Individually respected by their music-industry peers and acclaimed
by domestic and international audiences, the chemistry between Jane
Germain & The Lazy Boys (aka Ian Simpson and Adam Gare)
creates an audience reaction of feel good entertainment and delight.
The individuals in this vibrant trio have collectively attracted
a sackful of music industry awards – at last count seven Gold
Guitars, an Aria Award, WAMI nominations, four WA Country Music
Awards for best Vocal Group or Duo performance – and widespread
Fans already know what to expect from these talented performers
whose combination of country, blues, swing and bluegrass, as well
as their ready acceptance of musical influences from other cultures,
is marking new territory on the national music scene.
Jane and Ian have just won the WA Country Music Awards for
the fourth year running - and have released their new album , No Fun Allowed to rave reviews!
Ian started off 2011 with a Gold
Guitar award for Instrumental of the Year at Tamworth with the tune
"Dixie Breakdown" from the album, "The Banjo".
Working together, Jane and Ian represented Australia at the World
Expo in Shanghai in 2010. This reprised earlier
tours of China in 2004, 2006 and 2008, which saw the release of
Jane’s “Chinese Whispers” album
– an innovative fusion of upbeat bluegrass, blues with haunting,
traditional Chinese influences.
In a move to Sydney at the age of 21, Ian began working with Country
and Western legend Slim Dusty until his death.
Ian was a founding member of the multi-award winning
band The Flying Emus. He is a renowned session
player and has recorded and toured with luminary Australian musicians
such as Paul Kelly, Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan
and Graham Connors.
Adam began his musical career in Fremantle where as a 14 year old
he played with Ian in a band called The Busketeers before moving
to play with the Fremantle-based The Jam Tarts
and Nansing Quartet who enjoyed domestic, national
and international acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival.
Like Ian, major musical influences include bluegrass, old time,
western swing, jazz and blues
More recently Adam has utilised his extensive talents with a variety
of stringed instruments – most notably mandolin and fiddle
– to bring an added dimension to the recordings of artists
such as Paul Kelly, Renee Geyer and Tim
Rogers of You Am I.
Jane’s growing success can be traced to the release, in 2007
of her acclaimed “Chinese Whispers”
album and her collaboration with Ian on 2010’s “Lonesome
Road” album. Their industry reputations aside, Adam
and Ian are probably best known to audiences for their places in
the line-up of regional and national festival crowd favourites The
Sensitive New Age Cowpersons.
Their new collaboration combines cool melodies, subtle rhythms and
supremely polished performances that intertwine energetic playing
with emotion-charged lyrics and a signature ability to entertain
and delight audiences.
Jane Germain & The Lazy Boys’ musical credentials
are impeccable, their industry and performing pedigree is undisputed,
their show will leave audiences yelling for more!