Billy Blomeley
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Billy Blomeley

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Born at Camperdown Hospital on 12/10/1953, Bill grew up on a sheep and cropping farm at Pura Pura in the Western District of Victoria.
He started playing guitar as a 14 year old whilst boarding at Monivae College in Hamilton during the 60’s. - it was deemed that he was spending so much time at this pursuit that he was neglecting his studies and was encouraged to leave his guitar at home BUT he has persisted with this time wasting activity over the last 39 years.
Bill has worked as a teacher at schools in Gippsland including Won Wron, Allambee South and Mirboo North Primary Schools as well as Baringa Special School in Moe. He incorporated guitar playing and songs into many lessons.
He has been the supervisor of a Landcare and Environment Action Project working with young people on walking tracks and visitor facilities in Baths Rd Reserve in Mirboo North
He has also spent 10 years working as a Shearer mainly in the South Gippsland area, eventually having to retire due to back problems.
In his spare time he has built a mud brick house with his partner Judy and is the father of three grown up children Riahna, Jordi and Karralla and is the Grandfather of Saska (7 months)
Music career highlights include a regular Sunday afternoon stint playing at the Brewery Restaurant in Mirboo North, performing at both the opening and the closing of the Old Boolarra Pub, having a song he wrote entitled ‘Mirboo Morning’ chosen as the anchor track on the ‘Gippsland Uncovered’ CD recorded at the Watershed Studio at Fish Creek, contributing to the ‘Sing Peace’ CD, playing at the pub in Inverloch with Kaye Moore as part of a duo called ‘Cable Stitch’. He played a regular spot at the Mirboo North pub on Sundays and entering original songs in the Australian Songwriters Association songwriting competition (no wins yet).
Bill’s songwriting is largely cathartic –“ I’ve just got to get it out there, and my subject matter continues to be a blend of fact, fiction, aspiration, introspection and on occasion, inspiration. Some songs seem to almost write themselves. Subject matter reflect my interests, people I have met, places I have been and where I am at” – songwriters that he admires include Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Shane Howard, John Williamson, Eric Bogle, Steve Earl and Lou Reed.