Scottish / Irish / Australian band The BordererS are often called the biggest and most entertaining Celtic / Rock / Roots band in Australia. They formed in 1994 and are a headline act and favourites at the Port Fairy, Byron Bay Blues & Roots, Woodford, Tamworth, Gympie, Edinburgh and Womad Festivals in Australia and the UK and have supported artists like Tom Jones, Donovan, The Proclaimers & Finbar Furey. The band have also both recorded and played with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and been specifically asked to perform for the Australian Prime Minister on two separate occasions.
Social justice and performing charity shows are a big priority for the BordererS, especially after losing their 18 year old son to suicide.
The BordererS have been voted Best World Music act at the Musicoz Awards and Best Gospel song at the Independent Music Awards in the USA. They have also just been voted S.A.’s Best Band and their new double album “Tales of Love & Loss” was the winner of the Best Album of the Year.
The BordererS’ Jim and Alex have put their bank on notice. Jim tells us:
“The BordererS are divesting because we believe that banks shouldn’t be funding fossil fuel companies. My wife’s sister is very high up in the climate change world (she’s a scientist) and she tell us that they’re 99% sure that it’s humans and fossil fuels that are causing the most damage.”