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BIO - 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 muisc, 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

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Bio - John Sargent

Acoustic 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 past Australian tours with Del Shannon and The Platters, shared the same stage as Splitz Ends as the crowd warm up band. 

Other bands that he has played in recently include blues band Duck for Cover, Jazz quartet Ain’t Behavin’

And Mango Jam Big Band before being part of theBlueShamrocks band.

Bio - Brayden Hughes

Lead / Rhythm Guitar

Brayden adds a vibrant lead / rhythm guitar application to theBlueShamrocks tunes, with a friendly professional team approach to meet the requirements of these tunes.

Don Petterson


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 have 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.

Lani Wagner


Bringing passion and inspiration to every performance, Lani's ability to evoke emotion within an audience is only matched by her breathtaking vocal range. From an early age, Lani discovered her love for singing and has spent her life in pursuit of her musical dreams, including educating others and sharing the gift of music. 

Currently, Lani is pursuing her Masters of Music Degree in Pedagogy at Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium, and honing her art as a singing teacher, songwriter and performer. Lani is available for private singing lessons at her music studio in Brisbane's West End @ 17 Browning Street.

Lani released her debut EP Fallen From Grace in February 2018 and has since toured the East Coast of Australia. Fallen From Grace has since featured on ArtSound FM (ACT), QBN FM (NSW), and Joy FM (VIC), with a spread in the Newcastle Herald and as Editor’s Choice in BMA Magazine.

Lani spent a semester abroad in the latter part of 2018 at Indiana University. While in the US, Lani was under the guidance of renowned musicians including Walter Smith III & Dr Kenneth Brian Edmonds (aka Babyface). Lani also performed with the IU Soul Revue and Latin Jazz Ensemble. Keep an eye out for her next album to be released very soon!

Bio - Sam Mccaughey


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.  

2020 - theBlueShamrocks have recorded an album of original tracks, recording videos, rehearsing and preparing our songs for upcoming musical releases. 

Album is titled, “NTSH-Nothin’ to See Here”, to 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.

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