Michael Nolan - Queensland Waltzing Matilda mp3 Since the late 70's, Michael has worked as both soloist and band member in many successful acts performing in Queensland, throughout Australia and in Europe.
An accomplished guitarist/vocalist and bass player, Michael was a founding member of the band "Freewheeler" that performed in Brisbane from 1977 - 1980 playing rock and popular music. The following year Michael spent nine months in Europe playing solos in restaurants and clubs, in Holland, France, and Scandinavia.
Michael's Irish and folk influences stem from his early bush band origins as a founding member of the very successful Yureeka and Pop Properly, as lead vocalist, guitarist, and bass player, they performed extensively at the Australian pavilion, Walkways, and the Plough Inn for the six month duration of Expo"88 in Brisbane. This was followed by permanent residencies at Dooley's hotel, the Pineapple hotel, the Aussie Nash hotel, Murphy's Town House and regular appearances at the Brisbane City Mall.
As a soloist, Michael has performed at many different venues, including six months as resident musician and session player for visiting artists on Brampton Island. More recently Michael has performed as resident musician at Kelly's Tavern, Anglers Arms Hotel, Riverside cantina, (Southbank) The Brisbane and Ipswich city malls, Saddles restaurant, Bentons restaurant, Kedron Wavell R.S.L and various other hotels and clubs throughout south east Queensland.
In 1995 Michael became the bass player/vocalist for one of Australian's premier show bands "Retro Tull". They became a regular act at the Woodford Folk Festival as well as many other festivals and clubs including regular performances at The Healer.
In 1997, Michael joined the popular Irish folk rock band "Scaraban" with residencies at Gillhooleys, Kelly's Tavern, Nelly Kelly's (Gold Coast) The Queensland Irish Club, O'Malley's, P.J. O'Brian's and numerous football and R.S.L. clubs in the state.
In June 2000 Scaraban were able to land a two-month stint at World Expo in Hanover Germany.
Michael has recently joined up with another successful act the "Royal Bounty Bush Band" and performs regularly at the Woolshed. He still works independently as a soloist, and in two, and three piece bands, as well as operating his recording studio, Nolan Sounds.
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