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Bill Chambers Beer Garden At Reef Gateway

Bringing almost 30 years of on-stage experience to the Whitsundays, the highly acclaimed Bill Chambers is performing at the Reef Gateway’s wonderful beer garden in less than a month’s time.

Known also for his famous daughter, Casey Chambers, Bill Chambers has been surrounded by music in his family his entire life.

Growing up, his father was an amateur folk singer and songwriter, and his mother would sing in harmony with him. Bill thought it was normal for everyone to have music around them.

Naturally this sparked Bill’s inspiration in music and at seven years old, he knew he wanted to be a musician when he grew up.

With such a musical family, it was inevitable that he would start taking music seriously, and he has travelled all over the world including the UK, Norway, Sweden, Africa, USA and all over Australia.

Touring for almost 25 years, Bill said he has gained lots of experience and been provided with song inspiration along the way too.

Bill’s journey to Airlie Beach and the Reef Gateway starts when he performs alongside his daughter at the Red Hot Summer Tour in Noosa and Cairns.

He performs alongside her at every gig, and he joked that “She hasn’t fired me yet!”

After Cairns and Noosa, Bill begins his drive home, pulling into the Reef Gateway along the way.

With him, he brings his guitars, two dogs and two ducks – and they have become quite the conversation starter at caravan parks.

He says, his wife rescued them about a year ago and they just never left.

Most importantly, Bill brings his 16-year-old Boy, Tyler.

Whilst young, Tyler has grown up around music, and Bill said he is already quite a guitar player.

At the Reef Gateway you can expect music from all kinds of genres, including, folk, country, blues and rock.

Bill loves performing and telling people the crazy stories about his travels.

“You live a life like everyone else, but when you share those stories with everyone there, that’s what’s special,” Bill shared.

WHAT: Bill Chambers
WHEN: Saturday 1 June, from 5pm
WHERE: Reef Gateway

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