Artist Network & Settlers Tavern present


Thursday 31 May 2018 (opening 9:30 PM)

at Settlers Tavern, Margaret River ( venue info )
114 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA





Multi Golden Guitar and CMC Award Winners, Amber Lawrence & Travis Collins were scheduled to perform a ticketed show at the Settlers Tavern, Margaret River on Thursday 31 May, 9pm. However, in light of the recent tragedy and out of respect for the community, Amber, Travis and the Tavern will throw open the doors with free entry to encourage locals to join them for a night of uplifting, heartfelt music.

For many years, both Amber and Travis have worked with, and are ambassadors for charities who assist in the areas of mental health; Amber with RSLDefenceCare (the RSL arm assisting returning service men and women suffering from PTSD) and Travis with R U OK? (the national suicide prevention charity).

“When we heard what had happened in Margaret River, our hearts sank, not only for the family affected but also for the tight knit community around them and the shock and grief they must be going through. We want the locals to know that we’re there with them and they’re not alone. We thought that if we could lift their spirits in anyway possible, then this might be a way to do it,” said Travis and Amber.

The Settlers Tavern will provide the venue and associated costs of the show free of charge, as will other big-hearted folk, involved behind the scenes. For anyone wanting to donate to R U OK? and other suicide prevention charities present on the night, the opportunity will be available, but certainly not required. As an extra, locals who buy artist merchandise on the night will see any profits made, split between the charities.

A representative from R U OK? and other local mental health service providers will be available on the night should anyone need a little extra support.

Travis Collins promises the crowd will be entertained with solo sets from each artist, performing their hits and some well known favourites, plus some fun dynamic collaborations between Amber and himself. “We are each other’s longest friend in the business, and we have a lot of fun on stage together”.


3 x Golden Guitar Winners 2018

After a huge 2017 for both Amber & Travis releasing their first collaborative EP Our Backyard and touring the country, Amber & Travis win 3 Golden Guitar Awards for ‘Single of the Year’, ‘Vocal Collaboration of the Year’, and the prestigious APRA/AMCOS ‘Song of the Year’. To add to his ever growing mantle, Travis also took out the 2018 CMC Award for ‘Male Artist of the Year’ (2nd consecutive year).

Brimming with great new songs that tell quintessentially Australian stories, Our Backyard is the first dedicated collaboration for these amazing entertainers. From the title track of ‘Millionaire’ and ‘Drink’, the music and lyrics reflect the true Australian experience across life, love and friendship.

Friends since 2004 when they bonded over being the only Sydneysiders at the College of Country Music (now Academy of Country Music), Amber and Travis wanted to create music that was more than simple duets but a true collaboration containing the essence of both artists; two distinct voices coming together. Our Backyard is the incredible result with honest, authentic lyrics and catchy, at times haunting music.

Known as a relentlessly hardworking performer, Amber has been on the road promoting her 5th studio album ‘Happy Ever After’ released in in September 2016. Her three singles ‘Happy Ever After’, ‘Cheers to the Girls’, ‘The Lucky One’ were snapped up hitting the top of the country radio and video charts and playlists. The 2015 & 2016 CMC Oz Female Artist of the Year and 2015 Golden Guitar Female Artist of the Year continues creating authentic and progressive country music engaging her fans like on other.

Travis Collins, a mainstay in the Australian music landscape, has cemented his footprint as one of Australia’s best-loved country music artists. In 2017 year he took home not only his first Golden Guitar but a total of three: Male Artist Of The Year, Single of the Year (Just Another Girl) and APRA/AMCOS Song of the Year (Call Me Crazy). Two months later, Travis was also awarded three CMC Awards: Male Artist of the Year, CMC Oz Artist of the Year, Australian Video of the Year. As well-known for his masterful guitar playing and powerhouse vocals, as he is for his depth of song-writing and high energy live performances, Travis continues to go from strength to strength with the impending release of his “Brave & Broken” 6th album release (ABC Music/Universal Music) on 17 August,2018.

Our Backyard combines the talents and experiences of two great artists to create an Australian narrative familiar to us all. With Amber’s unabashed sentimental vocals and Travis’ true country rock sound, Our Backyard captures a sentiment surrounding our relationships and our culture that is guaranteed to resonate with audiences.

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*