Carrizma

Rock 'n' Roll/Country/Easy Listening Duo

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Our performing experience began by competing in the many music festivals around Nth Qld, both together & individually. We entered as many categories as we could, and were sometimes lucky enough to pick up awards, and in 1994 even made it as far as the Champion of Champions in Townsville.

We were encouraged enough to put together a 4-piece country band. We called it Carr's Country. Our other band members were Graham Presho on guitar & accordion & Brad's younger brother Darren on drums. We quickly discovered that the main club & hotel venues around the area didn't have a lot of room for a 4-piece band. They were mainly employing solo artists or duos. It was a dilemma. The decision to go it alone took some planning. We both had day jobs and at that time our dream of becoming a self-supporting music business was just that! A dream for our future. We made our first tentative step toward our dream by Brad leaving the daily grind to concentrate on compiling a good extensive repertoire, while I continued with my day job....which I loved!

Still using the Carr's Country name, we found regular work almost immediately. Soon we were confident enough to take the plunge and turn professional. At this time we were lucky to be offered regular work in an Australiana-style show at a local tourist venue. The experience was invaluable and we loved it so much that we stayed for 2 years!

After leaving this comfort zone and changing our name to CARRIZMA, we took any work that was offered. Carr's Country is still used as our business name. We didn't want to give the impression by our business name that we only performed country music. This change opened more doors for us. We were now free to explore different music styles.

Here in Cairns , we are lucky to have some great clubs to work in. We have even been so lucky to be able to be the supporting act for Gerry & The Pacemakers when they performed in Cairns …fantastic night!

We also perform for the passengers of the Cruise Liners that visit Cairns.

Over the past 22 years spent in this industry, our following has steadily grown. Some of these people are dedicated dancers (who add so much to the ambience of a club) and we gradually learnt some of their special songs for dances. This encouraged others to join in with them. Such a fun atmosphere! We call them fun dances. We now hold our own dances, making sure we hire a large venue with heaps of dance space, they are proving to be very popular and heaps of fun! We also use these dances to raise money for the Renal Unit at the Cairns Base Hospital.

In the beginning, some concerned people told us to forget our dream and stick to ‘real' jobs. This only made us more determined to succeed. It hasn't always been easy, but the hard times have been worth it for us to appreciate this wonderful life of music that we now have. Our love of performing, and the delight of making people happy, hasn't diminished with passing time

We don't know what the future will bring or what opportunities will come our way, but rest assured that if it has anything to do with music…we'll be there!

Upcoming events for this artist 'Carrizma'
Wed, 31st May 2017
Carrizma @ Cazalys
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
Fri, 2nd Jun 2017
Carrizma @ Innisfail Brothers
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Brother's Leagues Club, Innisfail
Sat, 3rd Jun 2017
Carrizma @ Cairns Serbian Club
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Cairns Serbia Club
Fri, 9th Jun 2017
Carrizma @ Atherton International
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Atherton International Club
Fri, 16th Jun 2017
Carrizma @ Mareeba RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Mareeba RSL
Sat, 17th Jun 2017
Carrizma @ Innisfail RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:30PM Innisfail RSL
Thu, 22nd Jun 2017
Carrizma @ Mareeba RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:30PM Mareeba RSL
Fri, 23rd Jun 2017
Carrizma @ Atherton International
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Atherton International Club
Wed, 28th Jun 2017
Carrizma @ Cazalys
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
Fri, 28th Jul 2017
Friday Night Band
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Atherton International Club
Fri, 11th Aug 2017
Friday Night Band
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Atherton International Club
Fri, 25th Aug 2017
Friday Night Band
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00AM Atherton International Club
Fri, 8th Sep 2017
Carrizma @ Atherton International
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Atherton International Club
Sat, 9th Sep 2017
Carrizma @ Innisfail Brothers
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Brother's Leagues Club, Innisfail
Wed, 13th Sep 2017
Carrizma @ Cazalys
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
Thu, 14th Sep 2017
Carrizma @ Cazalys
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
Fri, 15th Sep 2017
Carrizma @ Mareeba RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Mareeba RSL
Sat, 16th Sep 2017
Carrizma @ Innisfail RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:30PM Innisfail RSL
Fri, 22nd Sep 2017
Carrizma @ Atherton International
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Atherton International Club
Thu, 28th Sep 2017
Carrizma @ Mareeba RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:30PM Mareeba RSL
Sat, 30th Sep 2017
Carrizma @ Albatross Bay Resort Weipa
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
8:00PM Albatross Bay Resort
Sun, 1st Oct 2017
Carrizma @ Albatross Bay Resort Weipa
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
2:00PM Albatross Bay Resort
Wed, 4th Oct 2017
Carrizma @ Cazalys
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
Fri, 6th Oct 2017
Carrizma @ Atherton International
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Atherton International Club
Sat, 7th Oct 2017
Carrizma @ Cairns Rock'n'Roll Dance Club
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:30PM Edge Hill State School Hall
Fri, 13th Oct 2017
Carrizma @ Townsville RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
8:00PM Townsville RSL
Sat, 14th Oct 2017
Carrizma @ Townsville RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
8:00PM Townsville RSL
Tue, 17th Oct 2017
Carrizma @ Townsville RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
10:00AM Townsville RSL
Fri, 20th Oct 2017
Carrizma @ Atherton International
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Atherton International Club
Sun, 22nd Oct 2017
Carrizma @ Innisfail Brothers
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Brother's Leagues Club, Innisfail
Thu, 26th Oct 2017
Carrizma @ Mareeba RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:30PM Mareeba RSL
Wed, 1st Nov 2017
Carrizma @ Cazalys
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
Sat, 4th Nov 2017
Carrizma @ Cairns Serbian Club
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Cairns Serbia Club
Tue, 7th Nov 2017
Melbourne Cup @ Atherton International
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
11:00AM Atherton International Club
Fri, 10th Nov 2017
Carrizma @ Atherton International
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Atherton International Club
Fri, 17th Nov 2017
Carrizma @ Mareeba RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Mareeba RSL
Fri, 24th Nov 2017
Friday Night Band
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Atherton International Club
Fri, 24th Nov 2017
Carrizma @ Atherton International
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Atherton International Club
Sat, 25th Nov 2017
Carrizma @ Innisfail RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:30PM Innisfail RSL
Thu, 30th Nov 2017
Carrizma @ Mareeba RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:30PM Mareeba RSL
Sat, 2nd Dec 2017
Carrizma @ Cairns Serbian Club
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Cairns Serbia Club
Fri, 8th Dec 2017
Carrizma @ Atherton International
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Atherton International Club
Sat, 9th Dec 2017
Carrizma @ Innisfail RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:30PM Innisfail RSL
Fri, 15th Dec 2017
Carrizma @ Mareeba RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Malanda RSL
Sat, 16th Dec 2017
Carrizma @ Innisfail Brothers
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Brother's Leagues Club, Innisfail
Thu, 21st Dec 2017
Carrizma @ Mareeba RSL
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:30PM Mareeba RSL
Fri, 22nd Dec 2017
Carrizma @ Atherton International
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:00PM Atherton International Club
Sun, 31st Dec 2017
New Years Eve @ Atherton International Club
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
7:30PM Atherton International Club
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Influences
Everly Brothers, The Eagles, Crosby/Stills & Nash, The Beatles
Gig Highlights
Supporting Gerry and The Pacemakers here in Cairns back in 2007.
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