Brian & Shirley Appleyard

Brian and ShirleyBrian & Shirley first met at the S.C.C.M.C. back in 1980.  The following year, as well as working as solo acts, they began working as a Duo, under the name of  ‘SUNSET ‘. 1981 also saw them undertake a three month tour, which took in Out Back N.S.W. – QLD. – N.T.  working Pubs, Clubs & Caravan Parks.   In following years, other tours took them to S.A. & VIC.  Shirl & Brian were married in 1983.  During the 80’s, they successfully competed in many Talent Quests.  This led them to being asked to become Judges, officiating in Quests around the Hunter as well as  Dubbo, Wellington, Nyngan & The Casino Beef Week Talent Quest.  They continued to work the Pubs & Clubs around Newcastle & The Hunter as well as them working further afield. During this time they also appeared on shows as support acts to artists such as Wayne Horsborough & Rex Dallas.  They haven’t done the club scene for many years now, devoting their time to Community work. Doing up to four shows a week for Aged Care facilities & Seniors Groups. Also Service Groups such as Probus & Lions.  They are both ‘ Senior Citizens’ now, but have no intention of retiring from what they love doing most.