High Country Music Muster

Watch this space for updates on the 2019 High Country Music Muster!

The Snow Goose Hotel and Carlton Draught introduced the High Country Music Muster to Adaminaby on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2018

and it was a great weekend for the whole family!

With live entertainment, great food, camp oven cook off and good old fashion country hospitality.

Our very first muster raised $730 to help out the Adaminaby Pony Club keep our  high country kids on horseback.

We would like to thank Stewarts Transport for supplying the stage, a curtained truck to protect our artists from the weather.

The party started on Friday Night with Ivy Lane

and Saturday kicked on with Shelby Grace and Matilda Rose alongside Michael John Horneman and Rachael Fahim, 2017 winner of the Toyota Star Maker.

Our Finale act Saturday, Brad Cox – 2018’s Toyota Star Maker winner, drew the crowds and it was a great finish!

Tell your mates, join us in 2019!

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The Artists

Ivy Lane

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Ivy Lane is a new country duo from Canberra. Vee and Alicia have been friends for 15+ years and are finally working together to create something special. These guys rocked on our opening night and treated the largely local crowd to a wonderful night with everyone up dancing and having a ball.  Ivy Lane played to the crowd and had everyone raving about their performance and what a great night it was for weeks following.   Check out their facebook page for more info on these guys!

Shelby Grace

Shelby Grace

Local girl, Shelby Grace has been hitting the stage and pleasing crowds since a young age. At only 15 years of age, Shelby sure can hold her own in front of a crowd.

Matilda Rose

Matilda Rose

Also a local lass, Matilda has a eclectic style and enjoys turning her hand from country music to folk music, adding to her unique musical style.

Coming from the small town of Bredbo NSW, Matilda has has a great deal of support through her musical career, right from being a 4 year old stealing the stage at the local carols event.

Having recently been named the 2017 Secondary Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships Matilda is well on her way to stardom

Brad Cox

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Ripped feet first from the belly of the Kosciuszko Mountains, stubby in hand. Baptised in the freezing head waters of the Snowy River, Brad Cox! Brace yourself. Songs full of heart. You may require medical attention after hearing Brads music, but no rehab will ever cure you of the addiction.

Rachael Fahim

Rachael Fahim

Rachael Fahim

What happens when a magnetic presence intersects with pure talent? Sydney born country music singer Rachael Fahim has won her way into the hearts of audience and industry alike one performance at a time. The tiny framed, big voiced pocket rocket delivers dynamic performance over and over again showing of her soulful growl, light pop and folky roots. 

“It’s important to me that I delivery an honest performance and share my stories with people. It doesn’t matter to me if I am playing for one person or thousands if I can reach just one person and change their day, well that just means the world to me.” 

Not only is Rachael an incredible performer she is also a talented songwriter, who wears her heart on her sleeve. Rachael’s creativity and fearless approach to her music has seen her tour the east coast of Australia as well as performing at some of Australia’s biggest country music festivals. 

Rachael grew up in the outskirts of the Sydney Metro area so when she fell in love with Country music and decided to pursue it, it’s safe to say that she raised a few eyebrows. “I quickly became known in the talent quest circle as the “country girl from the city” – something that Rachael has embraced and channelled into her style and sound. “I grew up listening to my parent’s music and luckily, for me, that included Country. It was important to me, especially as I got older and was able to express myself by producing and developing a raw and authentic sound that really reflected me”. During school, Rachael, like many young women was badly bullied and turned to writing her stories with catchy riffs, and fun and quirky thoughts

Live music is important to Rachael, “I love performing live, more than being in a studio really. It’s so cool to be out and playing for people and meeting them. I especially love when I get home from a gig and there is a message from someone on social media saying that I have made a new fan in them. I don’t take this lightly!” 

 Biography extract from Rachael Fahim

Michael Horneman

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From Electrician, model and country Music Artist. The release of Michael John Horneman’s debut single “What We’ve Found” in July 2014 marked the beginning of a fresh new direction as a country artist. MJH has spent the last 6 years writing and playing shows along the East Coast of Australia in “map dot” pubs and local venues, writing heart felt songs about life and love. Written from a musician’s perspective, the hard work and dedication to inspiring people through music brings forth his debut release which is all about loving where you live, and living out what you love.

Born in the working class town of Wollongong, before moving to Cooma in country NSW, Michael grew up on a farm twenty kilometers from town. Michael’s music loving parents fostered a passion for music throughout his childhood, which led to further study in Melbourne after high school. The five years in Melbourne’s musical melting pot, gave Michael the opportunity for chance meetings and exposure to some of Australia’s greatest artists. This left Michael with a deep sense of conviction that as an artist, though the road can be long and hard, the joy of sharing music and giving people hope was the catalyst to steer Michael down his career path so far. A return to his childhood town in 2013 gave Michael the creative space to write and develop as an artist without compromising on being true to himself.

The last 2 years have been spent refining the craft of live performance and songwriting and developing the material to make up Michael’s debut full length release planned for late 2017.

Thanks for taking the time to read about my journey, I hope that my music will give you as much joy as it has given me over the years.


Bio From Michael Horneman