Welcome to our Destiny Band Oz Website!                        

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ABOUT US - BIOGRAPHY, Direct Licensing Policy, Reviews,
Media Article Links, Single Releases, Chart Stats & Awards Summary

Destiny Band Oz is the performing name of multi awarding-winning and #1 chart topping Australian independent singer-songwriter recording artists, husband and wife duo, Thomas & Tessa Libreri who burst onto the Australian music scene with their original music in 2017. (They have so far had #11 number one hit songs on the Official Tasmanian Country Top 40!) THEY LOVE TASSIE! Their original songs are more 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 and as well as their own original chart-topping hits, Destiny Band Oz provides professional, classy, versatile entertainment from piano bar style to concert stadium!  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 and also perform tribute shows too.


They have just returned from the 2020 Tamworth Country Music Festival with 3 more awards to add to their immense collection which include:


*Winners of the 2019 Most Popular Duo at the Independent Country Music Awards Tamworth Country Music Festival 2020

*Winners of the Australian Traditional Country Music Awards Top 10 Album for 2019 at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2020 for their album, 'Changes'.

*Winners of the Best Collaboration 2019 for the duet 'I'll Be Home Soon' (Tessa Libreri and Gary Ellis) at the Gold Medallion Media Awards, Tamworth 2020

*Winners of the RRTCR World Indie Network (canada) Best Country Group February 2020 for their latest single,'Great Courage'

*Winners of the RRTCR World Indie Network Duo of the Year 2019 (Canada)

*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 for Duo or Group of the Year 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 (Europe) Best Indie Song 'Hours in a Day' Jan 2019

*Winners of the Clouzine International Music Awards 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 &

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 plus many, many other nominations too numerous to mention!


Destiny Band Oz has so far recorded 3 albums and 2 x EPs which are available for digital 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 by emaiingl: [email protected] with your order. (Paypal accepted). Check out Destiny Band Oz's live shows on our website: www.destinybandoz.com.au  ….and make a date with ‘Destiny’ (Band Oz!)



REVIEWS AND MEDIA ARTICLE LINKS:


Unsolicited Review of 'Changes' album by Steven F. Adams of Soundwaveone Sept. 2019: 

https://soundwaveone.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/all-of-it-more/?fbclid=IwAR0pTeuj9-PO6yxPXSVn3TV9bnW1l2Uz5hygzv60Vwr7BwnTDbGC0hiCd-8 



SINGLE RELEASES AND CHART STATS:

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.

Watch and listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l_H5UgAsmI


2. The Thing I Like Best

    About You (June 2017) 

From Destiny Band Oz's 2nd album 'Makin' Music'.  Composed & sung by Thomas Libreri

Overall #1 song for 2017 and

#1 for 4 weeks on the Official Tasmanian Country Music Chart;

#5 on the Joyce Ramgatie International Country Music Top 40 Chart, 

#5 Kate's Country Sounds Chart;

#12 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart. Finalist ASA Awards 2019 

Watch and listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4spPAVREYlQ


3. 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.
Watch and listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWlEjYmglUk

4. Streets of Old Kilsyth
(Oct 2017) 

From Destiny Band Oz's EP called 'From the Heart'.  Sung by Tessa Libreri, written by Thomas & Tessa Libreri.  
#1 on the Official Tasmanian chart,
#2 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart charting for 6 months and 
#10 on the Joyce Ramgatie International Chart. 
Song finalist in the Southern Stars Music Awards 2018 (Mildura), the Josie Music Awards 2018, The Australian Songwriters Association Awards 2018 and ASA Rudy Brandsma Award 2018.

5. To Sir With Love 

(Unofficial Release Oct 2017)


Never officially released - Just lifted from Destiny Band Oz's Makin' Music album by radio presenters.   A cover of the beautiful theme song to the movie of the same name sung by Tessa Libreri.


 #1 on the Official Tasmanian Top 40 Chart. 


Listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBgfPya7NwQ

6. Sorry  (February 2018) 


From Destiny Band Oz's EP called

'From the Heart' 

Sung by Tessa Libreri

Written by Thomas Libreri. 

A heart-felt, unabashed apology in song.


Won Best Indie Song in the

Clouzine International Music Awards

September 2018

#7 On the Official Tasmanian Top 40 Chart

 and #9 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart


Watch and listen to music video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81LoNbjNXcA

7. Lay Me Down 

(unofficial release April 2018) 


From Destiny Band Oz's debut album,

'Take Me Back in Time'.  This artist-released love song duet, written by Thomas Libreri, sung by Thomas & Tessa Libreri was emailed to radio presenters and 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 #3 on the numberonemusic.com US chart. Hot play on John Nutting's Australian Country Radio


Watch and listen to lyric music video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nv0XWXWbbo

8. Put on a Good Show 
(July 2018)

From Destiny Band Oz's album, Makin Music, written by Thomas and Tessa Libreri and sung by Tessa Libreri.

#1 Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart

#1 Official Tasmanian Country Top 40 Chart

#5 Joyce Ramgatie Country Top 40 Chart

Finalist Tamworth Songwriters Association 2018.




9.  Hours in a Day (Oct 2018)

From Destiny Band Oz's 'Changes' album.  Written by Thomas and Tessa Libreri, sung by Tessa Libreri

#1 on the Official Tasmanian Country Top 40 Chart

#5 on the Joyce Ramgatie International Top 40 Chart

#7 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart charted for 17 weeks.

10. Christmas Time

(Unofficial release Dec 2018)


From Destiny Band Oz's 'Changes' album (and a bonus song on the EP called 'Special Songs'). Written by Thomas Libreri.  Lyrics in collaboration with Tessa Libreri, sung by Tessa Libreri.  Released only for the Christmas season and amazingly hit a couple of charts!

#10  Official Tasmanian Country Top 40 Chart

#5  International DogTag FM Christmas  Songs

Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r9Q8lFq310


Live video here:   https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=440730113228226


11.  My Family and Me (Feb 2019)

From 'Changes' album, a duet written and sung by Thomas and Tessa Libreri reminiscing about life when they were kids.
#1 on 3 charts: - *The International Joyce Ramgatie; *The Tasmanian and *The Australian Country Songs Top 40. (Debuting at #1 and remaining #1 for 9 weeks equaling the chart record and charting for 15 weeks)Also #5 on Kate's Country Sounds Chart and Top 10 other local charts. *Winners of the International Clouzine Music Awards for Best Country Song Sep 2019; *Winner of the Akademia Music Award for Best Country Song March 2019; *5th in the Australian Songwriters Awards Oct 2019; *Finalists in Tamworth Songwriters Assoc. Southern Stars and 
LDM Radio Music Awards (New York).

 

12. 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 son 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.

Listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skHdGyG9fUs

Watch live video here:  https://www.facebook.com/thomas.libreri/videos/320908301877571/


(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".

13. I'll Be Home Soon (July 2019)


Written by Garth Porter.  A touching 'truck driving' duet sung by Gary Ellis and Tessa Libreri (as a guest artist on Gary's album, 'Believing in Me').

Won Best Collaboration for 2019 at the Gold Medallion Media Awards at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2020

#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 and

#4 Australian Songwriters Show Most

Requested Chart.

#5 on Dory's USA Indie chart. 

Listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPDXaRA-woU

14. 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.

#2 on the Oz Gold Radio Tamworth Chart

Finalist in the Traditional Country Music ASA, People's Choice Country Music Awards 2019

Watch and listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dZSTHjOfjo


15. Live Your Dream (Sept 2019)


Written by Glenn Erickson of 

Diamondback Records. 

Sung by Tessa Libreri.


Tessa was very chuffed to be asked by USA singer songwriter, Glenn Erickson to record her vocals on one of his compositions!  It has great meaning for Tessa who is currently living her musical dream with her husband Thomas!


#5 International Top 40 Chart

#18 Tasmanian Top 40 Chart

#19 Australian Top 40 Chart


Listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmOsLnR7kAU

16. O Holy Night (Dec 2019)


Our version of the lovely old Christmas carol from our 'Special Songs' EP 

Sung by Tessa Libreri

Guitar by Thomas Libreri

Released for the lead up to Christmas and was surprisingly awarded 


Overall #1 song Dec 2019 on the RRTCR World Indie Network Chart (Canada)!


Also went to #18 and #36 respectively on the Official OzCMR Tasmanian Top 40 Country Chart and the Country Songs Top 40 Chart.


Listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7-8SigN2zw



17. Great Courage (Jan 2020)


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 about his parents emigrating from Malta to Australia in the late 1940s. A touching tribute to his mother's great courage in travelling alone at such a young age to settle in a new country.  Composed by Thomas originally in Maltese and played at the 2018 biennial Latrobe Valley Maltese Festa held in Morwell, Australia.  It 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.

Winner of the RRTCR World Indie Network  Best Country Song Feb 2020

 #4 on 3 charts: *The International Joyce Ramgatie, *Australian Country Songs and *Tasmanian Top 40.  

Footnote:  Sadly Doris Libreri passed away in hospital on the 24.02.2020 at 86 years of age having just celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary in January with her husband, Emmanuel. 

This song is her tribute. 

Watch Music video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG7s0Eh3Jfk

Watch Maltese lyric slideshow of Kuragg Kbir:  here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7FQRE3Syzc

Destiny Band Oz's Awards and Nominations:

*Winners of the RRTCR World Indie Network Best Country Group February 2020 for 

'Great Courage'

*Winners of the 2019 Most Popular Duo at the Independent Country Music Awards T'amworth Country Music Festival 2020

*Winners of the Australian Traditional Country Music Awards Top 10 Album for 2019 at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2020 for their album, 'Changes'.

*Winners of the Best Collaboration 2019 for the duet 'I'll Be Home Soon' (Tessa Libreri and Gary Ellis) at the Gold Medallion Media Awards, Tamworth Country Music Festival 2020

*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


BIOGRAPHY - THOMAS & TESSA LIBRERI - DESTINY BAND OZ

Destiny Band Oz is the registered recording and performing name of Australian singer-songwriter-recording artists and musicians,Thomas and Tessa Libreri and was so named as it seemed like 'destiny' that they met! Primarily a duo with their own band, they've been performing together for years but only released their first original song to radio in 2017. Thomas and Tessa write, record and produce their music independently and do not always perform with their full lineup.  ('Band Oz' was added to the name 'Destiny' once they started to release their music when it became apparent there were a lot of bands around the world going by the name 'Destiny' and their music was getting all mixed up with other artists). 

Thomas and Tessa are now based in Gippsland, Victoria, relocating from Kinglake after the tragic Black Saturday Bushfires which they fought and saved friends and neighbours (Thomas was presented with a Bravery Medal by the Governor General for his actions saving a neighbour on that day who tragically passed away 3 weeks later) the experience was life-changing and led them to relocate to Gippsland.  After taking some time out to re-establish, the realisation that life is so fragile prompted the pair to record their first album of original songs they had written over the years (moreso for posterity than anything else) but when their music was heard by some people in the country music industry, they were strongly encouraged to release their music to radio.  Since that first release in 2017,  they’ve officially released 8 singles from 3 albums and 2 EPs and have been blessed with great chart successes in Australia and overseas with many #1 hits, (7 number one songs in Tasmania -plus National and International #1s!).  Awards include:

*Gold Medallion Media Award for Best Duo or Group 2018 (Tamworth Country Music Festival).

*2018 National Country Band of the Year at the TICM Awards

*2018 & 2019 Clouzine International Music Awards x 2 Best Indie Song Awards

*Overall Number 1 Song for 2017 in Tasmania

Plus Finalists in: *2018 Australian ICMA Awards;  2018 Australian Songwriters Association Awards; *2018 ASA Rudy Brandsma award; *3 categories 2018 Josie Music Awards USA; *2018 Southern Stars Country Music Awards; *2019 Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards (and semifinalists in 2 other categories); *2017 & 2018 Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards (4 categories) and awards for their 2017 #1 hits; *2017 and 2018 People's Choice Music Awards and *2017 and 2018 Gold Medallion Media Awards (winning 2018).  

Destiny Band Oz is an in-demand, classy, live act with a full calendar of gigs, festivals and corporate functions, performing country rock classics, fun tribute shows and their own original country/rock/soul style music and will be touring Tasmania for the month of October 2019

All Destiny Band Oz's music is available for streaming and download from the usual online stores or CDs can be purchased direct via mail order through our Destiny Band Oz facebook page, website, email or at shows.

 
Check out our official music videos on our Destiny Band Oz Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjkzkGzuo1H2vSq7eenYaSg 


DIRECT LICENSING POLICY

These are the direct licensing guidelines of DESTINY ® (Also known as DESTINY BAND or DESTINY BAND OZ).  Our present circumstances do not allow us to offer competitive rates for direct licences for public performance or transmission of our own sound recordings or music videos. Annual review will be undertaken to consider whether our organization has the capacity to enable us to engage in direct licensing in the future. In the interim, if you require a licence for public performance or transmission of one of our sound recordings or music videos please contact the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) at www.ppca.com.au or call (02) 8569 1111.  If you wish to provide any feedback or comments on our direct licensing policy please email us at [email protected]

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, Apr 16 at 12:00 AM - Sunday, Apr 19 7:30 PM
Monday, Apr 27 at 10:00 PM - Thursday, May 7 11:00 PM
Friday, Jun 26 at 7:03 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday, Jul 4 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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