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Bush Bands, The Pioneers, Perth

The Pioneers

The Pioneers are an acoustic trio with their own country-flavoured twist to Australian music. They are David Rivett (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Liz Rivett (vocals, guitar) and Erik Kowarski (fiddle, vocals).

Their music spans traditional, contemorary and original Australiana, including songs by such Aussie icons as John Williamson and Slim Dusty. This is augmented by Celtic folk songs and tunes and a selection from other genres.

The Pioneers have a strong vocal sound, with David and Liz sharing lead vocal duties. Many songs also feature rich 2 and 3-part harmonies. Another element of the Pioneers' sound is their skilled and tasteful use of improvisation, with solos flying between fiddle and guitar or mandolin, accompanied by livley rythms which draw on country and folk roots.

The Pioneers are experienced bush dance instructors and have a repertoire of bush dances for all age groups, many suitabe for beginners. Bush dances or concert/ dances are an ideal activity for community events, corporate functions and celebrations such as weddings and birthdays.

They also have a repertoire well-suited to alternative health and lifestyle functions, featuring songs which reflect a love of nature and peace. Their capacity to improvise also lends itself to this type of function.

The Pioneers can also perform as a duo for smaller functions or include a bass player to create an even fuller, 4-piece sound for large venues.

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