Artist: Dobe Newton (Words: Keith Eltham)
Dobe has been a musician for 38 years as part of multi award winning band, The Bushwackers. A singer, percussionist and songwriter, he is also known as co-author of the iconic I Am Australian with Bruce Woodley. He is also heavily involved in music education and has also worked closely with numerous music festivals, events and organisations.
Songwriter: Mick Thomas
As the frontman for seminal Aussie group Weddings Parties Anything and an established solo artist in his own right, Mick Thomas is renowned as a storyteller. Boasting an ear for rich, warmly weathered folk, he has a knack for nailing the minutiae of Australian life without resorting to cliches.