Sometimes, there's a special magic that occurs between two people when they play music together; Gram and Emmylou, George and Tammy, Porter and Dolly - they all created sparks. Bill Chambers and Audrey Auld draw on the influence of those classic duos, plus that of their own history of loving, leaving, laughing and fighting to create an entertainment experience that's anything but predictable!
"Bill and I have the best time playing together," says Audrey "It's always lots of fun because we know each other so well. It's those spontaneous moments that are most magical."
It was Hank Williams who introduced Bill Chambers to Audrey Auld. Not that he'd ever know it. Hank was long gone but his Birthday Parties continue and it was at one such party in Sydney, 1996 where Bill met Audrey. In retrospect that meeting was quite significant.
These musical soul mates went on to establish their own Reckless Records label, record an award winning duet album 'Looking Back To See', revive interest in traditional country and roots music in Australia, host the weekly 'Bill & Audrey's Hillbilly Jam' for several years and inspire independent artists to follow their muse and swim against the stream.
"Bill & Audrey revive what seemed lost beyond all prayer of recovery, the art of country duets. I can't remember when I last head a really well done country duet. Can it really have been Parsons & Harris? Bill & Audrey fill this aching void with an utterly disarming simplicity and lack of self-consciousness.. As a vocalist Audrey has that spine tingling 40s/50s hillbillyette sound. They've been time warped from the golden age of country duets."
John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music 1999
"BILL & AUDREY REVIVE CLASSIC DUET SOUND DOWN UNDER"
"If you're in the mood for some serious country music, look no further than the current Australian release by Bill & Audrey. Together they create the classic country duet sound that just isn't heard anymore. The title cut and "We'll Sweep Out The Ashes" are particularly compelling." Chet Flippo, Billboard 1999
Entertaining has always been a strong suit for both Bill & Audrey. Voted Best Duo in the 1998 Victorian Country Music Awards, they were also CMAA Gold Guitar Finalists (Vocal Group/Duo) in 2000. Bill & Audrey were also Independent Entertainer of the Year finalists in the inaugural CMAA Achiever Awards 2000.