Destiny Band Oz
Destiny Band Oz is the performing name of multi awarding-winning and #1 chart-topping Australian singer-songwriter recording artists, husband and wife duo, Thomas & Tessa Libreri, who burst onto the country music scene with their original music in 2017. Their original songs are a blend of country, jazz, rock, R & B and soul style music ranging from smooth, soulful ballads to fun, pumpy, country rock and retro classics.
They perform as a duo or with their full band line up and as well as their own original chart-topping hits, they provide professional, classy, versatile entertainment from intimate piano bar style to concert stadium! They can satisfy a wide range of musical tastes with a vast repertoire of classic hits covering country, rock & roll, ballads, swing, jazz and popular music from the 50's to today and they also perform tribute shows too.
They have amassed a vast collection of Australian and international music awards, receiving three more at the 2020 Tamworth Country Music Festival including:
*Winners of the 2019 Most Popular Duo at the Independent Country Music Awards Tamworth Country Music Festival 2020
*Winners of 2019 NTCMA Top 10 Album - 'Changes' -Australian Traditional Country Music Awards Tamworth CMF 2020.
*Winners of the 2019 Best Collaboration for the duet 'I'll Be Home Soon' (Tessa Libreri and Gary Ellis) Gold Medallion Media Awards, Tamworth 2020
*Winners of the 2020 Best Country Group - RRTCR World Indie Network (Canada) Feb 2020 for their single,'Great Courage'
*Winners of the 2019 Duo of the Year RRTCR World Indie Network (Canada)
*Winners of the 2019 National Artist of the Year at the Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards
*Winners of the 2019 International Band of the Year at the International Singer-Songwriter Association Awards, (Atlanta USA), Aug 2019
*Winners of the 2019 Overall #1 Song for ‘O Holy Night’ - RRTCR World Indie Network (Canada)
*Winners of the 2018 Duo or Group of the Year - Gold Medallion Media Awards, Tamworth Country Music Festival Jan 2019
*Winners of the 2018 National Band of the Year - Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards
*Winners of the Best Country Song 'My Family & Me'- Akademia Music Awards (USA) Mar 2019
*Winners of the Best Country Song ‘My Family and Me’ Clouzine International Music Awards, (Europe) Sep 2019
*Winners of the Best Indie Song 'Hours in a Day' Clouzine International Music Awards Jan 2019
*Winners of the Best Indie Song 'Sorry' Clouzine International Music Awards Sep 2018
*Winners of the 2017 Overall #1 Song ‘The Thing I Like Best About You’ on the Official Tasmanian Top 60 Chart
*Winners of trophy for 4 x #1 songs on the 2017 Official Tasmanian Chart
*5th Place in the Australian Songwriters Assoc Awards 2019 'Australia' category with 'My Family and Me &
10th Place in the Australian Songwriters Assoc Awards 2019 in the 'Ballad' category with 'Lay Me Down'
*Finalists with 12 songs in 8 categories of the Australian Songwriter's Association Awards 2019 and Rudy Brandsma nominee in 2018
*PLUS many other nominations and finalists placings too numerous to mention!
Destiny Band Oz has so far recorded 3 albums and 2 Eps – with more new music on the way!
* 'Changes', (November 2018)
* 'Makin Music' (June 2017)
* 'Take Me Back in Time' (2015 and remixed in 2017)
* 'From the Heart' (January 2018)
* 'Special Songs' (December 2018)
Thomas and Tessa are based in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia; having relocated their family from Kinglake after the horrific 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires in which they fought, lost and saved friends and neighbours but the experience was life-changing. (Thomas was presented with a Bravery Medal by the Australian Governor General for his actions saving a neighbour on that day who tragically passed away 3 weeks later). The realisation that life is so fragile prompted the pair to record their first album of original songs that they had written over the years (moreso for posterity than anything else) but were strongly encouraged to release their music to radio when heard by local DJs. Since that first release in 2017, they have been blessed with multiple #1 chart successes in Australia and overseas for their music. Their February 2019 original duet release (CRS DD) 'My Family and Me' DEBUTED at #1 the following week on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart and remained at #1 for 9 weeks! Equalling the current chart record! It also went to #1 on the International Mainstream Top 40 Country Chart and #1 on the Official Tasmanian Chart and won several awards. This is Destiny Band Oz's 2nd #1 single on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart after 'Put on a Good Show' in August 2018. All but one of their official releases have charted on this chart -most in the top 10 or Top 5 and ALL have charted in Tasmania with 11 x #1s!
Destiny Band Oz’s music is available for digital download or streaming from all major online stores (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play etc.) Just search 'Destiny Band Oz' and your preferred online retailer. Hard copies are available by mail order by emaiing: firstname.lastname@example.org with your order. (Paypal accepted).
Check out Destiny Band Oz on our website: www.destinybandoz.com.au
….and make a date with ‘Destiny’ (Band Oz!)