Crosswind are based in Castlemaine and have been performing in Central Victoria for more than 20 years. We cover a wide variety of music from to Jazz,bluegrass,old time rock n role.


“Crosswind”– a 4 piece band, play an energetic variety of music. Whether it’s bluegrass, folk, classic rock ‘n’ roll or jazz our sets range from quiet acoustic dinner sets to full band dance brackets, well paced, and sure to please a wide variety of audiences. Great vocals, tasty solos, solid rhythms and a lively stage presence are all standard equipment.
Using a range of instruments, we share the vocals and four part harmonies are a feature.

“Crosswind” – is a quartet of experienced and talented musicians with many years of live performance (lounge, stadium and everything in between) and recording experience between us. We are based in Castlemaine, Central Victoria, and have been together 15 years (and with no outstanding warrants).

“Crosswind” – can provide music for weddings, corporate functions, hotels/restaurants, parties, wineries, shopping centres, festivals and any events where roving musicians are required. (Imagine patrons being serenaded individually at their tables, bride and groom having their own song sung a Capella during the ceremony – how romantic would that be?)
Band Members:
Andrew Dunn – drums, scrub-board and vocals. (Dunny)
Andrew (the junior member) has been playing music for twenty plus years and has experience in many styles. Was the rhythm behind The Rhythm Rattlers (A no fear stage diver now retired.)

Laurie Nicoll – electric/acoustic guitar, five-string banjo and vocals (Lightnin’)
Laurie (the senior member) has over forty years experience working behind artists such as Johnny O’Keefe, John Farnham and Ronnie Burns. As well he has played solo and been a member of numerous bands. Laurie was a member of “Wallis and Matilda” during which time they were awarded a platinum album. He is also an accomplished songwriter, twice reaching the finals of the Tamworth Country Music Awards, and winning the 3CCC FM Song writing competition. In 2000, Laurie won The Henry Lawson Song writing Competition.

Phillip Avent – acoustic, electric bass and vocals (Pip)
Pip (next senior member) has spent all his life as a professional musician and teacher. Learnt Tuba with the Coldstream Guards and has toured the UK and Europe extensively and until recently he was a long-term member of the Melbourne band, “The Society Syncopators”. Pip, arguably the best tuba player in Australia, (at least that’s what he tells us) has released his first solo tuba CD and is receiving national airplay.

Rod Willaton – rhythm guitar, harmonica and vocals
Rod (nearly senior member) a driving rhythm player with thirty years experience in a variety of bands. More recently he spent time with the Central Victorian bands, “Break of Day” and “The Rhythm Rattlers”.

We can provide a small PA system, lights and recorded music between sets.

For special occasions and performances we can supplement our band with any of the following instruments: piano, saxophone and piano accordion.

“Crosswind” will also endeavour to learn requests for special occasions.


  • Crosswind Song List
  • Banjo/Bluegrass
  • Catcher in the Rye E
  • Gotta Travel On G
  • Last of the Riverboats G
  • Will the Circle be Unbroken G
  • Queen in the Sport of Kings D
  • Mountain Dew G
  • Belfast Mill D
  • Glendale Train G
  • Please Don’t Bury Me G
  • Fire on the Mountain G
  • Whaling Song Dm
  • Mobile Line G
  • Special Treatment D
  • Sophisticated Mama G
  • Cotton Fields G
  • Salty Dog/ Walking cane G
  • Graveyard Shift G
  • Man of Constant Sorrow F
  • Troublesome Waters G
  • I’m On Fire E
  • Things We Said Today Em
  • Star of the County Down Em
  • Mill Broke Down D
  • Acoustic / Folk
  • Now I’m Easy D
  • Brand New Tenn. Waltz D
  • Paradise D
  • Rita Balou C
  • Dance With You c
  • I’m Confessing F
  • Last Thing on My Mind Bb
  • Nickle for the Fiddler C
  • Ain’t She Sweet C
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky A
  • All Alone Together D-E
  • Black Jack County Chain Am
  • San Antonio Rose G
  • San Francisco Bay Blues c
  • Five Foot Two C
  • The Cape D
  • From the Heart E
  • She’s a Melody D
  • Bottle of Wine G
  • Under the Boardwalk E
  • Lodi G
  • Who’ll Stop the Rain D
  • Sleep With One Eye Open D
  • You are My Sunshine G
  • Goodnight Irene G
  • Hey Good Looking C
  • Jambalaya C
  • Glory of Love D
  • All of Me C
  • I’ve Just Seen a Face G
  • Baton Rouge G
  • I Shall be Released G
  • You Ain’t Going Nowhere G
  • Ain’t Misbehaving C
  • Crosswind Song List
  • Rock n Roll / Country
  • Big Blue Bm
  • Hotel Room C
  • Praise the Lord E
  • Long Tall Texan C
  • Diddy Wah Diddy C
  • Midnight Special E
  • Fireman A
  • Lay Down Sally A
  • Mind Your Own Business E
  • Bopping the Blues A
  • That’s Alright Mama E
  • Margaritaville D
  • Quinn The Eskimo G
  • Rip It Up A
  • Sea Cruise A
  • Forty Days A
  • Steamy Windows E
  • Folsom Prison Blues E
  • Honky Tonk Blues E
  • Johnny B Goode A
  • @0 Flight Rock A
  • The End is not in Sight E
  • Mystery Train E
  • Roll Over Beethoven A
  • You Never Can Tell A
  • School Days G
  • Working for the Man G
  • Blue Suede Shoes A
  • Heartbreak Hotel E
  • Stuck on You A
  • Jailhouse Rock C
  • Don’t Be Cruel
  • Mustang Sally A
  • Walking After Midnight E
  • The Weight G
  • Looking Out my Backdoor G
  • Mean Woman Blues A
  • Nadine A
  • At the Hop A
  • Route 66 G
  • Telephone Answering Tape A
  • See You Later Alligator A
  • City Girls E
  • It Doesn’t Matter Anymore G
  • It’s So Easy G
  • That’ll Be the Day A
  • Doreen G
  • Razzle Dazzle C
  • She’s My Baby A
  • Pretty Woman A
  • R.O.C.K. A
  • King of the Road A
  • Cherokee Boogie G
  • Rider in the Rain C
  • Shout C
  • Smoke Smoke Smoke that Cig. G
  • Rocking Good Way E
  • Lady Madonna G
  • Come Together Am
  • Much Too Young To Die D
  • Chatagnooga Shoe Shine Bb
  • Pan American Boogie E
  • Wedding Song C
  • Last Night C
  • Stray Cat Strut Am
  • Blue Moon E
  • Shake What Your Mamma D
  • I’ll be Your Baby Tonight D
  • Guitar Boogie E
  • Brown Eyed Girl G
  • Bad Habits D
  • Honey Hush E
  • Yeah Yeah E
  • Don’t Take My Picture Down D
  • You Can’t Do That D
  • Crosswind Song List
  • Rock n Roll
  • Hallelujah (In the Morning) E
  • 10 Deg. and Getting Colder G
  • Choo Choo a Boogie A
  • Rock a Beating Boogie C
  • Shake Rattle and Roll C
  • Flip Flop and Fly A
  • Green Door A
  • Don’t Let Go E
  • Medley:
  • Walk Right Back C
  • Bye Bye Love G
  • Hound Dog G
  • When Will be Loved G
  • Eight More Miles D
  • Crazy Love G
  • Five O’Clock Somewhere D
  • Move It On Over G
  • Play Something Country G
  • Big Fat Mama A
  • Talk of the Town G
  • Worry B Gone G
  • Setting the Woods on Fire G
  • Country Roads G
  • Till I Gain Control Again D
  • Another Saturday Night D
  • I Can’t Get You Off My Mind C
  • Heartbroke C
  • She’s a Woman E
  • Jitterbug Boogie c
  • Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache C
  • End of the Line D

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