From humble origins performing in local pubs to entertaining crowds of 20,000 in Aussie and WIN Stadiums, Woody has become one of the hardest working and most in-demand solo musicians in the Illawarra area. His versatility and enthusiasm for embracing both material old and new has seen him perform at almost every venue across the region, and at almost every occasion, including private functions, corporate functions and over 150 weddings, where the comment "He made the night!" is a common response at the end of the evening.
Woody performs material from the 60's up to the latest top 10 material, and can keep up thanks to meticulously programming and performing all the backing tracks himself, which also gives him a unique sound and approach. He uses acoustic/electric guitar and keyboard playing skills onstage depending on the needs of the tune, and can use his vast experience to read an audience and give them exactly what they need....whether it be rock, pop, acoustic, dance or retro. Woody is also mindful of each venues needs and strives to make everyone happy with a complete and energetic performance.
Woody has also performed at many community events through his career so far, including major Australia Day, Carols by Candlelight and charity concerts, including being a co-organiser of the Kiama Tsunami Benefit Concert in January 2005 and Queensland Flood Relief shows in January 2011. Justin also performed acoustically under his own name as the support for 'Katie Noonan and Elixir' in April, 2012.
Says Woody...."I do try to give a different experience at a gig. Different songs, different approach...but with 100 per cent energy and commitment. Even the standard tunes that everyone out there does will be given a new lease of life. I am my own toughest critic, and because of that, work hard to give a little extra every time. It's all me...the singing, playing, programming....no-one else has played a single note on my tracks. That helps to give me an identity and drive me forward, which hopefully will drive an audience...right onto that dancefloor!!"
As of late 2012, Woody is also performing in a duo with award-winning solo artist Johnny Spitz, in both acoustic and full electric formats. In a short time, the duo has created a buzz from the Southern Highlands through to the South Coast, and even down to the ACT. The duo will appear when Woody and Johnny can align their busy solo schedules. You can find their Gig Guide here.
Check out the gig guide on this site, and make an appointment to see Woody solo or Woody/Spitz duo at a venue near you.
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