11 Year old Taylor has been learning the banjo for 4 years and has won several instrumental and vocal awards. She began learning the banjo at the age of 7 after hearing the song “Skippy the Bush Kangaroo” on the TV Series “Skippy”. From that moment, she hasn’t looked back!

Taylor loves singing and accompanying herself on the banjo. She performs Country and Bluegrass music, but especially likes Australian Country Music. Her favourite Aussie artists are Shirley Thoms, Kasey Chambers, The Davidson Brothers, Slim Dusty, Tex Morton, Mary Schneider and Melinda Schneider.

Taylor was dubbed “The Banjo Girl” at the recent 2011 Tamworth Country Music Festival. She had great success at Tamworth with one of her highlights, performing on stage at “The Davidson Brothers Bluegrass Breakfast” at Wests in Tamworth, after Hamish Davidson discovering Taylor busking on Peel Street. Taylor was also a special guest at 7 Shows at Tamworth.

Taylor often performs at Country Music Clubs in South Australia.

The Rustlers burst onto the scene almost a decade ago with the release of their 'Broken Pieces' CD, launched at the Riverland Music Festival, Barmera in South Australia.

They play a selection of Country and Country Rock with excitement and originality. Great harmonies and lively guitar playing make The Rustlers a refreshing mix added to the Australian Country Music scene. Their ever growing catalogue of original music is usually penned by the bands main songwriters Garry and John. Gary provides the country pop hooks while John is "a technical genius as a composer and performer of great lead riffs".

Seasoned performers they have played at numerous festivals and events including:

  • Victor Harbor 2010 Rock and Roll Rendezvous with Normie Rowe
  • Community CPS Australia 2008 and 2009 New Years Eve Celebrations
  • Premier Mike Rann's 2007 Awards Evening supporting six-time Grammy Award winner José Feliciano
  • Birdwood Country Music Bash 2006 with James Blundell
  • 2006 South Australian Council for Country Music Showcase
  • Channel Seven Adelaide, playing to over 50,000
  • The 2006 and 2007 Clipsal 500 After Race Concert to a crowd of 40,000.

Gary Burrows - vocals / rhythm guitar / songwriting

[B]John Murphy - [/B]lead guitar / vocals / songwriting

[B]Garry Cailes - [/B]drums / percussion / vocals

[B]Derek Manning -[/B] bass guitar / harmonica / vocals

Apart from being musically proficient, the individual members have contrasting personalities which makes for a lot of fun onstage. Footstomping, dancing, whistling, and screaming are a common occurrence at their performances by audiences exhibiting symptoms of what some people have described as ‘rustler-mania’!

The band cites their music influences to include The Beatles, Del Shannon, Travelling Wilburys, Hank Williams, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elvis and Chad Morgan.