Bradbury duo NeillyRich to debut new album at upcoming gigs

Matt McNeilly-Woolley and Amelia McNeilly-Woolley of NeillyRich.
Matt McNeilly-Woolley and Amelia McNeilly-Woolley of NeillyRich.

Many Australian musicians started the year with a list of gigs booked but the Covid-19 pandemic wiped many of those shows from the books.

However live gigs are on their way back to local stages and Bradbury band NeillyRich could not be more pleased.

The country music duo, Matt and Amelia McNeilly-Woolley, are set to debut their new album Love Bender at Campbelltown Golf Club on Sunday, November 29.

The Bradbury-based performers will do two shows at the club at 1pm and 5pm.

Mr McNeilly-Woolley said he and Amelia had been working on the album for the past two years.

"I'd have to say my favourite song on the album is My Town - it's just a good song and it has a good vibe," he said.

"Sometimes you don't need a song to be deep and meaningful, you just need a bit of banger."

The album was recorded in a Nashville recording studio under the wing of renowned producer, Jamie Tate.

It was originally due to be released earlier this year however due to the Covid-19 pandemic the album will now be released on November 27.

Mr McNeilly-Woolley said the duo had poured their heart and soul into every track.

"We have definitely changed the sound up a bit with this album," he said.

"Every song has something a little different so there is something for everyone.

"The shows at the golf club will be acoustic shows and will be singing all of the new songs along with some of our old ones.

"It'll be the first chance for people to hear the songs live and it will also be the first chance to buy a physical copy of the new album.

"We'll also have a couple of special guests at the shows too."

Mr McNeilly-Woolley said the album's release had kept he and Amelia going during the Covid-19 shut downs.

"We kept busy online doing online shows," he said.

"We had been performing on cruise ships but that came to a halt as well so we both started working 9-5 jobs but knowing that the album was on the horizon has kept us going."

Mr McNeilly-Woolley encouraged Macarthur residents to throw some support behind local musicians.

"For most performers live shows are our bread and butter," he said.

"It's an essential thing that keeps us all going.

"We are hoping to see some old faces but we are also hoping to see some new ones as well, so just come along, it'll be a great show."

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, seating for the album launch is limited. To book, visit: eventbrite.com.au/e/neillyrich-love-bender-covid-safe-album-launches-sydney-tickets.

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