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The Prarie Oysters


Fri 20 Feb 2015, 9:00pm–12:00am

Where: St Andrews Hotel, 79 Burns St, St Andrews, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: St Andrews Hotel

The Prairie Oysters have been raising heck and eyebrows all over the country since 2005 with their brand of country music that's been accurately described by Amazon music as an explosive mix of country, southern rock, blues and rockabilly. The Prairie Oysters have been making friends around the world with their mix of originals and covers, their showmanship and their sense of fun, which turns every gig into a party.

The Prairie Oysters got together in 2005. At the time, the concept was going no further than a self indulgent side project to our other music commitments where we get together from time to time and playing music we like which is basically country, blues, rockabilly. We thought we’d do a the odd Sunday gig to a handful of die hards and that would be it. We didn’t realise that there was a much bigger scene out there and that things would actually take off and eventually become our main musical focus.

Looking back on the last seven years, we have performed all over Australia at venues and events such as Tamworth, Whittlesea, Red Hill, Wandong Country Music Festivals, Deniliquin Ute Muster, pubs and clubs in NSW, QLD, NT, Tas as well as local venues around Victoria. We are a Country Music band and proud of it. We have built up a very diverse audience ranging from country music festival crowds, inner city bar dwellers, screaming BnS and Ute Muster country kids, rodeo cowboys, the line dancing crowd and anyone who calls themselves a country music fan.

We now have two studio albums in our catalogue. Our first, Living For The Weekend was released in 2010 and earnt us nominations for Best Group and Best Album in the Victorian National Country Music Awards for 2011. In that year we won the $10,000 People’s Choice Prize at the Australian Independent Artist Development Awards in Sydney. The single Things That I lIke Best is receiving consistent airplay on radio stations and on the Country Music Channel.

Our new album three was released in January 2014 and has received rave reviews and receiving airplay around Australia and internationally.

Our main influences lean to an American sound but not the overproduced Nashville stuff. The Kentucky Headhunters, The Mavericks, Marty Stuart, Dale Watson, John Fogarty and you might get the picture. Our repertoire is made up of original and cover material and yeah we even throw in Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Eagles for those dudes who say they hate country but will listen to Sweet Home Alabama and Peaceful Easy Feeling. We are entertainers after all.