Making Music, as a life choice is a difficult profession, however with support anything is possible.”

— sam mcc

theBlueShamrocks

Our music wants to make me - Tap Those Toes 

Brisbane-based band theBlueShamrocks Country Music Band, have a traditional-sounding country music theme which combines elements of jive, waltz and line dance country music. 

Following on from their debut album, TTT-Tap Those Toes, now with 1million plus plays on Spotify,  theBlueShamrocks new original series of singles are being released from an album, NTSH Nothing To See Here, within the song’s lyrics offer a buoyant and joyous celebration, of music and dance, which leads to excellent musicianship from the various skilled musicians who deliver the vibrance to these highly rated songs.

Exploring various themes, where with dreamy thought's which may relate to any part of daily life, the songs are sprinkled with fun, optimism and storyline generosity, tracks that are sure to attract many discerning music lovers across the globe.

theBlueShamrocks Band features ageless musical performances, including brilliant evocative violin passages and a toe tapping rhythmic grooves, that reflects the openness of this acute life.

theBlueShamrocks music is produced by Brisbane producer James North, with its unmistakeable universal appeal, is a sort of upbeat sound that feels charming and robust when set against today’s various music styles

Lyrics written by Sam McCaughey, Marion McCaughey and James McCaughey.  

theBlueShamrocks band members range from genres of various music styles inclusive of country music, rock, orchestral and jazz music scenes, their experience is featured within the BIO – Press Kit section below. 

This is a little insight into theBlueShamrocks band

Regards Sam

BAND BIO-Press Kit

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Sam McCaughey

Vocals

Sam moved from Ireland to Australia in the 80’s, employment initially was within regional Australia, relocating to Brisbane in 2011, musical opportunities became available with the creation of the country music band theBlueShamrocks. 

theBlueShamrocks are Brisbane City based, have evolved to a band of talented musicians. Sam is the lead vocals with theBlueShamrocks

2017 – theBlueShamrocks created their debut album “TTT-Tap Those Toes”, delivers a musical presentation of jive, waltz, line dance style music with a little rock beat thrown in here and there.  

theBlueShamrocks have recorded an album of original tracks, music videos, rehearsing and preparing our songs for upcoming musical releases and performances. 

theBlueShamrocks latest album is titled, “NTSH-Nothin’ to See Here”, songs shall be released as a series of singles. Each and every original tune creates its own story from various walks of life. 

Lyrics have been written by Sam McCaughey, with songs from Marion McCaughey and  James McCaughey.

Music has been created for both albums by James North productions.

John Sargent

Bass Guitar

John brings over 50 years’ experience playing in many genres.

Most recently he has completed a Diploma of Jazz Performance at JMI (Jazz Music Institute).

John has toured and played guitar with some memorable names during previous Australian tours with Del Shannon and The Platters, shared the same stage as Splitz Ends as the crowd warm up band. 

John has featured with bands recently inclusive off blues the band Duck for Cover and Jazz quartet Ain’t Behavin’, and Mango Big Band before joining theBlueShamrocks.

Steve Henderson

Guitar

Steve’s influences range from 1930’s French Swing to contemporary classics.

Serving his apprenticeship as a guitarist in Ireland, Steve enjoyed playing in Showbands, Country, Pop and Rock bands.

Steve has been a member of a Celtic Cultural Orchestra in Brisbane since the early ‘90’s and appreciates the therapeutic aspect of playing with other musicians.

Steve enjoys a Maton 808 Cutaway guitar, AERAmplification and Elixir strings.

Jeremy Dwyer

Lead / Rhythm Guitar

Jeremy's musical influences range from 1950's to 2000's and include Blues, Rock and Roll, Rock, Country, and all styles of music containing guitars.

Jeremy has performed for several years in Queensland with a number of quality duo's/groups and later on original songs from ballads to hard rockers.

Jeremy play's rhythm and lead guitar, acoustic and slide.

Jeremy has travelled and performed around SEQ and regional Qld in hotels, clubs, private and corporate events.

Quiana Morgan

Fiddle

Quiana started learning the piano at age 4, and violin at age 5. Quiana's professional violin mentors include, Christa Powell, Andrea Messenger, and the late John Curro, founder of the Queensland Youth Orchestra.

Quiana has performed with many professional orchestras such as Deep Blue, Queensland, Pop Orchestra, String Source, including the Queensland Youth Orchestra for 8 years. Quiana works as head of strings at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Sacred Heart Primary School, plus as a violin teacher at Souly Strings and has her own home studio. 

Quiana brings a vibrancy to the music she plays, and when not playing Quiana enjoys rock climbing and fostering rescue puppies.

Fredy Perez

Accordion

Bringing 60 years of music experience.

Fredy began accordion and music studies in the Liszt conservatory of music in Uruguay at the age of 8.

At the age 13 began preforming with a variety of Latin and Brazilian salsa bands.

Fredy performed regularly, gained experience and discovered his true love of music taking further studies at University to become an Orchestra Director.

Since then, Fredy has performed in a variety of music styles including Jazz, Latin Jazz, Blues, Tango, Country, and Rock, also performing in Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Australia, playing Piano, Bass Guitar, and classical Guitar.

 

Don Petterson

Pianist

Don Petterson AKA Don Keys, - learnt piano for 3 years from age of 10, more influenced by his father and Grandfather who both played old time dance music. 

During Don's early teenage years playing piano in church and didn’t chase the musical dream until much later,  played in numerous bands around the Brisbane club scene with a talent for playing many styles of music. (there is a lot to be learned from different styles) Don spent many years around the country music clubs as a backing musician.

Recent years Don has had many hours putting together a solo act playing piano versions of everything from old country, Rock n Roll , classic pub rock and 60ies to 90ies well known songs.

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