Adam Brand is a contemporary icon of Australian country music and a man of contradictions – a country music star who lives on the glamorous Gold Coast. Adam sings about life on the land and yet his favourite pastimes are boating and fishing. And surprisingly, he has an innate fear of horses! Sofie Formica joined Adam on his version of a “Great Day Out”.
I love the water and I love being home on the Gold Coast because it’s such a world apart from what I normally do.
“I love the water and I love being home on the Gold Coast because it’s such a world apart from what I normally do,” Adam told Sofie.
“To keep fresh performing and songwriting, you need somewhere to escape. You’ve got to have somewhere to go where you’re relaxed and calm – and home is that for me.”
Spending much of his life touring, Adam enjoys getting out on the water when he’s back on the Gold Coast. Sofie joined the country music star on an excursion to South Stradbroke Island’s Couran Cove Resort – travelling on board a glamorous Riviera 600 sport yacht from R Marine Crawley, based at Runaway Bay Marina.
On the island, the pair enjoyed a seafood lunch and a virtual reality “race off” at Couran Cove’s VR World.
Returning to the mainland, Adam took Sofie to Café 7 to meet family members – his mother; two of his three sisters; and his Nanna. Adam’s siblings own and run the coffee shop while his clever Mum and youngest sister Hayley design vintage lace clothes.
Adam is currently touring with his show “Adam Brand – Get On Your Feet”.
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