Sara O’Connor ‘Dark All Day’ music video

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Sara O’Connor has released the music video for ‘Dark All Day’, the title track of her most release album. The music video was shot in Tamworth during the 2020 Country Music Festival by Michael Carpenter of Sydney’s Love Hz Studios.

“Don’t live like darkness lasts forever, summer comes and shadows turn to light”

This line was written in late 2019. The song itself is about how dark times or emotions always have the capability to evolve into the light. Sara wanted the song to take a hopeful turn with this verse, to use the metaphor of the seasons to reflect the way in which our lives and emotions can change for the better too.

The cover artwork for “Dark All Day” was created by Archibald Prize winning artist Wendy Sharpe. Sara, Wendy and her partner Bernard Ollis, met onboard a ship bound for the North Pole. During that journey Wendy and Bernard painted constantly, while Sara stood by in awe, but she was also creating… new music for this album.

Apart from the album artwork there is another magnificent link between Wendy and the album. On the back of the ship one afternoon, Wendy and Sara chatted about what it must be like living in the Arctic during winter when there is 24 hours of darkness. They talked about what it must do to your psyche when it’s dark all day and all night. That moment was the beginning of the title track on the album; ‘Dark All Day’. After that conversation with Wendy, Sara went back to her cabin and wrote the song.

More info about Sara O’Connor:
• A vocalist fronting jazz outfits for 20 years and has performed all over Australia
• Performed at Australian iconic venues including The Enmore Theatre in Sydney, The Tivoli in Brisbane and Melbourne’s Forum Theatre
• Introduced to the genre by her country-loving partner Ben Soutter and to the industry by none other than Melinda Schneider
• Introduced by a mutual musical friend, Melinda took the time to chat long-distance with Sara while at the G’Day USA party in Los Angeles. Sara has high praise for the Golden Guitar winning artist insisting, _“I don’t think Melinda realises that she mentored me in that one conversation”
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‘Viking’ new single from Innocent Eve

‘Viking’ is the new single from Central Queensland sisters Rachel and Bec Olsson aka Innocent Eve.

A cautionary tale, ‘Viking’ is the realisation that you’re falling for the wrong person but fall anyway. It’s about feeling foolish when the inevitable happens.

The sister act once again entrusted their musical baby with producer Matt Fell. ‘Viking’ is the title track of the upcoming album of the same name to be released mid-2020.

Aside from new music, 2020 will see Rachel and Bec heading out on a run of live shows. This month sees them at the Tamar Valley Folk Festival, followed by the Tamworth Country Music Festival and a bunch of shows close to home in Wowan, Central Queensland in February. March brings appearances at KC’s in Airlie Beach and Cape Gloucester Music Festival while April’s highlight will be the first night headline spot at the Boyne Valley Country Music Campout. More dates to follow.

‘Viking’ was serviced to radio on January 8th, 2020 via Checked Label Services

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SALLY-ANNE WHITTEN WINS BIG AT TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

(Left to right – Producer Alwyn Aurisch & Tamworth singer-songwriter Sally-Anne Whitten)

Tamworth singer-songwriter Sally-Anne Whitten has been recognised for her talents on her latest album “Burgundy Street” at the ICMAs – Indie Country Music Australia showcase and awards.

Sally-Anne was awarded Most Popular Female Artist and Most Popular Independent Album for 2018’s “Burgundy Street”. Producer/husband Alwyn Aurisch received the Most Popular Producer gong for the album of the same name, validating the term ‘keeping it in the family’! This follow’s Alwyn’s 2015 induction into the Country Music Hands Of Fame.

The award-winning album was inspired by a life-long dream visit to New Orleans in 2015. The album cover depicts the singer’s holiday digs – where she wrote some of the tracks and the place where she was inspired to cover Jon Cleary and Allen Toussaint songs.

The album boasts collaborations with Sally-Anne’s favourite singers, songwriters and musicians including James Craswell aka Jimmy Craz, Rae Moody, Allison Forbes and Mick Pealing of Australian country-rock band Stars.

A few days after receiving the awards, Sally-Anne has been able to share her thoughts, “I’m honoured to be recognised by peers and fans alike as an independent artist. It was a wonderful surprise and I’m delighted with these two awards. I made this album completely my own way by my own rules so it feels amazing to be recognised for following my own path. Thanks to the ICMA crew for helping recognise independent artists”.

The ICMA showcase and awards are held annually at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

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JASON OWEN NEW SINGLE, ‘BETTER THAN THAT’

‘Better Than That’ the latest single from Jason Owen was written by celebrated songwriter Clive Young who has written hit singles for Adam Brand, Brooke McClymont, Amber Lawrence and many more. While Jason didn’t write this track, it takes him back to his earlier releases and songs like ‘Life Is A Highway’, ‘Damn Right’, ‘Run’ and ‘I Won’t Back Down’.

“It always feels amazing to be releasing new music whether or not it’s an original or a cover as long as it’s a great song I feel people will love it. Clive Young is an incredible songwriter and when he sent me this song I knew it must be released”, Jason says.

Jason continues to work on new music and plans for a full album featuring this new single and recent releases ‘These Are The Times’ and ‘Apple Tree’, are in the works.

 

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‘Better Than That’ will be available on all digital stores and streaming services
from Friday November 23rd

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Jason Owen – New Single ‘These Are The Times’

Jason Owen is a country boy through and through, growing up 150km west of Dubbo in the small community of Albert in Central NSW.

Jason understands just how hard it must be for everyone on the land during this difficult time. The hardship being experienced by the farmers has touched Jason immensely and is offering assistance in his own way. Putting pen to paper, Jason is hoping to raise much needed funds with his new single, ‘These Are The Times’.

100% of profits from single sales will go to charity group The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners to assist them in getting more trucks and feed for livestock back on the road. Jason contacted the group’s inspirational founder Brendan Farrell to work in collaboration with the group that delivers donated hay to drought-affected farmers around Australia.

Jason has recently closed out the successful “Jason Owen Sings John Denver Tour” in regional NSW where 100% of profits from the Temora and Dubbo shows were donated to The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners.

“My heart will always lie in the country and every dollar counts”, says Jason.
“It’s a very difficult time for a lot of people on the land and I’m proud to be a part of all the people helping to raise a dollar to help where it’s needed”.

‘These Are The Times’ was launched on Channel Nine’s ‘Farm Aid Telethon’ today. Jason was invited to perform alongside Adam Harvey, Shannon Noll, James Reyne, Wendy Matthews and more in Dubbo NSW. This special event was arranged to raise more money to support our farmers by Nine’s Drought Relief Appeal which has raised an astounding $4,243,146 since its launch on August 2.

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“DREAM CHASER” DEBUT EP FROM KYLIE RYAN

“Dream Chaser” debut EP from Kylie Ryan is out now!

“Dream Chaser”, the debut EP from emerging country music artist Kylie Ryan is a mix of cleverly crafted song lyrics, a generous helping of infectious melodies, blended with lavish amounts of rock, pop and rockabilly influences coupled with her own unique style.

Born in the northern NSW town of Inverell and living in Wagga Wagga and Chiang Mai, Thailand before settling in Sydney, it’s quite literally been a long, winding road in the journey for the songstress who counts Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Shania Twain as some of her biggest influences. Always a writer, be it stories, poems or songs, the self-confessed late starter in the industry, credits music as helping her through some of the tumultuous times in her life.

Becoming a mother at an early age put a hold on the singer/songwriter’s dreams and she believed the possibility of a future in music had perhaps passed her by. A career crossroads coupled with the urging of her husband led Kylie to rethink this decision and she decided it was high time she chased after her long-held dream.

“Dream Chaser” is a catchy blend of traditional and modern country, opening with the first single, ‘Got Me In’, a positive, upbeat pop infused track, before moving into the powerful, rock driven anthemic ‘Slow Me Down’, which was nominated for a 2017 ASA song-writing award. ‘That’s Our Love Song’ is a rockabilly-blues peppered love song. Kylie changes pace and offers us a personal insight into her life with the deeply moving and emotional, “In Spite of You”; the EP closes with “Everytime” a fun, fast paced party song co‑written with producer Stewart Peters of Blue Mountains based Soundshed Music Productions.

“Dream Chaser” is out now

Available on iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, CDBaby & KylieRyanMusic.com

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“WILD & FREE” NEW ALBUM FROM VANESSA DELAINE

“Wild & Free” new album from Vanessa Delaine out now!

“Wild & Free” the new album from New Zealand/Australian singer-songwriter Vanessa Delaine highlights the talents of herself & guitarist Michael Barnard. The duo also recorded the majority of tracks on Vanessa’s 2015 album “Runaway” and have been performing live together for over two years. A number of the tracks on “Runaway” were winners at the 2017 Akademia Music Awards, where excellence in music is recognised throughout the world. Awards included Best Country Song – ‘Runaway’, Best Country/Blues Song – ‘Long Gone’ and Best Blues Song – ‘Moon Blues’.

“Wild & Free”, a country-blues album features 12 original tracks and were all specifically penned by Vanessa for this release with the exception of ‘Good Advice’ – written in 1995. The album was born after the songstress walked out of an 18-year relationship. Vanessa recalls, “For the first time in years I was feeling renewed enthusiasm and passion for my life. I was enjoying the sense of newly found freedom and I wanted to express this in my music.”

The album was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Michael Carpenter of Sydney’s Love Hz Studios. Over the course of five days, 12 songs were recorded together with a music video. After hearing the final product, listeners would be none the wiser that Vanessa was battling the flu during the recording. Backing vocals were added to the outro of ‘Live For Today’ by none other than Ella Sunde & Tiahn Barnard, Vanessa and Michael’s daughters, respectively. Check out the music video here: http://bit.ly/VanessaLiveForToday

After those five days the album was left in the very capable hands of Michael Carpenter who then added drums, bass, banjo, dobro, keyboards to name just a few instruments to finish off the collection. Vanessa relished in the recording process, “Michael is a great producer, tweaking little aspects of the songs. He suggested we repeat a bridge here and there; and to rewrite certain lyrics and definitely took the songs to a whole new level. Michael certainly brought out the best guitar playing in Mike (Barnard) and the best vocals from me. It was an absolute pleasure recording with him.”

First single, ‘Rainy Day’, was penned on a scorching hot day when Vanessa was craving a bit of reprieve from the harsh Australian summer. A few days later, as she watched an amazing storm come through, ‘The Storm’ was written. ‘Wild Wind Blows’ is a song about being free to go where ever your heart leads you and it was intended to rock. ‘Wild Child’ is a classic reminiscing/love song and was a lot of fun to write. The last song to be written was ‘Live For Today’ which Vanessa wrote to cheer herself up and it captures the essence of how much we all crave freedom and wanting to be accepted for who we are.

Vanessa and her guitarist Michael met while she was teaching piano, singing and guitar at Baranduda (VIC) Community Centre when Mike’s son Callum started piano lessons. Mike would come along and play guitar during Callum’s lessons and on the third visit Vanessa asked if Mike was playing live for anyone… and the duo have been performing together ever since.

Born in New Zealand, to Australian parents, Vanessa spent most of her childhood in a small country town Darfield, on the outskirts of Christchurch. She has since lived in Hastings NZ, Auckland NZ, Sydney and Melbourne before moving to Wodonga VIC six years ago and recently becoming a legal Aussie.

Growing up with a musician father Vanessa was always around music. ‘It was a natural thing for me to sing and play guitar and write songs’ she says. Vanessa had some lessons during school on guitar, piano, violin and vocals and she also enjoyed being part of the choir, every school musical throughout her schooling life, and could be found performing at local Country Music Clubs every week and regularly getting up to sing with her Dad. By the age of 16 Vanessa was singing in pubs and was part of a small regional NSW tour with her Dad.

She really enjoyed playing in the local music scene in Sydney her early 20’s until a car accident resulting in a back injury at 24 briefly stalled her music career but with music as her motivation Vanessa was in the recording studio nine months later recording her debut EP “One Girl Band”. The EP features two tracks written by Vanessa’s father, who died suddenly a week after they were recorded. One of the EP tracks, ‘While The Music Plays’ was written when Vanessa returned from the funeral in Christchurch New Zealand. This track was the first single from the EP & launched at 1996 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

The 1996 Tamworth Country Music Festival saw Vanessa come in the Top 5 for Female Vocal in Capital Country National Talent Quest where she the only entrant to perform an original song and finalist at The Tamworth Services Club.  ’While The Music Plays’ was a finalist in The International Black Opal Song-writing Competition. Her EP ‘One Girl Band’ went on to win six song-writing awards from Music Festivals around Australasia including; NZ Gold Guitar Awards, Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards and Bundaberg Country Music Festival.

Feeling buoyed by the success of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Vanessa went on to do a ‘Certificate Of Contemporary Music Performance’ which covered performing and writing songs in Country, Blues, Rock, Jazz, Folk, Reggae and Funk genres and performed regularly in the Auckland music scene for quite a few years following this. Vanessa took a seven-year break, got married and had children. Vanessa credits her 40th birthday party for her return to music. Accompanied by her guitarist-neighbour she performed for her party guests and received countless compliments.

Vanessa is currently in planning mode with preparations for an album launch in Albury in November and a tour kicking off in January 2018 at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. When asked about her upcoming release, Vanessa says, “I am so proud of the album and really delighted with the work we did in the studio; I think it’s my best work so far. I’m thrilled that we have captured the essence of every single song and think it will really be an album that people will love.”

“Wild & Free” is out now

Available on iTunes, GooglePlay & VanessaDelaine.com

First single, ‘Rainy Day’ was released in August, 2017

 

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MISSY LANCASTER RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘FORGET’

‘Forget’ has been serviced to radio today (25/08/2017) via Play MPE/Sony Music

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It is with great excitement that emerging singer/songwriter Missy Lancaster releases her brand new single ‘Forget’ through Sony Music Entertainment Australia today.

‘Forget’ is co-written and produced by highly sought-after Nashville writer/producer Josh Kerr – a writer on the recent #1 US hit single ‘My Girl’ by Dylan Scott and the Kelsea Ballerini hits ‘Love Me Like You Mean It’ and ‘Dibs.’

Missy was signed to Sony Music following the successful release of her independent EP last year, which included the popular tracks ‘That’s What I’m Talking About’ and ‘Back Row’. She went on to be voted a Top 5 finalist at the CMC Music Awards for New Australian Artist of the Year in March this year.

Missy speaks to a generation that is less about categorisation and labels and more about strong, relatable messages and unique creative expression. She describes ‘Forget’ as a big-hearted lyrical tale that incorporates “a rap style to the verse with a big country-rock sounding chorus.”

Missy has spent a considerable amount of time in Nashville in the last 12 months writing songs and developing her sound in the studio with Kerr and award-winning Nashville based Australian producer Lindsay Rimes (LOCASH, The McClymonts).

‘Forget’ is available now and is the first single from Missy’s forthcoming debut album,
which will be released in 2018.

 

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