KRISTY JAMES IS IN ‘OVERDRIVE’

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‘Overdrive’ – re-release of Kristy James’ debut single, available for download to all media now

‘Overdrive’ the debut single from Newcastle native Kristy James was born out of frustration and sending a message of not giving in. At a time when Kristy felt her hands were tied and her options were limited she put pen to paper resulting in this fiery country-rock track.

Assembling a star-studded cast for her first professional outing, the track was produced by Hillbilly Hut’s Simon Johnson (Adam Harvey, Travis Collins, Buddy Goode), guitars and banjo courtesy of Glen Hannah, drums – Pete Drummond, fiddle – Mick Albeck, steel – Dave Ristrim, bass – Simon Johnson with backing vocals by Mike Carr & Aleyce Simmonds. The accompanying video clip was produced by Golden Guitar winning producer Glenn Wilson (Felicity Urquhart’s ‘Big Black Cloud’), to view click HERE

Kristy started singing and performing at the age of 11 and was a Tuesday night regular at the Steel City Country Music Club. At the age of 14 she started her own business organising school discos and once Kristy turned 18 she started performing every weekend and hasn’t stopped for the past 10 years, under agents EAO and Whirlwind Entertainment Kristy has performed all over NSW as part of a duo/trio (Kadence) and band (Funhouse). She has taught at Showbiz Talent School, Rosie’s School Of Rock and also offers private singing tuition.

Citing Carrie Underwood as a musical influence, Kristy has also been working on new songs for her debut EP due for release in 2013 with friend and loyal supporter Dave Leslie of The Baby Animals and co-writing with the likes of Mike Carr, Troy Kemp and Marty Worrall.

“My emotions running wild, do I fight or take flight,” – Overdrive, Kristy James 2012

‘Overdrive’, now available to purchase from iTunes and Kristy’s official site – CLICK HERE

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A RE-RELEASE – THERE WAS A SOFT RELEASE OF ‘OVERDRIVE’ IN DECEMBER 2012, IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD KRISTY’S DEBUT SINGLE HERE IS YOUR CHANCE**

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‘EVERYBODY THINKS I’M LONELY’ – THE HARMONATORS

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‘Everybody Thinks I’m Lonely’ – new radio single from The Harmonators

‘Everybody Thinks I’m Lonely’, the brand new radio single from The Harmonators is another gem from Jay O’Shea (female half of husband and wife duo O’Shea) and Troy Johnson (Sara Evans, Keith Urban) – the title track from their self proclaimed, aptly titled 2nd album, “Big Mouth” was also penned by this song writing team. A tongue-in-cheek tale, it’s a fun take on what it is to be a single girl.

“I don’t know why everybody thinks I’m lonely, don’t they know I love staying home, crying on the phone, waking up shaking from sleeping all alone every night… though I don’t mind”

J. O’Shea & T. Johnson, Everybody Thinks I’m Lonely, 2012 

The girls live by the philosophy of taking their music, not themselves, very seriously and believe this beautifully crafted song was the best vehicle for them to demonstrate this belief.

Being recently nominated for the first time in the CMAA Country Music Awards Of Australia – Group Or Duo Of The Year category, the Australian Institute Of Music graduates continue to pinch themselves. Rae summed up the duo’s feelings, “Being nominated was a great honour, it is something you always wish and hope for with any new release, but to achieve this goal was really special, especially considering we were nominated in a category with people whose music and talent we admire”.

While they didn’t walk away with the Golden Guitar, this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival was one of their most successful and rewarding to date. Their main, ticketed show was an opportunity for a bunch of friends, Tracy Killeen and Sally-Anne Whitten, who each had their unique brand of country music to come together and create a listening feast full of stories, strong female vocals, harmonies and bucket loads of ‘Lipstick, Lyrics And Laughter’ – the name of their Tamworth show.

The musical twosome now sets their sights on touring including upcoming dates at the 2013 Coastal Country Music Easter main concert (Nambucca Heads) in March, Coonabarrabran Fire Relief Concert in April and the Inaugural Broadbeach Country Music Festival in June. While Rae will be keeping her eye on the winners’ announcement of the APRA Professional Development Awards – from 1500 entries, she is now amongst the artists that have made it to the second round of judging.

 

‘Everybody Thinks I’m Lonely’ was serviced to radio via CRS #163

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THE HARMONATORS OFFICIAL SITE

 

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ADAM TOMS IS A ‘RICH MAN’

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Adam Toms – new single ‘Rich Man’ at radio now

The title of Adam Toms’ new single and forthcoming album has little to do with monetary value and plenty to do with personal riches. When Toms sings about ‘being rich without the money’, he can definitely relate.

The Benalla-based artist cites his family – wife Jo, two boys Mitchel & Riley and being able to play music for a living as things money just can’t buy.

‘Rich Man’ was co-written by Drew McAlister and Tamara Stewart with backing vocals by Chris E Thomas and is the first time Toms has released a track from others’ pens. Single number two, from his sophomore album which will be available in early March was produced by the award-winning, Matt Fell.

The album will come packaged with a real-life documentary, ‘Are We There Yet – On The Road With Adam Toms’ DVD which tracks the highs and lows of nine months on the road with his wife and two young boys. The DVD also includes Toms’ six film clips to date.

‘Shine On Me’ which also features on the new album, has recently been released as a digital download with all profits going to ‘Aussie Helpers’ to assist Australians effected by the recent fires & floods. If you’d like to help out, download the track HERE.

 

The linked video clip by Ross Wood has been added to the Country Music Channel’s play list

and can be viewed HERE.

‘Rich Man’ was serviced to radio via CRS#163 & Amrap’s AirIt

And is available for purchase on iTunes

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