The Long and Short Of It are David Baird and Patsy Toop OAM, who first met in 2007 and already have an impressive resume to boot that includes six album releases, two EPs, and have earnt themselves a slew of awards including a Tamworth Songwriters Award (2011), a Tasmanian Independent Country Music Award for Most Popular Duo (2016), four-time winner of an Indie Country Music Australia (ICMA) Award for Most Popular Independent Country Duo (2017, 2019, 2021 & 2022), a Southern Star Awards Award for Best Duo or Band (2016) and a three-time winner of a Gold Media Medallion Award for Best Duo Nationally (2015, 2018 & 2021) Best music video of the year People’s Choice Awards -Tamworth Music Festival 2022. The Duo’s 2022 album “Midnight Choir” produced by Nashville songwriter/producer Kenny Royster (Luke Coombs fame) debuted at Number 1 on the ARIA Australian Artist Country chart in August 2022.
The album was also Number 1 on AIR National Indie charts.