Main vocals, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars
In the early 90’s, Bernie constantly toured up and down the west coast of Oz with his great mate Dave Regan in a pub duo called Band for Life. They played at all sorts of venues and events including concerts, weddings, parties, and fishing islands for around 5 years – a couple of these songs have even lasted the journey with him! A change in circumstances then led him down a different career path, but he always stayed in touch with the music, playing the odd gig and flushing out originals with Dave, before finally making his way back.
Steel guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar & ukulele
Recorded, Produced and Co-mastered this entire project from his Pearl Shell Studios in Broome, WA.
The leader of the band came up with the concept of gathering a group of musicians together (most of whom hadn’t met each other), throw a batch of songs at them, and then record them over a week. Alan is a founding member of Scrap Metal, and the highly acclaimed Pigram Brothers. He is a member of Kasey Chambers’ Fireside Disciples, and has received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to music and soundtracks for both film and television.
Bass & acoustic guitars, ukulele, backing vocals, empty cardboard carton box with dustpan brush (Seagulls & Songs)
James has recorded and toured with a host of Oz rock & country luminaries such as Mondo Rock, Russell Morris, Slim Dusty, Paul Kelly, Mental as Anything, etc. (too many to mention). He has toured internationally with Jimmy Barnes, appeared on Dave Letterman with Kasey Chambers and won the 2007 CMAA Musician of the Year Award.
John "The Emperor" Hudson
Electric, acoustic & slide guitars, harmonica, backing vocals
John is a member of the Shane Howard Trio (Goanna / Solid Rock), and is a highly regarded international guitarist with a long and varied career in music. He has spent time in Ireland playing with the likes of Mary Black, John Spillane etc., of most note however is that John was once a fly fishing instructor in Scotland, and is a master in the art of fish whispering.
Fiddle, mandolin, backing vocals
Inspired by Irish folk music, Ewen has been playing the violin professionally for over 25 years on the national and international stage. He is one of the Shane Howard Trio (Goanna / Solid Rock) and has been a member of Cool MacFinn, Bulabos and The Wren Boys, and performed with the likes of Archie Roach and Stephen Pigram among others.
Keyboard, accordion, main & backing vocals
A rockabilly veteran of the Perth music scene, Pete has worked his dulcet tones and twinkled the ivories in a number of bands including The Lone Rangers, The Roadmasters, Hiltones and Jack Royale & the Hotshot Playboys etc.
Drums, backing vocals
Irish born & bred, Allan and his brothers, The Healys, are stalwarts of Perth’s Irish & folk music community. They have performed with and supported many Australian and Irish greats such as Bernard Fanning, Paul Dempsey, Andrew Strong, Paul McDermott, Daryl Braithwaite, Nick Sheppard et. al.
Drums & percussion (Deadlines in Boomtimes, Fold the Page, Dingo Shy, I’ll Be Gone & Farewell the Moon)
Gav is the keeper of the beat for the happening Broome roots reggae outfit, the Mexicans, and of course is a member of the Pigram Brothers.
Special Guest Appearances By:
Darcy Pickett: main vocals (Fold the Page recorded at Pumpkinfield Studio, Perth, Scotland)
Pete Harvey: cello (Fold the Page recorded at Pumpkinfield Studio, Perth, Scotland)
Stephen Pigram: acoustic guitar, harmonica, backing vocals (Not Forever)
Colin Pigram: backing vocals (Not Forever).
All songs written by Bernard Pickett except for I’ll Be Gone, which was written with Mike Montague, & Not Forever, which was written by Dave Regan.