I'm really looking forward to the Boondooma Balladeers and Heritage Muster, and am honoured to be included in the artist line-up this year. It's a wonderful historic location and a great festival. Hope to see you there!
It's a huge honour to be among the Male Vocalist of the Year finalists for the 2017 Gold Medallion Media Awards, which are designed to reflect radio activity and the success of Australian Recording Artists and tracks within each respective state. The GMMA's are judged by radio presenters and broadcasters throughout Australia. Eligible tracks are judged on each artists musical ability and appeal, the quality of the song, musical arrangements and the production quality of the track. I'm humbled to be among the finalists, congratulations and best of luck to you all!
The title track and first single release from Lloyd's latest album "Travelling With You" recently spent several weeks at no1 on the International Mainstream Country Music Charts! A huge thank you to Joyce Ramgatie, and the many radio presenters across Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand for your airplay support!
At the same time it was a huge honour for Lloyd to chart #1 Artist, alongside so many wonderfully talented artists. He's pretty darn excited about it! :)
Download your copy of the album here ('Store' tab) at the discount price of $9.99 AUD and check it out for yourself :)
Hi there and thanks for visiting my site! 2017 has been a great year with my new album "Travelling With You" doing really well, and to celebrate we have decided to mark down all album downloads to $9.99 AUD (my first EP for $5.99) I hope this makes it possible for a whole lot more people to hear my songs. Happy shopping and thank you so much :)
Wow! It's been a big few weeks, topping off a great year!
# 'Travelling with You' - no 1 in the International Mainstream Country Music Chart
# 'Windale' - 2nd place in the Australian Songwriting Competition 'Australia' category.
# "Travelling With You" Nominated for 'CD of the Year' - USA Rural Roots Music Commission
A huge THANK YOU to my beautiful wife Sue xx , my great mate and producer Lindsay Waddington, awesome Kross Kut Records musicians, and Hillcrest and CRS music marketing services.
To celebrate, we are offering the album "Travelling With You" digital download now for $9.99 AUD, available right here in my Store (along with CDs and all my other music).
If you would like to support and encourage me on my independent artist journey, then simply liking my Facebook page Lloyd Back Music helps!
Thank you so much!
Well I got a really nice album review by BOB EVERHART, President, National Traditional Country Music Association, (www.music-savers.com) for Country Music News International
I'm very pleased that Bob acknowledged all the fantastic contributors to the album, they're a brilliant team, thank you so much mate :)
It's a bit of a read but, if you're interested, here it is....
Lloyd Back - "Travelling With You"
It amazes me to hear 'country music' as 'real' country music coming from Queensland, Australia. Lloyd Back is an incredibly sincere younger man who 'knows' what country music is all about. He wrote eight of the delightful songs on this album, and what a nice writer he is. BUT, he's much more than that, he has a beautiful 'country' voice, like none I've heard come from Nashville for a number of years now. What a pity, America's real country music is now safely ensconced in the talents and voices of gifted musicians, songwriters, performers and entertainers who live in other lands. Somehow they 'know' what the 'contents' of country music is all about. The same mystical quality that has disappeared from today's so-called country offerings in the USA. This young guy is totally devoted to make sure his songs has a 'story' in it. Something the listener can attach to, to listen to, to understand. This is Lloyd's fourth album for Kross Kut Records. It's his second song on this album "Where I'm Meant To Be" that portrays his magnificent voice in it's rightful glory. What a great album to listen to, and at the same time to feel so sad that our own counterparts in America can't even touch this. Unless of course you go to the back country, rural America if you will, to find it. You'll find it of course, but it's tucked away, far from corporate control. Terrific music, and like Lloyd Back, placing the best foot and song forward as often as possible. Lindsay Waddington produced this session, and like many 'listeners' I am always keen about "can I actually hear the vocalist?'' Yes I can, it's absolutely lovely, very unlike American music that is engulfed with loud noise and little attention to what is being sang or written in words only a few understand. The mix that Waddington placed on this session is remarkable. He kept the vocal out front, words easy to understand, and better....he brought out the instrumentalists in the 'just right' places, making the entire listening experience a really entertaining experience. I've only been on the 'music trail' for something like 70 years, but I really really appreciate the gift of really good instrumentalists. Waddington used some of the best in Australia for this experience. Hugh Curtis on fiddle and mandolin; Lawrie Minson on steel, Dobro, Slide, harp, accordion, and banjo (especially good on 'Dads and Daughters'); Rob O'Sullivan on bass; Lloyd Back on acoustic and rhythm guitars and harmonica (watch for it on 'Windale' just a simple little instrument that can sound so haunting and beautiful), and Lindsay Waddington joined in guitars, bass, drums, and percussion. What a beautiful 'mix' this all turned out to be. Backing vocals were provided by Tyson Colman, Sue Back, Maddison Waddington, and Charli Waddington. It's a super experience to be in the position I'm in to hear such a beautiful rendition of some incredibly gifted original music. Thank you Mr. Back. I'm forwarding this CD to the Rural Roots Music Commission for their "CD of the Year" awards, knowing that it will probably be impossible for you to attend their awards ceremonies in the fall of 2018. Be that as it may, off it goes.
This is a terrific festival, held in a beautiful part of the world, and we loved being there. Lots of friendly people, relaxed atmosphere and of course brilliant musicians and great music! It was a privilege and honour to play with the Kross Kut Records showband, and for the very talented Tania Kernaghan. Here's a few pics.
Well I have to say I’m a bit excited to have 5 songs make the TOP 30 in the 2017 Australian Songwriting Contest! Songs from my new album made it through in the Australian, Folk Acoustic, Country and Songs for Children categories, as well as an earlier track in the Instrumental section. I’m also very pleased to have some fellow Kross Kut Records artists (well done Sharon Heaslip, Peter Salata and Renee McAlpin!) and other songwriter friends make it through. Congratulations and good luck everyone 😊😎
It's great to be included on the latest Hillcrest album! I'm excited that "Travelling With You", the first single off my new album, is now getting airplay for the first time in a whole lot of countries including England, Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, New Zealand, USA, Malta, Canada, Poland and France...as well as on some new Aussie stations. A big thank you to Ross Allen, and to all the presenters for supporting independent artists like me and including it on their shows. Much appreciated!
I loved going back to my town of birth, Hughenden, it was looking great! We enjoyed a night off, a great meal and a few drinks at The Great Western Hotel while we were there :)
Playing at Barcaldine
One of the old family properties south of Hughenden. It's been a long time since anyone lived there and looking a bit worse for wear :(
Sue and I are not long back from our honeymoon, visiting iconic country towns like Mitchell, Barcaldine, Longreach, Winton, Hughenden, Muttaburra and Aramac. Sharing memories and places from my younger days and playing lots of music along the way :) We enjoyed beautiful (unusually warm) weather, country town charm and character, and met some wonderful people. It was a great couple of weeks, here's a few pics :)
Available online now! My latest album contains 8 originals and 3 covers, brilliantly produced by Lindsay Waddington at Kross Kut Records, and I'm really proud of it :) Visit my store where you can choose either CD or digital download.
The new album arrived today and we couldn't be happier! It will soon be available here for hardcopy and digital download purchases, as well as via iTunes. We'll announce developments on that asap. If you're in a big hurry to get one, please send me a message through the website :)
My latest album is finished and being pressed as we speak. I've loved the whole process of creating this album and can't wait to get it out there!
Supporting Melissa Bajric on her show at the Capitol TheatreWith Waddo at FanzoneTaking it easy after the Laura Downing and Lindsay Waddington Show, which Kingsley Day and I also played on. Good fun :)