Welcome to The Waltzing Matildas!

Professional music and entertainment for all occasions


We are Jamie Newsom and Valerie Hudson. While we most often perform as a duo, we can put together any size band to suit your venue and occasion. Our music styles range from swing to country, standards to rock and roll, and even some Piaf!

We're Flexible

Does your budget or venue size allow for only two musicians? We can do that! Do you want a full band? Hey, we can do that too!

We're Fun

We believe in providing professional entertainment and service, and are committed to making your event a hit. 

All About US!!

JAMIE NEWSOM booked his first gigs at the age of 18, playing upright bass in the Army/Navy and Legion circuit in the greater Vancouver area. From there, he went clear across Canada to play with the Saint Thomas University Big Band in Fredericton, New Brunswick. They performed regularly throughout the Maritimes. He went on to lead his own bands, big and small, and at some point decided to take up guitar and vocals. Jamie is a well-known musicians, as well as Celtic harp builder in the Bragg Creek area.

VALERIE HUDSON hails from Ontario, and her long career includes working as a session singer, lead singer/pianist/ guitarist in various Ontario bands; soloist with various orchestras, CBC TV appearances, recording with Tommy Banks, singing with Calgary Opera chorus and Cowtown Opera. Her two career highlights: being a singing Muppeteer in a movie; getting to sing Christmas carols at a private house party in Toronto accompanied by Oscar Peterson.

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

       July 7th:  

          Steamboat Mountain Festival

          Edgewater B.C.

          3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

        July 9th:

          Horsethief Creek Pub

          Radium, B.C.

          7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The Waltzing Matildas

(403) 607-5792

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Our Sound

For your listening pleasure