Marni Sheehan, Mark Smith and Dave Sheehan have joined forces to create a country/blues treat for audiences.
Although they all have many years of performance experience, this particular act is quite new.
So far they have worked mostly in Central Victorian venues i.e. Theatre Royal Castlemaine, BillyRoys Blues Bar Bendigo, Perfect Drop Daylesford, Glenlyon Store and Kyneton Town Hall. Their style covers rootsy blues, alt and vintage country, and originals featuring vocal harmonies and a variety of snappy instrumentation – acoustic, dobro, national steel and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo and percussion.
Audiences love their act, its sparkle, variety and humour and the occasional dark moment. Covers range thru George Jones, Dock Boggs, Townes van Zandt, Woody Guthrie, Doc Watson, Kitty Wells, Memphis Minnie, Robert Johnson, Leroy Carr, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal. Mark is a veteran guitarist and singer, his work including a ten year stint in the backing bands of Johnny Young, Normie Rowe, Marcie Jones. Marni has a track record of songwriter credits including finalist placings in 2 ASA contests and the Austin Texas Songwriting Contest. Her work appears in albums by The Stetson Family and Leslie Avril and on two compilation albums. Dave has played over many years as lead guitarist with Carl Pannuzzo and Kylie Auldist.