The Gunbarrel Highwaymen are Australia’s Owen Blundell, Terry Gordon, and Reg Poole OAM.
The trio has been performing and entertaining audiences for over a quarter of a century and with their charm and charisma they have taken their brand of music far and wide both in Australia and New Zealand and with each member being a distinguished artist in their own right, the Gunbarrel Highwaymen are a must see act.
They encompass an eclectic mix of music styles with solid traditional country roots.
OWEN BLUNDELL: The youngest member of the trio Owen is multi talented and adds enormous appeal to the group, with his character sketches, yodelling, harmony vocals all backed up with his rhythm and lead guitar picking. His sometimes eccentric approach to live performances keeps the audience enthralled. Owen is based in the Snowy Mountains Region and has received multi music awards during his career whilst recording numerous albums and CD’s.
REG POOLE OAM: From his rural country settings Reg has toured and appeared at all the major venues in Australia throughout his career. A talented bush balladeer in the traditional Australian country music style Reg has recorded and written an immense amount of material some of which contains trucking and rodeo themes which he is noted for. He is the recipient of numerous golden guitar awards for both writing and performing. In 2006 Reg was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM). Also, the 33rd inductee to the prestigious Roll of Renown Joining the famous array of country music performers.
TERRY GORDON OAM: from Taralga to Tasmania and “The Territory” Terry has graced the stage of nearly every known venue in Australia. His endearing talents and high level of energetic performing has supplied superb entertainment to audiences for over 50 years. A combination of comedy, country music, along with his comparing skills has made him a unique artist in the industry. Appearing regularly at music festivals from afar as Wisconsin USA (“Hodag”) 1 to all areas of Australia and New Zealand. Terry gained much acclaim and respect for hosting the TV program “Must Be Country” in the 1980’s. The year 2005 saw him receive the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to Australian country music and in 2012 was inducted to the Roll of Renown in Tamworth.