Functions and events

Add a crowd-pleasing country rock flavour to your next event

The Western Suntones are an experienced Americana/Country Rock band playing well known covers and quality originals. Our specialty is events or functions that have a Western or country music theme.

In addition to electric guitars, bass and drums, our Dobro steel guitar and mandolin create a distinctive country sound that is unique in the Perth scene. We’re particularly known for our ability to engage with the audience so they feel part of the show and the event. We have played successfully at licensed premises (pubs, clubs, function centres), birthdays, weddings, festivals, dances and corporate events.

If you’d like to get your guests up and dancing, The Western Suntones are available in a full four-piece band format with drums. For more intimate events, at small venues or for background music we can play in a lower-volume trio format with upright bass.

“We had The Western Suntones perform our wedding reception to over a hundred guests. The Suntones had the young and old up dancing and requesting songs. Everyone agreed it was a great event and this was due in no small way to the Western Suntones. We would definitely recommend them for any function.”

– Chris & Helen Jeffries

A flexible song list played country rock style

Our originals are both danceable and easy listening. They have always blended well with our covers with on average two to three originals per set. The ratio of covers to originals in our event playlist can be easily varied to suit your personal preferences, the nature of the event and/or the type of venue.

Many of our covers are not strictly country music, but rather our versions of mainstream or country rock. Here’s a selection:

  • Losing My Religion – REM
  • To Her Door | Dumb Things | Look So Fine – Paul Kelly
  • Lodi | Who’ll Stop The Rain – Creedence
  • Old Town Rd – Lil NasX, Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Jambalaya | Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams
  • You Never Can Tell | Nadine | Promised Land – Chuck Berry
  • Good Riddance – Green Day
  • Satisfaction | Dead Flowers – Rolling Stones
  • Blister – Violent Femmes
  • Nutbush City Limits – Ike and Tina Turner
  • Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton
  • The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
  • Purple Rain – Prince

In 2019 we released our album ‘Long Way Home’ which was nominated for album of the year at the 2020 WA Country Music awards. In 2020 we played on the main stage at the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, and also the Outback Country Music festival. We have gigged extensively both in Perth and interstate for over 10 years and appeal to a diverse audience.

“The Western Suntones have played often at our club since 2015. Our members really enjoy listening and dancing to their great mix of covers and originals. They use humour and wit to engage their audience and get people involved. I would not hesitate to recommend them for any function.”

– Christine Lawson
President, Rocky Country Music Club @ Safety Bay Bowling Club

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