Tony Johannsen and the Land of Plenty are a refreshingly talented new outfit, presenting a dynamic mix of alt country folk roots music combined with lyrics that relate to all, and live they are guaranteed to captivate and entertain. They debuted to packed houses at the 2008 Apollo Bay Music Festival, and what makes them stand out is their ability to segue effortlessly from out there rockin' roots country to ballads that take you on a lyrical journey. Johannsen's unique Australian narrative style is quite captivating from 30 and Dirty and See You Around to the the Sermon a quintessential snapshot of football, cars, beer and what a blokey life used to be. Johannsen, the driving force and sole songwriter of the group takes observations of ordinary life, from friendships and ageing to gardening, and turns the mundane into a song of note and worth and let's not forget humour. Tony Johannsen and the Land of Plenty formed in late 2007, independently they are all top notch musicians, and what brought them together as a group was a commitment to present something fresh, and this is what they have done. Johannsen shines as the lead vocalist and deftly puts his hand to guitar and mandolin. The Land of Plenty are Glenn Ford on guitar, Andrew Beaumont on bass and Fabio Pertile on drums. Their musicianship and ability to entertain is second to none, and they are definitely a band to watch, as their musical journey has just begun and will definitely continue.