Hoisting her swag of accolades over one shoulder and her trusty guitar on the other, Bec Hance walks the country road as one of only a few women making their mark in the traditional country genre.
The talented singer/songwriter has a long list of admirers around the nation both for her honest, funny, catchy or melancholy lyrics as well as her engaging personality.
Remaining true to the heritage country genre with her music composition, Bec is breaking the mould through her lyrics which border on bush balladeer and in some cases, full-out comedy.
A love of the Australian bush and animals is woven into songs covering life, love and loss. Bec has firmly cemented her place in the industry and is widely sought-after for festivals and events across Australia.
She is a crowd favourite at festivals around the country, having played stages around the nation to acclaim. Her beautifully crafted lyrics evoke strong emotions from audiences who yearn for pure country music. She classes herself as an Australiana artist who retains the traditional sound country music in Australia and the USA were built on and bring them together with a modern twist.
Bec has worked with the likes of Keith Jamieson, Reg Poole, Owen Blundell as well as Carter & Carter.
Over the years, her profile has risen as the industry has sat up and listened to the stories she’s presented through her songs. This has seen Bec Hance up in lights for shows and festivals that keep her gigging regularly throughout the year.
She has now firmly cemented her position as one of the finest contemporary singer/songwriters in the industry, concentrating on Australiana-themed traditional country music.
This will be Bec's first performance at the Devil Country Muster.
Lance Birrell will take you on a country music journey.
The Port Pirie, South Australian-born singer-songwriter
just oozes integrity and has shared his considerable
musical gifts with others from a very young age.
Lance released his 4th studio album, Trailblazer and decided for 2023, he and his wife Mel would quit their jobs and hit the road playing live music everywhere they went.
The tour so far has taken them deep within Victoria and NSW with Queensland and Tasmania also scheduled on the tour.
Heading north for the winter, Lance has shows booked up the east coast of Australia as far up as North
Queensland before returning to outback NSW to country towns like Bourke and Cobar. It’s then down to
Albury before heading to the 2023 Mildura Wentworth Music Festival where Lance has been a crowd favourite for the past few years.
It’s then off to South Australia and Lance’s hometown of Port Pirie for the annual Port Pirie Country
Music Festival before heading to Warrnambool in Victoria.
“It’s a big move to sell your house, pack everything you possibly can into a caravan and car and
just hit the road”, Lance said. “It’s something Mel and I have talked about for a few years now but,
with Mel now surviving breast cancer, we don’t want to wait, we want to celebrate and live life”.
Lance who is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, can be seen on stage as a solo artist playing
guitar and singing or as part of a band line-up where he plays pedal steel, guitars, sings, backing
vocals, you name it, Lance Birrell will have a crack at it on stage.
Lance has an impressive collection of Franks Custom Guitars. Locally made here in Australia,
Greg Franks has designed and built four guitars for Lance and there’s always room in the caravan
for one more.