Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Go Country With Peta Richards

An Airlie Beach local who is best known for her involvement in Young Buskers and Open Mic Nights at KC’s Bar and Grill, is introducing some of her own original music at Whisper Gin Bar and Restaurant over the festival weekend.

Peta Richards has been playing country music since she was eight years old and is an award-winning singer-songwriter who took home the Best Overall Prize with her girl group, Shiraz, at the Charters Towers Country Music Festival back in 2008.

Having performed country music for over 30 years, Peta will bring a mixture of cover songs and original music to her performance at Whisper Bar.

With a guitar in her hand and music in her soul, she is looking forward to bringing her music to a new venue.

“The crowd can expect a lot of good old classics from any genre – songs that everyone knows and loves,” said Peta.

“I will also be introducing some of my own music – I’ll try and keep it very low-key, get into the vibe of the festival - easy listening for everyone to enjoy.”

Located at Mirage Resort in Cannonvale, Whisper Gin Bar and Restaurant is open to day guests who would like to soak up the holiday ambience and stunning sea views while enjoying some live music.

If you are looking for a hidden gem, a place to chill out and some of the best daiquiris in town, then make sure you come to see Peta play.

Moment with a muso:

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Last thing you listened to: Luke Combs

Peta Richards will perform at Whisper Gin Bar and Restaurant. Photo credit: Shutter Fox photography

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