Meet The Billy Tea Bush Band
Mick Quarrell and Phil Smurthwaite are The Billy Tea Bush Band!
They’ve performed together for over 30 years and played at almost every occasion you could imagine – school bush dances, weddings, corporate events, festivals, pubs, parties, Australia Day celebrations – spreading their wisdom that a good ol’ bush dance is a wonderful way for people of all ages, abilities and walks of life to break the ice, let down their hair and have a great time!
Mick is quite simply a born entertainer, from theatre stage shows to music festivals adept at gently teasing and encouraging his audience from a group of shy strangers into having a rollicking good time. He plays guitar, lager-phone and stomp box, sings the songs and, most importantly, calls the dances with the finesse born from calling literally thousands of them.
Phil is a skilled musician with a strong background in music study, education and performance. From years of playing smooth Gypsy Jazz songs & tunes to the magic of a Mexican Mariachi Band He plays the fiddle that brings the show to life, reflecting the Celtic roots of Australian bush music and giving the Billy Tea Bush band its own authentic sound.
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Together, their performances demonstrate a professionalism and camaraderie born from nearly three decades of shared friendship and experience.
If you’re looking to turn your next special event into an exciting experience for your colleagues, family and friends, please contact us to say ‘G’day’ to ask us about what having a “Billy Tea Bush Dance” can do for you!
I am still receiving positive feedback from the parents about the night. Thanks again for a great night – they want you back again! See you soon
Madonna Davitt, Principal, St Mary’s Catholic PS, Bundaberg, Far North Queensland
The children had a wonderful time and Mick and Phil’s enthusiasm and entertainment were fantastic. I had both children and teachers telling me how much fun they had.
Jodie Versteegen, P&F Committee, Diamond Creek PS, VIC
“Lots of dancing and much easier than I had first thought!”
Mick and Phil were great hosts and enjoyed the fun as much as we did. A great night had by all and fantastic customer service, thanks!”
Nikki Stockton, Customer Service Manager, Usana Australia, Sydney, NSW
We travel anywhere in Australia
The Billy Tea Bush Band can perform all over Australia.
If having a “Billy Tea Good Time” with everyone at your next Bush Dance sounds like your ‘Cup of Tea’ in 2021 then check out our availability.