Andy Golledge has long been a favourite of both Tamworth locals, and the trendy suburbs of the inner west.
Now, his songs, strings, and face are taking over the small screen in a critically-acclaimed new comedy, Robbie Hood.
The Tamworth artist composed the music for, and plays the 'dickhead' father to the title character in Dylan River's latest foray into television. It takes the 14th century tale of Robbin Hood, and smashes it squarely and unapologetically into modern day Alice Springs.
The series follows the life of a 13-year-old boy, who is 'Robbie by name, robbin by nature", and his two friends, Georgia Blue and Little Johnny, set in Alice Springs and delivered in sharp 10-minute episodes.
For Golledge, the opportunity to star on the small screen was "unexpected, but very welcome and a lot of fun", while he also sings and strums his way throughout the entire series, with "little dittys" like Cool Clear Water destined to be heard on a stage near you soon.
"Dylan (River) needed a muso to fill the role and a friend recommended me," Golledge said.
"I had never acted before, but it was something I always wanted to try so I did an audition on the phone, and three weeks later we started filming.
"I think it was good I didn't have much time to think about it, but in the end it is just a bit of pretending, and there is an element of that when I am on stage playing music anyway."
Writing the music for the series was also done during that three weeks, and some songs were even written on set, with Golledge using the local landscape, culture and people to shape his songs.
"It was great to get given a theme for each episode to write a song about," he said.
"I wrote one of my favourite songs on the morning we filmed it, and I wrote Cool Clean Water flying into Alice Springs and looking down at the waterways and landscape."
In the show, Golledge plays the deadbeat dad of Robbie Hood, played by Pedrea Jackson, who in the first episode steals the money Robbie was given to feed the family, and spends it on booze instead.
"There is a bit of a Tamworth bogan influence in the character of the dad," Golledge said.
"None of the kids had acted before either, but everyone was so great to work with and we were having such a good time that I didn't realise how much of a dickhead the dad came off as, until I watched it."
As far as building a small screen career Golledge would rather concentrate on his first passion, music, but is not ruling out a return.
"I won't pursue it, but will definitely do it if it comes along," he said.
"It would be great to be involved in a second season and do it all again - the response has been amazing, it has really blown me away."
Meanwhile, the Andy Golledge Band are on the brink of announcing a major label deal, and will be releasing a single in the coming weeks, followed by a full EP later in the year, before returning to the stage at The Tamworth Hotel in January.
Robbie Hood is available on SBS On Demand.