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Outback Paddy

THE MAN BEHIND THE NAME

I migrated from my native Dublin City in 1986 with my wife Brenda (now deceased) and our 3 children, Cheryl Melanie and Aidan. Coming to Australia was to be the start a new and exciting life for me and my beautiful family. A marriage break up in December 1987 and a fatal car crash in August 1988 put an end to this. The overwhelming loss in 1988 was almost too much to bear but we learned to move on from this unforeseen tragedy and will always cherish the wonderful memories of a beautiful wife and a fantastic loving mother.
I had no idea of the vast distances that I would travel with my work as a visiting songwriter and motivational speaker in schools and communities throughout Western Australia in the 1990s and be totally mesmerised at the awesome beauty of my dear adopted country.

I fell in love with “Outback Australia” from the tourist town of Broome in Western Australia's Kimberley region to Far North Queensland and way down south to the Great Australian Bight. I soon had inspiration for songs coming out of my ears, this was how I started writing my country songs and bush ballads, traveling the great sunburnt land and capturing the beauty of the amazing outback through my eyes and from my heart as I visited remote communities bush towns, outback places, farming communities and tourist towns.

I created the name Outback Paddy, as I was thinking about a way to describe myself, a traveling minstrel, a funny little Irishman singing about my homeland and my new home in the land down under, I would introduce myself to people as Michael, but they would often say, yes Paddy, so the name Outback Paddy became a part of me, It is the name of my CD and my theme song and also my show, the "Outback Paddy Show".

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RhonBob Promotions

*2005 ECMA Promo Agents/Public Relations Company*
*2007 ECMA Country Music Promotional Company of the year*
*2011 Michael Stevenson/GCR named RhonBob Promotions as promoters of the year*
*Promotional company of year - Florida DJ Convention -
2011Illinois DJ Convention - Washington, D.C. DJ convention 2006-2010
*W C Taylor Convention honored RhonBob Promotions with
"Hall of Fame" award..
We are proud to promote OUTBACK PADDY. We invite all DJ's to play his songs! Outback Paddy has a true gift of writing and singing, also reaches out to help children. We hope he will be able to come to USA to perform before too long. We strongly suggest if you know events in your country or area to contact Outback Paddy to perform, he will get standing ovations, he is that good. Rhon
 
     
 
 
 
 
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