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John De Burgh
John’s music roots come from his family’s interest and following of Country
Music, some of his earliest memories are of the music played by his family
and his Mum going to concerts by the likes of Buck Owens, or of his Uncle
Jackie who played and sang in a popular Country Group called the 'Bar Four'
in Ireland. He is truly ‘Country’ through and through and never a pretender
to the genre. As the song goes, he was Country when Country wasn’t cool, and
he still is! - Country isn’t what I sing it’s what I am.
He has been involved in the New Zealand Country Music scene for a long time
- since the early 80's. As well as entertaining, John has also judged many
Country Music Awards all over New Zealand including the 'NZ Entertainer of
the Year' 4 times.
During the 90's John and some friends started and ran an FM Country Music
Radio Station in Palmerston North - this proved popular and was a great
experience and he still continues his interest in radio running a local
Country Music FM station called ‘New Zealand Country Music Radio (NZCMR).
John has influences from and enjoys a wide range of artists from the early
pioneers to modern day artists. His preference is for a laid back, easy
listening style. Irish Country music is a big ‘like’ for John, mainly due to
the fact that he originally comes from Northern Ireland. Living in New
Zealand there is also the New Zealand Country Music artists to be included
in his radio shows.
A friendly person, with a great sense of humor, you will enjoy his company
and his entertainment!