HILLBILLY HEAVEN - nominees in the SLIM DUSTY COUNTRY GROUP category of the
32nd, 33rd & 34th Australian Entertainment 'MO' Awards, plus the
COUNTRY GROUP/BAND category of the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th & 17th
AUSTRALIAN CLUB ENTERTAINMENT (A.C.E.) AWARDS
All-Star Country Music Band
ALLAN TOMKINS (bass, vocals, instrument making), TERRY PHILLPOT (drums and commentary),
DOUG BOYD (piano, squeeeeeze box), and TOMI GRASO (pedal steel guitar extraordinaire).
The earliest documented version of the band was in 1990, but the current line-up was hand-picked to be the 'House Band' for the monthly Canterbury Country shows, produced in Sydney by Bob Howe from the year 2000 to the present day. The band has also toured with many guest singers and were the accompanying band for the first two years of the prestigious Telstra Road To Tamworth finals in Tamworth. At the 2009 & 2010 Tamworth Country Music Festival, HILLBILLY HEAVEN performed Honky Tonk Nights at the Family Hotel with Bryen Willems and the Tomkins Late Night Honky Tonk at Wests in 2013.
All the members of HILLBILLY HEAVEN have a distinguished pedigree in the realm of Australian Country Music. Together, they bring a wealth of experience to each and every show. Heaven, Country style!
The band is pictured above in 2008 with NICKI GILLIS who regularly joins the boys to
co-host Canterbury Country as featured vocalist, playing acoustic guitar and mandolin.
(left to right) Allan, Nicki, Terry, Bob, Tomi, Doug.
Hillbilly Heaven 2005 - Doug, Terry, Bob, Tomi, Allan