The latest performer to be added to the Cooroy Bendigo Bank Entertainment line up is Wes McGuinness & Friends.
Wes has been singing Irish and Scottish songs, since he was a wee baby on his mother’s knee, usually in time with her right elbow as she quaffed copious amounts of Guinness.
Wes plays guitar, 5 string banjo, bodrahn and ukulele and sings all your Irish favourites from Molly Malone to Maggie, The Wild Colonial Boy to Whiskey in the Jar and Danny Boy to The Black Velvet Band plus tells a few funny stories along the way with the help of his puppet friends.
He has performed in most Australian States and toured with the Queensland Arts Council from Thargomindah to Mackay and Weipa to Texas, plus most Irish pubs in Brisbane the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and Service Clubs at Kedron Wavell, Caboolture, Twin Towns, Toowoomba etc.
Wes has also played as a support act for Foster and Allen, The Fureys and Geraldine Doyle in his 10 years as lead singer with the renowned Irish band, Blackthorne.