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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
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..................
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...........
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.
"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 The BordererS:
Phone within Australia:
08 8346 7155
Phone outside Australia:
+61 (8) 8346 7155