Chris is a professional and community theatre practitioner with a passion for suicide prevention. He has worked in all areas of the performing arts as producer, director, performer, and stage manager.
Chris' current theatre practice has a suicide prevention focus. He has directed and performed in Carpe Diem, a play about men's mental health, which has toured to over 120 locations in regional and remote Australia.
Chris has also played a variety of other roles, including Antonio Salieri in Amadeus, P.T. Barnum in Barnum, Cliff in Cabaret, and The Baker in Into the Woods. He has directed the Opening of the Shearers Hall of Fame, the Bonegilla Migrant Experience multicultural festival, and the opening festival for the Albury Library Museum.
Chris' backstage experience is extensive. He has been Stage Manager and Student Crew Mentor on Mulan, Guys and Dolls, and Beauty and the Beast for Murray High School, Assistant Stage Manager on Addams Family with Centre Stage Event Company, and Backstage Manager on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Revolution Theatre Productions.
In addition to his work in theatre, Chris is also a talented singer and musician. He has been a soloist at the Albury Carols and has co-directed and music directed Wind in the Willows for Murray High School and RTP.
Chris is a passionate advocate for suicide prevention and his work in the theatre is a powerful way to raise awareness of this important issue.
Good Gravy is a modern-day barbershop quartet that celebrates the beauty of a cappella singing. James, Joel, Cameron, and Jeremy, all Albury/Wodonga locals, have been harmonising together since 2019. Their combined musical experience spans several decades, covering diverse disciplines including performance, teaching, busking, and serenading around the border.
With a perfect blend of classic barbershop tunes and popular hits, Good Gravy guarantees to leave audiences smiling. Their years of singing together have cultivated a unique sound that they love sharing with all sorts of audiences. Beyond their performances, they've participated in community events, theatre productions, local choirs, and bands.
Good Gravy is at your service, ready to add a touch of uniqueness to your private events, public celebrations, or corporate functions. Or looking for an unforgettable surprise for your special someone? They've got you covered with their Sing-A-Gram service, available anywhere around the border.
Josh Campbell is a singer, songwriter and musician in the Riverina area. He perform as a solo artist (singer/guitarist), a Duo act with Dale Dunlop (bass/rhythm guitar/backing vocals) and as a four piece band. His original music is a blend of indie rock and alternative rock while the whole repertoire of covers ranges from classic rock from the 60s to alternative rock in the 90s through to early 2000s pop.
Leanne Murphy offers:
* Community music, ukulele and singing events
* Songwriting for community
* Women's creative retreats
* Sheet music publishing assistance
* A.Mus.A. Piano
* Adv. Dip. Myotherapy
* Cert IV Fitness (personal training)
* First Aid
* Working With Children Victoria
Performing arts workshops can include:
Singing in 2-4 part harmony, songwriting for community, singalong ukulele, beginner tin whistle, melody composition, creating your own sheet music with free software, helpful music theory and sight singing, basic multitrack recording on your phone, some forms of puppetry construction, putting on a variety show.
Other teaching workshops include:
Roll & Release: foam rolling for body harmony
Performance Strength: fundamental exercises for busy artists
Keep Your Mouth Shut: the many benefits of nose-breathing for health
Marisa Quigley is an award-winning Australian blues/roots singer and songwriter, solo artist, and cabaret performer. With her charismatic stage presence and powerhouse delivery, the husky-voiced chanteuse has drawn comparisons with Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt. Absolutely at home on the stage, with her irreverent wit and deft lyricist, Marisa has audiences in stitches one minute and moved to tears the next.
Her songwriting influences are as diverse as Tom Waits and The Eagles, and her songs span the gamut from haunting to heartfelt to hilarious. With an eclectic blend of blues/roots and alt-country/folk, a wink and a nudge, a tickle and a poke, her act is soulful, fun, endearing—and highly entertaining.
Description: Singer, songwriter, guitarist (finger-picking acoustic), cabaret performer and librettist. Occasional radio presenter. Independent. Musical collaborator. Has songs, will travel.
Genres: Blues, roots, alt-country, folk, gospel. Originals and alternative covers.
Style: Power-packed, soulful, raunchy, earthy, funny.
Line-ups: Duo (with husband, Darren Christie); five-piece band (Marisa Quigley & Her Sunday Best) and anything in between (Quigley & Co.).
Influences: Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Etta James.
Collaborations: Red Dress & the Sugar Man; Chubby Rae & the Elevators; The Blue Yonder; The Gospel Belles; Begley, Butler & Quigley
MRFM aims to make the live performance of Classical music accessible to regional country communities. We are open to incorporating top-level artists who perform in other styles, as well as Classical. Our goal is to provide a quality experience for regional audiences that would normally only be the privilege of city dwellers. MRFM facilitates workshops and masterclasses for regional students alongside each event.
Audio – Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Live Sound, Theatre Audio
Lighting – Design and Hire
Projection – Corporate AV to Crazy Arty projects
Two piece drums and guitar indie rock band This Way North are full of rapturous nostalgia, their music takes you from moody, tremolo-tinged heart-tuggers to pounding driving alt-psych rock through a sonic landscape of reverb-soaked guitars and rolling rhythms. With odes to 90’s rock sitting on air-tight grooves and full, cinematic spaciousness, This Way North’s music is a portal to summer festivals, their love affair with the road, and an open invitation to turn up the volume and let loose.
Toby Mobbs is a librarian by day and pop-folk singer-songwriter by night. Mobbs has sought to carve a unique music style both live and in the studio by incorporating thick, dynamic, and rhythmic guitar, warm vocals, and introspective lyrical storytelling. When not in his hometown of Albury NSW, you will find him traveling around Australia finding new towns and audiences to connect with, providing insight into the stories behind the music, and promoting his latest studio releases.
While Toby has been labelled one of the hardest working independent touring musicians in the country, and having supported the likes of Thirsty Merc, Josh Pyke, and Winterbourne, his studio recordings shine a different light to his stripped back performances on stage. These recordings break far away from the solo artist typecast, showcasing a unique interpretation of the many musical genres that inspire his writing.
In 2022 Mobbs toured every Australian capital city for his ‘Placid In The Rough’ National Tour travelling 14,500km in his car over 28 days. This tour promoted his debut album by the same name with tracks taking out the #1 spot on the Atomic music charts for an unprecedented 15 consecutive weeks, #1 spot for Rock and #2 overall on the Triple J Unearthed charts, and #3 on AMRAP's national weekly regional charts.