AS GORD Bamford readies himself for another visit to Australia, Rebecca Belt revisits her chat with the Canadian-Australian at CMC Rocks Queensland 2018.
Catching up at CMC Rocks, Gord said he was excited to be part of such a huge festival and to build on the success off his previous Australian visits.
“Things have really taken a big jump for me and I want to spend as much time as I can here,” he said.
“There are more Canadians here this year than I’ve ever seen and this is as good a festival as I’ve ever seen.”
Gord was born in Australia, but left with his mother when he was five and, in recent years, has been building a fan base Down Under.
“I’m now at the point of putting together an Aussie band,” he said.
“It takes time to build it up, but it’s like coming in and out of home now and would be really nice to split my time between here and Canada.”
The multi award-winning singer-songwriter returns for a tour on September 28 and into October and will be back again in January for the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
“I left here when I was five, but it’s crazy how it all comes back around and there is a little bit of Aussie still in me,” Gord said.
“It’s tough to leave when I have to leave.”
Having performed with Lee Kernaghan and The Wolfe Brothers, he said he was now planning a campaign for the Wolfe Brothers in Canada.
“It is a natural fit for Australian artists and I think there are many other markets that have their arms open to other people coming in,” he said.
Gord starts his next Australian tour at the Deni Ute Muster before continuing with dates in regional and metropolitan NSW and Tasmania until October 13 as part of The Wolfe Brothers’ Country Heart Tour with Jody Direen.