HIWAY1

HIWAY1

Hiway1 is a Brisbane based Rock'N'Roll band.

Brisbane, Queensland, QLD, Australia

Hiway1 is a well established entertainment outfit; the band has seen a number of changes over the past 12 months and has been involved in a number of major activities throughout Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

Hiway1 have established a great repour with its customer base and continues to expand. Originally Hiway1 was formed in 2003 by a bunch of guys who not only are accomplished musicians in own their right, but they just happened to be very good friends as well.

Original members are:

Mike Greer – Nickname (Magic Fingers), Mike has 38 years experience. Mike has played with Max Merritt, Dinah Lee and Ray Columbus All from Mikes Home Town of Christchurch N.Z. They are some of the Rock Legends he has performed with over the years.

Murray Hammond – Nickname (Muddy) played in bands in Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe). Played professional in Durban, South Africa. Murray had some time off before returning to play the bass with a whole new approach. Murray has played Professional in South Africa with many blues and jazz musicians.

Taylor Gibson - Nickname (Little Miss Dynamite), Taylor is an exceptional entertainer and demands the respect of her audience. Taylor turned pro at age 22 with self titled album Hello....Can You Hear Me in Dec 2003. Taylor was a Star search finalist 1998. Taylor has performed at the Gympie Music Muster 2004, toured with the Silly Billie’s in 2002, performed at the Tivoli and Winter Sun Festival. Taylor has performed in musical theatre shows and has worked with legends in the music industry such as Carl Lynch and Doc Span.

Glen Farrugia - Nickname (Animal), Glen originates from Melbourne and has had a successful career playing drums all around Australia. Bands include Stop, Powerhouse, The College Rivals, The R’N’R band, Fullhouse, The Windsor Daniels band, The Splitters, Little Big Boots, Track101,Funken Blues and 38th Street. Glens drumming ability and dedication is an asset to Hiway1 and his experience brings excitement to Hiway1. His versatility has given the band a wider range of music influences.

New Additions:
Hiway1 have also introduced Mike Walsh on keyboards and Matt O'Connor on Lead Guitar to their line up.
 
This venture will see Hiway1 divers from Rock’N’Roll to a more versatile dance band with the focus on a wider rage of music that will accommodate all venues and functions.
 
Hiway1 is:
  • Taylor Gibson – Lead Vocals
  • Mike Greer – Rhythm Guitar (Band Manager)
  • Murray Hammond – Bass Guitar and Vocals
  • Mike Walsh - Keyboards and Vocals
  • Matt O'Connor – Lead Guitar and Vocals
  • Glen Farrugia – Drums, Percussion and Vocals Band Accomplishments:
 
Hiway1 has just released their debut Originals EP – Are You Listening which was performed at the Caboolture Urban Country Festival in May 2007.
 
Hiway1’s main performances have been: Winter Sun Festival 2005, 2006, 2007, Twin Towns, The Tivoli Theatre, Toyota Fishing Classic on Fraser Island, Pine Rivers Council ‘Greased Up’, Car Show, (to over 7000 people) Mansfield Tavern and many other out door and indoor events.
 
The band has a great following from R & R Dance Clubs, RSL’s, League & Bowls Clubs, and Corporate Events. 


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