Deep Creek Road


2016 was a breakout year for Melbourne based Deep Creek Road – the band recorded their first #1  with the single  ‘What If I was Willing,’  which also reached #8 on the Country Music Channel Chart (CMC).  With the follow up single ‘Anchor, the band achieved the lofty feet of having the #1 most played song on Australian Country Radio for the whole of 2016.  It was also featured on Qantas in flight radio worldwide. Accordingly, Deep Creek Road played most of Australia’s Major country music festivals including CMC Rocks, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Deni Ute Muster, Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival, Live on the lawn, Mt Isa Rodeo and many more. Deep Creek Road were also nominated for a CMC music award for best new artist for the 2016 awards and won the Planet Country award for best Australian group or Duo.

Deep Creek Road is a country rock band fronted by dual lead singers. The debut cd, Cowboy on the Run was released in May of 2013. The first single ‘Here and Gone’ was in national radio service for many months and received extensive airplay on over 200 radio stations. July & August of 2013 saw the band head to Nashville where they did extensive songwriting with local writers as well as performing in downtown Nashville with Smith Curry  (Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean) accompanying on Dobro

2014 saw Deep Creek Road play their first Tamworth Country Music Festival, release their second single and video, ‘Cowboy on the run,’ and perform a promo tour through VIC. NSW and QLD to support the release. The band headed to Nashville in May of 2014 for further songwriting and recording sessions. Deep Creek Road recorded its 3rd single, ‘I Wanna See Ur Crazy,’ in Nashville with Kelly Schoenfeld (Garth Brooks, Sara Evans)  It stayed in the country radio chart top 40 for over 3 months and was the first release off the new ep of the same name.  January of 2015 saw the band do their second Tasmanian tour followed by a second Tamworth Festival,  a performance at Newcastle’s Australia Day Festival and the Melbourne Live on the Lawn Festival.  DCR then toured throughout Victoria, NSW and North QLD.  In May 2015 Steve signed a contract with CMT (Country Music Television in the USA) to become one of the composers for instrumental music used for their TV shows. In August the band played their first Gympie Music Muster to a packed house, and in October 2015 became one of the acts featured on ABC records new cd release ‘Hit Country 2016’ which debuted at #1 on the ARIA chart.

At the time of writing (Oct 2017) Deep Creek Road is in preparation to release their new single and video, Crazy Blue.

Steve Simmons: Vocals, guitars, banjo, mando, keyboard

Hunter Kaine: Vocals

Rob Moody: Guitars, vocals

Josh Verco: Bass guitar, vocals

Noel Tenny: Drums


  1. Bruce Taylor January 26, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Saw this band at the Family Hotel Tamworth during the Country Music Festival and was blown away by their fantastic music, so professional and great vocals, well worth the effort to see them, if you get the opportunity to see them – DO IT

  2. mick October 11, 2014 at 10:26 am

    went to the Esspy hotel in st.kilda on Friday night.
    Blown away.
    you guys are great

  3. Donna December 11, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Love your rock country sound and was really excited to see you at Live on the Lawn. Congrats on well deserved success on CMC.

  4. Dale Tompkins January 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Saw this band twice at Tamworth Festival !
    Great muso’s ‘ love the new single’

  5. Wayne Phillips January 30, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Saw this band in Tamworth, January 2016, thought they were pretty good and went back for a second look and they are great. Also the banter between the singers puts you at ease to listen tot heir music and some covers. Excellent work guys.

  6. Tracy April 17, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Hi Jaime & Steve,
    It was great meeting you both last night at the Waterside.
    You’ve just created a new stalker (fan), I’ve been listening to your music for the last 2hrs!!
    Your band’s awesome!!!!!
    I look forward to hearing more from you.

    I told you I’d remember your band name!!!

    • Deep Creek Road April 21, 2016 at 5:52 am

      Hi Tracy!
      Thanks for hunting us down online 🙂
      Find us / like us at – we do most of the updates and news and stuff there….
      Steve & Jaime

  7. Tam April 28, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Totally devastated…the only time you’re up my way i have to go to my mates wedding…

    • Deep Creek Road May 1, 2016 at 3:29 am

      That’s no mate that scheduled their wedding on the day of our show! When you say “up your way,” where is that Tam ?

  8. Sarah June 8, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Hey guys,
    Really wish we could go back to cmc rocks qld, loved meeting you guys and hope to catch up soon. Your poster is above my bed and I look at it all the time and think to myself how friendly and kind you guys are! I love hearing Anchor on CMC channel. Are you guys planning any gigs down my way, maybe Hallam pub?

    • Deep Creek Road July 25, 2016 at 5:40 am

      Hi Sarah,
      Yeah CMC Rocks was amazing. Pretty sure we will be there again in either 2017 or 2018. We keep trying to organise a Melbourne show, just haven’t had any luck yet organising an appropriate venue on a date we are all free!

  9. Edelweiss July 29, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Really love the single Anchor. Will your band ever come up Cairns way. I am an 90minutes away in Mission Beach so Townsville is also an option. Love your voices!

    • Deep Creek Road August 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Thankyou! We actually have played Cairns and Townsville once each already. I am sure we will be back there again…just dont know when!


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