Destiny Band Oz
Gippsland VIC Australia
Destiny Band Oz is the registered recording and performing name of Australian singer-songwriter-recording artists and musicians, Thomas and Tessa Libreri and was so named as it seemed like 'destiny' that they met!
They are a popular, live, class act performing 'country rock and soul' original music, classics and fun tribute shows at pubs, clubs, festivals and corporate functions. Destiny Band Oz only released their first original song to radio in 2017 and since then have recorded 3 albums and 2 EPs.
* '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 write, record and produce their music independently and do not always perform with their full lineup. ('Band Oz' was added to the name 'Destiny' when it became apparent that there were a lot of bands around the world going by the name 'Destiny' and their music was getting all mixed up with other artists).
Thomas and Tessa are now based in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia; relocating 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 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 and 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 '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! Equaling the current record on the chart! It also went to #1 on the International Mainstream Top 40 Country Chart and #1 on the Official Tasmanian Chart. This is Destiny Band Oz's 2nd Australian #1 single after 'Put on a Good Show' in August 2018. Eight of their nine official releases have charted on the Australian chart -most in the top 10 or Top 5 and ALL nine have charted in Tasmania with eight #1s! (including their cover of 'To Sir With Love' -not officially released, just lifted from their album).
Destiny Band Oz have also won numerous awards and nominations including 6 categories of the Josie Music Awards, finalists in 6 categories of the International Singer-Songwriter Aassociation Awards, finalists in the ICMA awards and 2 international awards so far this year! And they are really looking forward to their Tasmanian Tour in October 2019 with solo artist, Gary Hunt. Kicking off from 3rd October until the 20th.
Destiny Band Oz achievements:
*Winners of the Gold Medallion Media Awards for Best Group or Duo 2018 at Tamworth CMF 2019
*National Country Band of the Year 2018 at the Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards
*Winners x 2 of the Best Indie song in the Clouzine International Music Awards Sep 2018 and Jan 2019
*Winner of Best Country Song in the Akademia Awards (USA) March 2019
*Finalists in 2020 ICMA Awards (and finalists in 2 categories of the 2019 Australian ICMA Awards);
*Nominees in 9 Categories and finalists in 6 categories of the 2019 ISSA Awards
*Nominees in the Josie Music Awards 2019
*Finalists in the 2018 Australian Songwriters Association Awards
*1 of 8 finalists in the 2018 ASA Rudy Brandsma award
*Finalists in 3 categories of the 2018 Josie Music Awards USA
*1 of 5 finalists in the 2018 Southern Stars Country Music Awards
*Finalists in the 2019 Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards (and semifinalists in 2 other categories)
*Finalists in 4 categories of the Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards 2017 and 2018 and received TICMA awards for their 2017 #1 hits; and Overall #1 song in Tasmania for 2017
*Finalists in the 2017 and 2018 People's Choice Music Awards finalists
All of Destiny Band Oz's music is available for streaming and download from the usual online stores or physical CDs from selected local outlets or by direct mail order through their facebook page, website, email or at live shows.
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