Andy Cowan is one of Australia's foremost performing songwriters. He possesses a voice that invites comparison with the blues of Muddy Waters, and the soul of Ray Charles. Cowan's piano and keyboard playing contain both energy and melodic beauty. His songwriting and performing skills give him a strength and quality that define him as the complete artistic entity.  

"…Cowan shows himself to be a great songwriter and musician" (Ed Nimmervoll - Music Australia Guide Magazine)


Cowan is very excited to be currently rehearsing on the Sunshine Coast with his new band "Andy Cowan and Big Mamas Door". (See videos in the right column)

Christian Dunham

Electric Bass / Double Bass

Best-known in Australia for tours with Matt Moffitt, Margaret Urlich and Kevin Borich, Christian Dunham has played bass for Emily Maguire on concert hall tours in the UK supporting American legends Don McLean and Dr Hook.

Emily and Christian toured with Dr Hook, Eric Bibb and Glenn Tilbrook among others, played Glastonbury Festival, toured Germany and performed gigs in New York before returning to Australia.

Duncan MacQueen


Duncan has worked professionally in the music scene for many years starting at a young age in Melbourne then on to S.E. Asia, London, and 15 years professionally in the major music centres of the US.

In this period he worked alongside musicians from such groups as Steely Dan, Allman Brothers, Sha Na Na and on staff with two producers from Motown as both studio player, drum programmer and recording engineer.

Now living, recording and playing in the Noosa Hinterland


(FRANK DAVIDSON - Relix Magazine, New York. December - January 2002. )

On a cold, wet and wintry Friday night in a small pub halfway between Melbourne and Sydney, Australian Blues pianist Andy Cowan, gave the small and enthusiastic crowd more than adequate justification for braving the elements. Backed by his trusty Yamaha keyboard and his well-worn Blundstone boots acting as a percussion accompaniment, Cowan galvanized the crowd.

His piano style shows influences from Leon Russell to Dr. John to both the Fats: Domino and Waller. He also draws forth sounds one wouldn't expect from an electric piano. Categories aside, Andy Cowan is as comfortable with a blues-drenched standard like "Losin' Hand" as he is with his rendition of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing", both of which were on the setlist this evening.

Andy's Music

Andy Cowan & Big Mamas Door

Andy Cowan on Youtube

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