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Biography

Through 22 years of continuous touring and word of mouth, Scottish / Irish / Australian band The BordererS have become the most successful & entertaining Celtic / Rock / Country / Roots band in Australia, and after recording and playing with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, even Tom Jones and Julia Gillard have booked the band.
People in Australia first had the chance to see the BordererS in 1994. They may even have bought a cassette from them back then!

Jim met Alex in an Adelaide recording studio when he was halfway through his Round the World backpacking trip. He never knew then that he would marry the singer, have a daughter, settle in Australia and then continue the World tour as a musician and with a family…

The BordererS brand new Double album "Caledonia Man and the Celtic Journey" DVD will simply blow you away!

Their song writing seems to get better and better with every release and this will take you on a brand new journey.

The BordererS toured and filmed all over Europe & Australia for the new CD / DVD and it features songs that you can sing-along to like: “The Leaving of Liverpool”, “Loch Lomond”, “500 Miles”, “Galway Girl” plus 10 new songs.

“Where do you get your energy from?” are the words most commonly used to describe the band's live stage show and what sets the BordererS apart from other bands is their ability to get the whole audience involved and to appeal to all age groups.

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 are also becoming well known in the USA & Europe and have just performed at the InterCeltique Festival in Lorient, France where 750,000 people attended this festival.

Lead singer, Alex, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and came to Australia in 1987, whilst Jim was born in Glasgow, Scotland and arrived in Australia on Christmas Eve 1993.
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 last double album "Tales of Love & Loss" was the winner of the Best Album of the Year.

"You must be dead if you're not seen dancing at a BordererS gig".........
Jamie McKew - Port Fairy Festival Director

“I have a feeling The BordererS are best heard live surrounded by people singing along and waving their hands in happy unison”...........
The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia   

Band Press

Wow! – Events Co-ordinators

.........The Events Coordinator, Joycee Smith and myself were down at the Port Fairy Folk Festival and attended your show on the Saturday in the Sheeban Bar. Wow!! We are still overawed by the effect you have on the crowds..........

Colleen Daniel - Events Administration Officer for the Urban Country Music Festival, Queensland, Australia.

Addicted to the BordererS – Zoe Bradley

.............It was late one festival night (or maybe even early in the morning) when mum and dad were pushing two very exhausted young girls out in strollers past the Guinness Tent at the Port Fairy Festival on the way back to the caravan park. The tent was rocking with an awesome sound and the girls’ eyes popped open immediately. Out of their strollers and onto their feet, mum and dad having to restrain them from running past security guards into the licensed area, the girls once very much asleep were now raring to dance! Mum pulled back the side of the tent to reveal a blur of legs, kilts and tartan and that awesome sound. The girls danced till the very end of the show, all the way home and into bed. And I guess we’ve been addicted ever since. Love always..................

Zoë Bradley

5 Stars & Billy Graham too. – Roger Joseph

..........This is a bright uplifting album from the Borderers of South Australia. Jim Paterson and Alex are joined by various guest musicians and vocalists to present an album that delivers Grace with every track. It is a message CD and the message is delightfully delivered. The firm rhythm and distinct beat that you associate with gospel music permeates this whole album. It sounds great - lead vocalist Alex sings with clarity and a passion that Billy Graham would kill for.........

........."Temptation" features an electric sound, a blues feel with powerful vocals by Jim Paterson. Jay Collie joins Alex in the conversational ‘The Dark Horse’ bringing a beautiful timbre to his part & “Keep the Light On” rocks along. This would be my favourite track on the album but the other 10 are a close equal second...........

........By the end of the album I was tapping my feet and feeling bright and alive then I took off the headphones to face the real world. Even though I haven’t been to church in years I give this album 5 stars. In the small print they say they wanted to provide ‘an album with positive and uplifting messages..........

Songs of Hope – Sydney Morning Herald

..........."Grace" is the BordererS ninth independent CD and covers a a fair range of styles, held together by Jim Paterson's skill as a producer............

............The opening track "Legacy" features tenor Brian Gilbertson in a duet with Alex, it's in the same class as the pairing of Bono & Pavarotti on the song "Miss Sarajevo"............

............"Grace", the title track has a great chorus and wonderful gospel piano and organ arrangement whilst "Keep the light on" features dobro and borrows the bass feel from Peggy Lee's "Fever"...............

..........Paterson also get's to rock out on"Temptation" with slide guitar and lead vocals.........

........ I have a feeling The BordererS are best heard live surrounded by people singing along and waving their hands in happy unison...........

Steve Trotman

Revelation! – Mike Smith

The BordererS live shows have won them many fans around the world but they love to experiment with different musical styles in the studio.

The new album "Grace" is a revelation - a collection of excellent self penned songs with powerful life themes that really grab your attention.     

Review Excerpts

"You've got a great band there" .... .. Phillip Noyce - Aussie/Hollywood Film Director.

"You must be dead if you're not seen dancing at a BordererS gig"...  ..  Jamie McKew - Port Fairy Festival Director ( The biggest Folk / Roots festival in Australia )

“I have a feeling The BordererS are best heard live surrounded by people singing along and waving their hands in happy unison”……….. The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

Voted Best World Music Act At the Music Oz Awards!    


Contact Details

Contact The BordererS: 

Phone within Australia:
0418818443
08 8346 7155

Phone outside Australia:
+61 418818443
+61 (8) 8346 7155

Email:
info@TheBordererS.com.au    

Contact Us & Upcoming Events
  

 

Feb
23
Sun
7:00 pm UNSUNG HERO – The Les Darcy Musi...
UNSUNG HERO – The Les Darcy Musi...
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
UNSUNG HERO – The Les Darcy Musical ( Stirling Community Theatre Fringe Show )
Sun 23rd Feb  UNSUNG HERO – The Les Darcy Musical ( Stirling Community Theatre Fringe Show ) 9 Avenue Rd, Stirling SA  7pm till 8pm
Feb
26
Wed
2:30 pm UNSUNG HERO – The Les Darcy Musi...
UNSUNG HERO – The Les Darcy Musi...
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
UNSUNG HERO – The Les Darcy Musical ( The Pocket at Stirling Lawns )
Wed 26th Feb   UNSUNG HERO – The Les Darcy Musical ( The Pocket at Stirling Lawns ) Piccadillyangga, Coventry Library, 63 Mt. Barker Rd, Stirling 2.30pm till 3.30pm
Feb
27
Thu
7:00 pm Singalong to the Songs of Scotla...
Singalong to the Songs of Scotla...
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Singalong to the Songs of Scotland –The Arkaba ( Adelaide Fringe )
Thurs 27th Feb   Singalong to the Songs of Scotland –The Arkaba ( Adelaide Fringe ) We’ll see you in the main room upstairs for an amazing night of Scottish related music. If you were here[...]
Feb
29
Sat
all-day MUSIC IN THE VINES 2020
MUSIC IN THE VINES 2020
Feb 29 all-day
MUSIC IN THE VINES 2020
Saturday 29th February    MUSIC IN THE VINES 2020 with Russell Morris & The BordererS Macarthur’s Music in the Vines Festival is set to kick off at 11 am on 29 February 2020.  This music festival[...]
2:00 pm Sat 29th Feb 2nd Horsham Irish...
Sat 29th Feb 2nd Horsham Irish...
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sat 29th Feb   2nd Horsham Irish Festival
Sat 29th Feb   2nd Horsham Irish Festival Enjoy the market component of the event and then the BordererS from 2pm till 4pm $20 per ticket will give you a complimentary drink on arrival too Irish[...]
Mar
6
Fri
all-day Port Fairy Weekend – Sandford Bu...
Port Fairy Weekend – Sandford Bu...
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day
Port Fairy Weekend - Sandford Bush Festival
6th March – 8th March   –  Port Fairy Weekend  –  Sandford Bush Festival On the same weekend as the Port Fairy festival, you will also have the chance to see the BordererS at the very[...]
Mar
7
Sat
all-day Star of the West Hotel, Port Fairy
Star of the West Hotel, Port Fairy
Mar 7 – Mar 9 all-day
Star of the West Hotel, Port Fairy
7th, 8th, 9th March  Star of the West Hotel, Port Fairy Enjoy the BordererS at their favourite beer garden in Port Fairy. Many highlights of their career have happened here, and you must continue to[...]
Mar
13
Fri
all-day Singalong to the Songs of Irelan...
Singalong to the Songs of Irelan...
Mar 13 all-day
Singalong to the Songs of Ireland - Marion Cultural Centre
Fri 13th March  Singalong to the Songs of Ireland – Marion Cultural Centre It’s Ireland’s turn for a Singalong and there’s no better theatre than the Marion Cultural Centre for a mass karaoke. It’s also[...]
Mar
17
Tue
all-day Mick O’Shea’s St Patrick’s day (...
Mick O’Shea’s St Patrick’s day (...
Mar 17 all-day
Mick O’Shea’s St Patrick's day ( FREE! )
17th March   Mick O’Shea’s St Patrick’s day ( FREE! ) 12-1:00pm  and  1:30-2:30pm and even more at 3:00-4:00pm
7:00 pm Findon Hotel – ( FREE ) 7pm
Findon Hotel – ( FREE ) 7pm
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Findon Hotel – ( FREE ) 7pm
17th March   Findon Hotel – ( FREE ) 7pm