Album release night
The Justin Landers - None But Ned debut album was launched on the 16th December 2017 at the Orange City Bowling Club. The night opened with a corny, but funny, rendition of the 2001 Space Odyssey theme and then a thank you speech followed by a performance by None But Ned with his mix of Country Rock and Rock 'n' Roll tunes.
Four lucky audience members competed in some fun games of Elephant March and Chicken Drop for the chance to win one of two free CD's. There was plenty of cheating and laughs had by all.
Later in the night, everyone was treated to a fantastic performance by Ned's support act, Tyler Shoobert, the 2015 Frestfest Singer/Song Writer Competition Winner.
A number of people won special limited edition Album Launch Night key chains and stickers.
And then everyone danced the night away with more tunes by None But Ned.
Click on the Debut Album tab to purchase a copy of the full debut album on CD.
Original tracks from the album are available from all leading digital media stores. See links at the bottom of the page.
Special Thanks to the following people involved in the making of the CD and for their efforts at the Album Launch Night;
o Lance Birrell – Pedal Steel Guitarist – Dubbo Based, Multi award winning artist including grand finalist at the Tamworth Golden Guitar Country Music Awards in 1998 with the group of the year, The Hot Diggety Band. Lance often performs solo shows all over NSW and is a highly sought after session musician.
Check Lance out at www.lancebirrell.com.au
o Amy Stevens – Violin – Orange based - Studied at the Sydney conservatorium of Music and was taught by John Gould of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Amy is a performer, composer and music educator who writes, performs and teaches internationally.
Amy's webpage is www.amyviola.com
o Marc Fitzgerald-Cook – Orange based guitarist and operates the 6 string guitar studio. He performs often around the Orange area as a solo act and in a duo called the Damon John Duo.
o Martin Ferguson – Orange based musician – Martin plays regularly with The Honey Drippin' Mudskippers - Martin is from a well renowned musical family here in Orange and is a multi-talented musician. The Mudskipper's are a melting pot of 1920's to 40's Jug, Depression-era Blues, Western Swing, Ragtime Blues, and Dixie & Trad Jazz.
o Sally Bilby – Orange Vocalist – Sally is a well renowned Orange vocalist and operates Cover Me Karaoke. You can find Cover Me Karaoke on Facebook
o Matt O’Leary and Sarah Byrnes of the Moscato Dayz Duo. Matt and Sara did backing vocals for all original tracks and are based in Tamworth. They are a highly sought after duo and are well regarded session musicians.
Sarah was originally from Wagga and moved to Tamworth to pursue a music career and has performed with several artists in Tamworth and found herself in the grand final of the karaoke world championships in Tamworth and has since been hosting and promoting that competition.
Matt O’Leary has been performing since he was a teen and has performed alongside artists such as Keith Urban and Troy Cassar-Daly
Check them out on their Webpage www.moscatodayz.com
o Henry DeRooy – Orange based photographer and photo restorer. Henry operates Henry DeRooy Restoration and Photographic Services. He did the fantastic photos and artwork for the album and also does amazing work with photo restoration. Henry also photographed and did video of the launch night.
o FM107.5 - Local Community Radio Station - Their support for me and my album has been phenomenal. They are to be commended for their commitment and support of community and local area matters.
Check them out at http://fm1075.com.au/
o The Orange City Bowling Club - Sara and Neil and the staff at the club for their fantastic advertising of the event, their awesome support and for their friendly service and flexablilty on the release night.
o Tyler Shoobert - The awesome support act for the launch night. Tyler is a Fretfest Singer/Song Writer Competition Winner (2015). Tyler has a unique voice and style and easily impressed everyone who attended the album launch night.
Check him out at: https://en-gb.facebook.com/pg/TylerJSmusic/about/
o Rebecca Jones - Organised and decorated the room for the launch night. The room looked awesome. Her assistance on the night was also greatly appreciated.
o And finally, my friends, family and my wife and children, for putting up with me and for their emotional and mental support throughout this project . Thank you to all the None but Ned fans who attended the launch night. I admire your relentless support at my performances and thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I love sharing my passion for music with you and I am very humbled to see you enjoy the music as much as I do.
Regards, Justin (AKA Ned).