Country/rock quartet We The Ghosts – John Cesar, Alex Tomlins, Jake Tomlins and Nic Tomlins.
Country/rock quartet We The Ghosts – John Cesar, Alex Tomlins, Jake Tomlins and Nic Tomlins. Contributed

Burpengary quartet We The Ghosts making waves

WHILE they may be young, Burpengary quartet We The Ghosts are already making waves for themselves.

Sailing on previous success which includes winning the Battle of the Bands at the 2011 Gympie Music Muster and supporting Aussie rock legends Jimmy Barnes and Icehouse, We the Ghosts can add another gong to their list.

They recently won the Urban Country Music Festival's Play the Main Stage YouTube competition and will now open the main concert at this year's festival on Saturday, May 4.

The band won the competition, which closed on March 29, with 1653 views, just 42 views ahead of Penny Rides Shotgun (1611 views).

We The Ghosts, who take their name from a Steve Earle quote, features John Cesar (vocals), Alex Tomlins (guitar), Alex's twin brothers Nic (bass) and Jake (drums).

They are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to hit the stage at the festival.

"The whole band is really excited about winning the competition and playing the main stage this year," Alex said.

"We are all really grateful and humbled by the chance to play the main stage of a festival which is in our backyard.

"It was a pretty good race to get the views up...well done to all the other artists, but we just got there in the end, thanks to our amazing fans and friends.">

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We the Ghosts will open the main concert for country music greats Lee Kernaghan, John Williamson and Troy Cassar-Daley as well as the talented Amber Lawrence, Chelsea Basham and 2013 Toyota Star Maker winner Kaylee Bell.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the popular festival, which will run from May 3-5 and in addition to the main concert includes the Urban rodeo and tribute show, the Urban Blaze concert and Beaut Ute Show as well as performances at the McCormicks Songwriters' Café, Village Stage and Village Hotel.

Country music icon John Williamson is looking forward to his appearance at the 10th annual festival.

"It's great to know that the Urban Country Music Festival has survived this long," John said.

"Col Watson, Musician of the Year at Tamworth, and I are looking forward to bringing my old and new songs to the enthusiastic crowd. As I am always writing new material, I promise some surprises."

As for We The Ghosts, they are looking forward to showcasing their own material at the concert.

"The win represents a chance for the band to get our music out to a much wider audience than we would ever normally have a chance to," Alex said.

For further information on the festival visit urbancountry.com.au.


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