Goats got talent
RISING stars of the country music scene, the Hillbilly Goats, are set to increase their popularity when they grace television screens for reality show Australia’s Got Talent.
The Hillbilly Goats were asked to audition for the show and were accepted after a long process.
Goat Bryce Wearne said they sang four different songs for the producer before a two-hour interview and were only one of three acts accepted from the Far North.
Cairns’ teenage songstress RayLee and the popular Montgomery Brothers were also accepted.
‘‘When we went to the producer he cracked-up laughing because I had the fibreglass goat under my arm and we were dressed in our gear,’’ Bryce said.
‘‘The producer said to the girls they had some of the most awesome voices he had ever heard on the show and the costumes were great and suggested some different theatrical ideas for us.
‘‘We have a new line-up too, with two Port Douglas locals in the band Stacey Brown and Seamus Lunt.’’
The Hillbilly Goats decided to get involved with the show to spread their name further afield, on the back of a successful year of festivals and exposure with their film clip for Say Darlin’ Say being aired on the Country Music Channel and songs played on 38 commercial radio stations.
‘‘We don’t intend on going there to smash it and win it,’’ Bryce said.
‘‘We are going in it to get as much exposure as we can because we will be spending a lot of time touring up and down the east coast of Australia and the more people who know us will definitely come see us.
‘‘And less than a year after we recorded our album, we are recording a new album in a couple of weeks.’’
The Goats will fly out to Brisbane in June to face the judges on Australia’s Got Talent and also rehearse for their tour, which will include performances at nine major festivals in nine weeks later this year, along with the Gympie Muster and Black Mountain Unplugged Festival.
SHOWING AUSTRALIA THEIR TALENT:
the Hillbilly Goats