Posted: June 28, 2011 in Owie's Blogs
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!
Posted: November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
Hello all well last night I had the absolute joy of watching my daughter perform in her yearly dance concert. It was a fantastic night with the little ones as usual stealing the show. As a parent it is so good to be able to watch the years hard work put in Come to life in the yearly concert ( and of course the pocket is a little lighter) with all the fantastic costumes. Well done to Savonne and Mumbo plus all the other kids and parents and of course Lian for a wonderful evening.
As far as gigs go I had a pumping night at Fibbers on Friday , had a relaxing afternoon playing for John & Marylins 40th Wedding Anniversary in the delightful surrounds of Kingfisher Cafe. This afternoon the weekend is rounded out at Fitzy’s Sunday so if your doing nothing, it looks like rain so come on down and say gidday.
I just wanted to share this little photo this week instead of my normal funny ! So enjoy !!!!
Posted: November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
Well gidday and what a week it’s been. A family weekend at Seaworld for my animal loving girls. A couple of gigs before and after the coast at Fitzy’s and then of course the Melbourne Cup of which I won on. It was great to see Aunty Gai win her first cup with Foirente who I actually backed last year and of course Olly with a one of the best cup rides ever. Today I’m locked to the couch and watch some fillies both on and off the track for Oaks Day.
I havnt had a rant for a while so here it goes. You know what I hate “do gooders” after that horse had to put down after the cup after an unfortunate accident they all jump on and bag horse racing claiming its cruel and unfair, and do you know what , the fuckers have no idea what goes on. Those animals are treated like royalty in most stables and as far as I’m concerned the do gooders can all get fucked. Keep it up racing industry I think you do a great job.
Just before I go I’ve got a joke courtesy of my beautiful daughter Savonne.
Q : why did the toilet paper roll down the hill?
A : it wanted to get to the bottom!
Love to all
Posted: October 30, 2013 in Uncategorized
Well gidday sorry it’s been a while but life has been busy. Since my last blog I’ve been to One Direction ( no smart remarks please) played a couple of beautiful weddings, an engagement party , played my regular gigs and co hosted a Trivia Night for breast cancer with my wonderful neighbor Stacey and am very proud to say she raised nearly $3500 for this wonderful cause. So well done Stacey you did a fantastic job. This weekend I have a quieter weekend ( by choice) gig wise so we are off on Saturday to stay & play with the baby polar bear at Seaworld. Savonne is very excited as am I.
I just want to let you in on a story I overheard on a recent stay in hospital, this fella was in a bad way so they got him a psychiatrist. When the psychiatrist came on he said mate what seems to be the trouble ? He said doc I don’t know if I’m a teepee or a wigwam! The doctor replied c’mon mate your two tents!
Love to all see you soon
Posted: October 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
Well after my enforced layoff it was good to see so many friendly faces back at Fitzy’s on Friday night it was a great crowd and we had a great time. My good mate Robbie O all the way from
Newcastle even popped on for a listen. You know some people we meet and they remain friends for ever. On Saturday I played at the Toowoomba Sports Club for the first time ever for the engagement party of Kaitlin & Evan it was a great night in a much under used venue it seems to me. Apart from the gambling downstairs there is so much to offer upstairs.
You know how when your driving around listening to the wireless you hear lots of differing opinions, today I heard that the government are trying to promote that sport and alcohol don’t go together. Well I wish I had of known that a long time ago as the only reason I played rugby for the last ten seasons I played was so I could get on the piss with my mates after the game , training and any other event. So perhaps if the had decided the two are not a match earlier I might not have so many aches & pains each day.
Hope you are all well see you soon
Posted: October 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
Well hello everyone I haven’t seen you all for a while. Although not fully back to full strength I did get back to a couple of gigs on the weekend. I was lucky enough to play at Warwick for the wedding of Katie & James who actually met one night when I was playing at Fibbers so it was nice to see then tie the knot some two and a half years later. Sunday I played a nice pre kick off gig at Fitzy’s on Church. It was a great afternoon followed by one of the best grand finals of the century. I would like to thank you all for all the well wishes whilst I was in hospital although I didn’t reply to some I was thankful for the wishes.
Before I go I want to share a story with you. It was the day before I got out of hospital and Lara came up to see me to check I was getting out the next day. I told her I was getting out but the doctor had said unless once I go home I needed to have sex once a day everyday otherwise I would be dead in 7 days! To which Lara replied oh well it will be nice to have you home for a week !
Love to all see you around soon
Posted: September 10, 2013 in Owie's Blogs
Hello everyone just a quick blog to let everyone know that yes I am unexpectedly very unwell but am and will get better.
I have cleared the rest of September of gigs and all going well will be back for October.
Thanks for all your support
Posted: August 7, 2013 in Owie's Blogs
Hello everyone just a quick update and truth on what’s going on
YES : I did hit the deck after my gig at Fibbers Sunday only momentarily .
NO : It wasn’t from a mixture of drugs and alcohol (notarockstar)
YES : I did spend 2 days in the critical care ward
NO : it wasn’t because they where looking to see if I had a heart!
YES : I am still layed up
NO : I am not just being lazy
END VERDICT : I have a severe infection on the lungs (pneumonia) and need to take it easy for a bit. I should be home by the weekend and thank you for all your concerns.
Oh and just a quick tip if anyone offers you a muffler to eat say no. I ate one the other night and woke up exhausted the next morning! Lol
Love to all 😎