“Our Passion for Country Music is very pure. We have both been influenced by legends of the genre like Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn,but we try to bring our own modern flavor to the delivery.” – Amelia Richards


NeillyRich are an exciting Country Music duo from Sydney, Australia. They bring a youthful and energetic style through their brand of music, all the time paying homage to the greats of Country who came before them. The group is comprised of two CMAA Academy of Country Music Graduates in Amelia Richards and Matthew McNeilly. They draw on performance inspiration from acts such as Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Brad Paisley, but channel the spirit of Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn.

Matthew hails from Blenheim in New Zealand. He plays drums, bass, acoustic and electric guitar. Amelia who was born in the birthplace of the Great Slim Dusty - Kempsey NSW - plays Guitar and Mandolin. Amelia has completed her Bachelor of Music Degree and has started her Masters.


“When we met we were both content being solo acts, but after we played together for the first time we simply couldn’t turn back. The chemistry and music was just awesome. ” – Matthew McNeilly


After forming officially in 2012NeillyRich has achieved some significant milestones in a very short space of time. Such accomplishments include supporting McAlisterKemp, recording their debut EP, appearing on major festivals in New Zealand and Australia.


The momentum continued in 2014 with the act voted the Most Popular Independent Country Music Duo at The Independent Country Music Awards in Tamworth and nominated for Top Group or Duo at the NZ National Country Music Awards.

While singles from their EP continue to see chart success, the pair have commenced pre-production for their first ever album. Expected to be available in 2016.




  • Self-titledEP – 2014
    • #1 Single “Love Hate Kinda Thing” (HotFM TOP 100)
    • #10 Single “Sure Feels Good To Me” (Country Tracks Top 40)
    • #25  Single “Together With You” (Country Tracks Top 40)


Recent Career Highlights

  • 2015
    • Presented With 2RRR Best Independent Duo Award
    • Finalist For ICMA “Most Popular Independent Group/Duo”
    • Finalist CMANZ “Top Group/Duo Award”
    • Endorsed by Tomkins Custom Guitars Australia
    • Headlined The Royal Bathurst Show
    • Supported RooArcus' Album Launch In Tamworth
    • Appeared at the inauguralCamp Fire Music Festival
    • Confirmed For Blues,Brews& BBQ's Festival In New Zealand, Mildura Country Music  Festival and Central Coast Country Music Festival
    • 2014
      • Winner for ICMA Most “Most Popular Independent Group/Duo”
      • Released Debut EP
      • Finalist CMANZ “Top Group/Duo Award”
      • Had First #1 Single “Love Hate Kinda Thing”
      • Featured Artist At The Mildura Country Music Festival


  • 2013 
    • Supported McAlister Kemp in concert