Local musician Peter Denovan has been inducted into The Australiasian Southerncross Music Association (TASMA) Entertainment Honour Roll.
TASMA held their annual achievement awards in Inverell over the weekend where Mr Denovan was recognised for being a great industry ambassador.
After finding his love for music at the age of 23, Mr Denovan used his passion to raise money for charities, individuals and organisations in need.
“My wife Vicky and I have a property out near Tingha. We used to host a music festival out there each year in conjunction with Lions. All the money raised was given to local charities,” he said.
Mr Denovan said being inducted into the entertainment honour roll was a big achievement in his music career; one he hoped would inspire other small-town artists to keep striving for success.
“It was a great honour to even be nominated. It’s a great feeling to be acknowledged for your achievements,” he said.
When the two moved to Blackwood, many years ago, they had a rock band and were support act for The Choirboys.
“I thought we played loud music, but The Choirboys topped us,” he laughed.
Mr Denovan said he performed anything from Irish, country to rock ‘n’ roll, he and his wife calling themselves the Retro Rockers.
“We have about 12-13 CD’s out. My wife joined me last year, we do all the old retro songs,” he said.
Vicky was born near Tingha, and Peter was born in Inverell. The pair purchased their property near Tingha in 69’.