A bit of country rough ‘n’ tumble
A HIGHLIGHT of the Tewantin Noosa Lions Australia Day celebrations in the Noosaville Lions park will be the performance by Mick Lindsay.
Anyone with a sharp eye for talent has their sights firmly fixed on Lindsay, a self-taught guitarist who hit the music scene with all the momentum of a freight train in 2003.
Lindsay transitioned lucratively from the job security of a carpentry trade to full-time musician eight years ago and hasn't looked back since.
Regular appearances on CMC and Australian radio quickly put him on the Aussie radar and before long Lindsay was playing at prestigious festivals and stadium gigs with Aussie legends, heating up mammoth crowds for the likes of Troy Cassar-Daley, Ross Wilson, Grinspoon, Brendan Walmsley, Lee Kernaghan and others.
While still only 28 years of age, Lindsay has a professional maturity and profound natural ability to blend genres. He has been astounding audiences nationwide with his refreshing brand of "country-fried rock" which is fast becoming known as his signature style - a fresh blend of country rock/pop with his own funky grit thrown in.
Lindsay released his self-titled debut album in May 2014, which peaked at number three in the Australian iTunes country music charts, topped only by Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts.
With a thirst for hard-hitting, up-tempo numbers, he infuses every song with his own distinctive flavour. His rough-and-tumble band is well seasoned and pours its heart and soul into every live set.
If you think country is all "he haw" and yawn, you're in for a pleasant surprise.
Lindsay can fill a floor in 0.6 seconds with revellers from ages six to 60.
If you have not seen Mick Lindsay live, you are in for a treat on Australia Day.
He will be on stage between 2pm and 3.30pm in the Noosaville Lions Park.
WHAT: Mick Lindsay live
WHERE: Noosaville Lions Park
WHEN: Australia Day, January 26, 2-3.30pm