Australian Songbook


A fabulous concert of Australian songs from the wide brown land featuring The Beggars: Stuart Day, Quinton Dunne and their Australian songbird Renee Donaghey. Australian Songbook vol.1 was a hit and launched The Beggars on the Australian touring circuit Vol.2 features more fantastic Australian songs. The Beggars present with consummate skill, light hearted humour and a wealth of stage experience, featuring songs from The Seekers, The Bee Gees, Johnny O’Keefe, Lucky Starr, Chad Morgan, Eric Bogle, Slim Dusty, and The Beggars. Of course everyone is welcome to sing-along with The Beggars Australian Songbook.

I’ve Been Everywhere and Kangaroo and The Whale from the 2011 Australian Songbook Vol 1 CD have appeared on the iTunes world music charts and the Beggars are working on Australian Songbook Vol 2. The Banjo Song from the Desert Flower CD hit number 1 # on the European country music association charts in Jan 2010.


Audience comments

“Great music – Wonderful harmony singing.”

“Their repertoire is amazing. The group is magnificent – so talented.”

“They sounded great and it was hilarious.”

“The sensational talent of the musicians. The amazing harmonies. A diversity of music. Thank you for a wonderful night’s entertainment.”

“What a fabulous trio, talented, amusing very entertaining. Thank you.”

The Beggars  Reviews

“The best Australian vocal band since the seekers” Normie Rowe
“World-class musicians” rock times [Germany] 2010
“Super Australian band: Renee Donaghey is a genius.” Bote der urschweiz Lucerne. Feb 2008. [Switzerland]
“Her (Renee’s) voice leaves no doubt, perfect.” HAZ Hanover Feb 2008 [Germany]
“10/10 I have always said that there’s some great music coming from down under and this is a fine example!!” Metrocountry May 2007 [UK]


Australian Songbook is high quality music production with a flexible and simple design that’s easy to bump and set. Projected images provide backgrounds for each song and an interval can be incorporated into an extended performance if required. 

The Beggars

The Beggars Back-story

In 2006 Stuart Renee and Quinton decided to form The Beggars and record their own songs. Songs from their first two albums caught the ears of European DJs and put The Beggars on the charts across the E.U. with The Banjo Song going to the number one spot. Their third Album Australian Songbook Vol 1 launched them on the Australian concert circuit. The band now has 5 albums. They have made 4 tours of Europe and become a regular feature on the Australian touring circuit.

Tech and Marketing DOWNLOADS 

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The Beggars short Bio


ASB Stage plot and mic list 2017



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