Coun­try singer’s back

Grab tick­ets to Travis Collins, who is play­ing his lat­est al­bum, Hard Light, in west­ern Syd­ney

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE -

COUN­TRY, rock and blues star Travis Collins is head­ing to west­ern Syd­ney.

Collins posted on Face­book re­cently: “I’m back and it’s on!”.

“Rally the troops, grab the tick­ets, seeya there!!”

Collins’ ca­reer was kick­started in Tam­worth in 2004 when he won the Toy­ota Star Maker Quest.

He jumped at the op­por­tu­ni­ties the win pre­sented and has con­sol­i­dated him­self in Aus­tralia’s very rep­utable and grow­ing coun­try mu­sic in­dus­try.

Collins has pro­duced a wor­thy cat­a­logue of al­bums and sin­gles dur­ing his decade-plus on the mu­sic scene.

He has crafted four al­bums in­clud­ing the No 1 Wired in 2015 and two No.1 sin­gles Curves and Boots On.

His lat­est al­bum, Hard Light, has re­ceived rave re­views, and he’ll draw heav­ily on dur­ing this lat­est tour.

Collins, who hails from Cess­nock, was last in the area in April.

He told The Stan­dard at the time his mu­sic had evolved and de­vel­oped since he first hit the mu­sic stage.

“I put out my first two records when I was re­ally young; I was only 19 when Start the Car came out,” Collins said.

“I feel much more cen­tred and bal­anced these days.”

The coun­try mu­sic singer spent much of 2011 on a self­funded tour sell­ing al­bums from the boot of his car.

“It was ab­so­lutely what I needed at that point, to get in touch with di­rect­ing play­ing mu­sic to peo­ple, sell­ing mu­sic to peo­ple, hear­ing their sto­ries, and writ­ing their sto­ries,” he said.

Collins will be sup­ported by brother-sis­ter duo Kaylens Rain at Rooty Hill RSL.

The show starts at 8pm and tick­ets are $20.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit rooty­

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