GIDDAY !

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Performing in and around Toowoomba over the past 5 years, Owie (AKA: Owen Paroz) has become a household name along with being one of the most sought after performers in South East Queensland.

Owie can be seen performing in a variety of venues in and around Toowoomba 5 nites a week, and with a large repertoire there isn’t much that this man can’t play.

His repertoire as you will find on the Song List page of this website covers an enormous variety of music from 60’s & 70’s standards to current top 40 hits including material from artists like  The Beatles, Van Morrison, Green Day, Tracey Chapman, Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam, Credence Clearwater Revival and  to name but a few.

Owie makes his constantly updated song lists available to the audience at every performance and never knocks back a legitimate request, working on the theory that “It’s a lot easier to create a happy crowd when you’re playing material that they want to hear”.

Add to this impressive repertoire and a unique sense of humour and a relaxed persona where Owie makes everyone feel like they are at home in their own lounge room and it’s easy to see why this larger than life performer is in so much demand.

Owie can perform to audiences of all sizes and ages, from laid back dining to full on dancing Rock N Roll to 1000 people.

Also available as Wooly Cookies an Acoustic Duo

Enjoy your day!

School Holidays

Well I’m sorry I haven’t blogged for some time but I’ve been busy with my first job : being a dad. I had a lovely time with my girl while mummy had to work but thems the brakes as they say. Since my last blog I’ve done some gigs in Chinchilla , Highfields and of course my TBar venues. On Sunday I played at The Blue Mountain Hotel for the first time. I played before Chisel Revived a Cold Chisel tribute band and I have to say I was disappointed with the turnout from Toowoomba. People forever whine and winge there is nothing to do in Toowoomba well yes there is hey get into the gig guides and go out and support some local live music. Here was a great kid friendly opportunity to listen to some great Chisel classics but only a few showed up. Anyway rant over get out and see some live music. Just before I go here are a few things that have been headlines in the last few days that no one really cares about except the last one
* Germany won the World Cup
* Ian Thorpe is Gay ( good for you Ian)
* Cronulla’s two game winning streak
came to an end
* Elton John is Gay ( good for you
Elton)
* I’m Fat &
* My beautiful Cuz Karen turned 50
Today. Happy Birthday Kaz

Love to all bye for now
Owie

Old School still Rocks

Gidday and I hope this finds you all well. So after a great usual weekend of gigs with seven potential girlfriends, two potential boyfriends , one potential punch up and a beautiful wife and daughter that I love at home waiting to see me we are on to another week. As you all will know I’ve done some traveling lately with gigs from Quilpie to Cairns and more booked in Moree, Goondiwindi, Taree just to mention a few I’m gonna start hitting the road more often cause it’s fun. ( actually I don’t have a gig in Taree I just love the name ). Thanks to all the punters over the weekend just gone with Fibbers & The Southern the places to be and it was nice to play at Fitzy’s yesterday with Bill & Liz celebrating their engagement. I was actually playing on their first date many moons ago where they both got smashed on bubbly so that is the shit that I love to see happening cause all you need is love!
Just before I go I’ve got a quick question for you : why do you never see aspirin in the jungle
Answer : cause the Parrots eatem all !
Lol
Love to all
Owie

Drought & Determination

Well gidday everyone and I hope you are having a lovely long weekend. I’ve had a busy and great weekend of gigging but one gig that stands out is Friday nights gig in Quilpie. For those of you that don’t know where Quilpie is it’s a solid 10 hour drive from TBar, but what a great community as a large part of Australia they are having a terrible drought, but they are battling together to get through. Friday night Drought Relief Benifit was a free night for all people in the area to come and eat and listen to 3 fantastic guest speakers ( and of course us) the first speaker was a lady who is the voice of Blinky Bill and is the female voices in How Green was my Cactus, the second was the founder of eagle boys pizza and the last was Buddha Handy the rugby legend and TV presenter. It was a great night and an honour and a pleasure to be playing at this amazing event for these amazing people and it made me realize how lucky us city people are in life. Anyway I hope you all had a great long weekend but before I go I want to share a story with you about positive thinking. A young 18 year old had taken a job selling vacuume cleaners. On his first morning he went to a new housing estate there was only a few houses and a cow paddock across the road from them. He cooked up a plan, he went and got a bag of the freshest greenest cow shit he could find. He then went to the first house and knocked on the door a pretty young lady opened the door, as she opened the door he threw the bag of poo all over her front room carpet and piped up with ” don’t worry if this vacuume doesn’t pick it up ill eat it ” she smiled and replied “I’ll get you a knife & fork” he said “no need this machine will clean it up ” to which she smiled and said ” I’ll get the knife & fork cause we don’t have the power on yet!”
Love to all

Owie

Random Act of Kindness

Well hello everyone and I hope you are all well. Had a great weekend of gigs and a rugby reunion but had a few realizations, the biggest being I can’t get on the piss like I used to. But oh well all in moderation I suppose. Well not long now till I trek up to cairns to play the opening night of ” Every Song Is About You ” exhibition it should be a great trip and a fun week. I’m really looking forward to it. I am feeling really content and happy where I am sitting in life at the moment and That made it possible to make a kind gesture that the result bought tears to both my eyes and the recipients it was an absolute pleasure to help this family out. Some times a random act if kindness may not fix the problem but definantly eases the burden we can feel from time to time for a little bit anyway. Till next time goodbye
Owie

As The Crow Flies

Well gidday and what great weekend weather we had, better than the last one anyway. Things have been busy with gigs at Fitzy’s and Toowoomba Golf Club for Mothers Day.But possibly the most fun gig in a long time was at the Crows Nest Show with my new project band Monsters Inc. the set up consists of Smitty ( Drums), Sweet Chilli (Vocals & Guitar), Barnhead (Vocals & Bass), Ger ( Guitar,Mandolin,Violin) and Me of course.The Crows Nest people have asked us back for next year so all is good.It was fantastic fun even pulling Cotton Eyed Jo out of the proverbial at one stage. Just before I go I want to share a little story.

My good mate has a 15 year old daughter and to his non approval has a fairly serious boyfriend. The other day she sent him a text that read : dad you are a big fat liar I just had a sex education class and Billy will not die if I have sex before I am 16 ! So Christ replied : Oh yes he will !

Love to all

Dam what a Weekend

Hello everyone hope you are all well. I had a great weekend with great gigs at “Dudley’s on the Green” as well as a great Anzac Day gig at Fitzys. Saturday I was off to Atkinsons Dam to play for the engagement of Beau & Bec it was a lovely evening in a lovely setting. Sunday the Irish Club was home for a few hours with me in the main bar and some amazing local talents playing in a fantastic line up of original bands in the other room. Mercury Sun finishing off the great list. It really amazes me the talent we have in our little town. Monsters Inc made it’s debut on Friday to some great reviews so look out Crows Nest Show !
Before I go I have a little story for you just down the road lives a lovely old lady never been married and plays the pipe organ at the local church a really genuine person. One day I had some mail delivered to my house that was hers so I walked down the road to give it to her. She asked me in and sat me in the sun room and went off to make a cuppa. I couldn’t help but notice on the pianola a glass bowl with something floating in it so I got up and walked over to have a look and it was an unopened Condom ! She was coming back so I sat down feeling bad from snooping and we had a cup of tea but things got the better of me so I asked ” hey Margie what is that thing in the bowl on the pianola for ” and she replied ” Oh I found it in the park a few years back I don’t know what it is but the instructions said put it on organ and keep wet to stop the spread of disease!” And she said ” I havn’t had the flu since! Isn’t it great” I nearly choked on my bickie.

Lol love to all

Happy Easter Everybunny

Well a great weekend with just a couple of gigs at The Irish and of course Easter Sunday @ Fitzys . Over Friday & Saturday , It was really great to catch up with some old and long time friends at home had a few beers and a few laughs and a few drunken tunes even though I only had six beers ( an hour ) but great times all round. So to everyone reading this blog gidday and I hope you all had a great time with family & friends over the long weekend and I look forward to seeing you soon. Just before I go I’ve got a quick question, what type of jewelry does the Easter bunny wear? 18 Carrot Gold! Lol

Love to all

PS no song of the week with Easter sorry but watch for this weeks.