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Craig teams up with former "Ambush" band member, Garry Hunt, for a string of shows.
Garry left Craig's "Ambush" band in 2000 to have a break from the music industry and persue other avenues of work. Then in 2014 Garry decided that music was his true passion so started out on a solo career. Then in 2015 Craig & Garry met up again at a music event in Warrnambool where they discussed doing some shows together in the future. Craig's manager Roz, and Garry's manager, Sharon, got their heads together and the shows started rolling in.
Craig's Music Tours of America's Deep South continue there success..
When Craig Giles was engaged by John Howie and Travelrite International to be the Celebrity Host for the 2010 MUSIC TOUR OF AMERICA'S DEEP SOUTH, no one realised just how successful it would be.
Craig was engaged for this tour because of his knowledge & passion for both Country & Rock'n'Roll Music.
Owing to the outstanding success of the 2010 Tour, it was decided to make it a regular event.
The 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015 Tours have been just as successful as the first one in 2010.
In 2014 Craig was the Celebrity Host for the MUSIC TOUR OF SCOTLAND & IRELAND. Another outstanding tour of first class music and scenery.
New Addition to BIG RIVER Team
18 y.o. Nathan Bruhn is the latest addition to the Big River Entertainment Team. Nathan is from a farm in S.A.and came to the attention of B.R.E. at a concert in Nuriootpa, S.A. in 2010.
At the time, Nathan was a singing drummer. Craig and Roz Giles agreed to become mentors to this enthusiastic young musician and encouraged Nathan to step from behind the drum kit and up to centre stage. Through Roz and Craig, Nathan is learning all the various aspects of being a professional entertainer, both on and off the road.
2012 update: Nathan continues to persue his passion of playing, singing and writing songs.
CRAIG & ROZ GILES have just returned from a 17 day Music Cruise on the luxurious "Radiance Of The Seas". The Travelrite Tour Group were treated to exclusive concerts by CRAIG GILES, ADAM HARVEY, BECCY COLE, LAURA DOWNING, CAROLE STURTZEL, The HOWIE BROTHERS & an on-shore performance by the BARRAMUNDI BROTHERS.
2010 Music Tour of America's Deep South
When Craig Giles was engaged by John Howie and Travelrite International to be the Celebrity Host for the 2010 MUSIC TOUR OF AMERICA'S DEEP SOUTH , no one realised just how successful it would be.
The 2010 tour group comprised of 52 music loving people from all over Australia all anxious to experience the variety of Entertainment, Cuisine and Sights that this tour offered.
After landing in Los Angeles, it was onto a luxurious coach and off to see Hollywood and surrounding districts. The next day, further south to New Orleans for some world class Jazz and Cajun Food.
Whilst in New Orleans Craig was delighted with the opportunity to sing a couple of numbers with local Jazz identity, Hack Bartholomew . Then on to Baton Rouge and Breaux Bridge districts for an informative tour of the Laura Plantation and an enjoyable swamp excursion.
Then came Tupelo, Mississippi where Craig had the honour of performing his “Tribute to Elvis Presley.” This was a very special night and during the performance Craig said “I have done this Tribute many times and in many places but I am overwhelmed at being able to pay homage to “The King” in his own home town of Tupelo, Mississippi and I’m extremely proud to be sharing this moment with
so many of my Aussie mates.”
Craig presented another unforgettable performance in Memphis where he was invited to sing with the full Negro Choir at the Legendary Reverend Al Green’s Tabernacle Church. Craig enthralled the congregation with his moving rendition of “Peace In The Valley” and then changed the pace to an uptempo version of “Let Us Pray” which had the audience, choir and pastor literally dancing and singing in the isles. It was a very uplifting experience for everyone.
Apart from Craig’s main shows, he also treated the group to impromptu performances throughout the entertainment packed tour. Craig’s duo partner, Kinta, was also on the tour and accompanied Craig on stage on several occasions including a few songs at a Memphis Honky Tonk and a River Cruise in Savannah much to the delight of their rowdy Aussie mates and appreciative locals. The group were thrilled when they met up with Australia’s own Hamish and Lachlan Davidson “The Davison Brothers” after the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show at Nashville.
Craig Inducted to Wall of Fame
On 21st January 2010 Craig was inducted onto the WALL OF FAME at LBS Studio,s Tamworth, NSW
2009 KINTA Joins the Big River Entertainment Team.
Up until 2009, Kinta had done local gigs and several fundraising events. Since being signed to Big River Entertainment in 2009, she has performed in most states in Australia and also joined Craig Giles on some of his International performances in America.
Kinta has recently released her much anticipated album, Top Of The World, which contains twelve fabulous tracks.
Contact B.R.E. for more info on the album.
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