Two-time Golden Guitar winner Tom Curtain discovered his passion for music while working on Mt Sanford Station in the NT. Here he worked with head stockman and recording country music artist Martin Oakes, who encouraged him to pick up a guitar and start writing songs about his experiences of living and working in outback Australia.

What started out as some fun singing around the campfire and in the old corrugated iron shower, lead to the release of his award-winning album ‘Smack Bang’ in 2004. The title song vividly depicts life on a station in the Top End and went to No. 1 on the Australian Country Music Charts for several weeks.

Tom released his second critically acclaimed album ‘Heatwave’ in 2007 and had great success in the charts. He has since toured and performed with some of Australia’s biggest country music names including Sara Storer, The Sunny Cowgirls, Pete Denahy and The Davidson Brothers.

Tom's third album 'Territory Time' was released in November 2017 and went straight to No. 1 on the Australian iTunes Country Music Charts and climbed to No. 8 on the All Genres Charts. The first two singles 'Never Never Land' and 'Territory Time' have had great success in the Charts with Territory Time going to No. 1. and 'Never Never Land', a duet with Luke O'Shea, winning two Golden Guitars at the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Awards for CMC Video Clip of the Year and Toyota Heritage Song of the Year. 

In June 2018, Tom released 'Speak Up', a duet with Sara Storer that he wrote in memory on Amy 'Dolly' Everett who took her young life at just 14 years of age after being bullied. Dolly was part of his local community. Tom teamed up with a number of musicians who kindly donated their time and studios to record the song and film the video clip. 100% of all proceeds and royalties from the song are going to 'Dolly's Dream'. Dolly's Dream was developed by family and friends to help raise awareness about bullying and get more programs into schools.

More recently, Tom won the prestigious Australian Independent Artist of the Year at the 2018 Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards in Tamworth. He also won Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.


2019 Northern Territory Tourism Awards

  • Best Tourist Attraction - Katherine Outback Experience
  • Finalist Australian Tourism Awards - Katherine Outback Experience 

2018 Southern Stars Independent Country Music Awards:

  • Artist of the Year - Tom Curtain
  • Male Vocalist of the Year - Tom Curtain
  • Album of the Year - Territory Time
  • Single of the Year - Never Never Land by Tom Curtain and Luke O'Shea

2018 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards:

  • Heritage Song  of the Year - Never Never Land
  • Video Clip of the Year - Never Never Land

2018  Northern Territory Tourism Awards:

  • Best Tourist Attraction - Katherine Outback Experience
  • Best Visitor Experience - Katherine Outback Experience

2017  Tourism Northern Territory Business Growth Brolga Award - Katherine Outback Experience

2013 The Ultimate Colt Starting Horsemanship Challenge Winner - Young Guns Division

Purchase Tom Curtain's albums ONLINE HERE NOW

1 x Album: $25 | 2 x Albums: $45 | 3 x Albums: $65 | 4 x Album: $85

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Upcoming Events


  • Katherine Outback Experience Show

    1.5 hour Standard Shows have recommenced from 4:30-6:00pm on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays and 10-11:30am on Sundays. We have a bunch of extra dates during school holidays.

  • Horse Riding Experiences

    1/2hr and 1hr private and group horse riding experiences are now available. Please note these often book out weeks in advance Learn More and Book Online Here

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    NT locals can use their NT Tourism Vouchers to book shows and horse riding experiences at Katherine Outback Experience! You must do this through a visitor centre but get in quick as vouchers are limited! 

  • Online Sessions Coming Soon!

    In light of COVID19, we thought if you can't come to us, then we will come to you! More details coming soon! 

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