Last year Blake O’Connor won the Golden Guitar for Best New Talent, the year after he was named the winner of Toyota Star Maker and appeared as a support act for The McClymonts during the Tamworth Country Music Festival. His debut album, Everything I Feel, reached #1 on the ARIA charts. Now O’Connor’s McClymonts connection has results in the new song ‘Willin’ & Ready’, which was written with Brooke McClymont and her husband, Adam Eckersley, who also record as a duo.

Says O’Connor of the song, ‘It has been an awesome journey to bring this song to life. From writing to recording it has been a high energy process that really comes out in the song.’ The lyrics reflect ‘where I am at right now. I’m young, ambitious and I’m always on the move with my music.’

Of course, ambition doesn’t mean much if an artist doesn’t have the talent or work ethic to back it up, but it has been clear from the moment O’Connor emerged as the Star Maker winner that he was in a great position to make the most of that win, and he proved that Everything I Feel.

‘Willin’ & Ready’ was produced by Nick DiDia and Duncan Toombs from The Filmery created a video clip using footage from the recording session – quite the COVID-safe way to do it!

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O’Connor has some tour dates planned, including support slots for Diesel. Dates are below – go to for more information.


Fri 23 – Coffs Golf Club, Coffs Harbour NSW*

Sat 24 – Maclean Bowls, Maclean NSW*


Thu 13 – Wallaby Hotel, Mudgeeraba QLD*

Fri 14 – Fitzys Loganholme, Loganholme QLD*

Sun 16 – The Royal, Nundah QLD*

Fri 21 – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave VIC*

Sat 22 – Northcote Social Club, Northcote VIC*

Fri 28 – Spring Lakes Hotel, Springfield Lakes QLD*

Sat 29 – Bribie Island Hotel, Bribie Island QLD*


Fri 11 – Mt Pleasant Tavern, Mackay QLD*

Sat 12 – Kirwan Tavern, Townsville QLD*

Sun 13 June – Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns QLD*

Wed 16 – Allenstown Hotel, Rockhampton QLD*

Thu 17 – Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone  QLD*

Friday, 18 – Bay Central Tavern, Harvey Bay QLD*

Fri 25 – Moonshiners, Tamworth NSW 

Sat 26 – Wauchope RSL, Wauchope NSW


Thu 1 – Lizottes, Newcastle NSW

Fri 2 – Windsor RSL, Windsor NSW 

Sat 3 – Dubbo RSL, Dubbo NSW

*on tour with Diesel