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Seaforth, Darlinghurst & More Join Monday’s KIX Live!

3 November 2022 | 9:20 am | Mallory Arbour

Tune in this Monday from 7pm AEST!

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On Monday, November 7 at 7pm AEST, KIX Live will feature performances from 'KIX Live at the Markets' from Groundwater Country Music Festival from Seaforth, Brooke McClymont & Adam Eckersley, Darlinghurst, Andrew Swift and Bella Mackenzie, plus the week's 'Centre Stage' artist will be announced!



Childhood friends from three-years-old, Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson later found themselves drawn to similar music, listening to modern songwriters like Keith Urban one minute and old-school acts like the Beatles the next. The duo grew up in the suburb of Seaforth in New South Wales and moved to Nashville in 2017 to develop their songwriting.

They released their debut EP, Love That in 2019. The title track made waves on country radio and earned more than 43 million streams. They collaborated with Mitchell Tenpenny on their follow-up single Anything She Says, which was gold-certified and surpassed 79 million streams.

In 2020, they were awarded the ‘Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year’ APRA Award and earlier this year, released their EP What I Get For Loving You, featuring Queen of Daytona Beach with Sean Kingston, which debuted at #47 on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart.

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Seaforth are currently in Australia on their About Time tour, with dates remaining in Torquay, Canberra, Newcastle and Sydney this week. Ticket information can be found here.

Brooke McClymont & Adam Eckersley 

Brooke McClymont is one third of top-selling, award-winning Australian country music trio The McClymonts. With over 200,000 album sales, 40 million streams, two ARIA Awards, fifteen Golden Guitar Awards, one CMA (USA) Award, one APRA Award and five #1 ARIA Country Albums, the McClymonts are a dominant female group in Australian country music.

Adam Eckersley has won two Golden Guitar Awards: the first in 2015 for 'New Talent of the Year'; and then in 2016 for 'Group or Duo of the Year' with The Adam Eckersley BandHe has also been recognised for his songwriting, winning the APRA Award for ‘Country Work of the Year’ (2015), and receiving an ‘Honourable Mention’ in the International Songwriting Competition in 2014.

Their debut album as the duo, Adam & Brooke, released in 2018, debuted #1 ARIA Country Album and was received rapturously within the country community, garnering accolades, and awards all over. Recent singles Roll On Baby, Star of the Show and Memory Lane are off their forthcoming second album.


Consisting of Jason Resch, Pagan Newman, Cassie Leopold and Matt Darvidis, the story of Darlinghurst is an interesting one. After four years and a run of hits in the UK, as well as stints in Los Angeles and Nashville, Jason returned home to Melbourne at the end of 2015. Two years later, he met up with Cassie and Pagan in 2017 and they decided to form a band. Cassie did backing vocals for Christine Anu and Olivia Newton-John, and played theme parks in the US, meanwhile, Pagan cut an RNB/Soul album in the US and is a music teacher. Wanting to expand into a four-piece, their producer suggested Matt – a guitarist from a family of musicians.

Since their debut single, Sorry We Won’t Get Back To You in 2019, Darlinghurst have been blazing a path through Australian country music. They released their debut self-titled album in September 2021, which landed at #1 on the ARIA Country Album Chart and features their seven previous singles – four of which reached #1 on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart. Two of their singles have also tasted US success – So Long So Long and Gotta Go Rodeo.

They scored a nomination for ‘Best New Talent’ at the 2021 Golden Guitar Awards. The following year, Darlinghurst were awarded ‘New Talent Of The Year’ for their track, Where Do We Go, and were also nominated for ‘‘Contemporary Album Of The Year’ and ‘Group or Duo of the Year.’

Andrew Swift

Andrew Swift has gone from strength to strength since finding his feet in the Australian country music scene as a Toyota Starmaker grand finalist in 2017. With his debut country album, Call Out For The Cavalry debuting at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Charts, the record saw five singles lifted for release, including Fire & Ice featuring Catherine Britt.

His follow up album, The Art Of Letting Go, debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Album Charts and was the 5th highest selling Australian Country album of 2021. Andrew scored nominations for ‘Male Artist of The Year’ and ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’ at the 50th Toyota Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth, having picked up two awards at the 2019 event – ‘Qantas New Talent of the Year’ and ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’.

His recent singles Young Lovers and The Good Old Days provide an exciting pointer towards what’s to come from Andrew’s forthcoming third studio album.

Bella Mackenzie

Emerging singer-songwriter, Bella Mackenzie herself guitar by watching video tutorials on YouTube and entered her first country music talent competition at the age of 12, shortly writing her first song.

Bella released her debut single, Dance In The Rain, in May 2020. Ain’t For You (2021), Make Me Wanna Love You (2021), Miss You No More (2022) and 1, 2, 3, You And Me (2022) followed.

In 2021, Bella was named as the inaugural winner of the KIX Start competition. She has since played at big festivals like Groundwater Country Music Festival, NQ’s Rock’n Country Music Festival and Country On Keppel, and supported artists like Brad Cox, Hurricane Fall, Andrew Swift, Graeme Connors, James Johnston, Hinterland and Melanie Dyer.

Other accolades include being named the 2020 People’s Choice winner in the Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking Championship and earlier this year, she received a Queensland Music Award ‘Youth (Aged 10-17)’ nomination for Ain’t For You.