Versatile multi-instrumentalists, vocalists originally from the isolated
northern outback of SA, PETER COAD & THE COAD SISTERS now reside
PETER COAD (originally part of the popular Coad Bros), and his sisters
VIRGINIA and LYNETTE (COAD SISTERS), are PETER COAD & the COAD SISTERS,
full time professional entertainers with over 20 years experience working
in the music industry.
Multi talented musicians and songwriters, Virginia and Lynette started
performing as the Coad Sisters in 1989. COAD SISTERS as a popular
duo act then joined PETER COAD as PETER COAD and The COAD SISTERS
in 1991. COAD SISTERS still perform as a duo occasionally.
Traditional Country style Music, Ballads, Originals, Standards, Yodelling,
touching on Contemporary Music, Irish and other influences, with a bit
of Bush Poetry and Comedy thrown in as well.
A full show features the group playing “Live" Drums, Bass,
Lead, and Rhythm guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Keyboards, Harmonica, harmonies
Their CDs from 1997 contain all their own musicianship.
PETER COAD & the COAD SISTERS are a popular variety
PETER COAD & the COAD SISTERS have had many finalists
with their own material. PETER COAD had a finalist with an album "Bush
Verse" in the Tamworth Laureate Awards 1998. Three finalists in
T.S.A., T.I.A.R.A, 1993, and 2000 from other original albums.
Albums recorded list;
COAD BROS albums; - Ford Country, Coad Country, Halley's Comet.
PETER COAD; - Vol 1, Rainbow Road, Bush Verse, Face of Australia, Outback
Chapters and Old Bush Mates.
COAD SISTERS; Times in Your Life, Pictures, Talk of the Town, Front
Row Ticket, and Endless Highway.
COAD & the COAD SISTERS
released their first combined 12 track album in August 2003 - "Home
Again" with four finalists’ tracks featuring in 2004 T.I.A.R.A,
TSA and Bungendore Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad awards.They
released 'The Road We Travel' in April 2005, which scored Finalist spots
in the New Zealand/Tasmanian Songwriters Awards 2006, Bungendore Awards
2006 and the Bush Ballad section of the Victorian Awards 2006!
Peter's latest solo release in 2011 is entitled 'Old Bush Mates'
which is receiving excellent airplay across Australia.
February 2004 saw COAD SISTERS unique version of the classic bush ballad
"Ballad of Camooweal" from the "Home Again" album
take home the prestigious Instrumental/vocal/group/duo award at the
January 2012 - PETER COAD took out 3 TSA awards & "Album Of
The Year" for his album "Old Bush Mates", and
in February 2012 "Old Bush Mates" was awarded "Album
Of The Year" at the Bungendore Stan Coster Bush Ballad Awards &
at the Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Awards.
The BIRDSVILLE RACES, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, ADELAIDE and MELBOURNE ROYAL
SHOWS, BRISBANE WORLD EXPO 88, COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVALS throughout Australia,
extensive TV ADVERTISED CONCERT TOURS through NSW, VIC, WA, SA, CLUBS,
PUBS, RODEOS, and AG SHOWS, and touring isolated outback regions. TV
appearances include: 'Country Today'.
Their show is quoted to be - ' The most versatile country music show
2005 NSW Gold Medallion Winners -
"Touring Artists Of
PETER COAD was inducted into the Hands Of Fame, Tamworth
COAD SISTERS inducted into the Hands Of Fame 2011!
- WALL OF HONOUR - inducted onto the wall at LBS Studios!
Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters
WINNERS - Gold Medallion "Touring Artists Of The Year"
TSA WINNERS 2010!!!!
PETER COAD is the President of the AUSTRALIAN BUSH BALLADEERS ASSOCIATION
and the Editor of a quarterly magazine " The Balladeers Bulletin"
which is distributed to members/radio stations/ and country music clubs
Australia wide. COAD SISTERS are also A.B.B.A. Committee Members, active
in A.B.B.A. Publicity and Events.