Destiny Band Oz is the performing name of multi awarding-winning husband and wife duo, Thomas & Tessa Libreri. They are Australian singer-songwriter recording artists and their original songs are a blend of country, jazz, rock, R & B and soul style music ranging from smooth, soulful ballads to fun, pumpy, country rock and retro classics. They perform as a duo or with their full band line up.
Destiny Band Oz has so far recorded 3 albums and 2 x EPs which are available for download or streaming from all major online stores (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play etc.) Just search 'Destiny Band Oz' and your preferred online retailer. Hard copies are available by mail order. Just email: [email protected] with your order. Paypal accepted.
As well as their own original chart-topping hits, Destiny Band Oz provides classy, fun-filled and versatile entertainment and can satisfy a wide range of musical tastes with a vast repertoire of classic hits covering country, rock & roll, ballads, swing, jazz and popular music from the 50's to today with strong 60s, 70s and 80s influences.
Check out Destiny Band Oz's live shows playing at various local venues.
….and make a date with ‘Destiny’
REVIEWS AND MEDIA ARTICLE LINKS:
Unsolicited Review of 'Changes' album by Steven F. Adams of Soundwaveone Sept. 2019:
1st Single Release
One Love (March 2017)
From Destiny Band Oz's debut album,
'Take Me Back in Time'. Composed & sung by Tessa Libreri written about her husband, Thomas.
Reached #2 on the Official Tasmanian Top 40 Country Music Chart.
2nd Single Release
The Thing I Like Best About You (June 2017)
From Destiny Band Oz's 2nd album called Makin' Music. Composed & sung by Thomas Libreri
#1 for 4 weeks on the Official Tasmanian Country Music Chart and Overall
#1 song for 2017.
#5 on the Joyce Ramgatie International Country Music Chart,
#5 Kate's Country Sounds and
#12 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart
3rd Single Release:
Makin Music (Aug 2017)
Title track of Destiny Band Oz's 2nd album. A duet written by Thomas Libreri sung by Tessa Libreri and guest artist, Chris 'Boots' Lee.
#1 on the Official Tasmanian Top 40 Chart, #8 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart and overall #29 song for 2017.
To Sir With Love (Oct 2017)
Never officially released - Just lifted from Destiny Band Oz's Makin' Music album by radio presenters.
#1 on the Official Tasmanian Top 40 Chart.
A cover of the theme song to the movie of the same name sung by Tessa Libreri.
5th Single Release
Sorry (February 2018)
From Destiny Band Oz's EP
'From the Heart'
Sung by Tessa Libreri
Written by Thomas Libreri.
Won Best Indie Song in the
Clouzine International Music Awards
#7 On the Official Tasmanian Top 40 Chart
and #9 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart
6th Single Release (artist released)
Lay Me Down (April 2018)
From Destiny Band Oz's debut album,
'Take Me Back in Time'. This artist-released duet written and sung by Thomas & Tessa Libreri was emailed to radio presenters and was not officially distributed or promoted.
#1 on the Tasmanian Official Top 40 Chart and #4 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart. #9 on the Spectrum Radio Pettswood UK Chart and #4 on the numberonemusic.com US chart.
Unofficial Single Release
Christmas Time (Dec 2018)
From Destiny Band Oz's 'Changes' album, written by Thomas and Tessa Libreri, sung by Tessa Libreri.
Released only for the Christmas season.
#10 Official Tasmanian Country Top 40 Chart
#5 International DogTag FM Christmas Songs
10th Single Release
Danny Boy (April 2019)
From Destiny Band Oz's album, 'Changes' a cover of the classic, 'Danny Boy' about a father who has to farewell his song going off to war. Destiny Band Oz's tribute to Anzac Day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps National Remembrance Day).
Tessa's sensitive and stirring rendition of this touching song brings a tear to the eye.
#10 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart and
#7 on the Official Tasmanian Top 40 Country chart.
(See song review below)
Review by Ken Randall - Former DJ, Western Australia 12.4.19 Danny Boy' - Destiny Band Oz.
"My radio show was not for cover songs, I spun the new, unheard of songs. 'Danny Boy' had been thrashed so much over the years that I had really grown a dislike to the song. I saw the title and said to myself, 'here goes, that same old song'. However, WOW! I was in for a surprise! Destiny Band Oz's version really grabbed me! I like to think I am emotionally tough these days however this stunning voice and song style physically messed with me! - In a nice way! Yea, brought tears to my eyes. This song shows off Tessa Libreri's vocal ability, hitting those high notes, almost at Heaven's level; pure, sweet and on-key. The voice is selling the song rather than the instruments which take a low profile, subtly complementing the voice. I am hearing the lovely vibrato and lilt in the vocals. It's the unhurried pace, the pauses blended with the well-matched piano notes that are making it all so beautiful.
There may be no gold button on America's Got Talent, that's a big hit, however, in my view,
it's a golden version of the song".
11th Single Release
I'll Be Home Soon (July 2019)
(Duet with Tessa Libreri as Guest Artist)
Written by Garth Porter. A touching 'truck driving' duet sung by Gary Ellis and Tessa Libreri (as a guest artist on his new album).
#1 on the Official Tasmanian Top 40 Country chart for 2 weeks in a row.
#3 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart
(Currently still charting on both charts as at 11.09.19)
#5 on Dory's USA Indie chart.
12th Single Release
Peace of Mind (August 2019)
When you're in your 'happy place' your
worries and cares just seem to melt away. This uplifting country ballad written and sung by Tessa Libreri is about where she finds her 'peace of mind'.
#1 for 4 weeks in a row on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart
#1 on the Official Tasmanian Top 40 Country Chart.
#2 on the International Mainstream Country Music Top 40 Radio Board chart.
13TH SINGLE - LIVE YOUR DREAM
Written by Glenn Erickson of
Sung by Tessa Libreri.
Tessa was chuffed to be asked by Glenn Erickson to record her vocals on his song.
It has great meaing for Tessa who is currently living her musical dream with husband Thomas!
#18 Tasmanian Top 40 Chart
#19 Australian Top 40 Chart
O Holy Night
Our version of the lovely old Christmas carol from our 'Special Songs' EP.
Awarded overall #1 song for 2019 on the RRTCR World Indie Network Chart.
Also went to #18 and #36 respectively on the Official OzCMR Tasmanian Top 40 Country Chart and the Country Songs Top 40 Chart.
Sung by Tessa Libreri. Guitar by Thomas Libreri
15TH SINGLE - GREAT COURAGE
A heritage ballad from Destiny Band Oz's album called 'Changes' (and is also a bonus track on the 'Special Songs' EP) sung by Thomas Libreri. It is about his parents emigrating from Malta to Australia in the late 1940s and is a touching tribute to his mother's great courage in travelling alone and so far from everything she had known, at such a young age to settle in a new land. Composed originally in Maltese by Thomas Libreri and played at the 2018 biennial Latrobe Valley Maltese Festa held in Morwell, Vic. and was aired on commercial TV and radio in Malta and presented to the Maltese Prime Minister, Dr. Joseph Muscat during his 2018 Australian visit. The English lyrics and backing vocals of this version are by Tessa Libreri; guitar by Thomas Libreri;
*Winners of the 2019 RRTCR World Indie Network Duo of the Year
*Winners of the 2019 National Artist of the Year at the Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards October 2019
*Winners of the 2019 International Band of the Year at the International Singer-Songwriter
Association Awards, Atlanta USA, August 2019
*Winners of the Overall #1 Song on the RRTCR World Indie Network Chart Dec 2019
*Winners of the 2018 Gold Medallion Media Awards at Tamworth Country Music Fest. Jan. 2019
*Winners of the 2019 Akademia Music Awards Best Country Song (USA) for 'My Family & Me'
*Winners of the Clouzine International Music Awards Best Indie Song 'Hours in a Day' Jan 2019
*Winners of the Clouzine International Music Awards (Eur) Best Indie Song 'Sorry' Sep 2018
*Winners of the Overall #1 Song for 2017 on the Official Tasmanian Top 60 Chart Dec 2017
*5th Place in the Australian Songwriters Assoc Awards 2019 'Australia' category with 'My Family and Me and
10th Place in the Australian Songwriters Assoc Awards 2019 in the 'Ballad' category with 'Lay Me Down'
*Finalists with 12 songs in 8 categories of the Australian Songwriter's Association Awards 2019
and in the 'Country' category and Rudy Brandsma nominee in 2018
*Finalists in 9 categories of the International Singer-Songwriter Association Awards (USA) 2019
*Finalists in the 2020 Independent Country Music Association Awards (Australia)
*Finalists in the 2019 Independent Country Music Association Awards (Australia) in 2 categories
Duo/Band of the Year and Song of the Year for 'Streets of Old Kilsyth'.
*Finalists in the Josie Music Awards (USA) 2018 in 3 categories - Band of the Year, Modern Country; Entertainer of the Year in Modern/Pop Country and Song of the Year for 'Streets of Old Kilsyth' in Traditional Classic Country and in 9 categories in 2019
*Finalists in the People's Choice Country Music Awards 2017, 2018 and 2019 (Best Group or Duo; Best Album ('Changes') and Best Video Clip - 'Peace of Mind'
*Finalists in the Gold Medallion Media Awards, Tamworth 2017, 2018 and 2019
*Awarded trophy for #1 songs at the Tasmanian Independent Country Music Association Awards (Oct 2017) and Overall #1 song for 2017 on the Tasmanian Top 60 for 'The Thing I Like Best About You' (Dec. 2017).
*Changes Album in the Top 10 Traditional Country Music Awards of Australia 2019
*Destiny's 'Makin Music' album - Number 8 on My Country Australia's Top 10 Albums for 2017