THE BOSTOCKS
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THE BOSTOCKS

Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia | INDIE

Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia | INDIE
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There is something immensely rewarding about having the opportunity to hear a group of talented young musicians bringing their music to life.

It’s even more rewarding knowing that they all belong to the same family, and in this case, that family is THE BOSTOCKS.
Based on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Rob (lead guitar), Rachel (violin), Sara (bass guitar) and Brendan (drums) grew up around a strong musical environment and have never waived from their strong desire to achieve the high expectations they place upon themselves.
“Brendan and I always had an interest in music and Dad used to take us to a country music club once a month,” Rob recalls. “I was about five or six years old and I fondly remember having a strum on the guitar and Brendan having a hit on the drums at the end of the show.”
Little did they know these simple musical steps would lead to the opportunity to support International music icons such as INXS, JIMMY BARNES and Australian music legend STEVIE WRIGHT within the following few short years.
In 1998, The Bostocks headed to the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the very first time, an event that has become part of their touring schedule ever since. The winning of prestigious Golden Fiddle Awards has been an integral part of this Tamworth journey with the band gaining richly deserved recognition along the way.
This journey has now led to the release of The Bostock’s new album Not By A Long Shot, a collection of nine tracks that showcase this amazingly talented quartet, not only as fine musicians but as quality songwriters.
The title track and current single is the perfect introduction to the album and the quality of songs never subsides. “Not By A Long Shot was a line I had in my head along with the music and melody,” Rob explains. “Rachel then took it from there and our first single was born”.
superb vocals really from Sara and Rachel come to the fore in tracks such as Things Were Better and Done And Dusted while Morning’s First Wave blends all the group’s vocals beautifully.
To showcase their superb musicianship, this new album also includes two strong instrumental tracks, Old Boat and Run And Hide.
“The instrumental music is something we’ve come to love over the last 5 or 6 years. We really started delving into the instrumental stuff a few years ago, especially country instrumentals.” said Rob.
Returning to those early days, The Bostocks started touring at the tender ages of 9, 12, 13 and 15 and that very special musical bond between them is as strong as ever. A major stepping stone for the group came with several performances alongside guitar maestro PHIL EMMANUEL who inspired them to take their passion and musical ability all the way.
And so they did, playing to a crowd of thousands at the Stars Under The Stars Concert in New Zealand, the Gympie Muster, the Xstrata Mt Isa Rodeo and the Port Fairy Folk Festival where they were awarded the Maton Young Talent Award.
This new album is the culmination of years of hard work and sees The Bostocks ready to take their career to the next level and their music to an even greater audience. As word spreads there is no doubt this wonderfully talented quartet will receive the accolades they richly deserve.
It’s a long way from those early days of managing the responsibilities of school whilst touring the east coast of Australia (and sometimes not making it to school on Monday due to car trouble!). But like any worthwhile dream, these early steps along with dedication and obvious talent can lead to great success and that is what The Bostocks are set to experience in the years to come.
Not By A Long Shot is certainly the next platform to this success. - Daryl Kirkup


The four-part harmonies of The Bostocks have made them one of the Clarence Valley's favourite touring bands! - The Daily Examiner


Australia's version of The Corrs, The Bostocks are siblings whose fresh faces and brilliant msicianship saw them hailed a success at this years Tamworth Country Music Festival. - The Gold Coast Bulletin


When The Bostocks took to the stage during last years July racing carnival, they had audiences enraptured with their talent.

For the third year in a row, the four siblings will be back to entertain the crowds with their unique style. - Daily Examiner


Australia's version of The Corrs, The Bostocks are siblings whose fresh faces and brilliant msicianship saw them hailed a success at this years Tamworth Country Music Festival. - The Gold Coast Bulletin


The young achievement award was issued for the first time this year and went to popular Gold Coast band 'The Bostocks', all siblings. - Country Update Magazine


The young and talented family band The Bostocks will be taking to the stage at Southport Sharks from 8:30pm.

The Bostocks reportedly astounded record crowds this year at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, with lead guitarist Rob taking out the inaugural 2007 Coca Cola Long Live the Lead Break competition.
The band was also nominated for another GFA award which it won last year for best new talent.

The four-piece group has been compared favorably to another famous family band, Ireland's The Corrs, as well as Fleetwood mac.

These talented siblings are being hailed as the hottest rising country act. - Gold Coast Sun


The young achievement award was issued for the first time this year and went to popular Gold Coast band 'The Bostocks', all siblings. - Country Update Magazine


Discography

In the Neighbourhood 2007
Not By A Long Shot 2010
The Great Unknown 2013

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With Rachel's amazing fiddle solos and ability, to Rob's breathtaking guitar skills and lead breaks, to Sara's charismatic and energetic bass playing, combined with their strong, warm vocal harmonies, you get the unique sounds of "The Bostocks".

The last few years have been extraordinary for sibling band, The Bostocks. The group were nominated for two Golden Guitar Awards and they also took out an Australian Songwriting Award for their current single; 'Another Lifetime'. Not to mention picking up a Golden Fiddle Award for Best Band featuring a Fiddle Player at the prestigious Golden Fiddle Award ceremony. After last years success with their charting single 'Not By A Long Shot' the band are set to release their much anticipated forthcoming studio album, The Great Unknown.

Hailing from Queensland, Australia this band of talented siblings began their musical journey at tender ages, performing at pubs and clubs throughout rural Australia. In 1998 the group attended the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the first time and have been going back ever since to perform. Since then they have been awarded for their hard work during their visits and are gaining much deserved recognition.

Some highlight concerts The Bostocks have performed at in recent years have been: The Gympie Music Muster, The Port Fairy Folk Festival, The Mt Isa Rodeo, The Tauranga Food & Wine Festival in New Zealand and The Stars Under the Stars Concert in New Zealand which saw them perform to thousands!

This year marks the 15th anniversary for this multi-award winning, international group who are already young veterans of the industry and are fast becoming a favorite Australian touring act. Their music is infectious as is their stage presence and always leaves the audiences wanting more. They have established their credentials as an act to definitely watch out for now and long into the future.

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