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Multi-Award winning Scottish / Irish / Australian band The BordererS formed in 1994 and have released 8 albums, 4 EP's, 2 kids albums and been included on 31 compilation albums all around the world.

The Borderers became a band by accident when Jim was backpacking in Australia in 1993 as part of a round the world trip. He says: "I was just visiting South Australia to visit a friend when I got invited to a recording studio to hear this band. I loved their sound so much that I eventually co-produced the album, married the lead singer and bought a house in Adelaide".

Lead singer, Alex, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and came to Australia in 1987 and lists Annie Lennox and Joni Mitchell as major influences. Jim was born in Glasgow, Scotland and arrived in Australia on Christmas Eve 1993 and is influenced musically by AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Status Quo and Talking Heads.

The Borderers run their own indie record label – Celtic Records – which to date has combined sales of 68,000 CD's & DVD's. This indie approach paid off recently when the band won the Independent Music Award in the US for "Sinner and The Saint" in the Gospel Music category. The song now goes out to 11 million people via Borders Bookstores and eMusic.com.?The Borderers are well known performers at many of the world’s top music festivals having played Byron Bay Blues & Roots, Port Fairy Folk, Edinburgh and Womad Festivals in Australia and the UK – as well as touring Canada and the USA. They’ve also supported artists including Tom Jones, The Proclaimers, The Chieftans and Shane McGowan from The Pogues.?What sets the BordererS apart from other bands is their ability to get the whole audience involved.

The Best of The Borderers Celtic & Old World by The Borderers

Scottish / Irish / Australian band The BordererS are one of the most entertaining & successful independent bands in Australia. They formed in 1994 and are well known performers at the Byron Bay Blues & Roots, Woodford, Tamworth, Gympie, Edinburgh and Womad Festivals in Australia and the UK and have supported artists like Tom Jones, Donovan, The Proclaimers & Kasey Chambers. The band have also both recorded and played with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and been specifically asked to perform for the Australian Prime Minister on two separate occasions.

"You’ve got so much energy!" are the words most commonly used to describe the band's live stage show and what sets the BordererS apart from other bands is their ability to get the whole audience involved and to appeal to all age groups.

"You must be dead if you're not seen dancing at a BordererS gig" –?Jamie McKew - Port Fairy Festival Director?(The biggest Folk / Roots festival in Australia)

Jim & Alex Voted Best World Music Act At the Musicoz Awards!??

Winner of Best Band and Best New Album 2012 Fowler's Music Awards.

 
 

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