Noel Gardner musician song writer

In performance - major festivals, gigs and career highlights:


Founder and organiser Nambour Folk Club - 1985-1991.

1986 - Performed & was co-organiser of the inaugral Maleny Folk Festival. Performed at all Maleny Folk Festivals from 1986 to 1993.

1987 - Sang Mark Gillett’s winning song 'Watching The Obi Obi Flow' at the Declan Affley Songwriting  Award at National Folk Festival – Alice Springs.

1989 - Performed with Mark Gillett – Noel’s parody 'The Rack Of Tony Fitzgerald' on ABC Television Brisbane 7.30 Report.

1985-1995 - Solo performer on Sunshine Coast, Brisbane & various Australian Folk Festivals as support act to Redgum, Kev Carmody, Judith Durham, Coolangubra.

1988-1995 - Performed in duo with Mark Gillett. Support act to – Judy Small, Christy Moore & Peggy Seeger.

1988-1992 - Singer & guitarist with Sunshine Coast based band 'The Hinterland Band' which performed regularly around Brisbane  & Sunshine Coast. Support act to major bands including – Paul Kelly & The Messengers and Gondwanaland. Major performances at National Folk Festivals in Maleny 1989 & Kuranda 1990.

The Hinterland Band's E.P. 'Against The Flow' included Noel’s songs 'Mt Coolum' & 'Don’t Let The Rain Come Down.'

1991-1994 - Performed at Helidon Folk Festivals.

1989-1994 - Performed at Mudjimba Folk Festivals.

1993 - Awarded Life membership of Sunshine Coast Environmnt Council.

1993 - Noel’s Song 'Leaving My Homeland' - included on 'Best Of The Black Opal 93' compilation album featuring the best entries fron The Australian Black Opal International Country Music Songwriting Contest.

1994 - Released debut C.D. 'Justice & Pride' at inaugral Woodford Folk Festival.

1995 - Performed at Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Folk Festival Canberra, and Brisbane Winter Solstice Festival.

1996 - Toowomba Folk Festival, Cairns Folk Club.

1997 - Winter Solstice Festival - Brisbane, organiser & performance at inaugral Wominjeka Festival Of Arts & Crafts, Eudlo, Sunshine Coast.

1994-2004 performed at Woodford Folk Festivals.

1998 - Support act to Kristina Olsen at Montville Hall.

2000 - Released C.D. 'Fraser' at Yagubi Folk Festival.

2001 - Support act (in duo with Tommy Leonard) - Kristina Olsen - Maleny.

2001 - 2004 performances at Yagubi Folk Festival.

2002 - Support act for Martin Wyndham Read.

2003 - Songs Sunset Symphony & Humpback Whale used as part of 'Humpback Symphony' pageant for Centenary Of Federation Celebration at Yagubi Folk Festival – support act for Vin Garbutt.

2004 - Song 'Refugee' awarded second place Australian Songwriters Association 'Coffee Shop Category'.

2005 - Performed song 'Stolen Children' at Australian Songwriters Association Awards night in Sydney. Performances - Woodford Tree Planting Festival, Palm Creek Festival, Fairbridge Folk Festival, and Toodjay Folk Club.

Justice and Pride has received regular airplay on 4AAA (Brisbane’s indigenous radio station). Fraser has received regular airplay on ABC Coast FM & ABC Wide Bay. Noel has performed live-to-air on the 7.30 Report on ABC TV QLD as well as National Youth Radio JJJ.

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