form a unique flavour of music grounded in tradition, but embracing a modern, Nashville-style sound. The pair are also dedicated songwriters, with authenticity and musician-ship the most important facets of their performance. The year 2017 has seen the release of NeillyRich’s first ever studio album entitled Here Now Forever through Maven/Sony Music Australia. The album reached number four on both the ARIA Australian Country Album Chart as well as the iTunes Country Album Chart. The success of the album release led to bookings on both the Norfolk Island and Broadbeach Country Music Festivals, as well as support slots on tour with Travis Collins, Amber Lawrence, The Viper Creek Band and a return to Kirsty Lee Akers’ tour schedule.
|November 3, 2017 6:00 pm||Croydon Lane|