Beggs 2 Differ is a Gippsland-based group with a diverse range of musical styles playing guitar, piano, violin, mandolin, harmonica and tin whistle with links to folk, country and bluegrass. Philip Beggs is a passionate songwriter. In 2000 he won the Lawson Patterson Songwriting Award for the best song at the prestigious Port Fairy Folk Festival.
John Rees is best known for his bass playing in the band Men at Work. In Beggs 2 Differ the Grammy Award-winning John Rees also gets to play another of his loves – the violin/fiddle.
Diana Rees is a classically trained concert pianist with a love for the contemporary. Her individual playing style is sure to impress and please.
Terry Lay has been singing and performing for 30 years, but is probably more recently known for his portrayals in musical theatre. His lead and backing vocals style perfectly complements the band’s acoustic expression.
With a mix of poignant and lively covers and original songs, the band’s rich harmonies and encouraged audience participation have been loved by fans throughout Gippsland and Melbourne for more than 10 years.