Multiple Golden Guitar winner, Tom Curtain, has again hit the road, to celebrate the release of his fifth studio album ‘Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us’ which debuted at No.1 on the Australian iTunes Country Music Chart in October 2022. Curtain is touring his national award-winning outback show, Katherine Outback Experience and live music event through QLD, NSW, VIC and SA.
We are really looking forward to bringing the show to a bunch of new towns. There’s something in there for everyone, from young kids through to grandparents,” said Curtain.
The Outback Show comprises an hour of horse training and working dog demonstrations including hands-on fun for the kids followed by 90-minutes of live music by Tom and fellow singer songwriters Chris Matthews, Melissa Fraser and Laura Frank.
“Our show on the road is a snapshot of the experience in Katherine. It’s more about the training of the animals and we are passionate about making it really family orientated,” Tom said.
“It’s raw and real. Guests love the interaction with the animals and feel like they get extra value for the training tips we share,” the singer-songwriter said.
Tom’s tourist attraction, Katherine Outback Experience, won Gold and Silver respectively for Best Tourist Attraction in Australia at the 2021 and 2022 National Tourism Awards and more recently was awarded the Best Tourist Attraction at the Northern Territory Tourism Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
A cause close to Tom’s heart is Dolly’s Dream. As an official ambassador, Tom uses his music and shows as a platform to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and wellbeing in our rural communities.
“We are still getting a lot of really positive responses to my song, Speak Up, because unfortunately the message resonates all too well with the communities we visit,” Tom said.
“We hear from a lot of families saying that the song has given them an opportunity to talk to their kids about the lyrics and what’s going on in their lives,” he said.
Despite the challenges of the last few years, Tom hasn’t slowed down. In October 2022 he released his fifth album, produced by the renown Garth Porter at Rancom St Studios in Sydney.
He then embarked on a hugely successful 70-show tour down the east coast before diving straight back into an exceptionally busy Katherine NT Tourist season with the outback show.
“This is the seventh consecutive summer we have toured and every year we are getting better at it with small improvements and new technology,” Tom said.
There are a range of ticket options including student, family and senior rates. Children five years and under and carer’s are free.
Saturday 3 February
Gresford Campdraft Ground
Gates open at 5pm, show 6pm to 8.30pm
Sunday 4 February
Gates open at 3pm, show 4pm to 6.30pm
Tickets and information from https://www.tomcurtain.com.au/tour/
Images and media release from Tom Curtain.