Songbird Lyn Bowtell to grace our Carols stage
SINGER Lyn Bowtell is regarded as one of the best in the business with her voice described as gravity defying.
This year she will take to the stage for the Warwick Carols in the Park.
Bowtell said she was looking forward to being a part of the carols line-up.
"Music has always been my great escape and performing life my greatest pleasure," she said.
"I can't imagine what my life would be like without the gift of being able to express myself in this way."
The singer is a 2013 APRA Song of the Year finalist, two-time Golden Guitar winner and was nominated for two Golden Guitars in this year's Country Music Awards.
Both of her parents were musical and her fondest childhood memories revolve around her dad playing the accordion with his father and brother for old time dances.
"I grew up listening to (my parents) play music all around the house. After dinner was over, Mum and Dad would often get out the accordions and I loved to listen, or play along on a pot or pan," she said.
"When I was six or seven I got a copy of Dolly Parton's The Great Pretender and the Carpenters Greatest Hits.
"I loved Dolly's lightness and almost giggly singing, whilst Karen Carpenter had so much pain and melancholy."
This year's Carols in the Park on December 15 and Warwick Tourism and Events CEO Tracy Vellacott said it would be a great family night out.
Bowtell will be part of a two and a half hour program featuring traditional and contemporary carols.
The pre-stage entertainment will kick off at 5.30pm with Santa set to arrive at 6pm.