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DUNCAN TOOMB

Since the release of his debut single ‘Run’ this highly awarded filmmaker and sought-after guitarist to
the stars (Kasey Chambers, Adam Brand, Lee Kernaghan, Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey, Adam Eckersley
Band) has made the front of the stage his new home. The spotlights are finally revealing to fans and
fellow artists across the country the talents that Duncan has been hiding for some time. Duncan’s
sensational debut track ‘Run’ received great support on country radio and scored additions on
Spotify’s ‘Fresh Country’ and ‘Country Chill’ playlists, as well as multiple Apple Music editorial
playlists. With streams for ‘Run’ now totalling well over 200k, Duncan is set to back it up with his
brand new single ‘Complicated’.
‘Complicated’ is an upbeat, dynamic vocal collaboration with powerful whaling vocals. The song
discusses our way of life and how simple things can often become so complicated these days. “Things
seemed a lot simpler when I was a young fella,” smiles Duncan. The track features the amazing vocalist
and powerhouse drummer Lozz Benson (John Butler Trio, Kate Ceberano, The Wiggles) who was a
Top 5 finalist The Voice in 2021.
“I’d almost finished writing the song but asked Lozz to help me finish the words to the 3rd verse,”
recalls Duncan. “I never set out to write a duet or a vocal collaboration... but once I played and sang it
through with Lozz in my studio there was no other way for the song to be delivered.”

Whilst recording the song at The Music Cellar with an all-star band handpicked by Duncan and his co-
producers, Scott Bird and Rod McCormack, ‘Complicated’ was the last of Duncan’s songs to track.

“We deliberately left Complicated the last song to record over the 2 days of tracking. We knew we
wanted to finish with a bang, and it didn’t disappoint”
As the 7x Golden Guitar award winning director at The Filmery, Duncan is more than comfortable
behind the camera. However, when it came time to shoot a music video for ‘Complicated’ he found
himself in unfamiliar territory. “It was my first time front and centre on the other side of the camera
lens. I was extremely nervous and anxious,” he confesses. “Thank God I was surrounded by my
awesome filming family from The Filmery. What an amazing day it was!”
Fans of the dulcet-toned guitar slinger won’t have to wait long to hear the new single live, as he’s
joining Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole on their national tour. Duncan is ecstatic to be joining his “old
touring buddies” on their Great Country Songbook Volume 3 Tour which is now running right through
till February 2023. “I’m lucky to opening the show and then sitting in for the night on guitar and vocals.”
“I’ve always loved Duncan Toombs’ voice and I’m so glad that he has finally stepped out of the
background and into the spotlight“ says Adam Harvey. And he’s not the only one in the industry
championing Duncan’s artistry. Bill Chambers says, “Duncan is the essence of true country music that
is so rare these days”, while Kasey Chambers commented, “Duncan Toombs has one of the most
authentic modern country sounds you’ll hear.”
There’s undoubtedly massive support for Duncan Toombs. He’s already enjoyed a prolific career
behind the scenes and on some of Australia’s biggest stages, now he has the country on the edge of
its seat, waiting to see where his journey leads next. With songs like ‘Complicated’ and ‘Run’ Duncan
is carving out his niche, while setting a high bar for contemporary country music.