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Kim Wright
Lions Aitken
Ben Westphal
Col Chapman
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Ray Cullen



Kim Wright, Lead Vocals & Guitar

 As a singer-songwriter of some  note Kim delivers an authentic experience when performing the songs of Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, George Strait and other country music greats.  “I want to bring back the honky tonk because I love that style of country and that’s what I aspire to do with my own music.”  One of Kim’s biggest musical highlights was performing at the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival Official Opening Concert and as a semi-finalist in the 2018 Gympie Muster Talent Search.

As an evolving country artist Kim has been a regular guest on Brisbane’s 98.9fm with brekky show hosts, Jamie Dunn and Clay Cassar-Daley.

In May 2018, Kim released his debut single, 'Man of the House', a song about his young son, his second single, This Old Bar, was released in March 2019, debuting at No. 10 on the iTunes Country Songs Chart and his EP, Livin’ The Dream, was released in July 2019, debuting at No. 2 on iTunes.


Lions Aitken, Rhythm Guitar & Vocals

Over 40 years experience in bands including the past 22 years in the Jimmy Buffett tribute band LATITUDE 24 ( formerly called 'Montserrat') which has appeared at major events and festivals around Australia.  He began gigging with rock bands as a drummer in the 1970's but switched to guitar after being influenced by the songs of Cat Stevens.  As a fan of catchy tunes and good lyrics an attraction to bands like the Eagles and America and other country rock style bands made a transition into country music inevitable.  Lions has been privileged to share the stage with some notable Australian and international recording artists.  As the driving force behind the Longhorn Brothers Band and 'Latitude 24t' he brings to the table not only years of stage and live performance experience but also the insight and ability to run a successful band and deliver outstanding customer service to clients.  

Ben Westphal, Lead Guitar & Vocals

Guitars have always been a great love of Bens’. Many hours were spent playing the guitar in different bands and different styles.

At 14 years old Bens’ love for all things guitar rose to new heights when he discovered the playing of Australian virtuoso guitarist Joe Robinson. Seeing Joe’s unique way of playing the guitar as a one-man band inspired Ben to explore the acoustic finger-style genre. Ben then went on to discover Tommy Emmanuel and other finger-style artists who have shaped Bens playing.

Ben has performed in many community events and festivals including the ‘Festival of the Sails’, the ‘Urban Country Music Festival’, at Australia’s largest gospel music festival, ‘Easterfest’, and many performances around the Tamworth Country Music Festival including at the opening concert on the Toyota Park stage.   At the beginning of 2018 Ben completed the CMAA Senior Academy of Country Music in Tamworth which gave him the opportunity to perform with country duo O’Shea at the 2018 Golden Guitar awards.

Col Chapman, Bass Guitar, Vocals

A gifted musician with outstanding vocal ability.  With decades of experience in a wide range of bands covering various genres Col is highly experienced when it comes to live performances.  Festivals and big events are nothing new to Col, he's highly respected musician who has toured and supported a long list of bands and artists such as Joe Camilleri, Col was also regular band member in the great Phil Emmanuel's band.

He also has a long list of tribute shows to his credit including, the Australian Jimmy Buffett tribute and his own Crowded House/Split Enz tribute, Decades of performing in bands has seen him tour throughout Australia and overseas including with resident bands on cruise ships. 

Country music is a genre he's very well suited too which makes him a major asset to the Longhorn Brothers Band.


Daniel James, Drums

Having honed his craft at the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University Dan is a much sort after session musician.  He has years of experience in the music industry and performs with a number of well known bands as well is doing an assortment of work in recording studios.

Dan can turn his hand to any number of different styles of music from rock to country and jazz, no matter what the genre he's highly competent which is why he's always in demand. 


Ray Cullen, Pedal Steel Guitar  

Country music ain't country music without the sweeping tones of a pedal steel guitar and Ray has been delivering those sounds at music festivals and shows around Australia for longer than he cares to remember.  In his long and active musical career he's graced the stage with some of the legends of Australian country music.  He's performed in countless bands including the Jimmy Buffett tribute band Montserrat. 

A true gentleman a gifted musician  and a wonderful story teller, Ray is 'old school', he's a master of his craft and never fails to deliver a solid performance.  

Brian Newman, Fiddle, Vocals 

Decades of live and studio performances is brought to the stage with every show.  Brian is a multi-instrumentalist and highly skilled with all the instruments he plays.  He's shared the stage with some of the big names in Australian country, he has a wealth of knowledge in all facets of the music industry from production to performance, music is Brian's profession and love.



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