GOLDEN Guitar winners Travis Collins and Amber Lawrence have joined forces for the first time to tour New South Wales and Queensland following the release of their debut EP ‘Our Backyard’ on August 4.
With both artists coming off album releases, Amber and Travis agree that now was the best time to combine their talents and dedicate their efforts to creating a collaborative and genuinely enjoyable album.
The pair will bring their ‘Our Backyard’ tour to Forbes Services Memorial Club this Friday, August 11.
“I haven’t been to Forbes for a long time. We get lots of messages from people asking us to come to town. We want to meet our fans and supporters,” Amber said.
Sydney-sider Amber fell in love with country music when she received a guitar for Christmas at age 22.
“I practiced every night, then I bought an album and loved the vocal technique of the country songs. I went down the country path and studied at Academy of Country Music,” Amber said. “You don’t have to be from the country to love country music.”
Friends since 2004 when they met at College, Amber and Travis wanted to create music that was more than simple duets but a true collaboration containing the essence of both artists; two distinct voices coming together.
“We were both from Sydney and had similar taste in country music. It was easy to collaborate, we started doing gigs together and have maintained a good friendship.”
Prior to this release, Amber has been on the road promoting her fifth studio album Happy Ever After.
Her singles ‘Happy Ever After’ and ‘Cheers to the Girls’ were snapped up by country radio, hitting the top chart radio and video playlists.
Travis Collins has cemented his footprint as one of Australia’s best-loved country music artists.
Earlier this year he took home not only his first Golden Guitar but a total of three: Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year and APRA AMCOS Song of the Year.
He was also awarded three CMC Awards in 2017: Australian Video of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and CMC Oz Artist of the Year.
Travis continues to go from strength to strength with his most recent album Hard Light producing three #1 songs and charting in the ARIA top 20 all-genre charts.
Purchase tickets at https://www.123tix.com.au/events/786/amber-lawrence-travis-collins or at Forbes Services Memorial Club.