Hi I’m Warren, director of this Australian company. My passion for music has led me to a full time professional career as a musician.
After travelling the globe for several years I’ve returned to Melbourne to successfully expand Woz Music Pty Ltd and continue to provide quality and versatile entertainment.
Warren Smith is a multi instrumentalist and professional musician whose musical talents have taken him to many parts of Australia and around the world.
Based in his hometown of Melbourne, Warren is always willing to travel and offers a range of entertainment options from solo, duo and cover band performances.
Each performance is tailored to suit many different venues and audiences; from the quietest of restaurants to the loudest of parties and anything in between, and all members under the Woz Music banner are accomplished musicians in their own right and strive to make any occasion a fun-filled and unforgettable musical experience.
With an incredibly diverse repertoire of songs and a variety of different duo / band line-ups including male and female vocalists Woz Music Pty Ltd has all your entertainment needs covered.
As well as the hundreds of cover songs on offer, there’s a repertoire of originals which can be thrown in the mix too.
And if it’s children’s entertainment you are looking for, the incredibly popular children’s show The Animals of The Magical Mountains can be found below on this site and at www.magicalmountains.com.au
Warren also offers tuition on guitar, banjo, ukulele and mandolin.
The Greatest Race of All Studio 10 Interview
Live acoustic performance of The Greatest Race of All by Warren Smith.
At last, a great song about Australia’s greatest race, The Melbourne Cup!
Woz Music Pty Ltd is excited to announce that after nearly 44 years, Warren Smith and Peter Liddell’s song “The Greatest Race of All” has been released.
This is the story of how it all came to be:
Peter Liddell started writing a song about The Melbourne Cup after Arwon won the race in 1978.
In 1980 Warren began playing guitar and Peter would teach him from time to time. They worked on the song together back then but nothing eventuated with it. Peter wasn’t happy with the words and he hoped Warren would do something with it one day.
Sadly Peter passed away in 2013. When Covid hit in early 2020, Warren recalled the song and what Peter had said to him years before and started playing around with it again and rewriting and updating the words. He especially thought it would be nice to get it to Peter’s mum who was now in her early 90’s!
Warren recorded a demo of it at home and played it to Peter’s mum and family and they loved it and they thanked him for thinking of it and bringing it back to life.
Warren was then lucky enough to get the opportunity to play it live and play the demo to Neil Wilson of The VRC. Neil also loved it and Warren realised then that the song could be enjoyed right across the country.
The following year in April 2021 whilst on a tour of the top end, Warren played the song and it was met with huge applause and a standing ovation. Straight after this, a gentleman walked over to Warren to congratulate him on the song and introduced himself. It was none other than ex jockey / trainer Pat Trotter and they chatted about his rides on Reckless in the 1977 Melbourne Cup when he came second by half length to Gold And Black and his wins in the Sydney Cup and Adelaide Cups amongst other wins that year. He talked fondly of his connection with Tommy Woodcock and Warren thought wow, now there’s an Australian sporting history lesson right there.
Pat commented that it was the best horse racing song he had ever heard and urged Warren to release it so that all of Australia could enjoy it and that it should be played at The Cup.
Warren kept re-working the song and re-writing the lyrics during Covid times, until every word meant something special.
Further inspiration for the new lyrics came when he watched the movie ‘Ride Like a Girl’ as he noted that Michelle Payne as a young girl had always “dreamed of winning The Melbourne Cup” so the first line of the song was born. And from the movie ‘The Cup’ came the line “Ollie’s bravest win”.
In 2022 Warren set out to produce the song, turning to some trusted friends that he had performed with over the years to bring it all together and the results are there for the listening.
During this time Warren also had amazing equine artist Kristin Hardiman paint the cover art and it has to be said that the painting definitely captures the essence of the moment as does the song itself.
It is truly an inspiring anthem for a very historic event in Australia’s sporting history and a fitting tribute to Warren’s late family friend Peter Liddell.
The Big Fish Band – Demo Medley
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2008 to Present Day Performances including Solo, Duo and Band Performances
Transport Bar, Fed Square Melbourne
Transit Lounge, Fed Square, Melbourne
Pint on Punt Hotel, St.Kilda
Royal Hotel, Clifton Hill
Mt.Buller Village Stage, Mt.Buller
Arthur’s Hotel, Arthur’s Seat
Poet’s Lane Receptions- Sherbrook
Alexandra Hotel, Alexandra
Gatewat Hotel, Corio
Shamrock Hotel, Kyneton
Noble Park FC, Noble Park
Queensbridge Hotel, South Melbourne
Picnic In The Park, Mirimbah
Scottish Chiefs, Geelong
Peacock Hotel, Northcote
Dougie’s Backpackers, Cairns
Salt House Cairns
Cairns Blues Festival, Cairns
Ballarat Swans FC, Ballarat
Spanish Club, Fitzroy
Irish Murphy’s, Geelong
Pat’s Restaurant, Mt.Buller
12 Bar Blue, Cairns
Yorkies Knob Boat Club, Cairns
The Dog Rocks Hotel, Batesford
Kewarra Beach Shack, Cairns
Cairns Showgrounds, Cairns
Ellis Beach Hotel, Cairns
Gembrook Community Hall, Gembrook
Bar 9t4, Richmond
Skilled Stadium, Kardinia Park, Geelong
The Branch Hotel, St.Kilda
Middle Korumburra Hotel
Forrest Hotel, Forrest
Grand View Hotel, Fairfield
Birrigurra Hotel, Birrigurra
Lorne Hotel, Lorne
Sault Restaurant, Daylesford
Rydges on Bell, Preston
Hunt Club Hotel, Merrijig
Sandhurst Golf Club, Sandhurst
The Parlor Restaurant, Cheltenham
Deck On High, Mansfield
Sandringham FC, Sandringham
Royal Mail Hotel, Whittlesea
Manningham Hotel, Bulleen
Coco Lounge, Glen Waverley
Sandy By The Bay, Sandringham
Urshin Bar, Hampton
The Whitt, Mt.Buller
Bachus Marsh FC, Bachus Marsh
Furlan Club, Thornbury
Fairfield RSL, Fairfield
Mordialloc Sporting Club, Mordialloc
Apple Blossum Festival, Batlow
The Little Elephant, Highett
Patterson River Golf Club, Bonbeach
Fairfield Boat House, Fairfield
Essendon Wine Bar, Essendon
Alpine Retreat- Mt.Buller
Ballarat Turf Club, Ballarat
Peppers Moonah Links Resort, Fingal
Minano’s Restaurant, Brighton
The Red Onion, Aspen
Rivers Restaurant, Glenwood Springs
LaTrobe Golf Course, Alphington
Riverina Hotel, Wagga Wagga
Mansfield Hotel, Mansfield
Delatite Hotel, Mansfield
Barney Allen’s, St.Kilda
The Fire House, Ringwood
Sierra Tango Restaurant, Cheltenham
Preston Hotel, Preston
Trinity Beach Bar and Grill, Trinity Beach
Cairns Esplanade for Commonwealth Games Festival
The Jack Hotel for ‘Rock 4 the Reef’ festival, Cairns
Hobsons Stores Hotel, Sandringham
Sierra Tango Cheltenham
Paradise Hotel Clematis
Picnic In The Park Mirimbah
Arco Bar Heatherton
Bad Shepard Brewery Cheltenham
Beach Bar Carrum
Snow Season 2008 to Present Day
Mt Buller Ski Resort
Live music at the Ski Club of Victoria, ABOM Hotel Bar & Restaurant, Alpine Retreat, Kooroora Hotel, Pat’s Restaurant, Cattleman’s Café, Enzian Hotel, Tirol Café and On Snow gigs at various locations around the mountain plus Children’s Entertainment at many locations throughout the resort.
Snow Season 2005-2007
Perisher Blue & Thredbo Ski Resort
Basil’s Bar, Station Resort, Ski Rider Hotel/Motel and Smiggins Hotel plus Children’s Entertainment at many locations throughout the resort.
Melbourne Area, Victoria
Live music at: Tower Hotel Alphington, Grandview Hotel Fairfield, Western Bulldogs Social Club Footscray, Fairfield RSL Fairfield, Brolga Hotel Lake Eppalock, Victoria Ski Club Mt. Hotham, Edwards Lake Hotel Reservoir, Railway Club Hotel Port Melbourne, Footscray/Yarraville Bowls Club, Belgravia Hotel Footscray, London Tavern Richmond (AFL Staff Party), Pint on Punt Hotel Windsor and the Royal Hotel in Clifton Hill.
Plus various sporting clubs and corporate functions throughout Melbourne and Victoria
Cairns Area, Queensland
Fox `n’ Firkin Hotel, Cairns
Central Hotel, Port Douglas
National Hotel, Mt Moloy
Cairns RSL, Cairns
Bogies Bar & Restaurant, Holloways Beach
Courthouse Hotel, Port Douglas
Balaclava Hotel, Earlville
Smithfield Tavern, Smithfield
City’s Cobras FC
Cairns Cricketers Club, Westcourt
Radisson Resort, Port Douglas
Yungaburra Folk Festival
Wonga Beach Resort, Wonga Beach
Tide Tavern, Port Douglas
Pacific International Hotel
Johno’s Blues Bar
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
Shrubbery Taverna, Mission Beach
12 Bar Blue
Palm Cove Tavern, Palm Cove
Lead Guitar / Lead and Backing Vocalist of the band “In With Pando”
Performing original material throughout Australia, Ireland and Europe. Recording and production of album ‘Cold Feet’
Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals for Bob Starkey’s Skyhooks Show (performing Red Symons’ guitar parts)
Lead Guitarist / Backing Vocals for Eddie Skiba Band in Cairns QLD Australia
UK & Ireland
London Explorers Club, Bayswater
Redback Tavern, Acton
Walkabout Inn, Islington
Bar Oz, Bayswater
The Crown, Willesden
Prince Alfred, Bayswater
Chepstow Pub, Chepstow
Widows Pub, Kilkenny
Ryan’s Pub, Kilkenny
Cashloin Pub, Kilkenny
Backpacker Tour Co, Hogmanay Scotland
Austria, Italy, Spain, Germany, Turkey
Bunny’s Pub- St Johann in Tirol
Club Habitat, Kirchberg
The Silver Bullet, Hopfgarten
Ski Bean Café and Bar, Kirchdorf
Hotel Fischer, St.Johann in Tirol
Gastof Baren, St Johann in Tirol
Angerer Alm, St Johann in Tirol
Lebenberg Castle, Kitzbuehel
Gastof Park, St.Johann in Tirol
Hochfeld, St.Johann in Tirol
The Gureva Hotel, Lecumberri, Spain for Running of the Bulls festival
Gallipoli, Turkey for the ‘Backpacker Tour Company’ ANZAC Day Tour
Thalkirchen, Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest
Fusina, Venice, Italy
Each line-up (solo, duo or band) boasts an extensive catalogue of songs to suit many venues and occasions.
Learn to play Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin
With over 20 years of teaching experience, Warren will help you unlock the secrets to any fretted instrument and can focus on many different playing styles.
Choose which songs you would like to concentrate on and Warren will tailor lessons around those tunes, making every session enjoyable and informative.
Lessons are for all ages and levels and you are guaranteed to progress quickly with your playing and understanding of your instrument.
The Animals of The Magical Mountains
A distinctly Australian kids live music experience.
Come on a journey full of singing and dancing and adventure with Wozza from Australia and his eight Australian animal friends (and a gum tree named Breanna!)
The Magical Mountain fury folk get up to all sorts of different activities and have great messages for the children (and the adults too) with the help of Wozza’s thoughtfully written and energetically performed songs.
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