‘PUSH’ NEW SINGLE FROM KRISTY JAMES

KJ_PUSH_SINGLE_COVERX‘Push’ the new single from Kristy James is all about taking chances – whether it be life, work, or in this case love, the message of the song says sometimes we just need that extra help. Live, love and dream and remember sometimes it takes a little ‘push’.

“Sometimes we need a little convincing, wake up the heart and get it to listen”,

Kristy James – Push – March 2017 

The paired music video was created by long-time visual collaborator Glenn Wilson of Polydivision and incorporates a part of Kristy’s background that she has kept quiet until now. Kristy reveals, “In another life I spent a lot of time dancing; from the moment I saw Dirty Dancing I knew I had to be able to do it”. However after having such a long break from dancing, it was a decision Kristy had pondered for the previous four film clips but decided against it. With ‘Push’ Kristy decided to share this side of her and it proved to be a real test of her skill, confidence and fitness. Deciding to share with her audience a part of what she calls her ‘past life’, has helped Kristy to take this video to a new level. The music video can be viewed HERE

 

Kristy has been singing & performing since she was a little girl, winning her first quest ‘The Junior Junior Vocal’ at Newcastle’s Steel City Country Music Club, by the time she was just 11 years old. Last year the singing teacher by day took her live shows around NSW and for the first time QLD. Whilst on holidays in Los Angeles she was a special guest of ‘Lunch With Dan Boul’ – the president of 65amps (handmade premium guitar amplifiers designed with professionals and enthusiasts in mind. 65amps are now the standard by which modern amps are now judged). 

2016 also saw the release of two singles, ‘All Alone’ and ‘Friends Like You’ that both peaked at #2 on the iTunes Top Songs chart (thwarted only by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood), being named a Top 5 finalist in the Musicoz Australian Independent Music Awards (country category) and music video ‘All Alone’ hitting the CMC Top 50 chart.

To cap off a stellar year, Kristy was announced as winner of the country section at the 2016 Australian Songwriters Association Awards – the country’s largest and longest running competition (over 30 years!). On the night Kristy was also awarded PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company Of Australia) Best Live Performance Award, as voted by her peers. The country-rock performer is preparing for a first-time trip to Nashville for some long-planned writing for her 2nd EP due for release in August 2017.

 

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NEW MUSIC: ‘LAIDBACK COUNTRY’ TONY COOK

Tony Cook Laidback Country cover‘Laidback Country’ the new single from Tony Cook is a dedication to his beloved hometown of Charters Towers, Queensland and its “laidback culture”. Produced by Simon Johnson of Hillbilly Hut, the track features legendary Australian guitarist Phil Emmanuel on a lead guitar solo.

The single has been given the video treatment by The Filmery and features Federal/State MPs Bob Katter and Shane Knuth – check it out HERE

‘Laidback Country’ is the first single and title track from the singer-songwriter’s debut album, to be released in mid-2017. The debut EP “Laidback Tones” was released a little over 7 years ago and in that break, Tony took the time to get married, start a family and while he generally got busy with life, he never stopped writing songs.

Tony fondly recalls some of the characters that would frequent his parents’ hotel in Maxwelton Queensland and while one day he’d love to write a book about them, for now he’s happy to put his experiences and passion for the bush into his songs. The new album is pure country and has been described as a blend of an Australian George Strait meets John Williamson with a hint of Paul Kelly.

The jukebox in the remote outback family pub, helped Tony find his way to country music via all the latest country hits including Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler and the latest from Slim Dusty and Johnny Cash. Today Tony’s musical favourites include Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Australian success-stories John Williamson, Graeme Connors, Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Brand and James Blundell.

When Tony isn’t performing across North Queensland, he is a part-time farrier and works on the small family farm. Over the years, Tony has been fortunate enough to share the stage with many Australian music heavy-weights including Adam Brand, James Blundell, Travis Collins, Wendy Matthews and Russell Morris.

 

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“SIX STRING HEART” – JACKIE DEE – OUT NOW!

MADCDs Drowing Lilly_129x129x4mmJackie Dee is back with “Six String Heart” – her third and most personable album to date. Juggling her time as a family therapist and a singer-songwriter, this new release sees Jackie fearless in tackling the tougher topics including domestic violence and mental illness. Produced by the award-winning Matt Fell, the album will be released February 17th to follow an official single launch and album preview show at the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

When asked to describe her new album, Jackie tell us, “This collection of songs symbolise a monumentally challenging time for me and my family. Losing my brother John, 51, in March last year was devastating just four months after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer. He battled mental illness for 30 years which added to this tragedy and my mother was his primary carer for all of his life. My step-father was diagnosed with cancer at the same time but thankfully is now in remission. The track ‘Zeppelin’s Playing’ is about the last moments I spent together with my brother listening to his favourite Led Zeppelin album”.

The Helensburgh NSW based artist was also deeply affected by the story of a mother who was bludgeoned to death last year in front of her 14 year old son in a community very close to where she lives. “Her Free Will” was a protest song inspired by her story and Jackie plans to offer this song as a gift to any organisation who aims to raise awareness of preventing violence against women.

“Six String Heart” features many other reflective songs including ‘Little Ones’, which Jackie wrote soon after her daughter (now 21) moved out of home and of course the first single ‘Contemplating Life’ which has just been released to radio. This track reflects on many big issues affecting our planet and society and sends a message that we must nurture our relationships first and foremost.

Contemplating Life’ is currently #9 on the AMRAP Regional Chart – a huge achievement for Jackie as 15,000 new Australian tracks are showcased on AirIt, with dozens added every week. Past chart entries include Troy Cassar-Daley, Tania Kernaghan and Kasey Chambers.

The title track is really about the singer-songwriter and her writing process.  ‘Shipwrecks’ is definitely one of Jackie’s favourite tracks not least because Shane Nicholson accompanies her both vocally and acoustically. ‘Shipwrecks’ is a metaphor for the journey of many creative types, the creativity and inspiration often comes during the times in our lives when we feel most ‘at sea’. It was also the last track written and came to Jackie in one neat little package, as if it was destined to be on the album. All 11 tracks were self-penned.

Described as sometimes a little ‘Country Belle’ and sometimes a little ‘Rock Chick’, the mum of two describes her style as ‘coastal country’ (living where the bush meets the sea) sung with a voice that has been likened to Faith Hill and Mollie McClymont. It was late 2007, whilst penning songs for her alt/country duo Dee-tour when Jackie decided to try her luck at a regional song competition. Judge Colin Buchanan awarded her first prize for her song ‘A Few Wrong Turns’, a song about making those big important mistakes in life that teach us the most.

Jackie released her debut EP “Tide” in 2010 and in 2011 the track that awarded Jackie first prize was also featured on ABC Music’s ‘Country 4 Mum’ compilation. With Matt Fell once again in the producer’s chair, 2013 saw the release of her second studio album. The aptly titled “Doors & Windows” gives us an intimate view of the sensitive relationship this artist has with lyrics and melody, heart and mind. Two tracks from this release made the APRA Top 30 finalist list (country genre) in the 2013 APRA Professional Development Awards and Jackie received nominations in the Music Oz Awards that same year.

 

“Six String Heart” was released on Friday Feb 17th via Checked Label Services

First single ‘Contemplating Life’ was released to radio Tuesday Jan 17th

‘Contemplating Life’ is now on iTunes & GooglePlay

‘Contemplating Life’ video now on YouTube    

“Six String Heart” album launch – Heritage Hotel Bulli, NSW – Friday March 10th

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EL COSGROVE “GUITARS & CIGARS” – OUT NOW!

El Cosgrove EP coverX“Guitars & Cigars” is the debut EP from 2016 CMAA Academy Of Country Music graduate El Cosgrove. The self-confessed red-headed, boot-wearing, alt-country singer-songwriter has drawn upon her upbringing in rural Queensland for her debut release.

After graduating high school El set off to Canada where she was immersed in the rodeo and ranch life of Alberta and had the opportunity to perform at the ‘Ladies of Canadian Pro Rodeo Luncheon and Fashion Show’ as a part of the ‘Canadian Finals Rodeo’ in Edmonton. Since returning to Australia she has played regular gigs and festivals from packed out halls and the opening ceremony at the Tamworth Country Music Festival to the main stage at The Gympie Music Muster and a bunch of shows in-between.

Featuring five original songs the EP was produced at Sydney’s LoveHz Studios by Matt Fell. After meeting the ARIA Award & Golden Guitar winning producer, when he was a guest speaker at the country music academy, El knew she’d found the perfect person to bring her music to life. Once they had arranged to work together El flew down to Sydney and lived in Love Hz studios for one whirlwind week in which the EP was produced. With the producer also playing various instruments, Glen Hannah on guitars, Josh Schuberth on percussion, you’ll find an alt-country sound mixed with folk, Americana & western sounds paired with punchy lyrics.

Australia’s country music capital will always be special to El – it’s here she was privileged to have co-written songs with both Kasey Chambers and Ashleigh Dallas, share the stage with the likes of Catherine Britt, Lyn Bowtell, Kevin Bennett, Dobe Newton and Roger Corbett (The Bushwackers), Karl Brodie and fellow academy students, as well as having the opportunity to work with Amber Lawrence, Aleyce Simmonds and more.

The debut EP “Guitars And Cigars” was released during the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

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‘Nobody’s Getting Out Alive’

This song is basically about doing what you want in life – taking chances, getting wild, kicking back, and embracing life. Plus how you want to live it without worrying about what other people are doing or what other people think of what you’re doing. We literally only get a short amount of time and so you may as well make the most of the days that you’ve got. I’m probably the proudest of this song/message out of all of the tracks on the EP simply because I think it sums up who I am as a person and how I try to live my own life whilst also putting my view into perspective for others and that’s kind of the goal as a singer-songwriter I guess – punchy lyrics in good country music!

‘Rebel Girl’

This is really just a bit of an introduction to me and who I am. It’s basically about embracing your own imperfections or flaws and turning them into your strengths as that’s what makes you who you are. Hopefully it inspires others to also embrace who they are and just have fun with it!

‘Guitars & Cigars’

Similar to ‘Nobody’s Gettin’ Out Alive’ there’s a strong message about doing what you want and what you’re passionate about in life. For me that’s been playing music which of course isn’t exactly the easiest career to pursue, however, I think that if you’re passionate enough and work hard then you can make a life doing what you love and it will only be even more worth it in the end. “Maybe it wasn’t easy, but it was all worth it”.

‘The Unfamiliar’ (first single, at radio now)

This track is all about my love of travelling and experiencing rural life on the road. Always feeling a sense of calm and belonging whilst driving and experiencing places off the beaten track, this was most likely influenced by my upbringing on a farm near Dalby, in the Queensland Darling Downs. Some of my earliest memories are driving between our farms with my family doing the many necessary jobs including carting machinery or moving and feeding cattle.

 

“Guitars And Cigars” is out now

Available digitally on iTunes & GooglePlay

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“AIRBORNE” NEW ALBUM FROM KALESTI BUTLER OUT NOW!

"Airborne" new album from Kalesti Butler out now!

“Airborne” new album from Kalesti Butler out now!

While most will know the Kalesti Butler for her bush ballads and traditional sound, over recent years Kalesti has wanted to explore the wider musical genre. When asked about her upcoming release, Kalesti says, “I love a challenge and achieving my dreams, I will be stepping out of my comfort zone. I’ll be flying.”

Working with Robert Mackay from Pacific International Music on her upcoming album, has only reinforced Kalesti’s decision to add to her musical range. Kalesti has fellow artist Michael Bryers to thank for suggesting recording at the award-winning studio during a discussion at the 2015 Mildura Country Music Festival.

After only the first meeting between artist and producer, Kalesti was thrilled to learn they had similar views about the industry, song choice, the direction and the kind of album she wanted to create. They quickly got to work on what would become her 2nd album “Airborne”, which was released at the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

“Airborne” introduces eleven tracks – Kalesti has written the majority with help from her mum Val, Roger Corbett, Cathy Dobson, Anita Ree, Felicity Urquhart and the remainder balanced out by Bob Wilson, Rain Perry, Lola Brinton, Kevin Bennett and Luke O’Shea.

Kalesti attended the 2015 DAG Sheep Station Singers Songwriters Retreat where she wrote ‘Ride Cowboy’ with Felicity Urquhart. This track was inspired by her dad who had cancer and was quite ill at the time. Sadly he passed away while Kalesti was on her way to the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival. Speaking on the phone when Kalesti was at a half-way pit stop, she had no idea “have fun in Tamworth” would be some of his final words.

You’re Not The One’ is another album track written at the Songwriters Retreat. Roger Corbett and Kathy Dobson lend their songwriting skills to this searching-for-love tune. Having recently gone through a separation from an eight year relationship, Kalesti was testing the waters and starting to go on dates in the hope of meeting that someone special.

‘Fly High’ – another collaboration by Kalesti and her mum Val, is a tribute to her uncle Eddie (Val’s brother) and her cousin Sandy. Father and son were working up in the Gulf maintaining roads and machinery that is used to fix the roads. Eddie would fly himself and his son in and out of the Gulf, as air travel is more efficient due to the distance to these remote areas. During a routine inspection trip in September 2013, Eddie and Sandy were killed when their plane crashed on take-off.

‘Airborne’ one of the tracks that Kalesti didn’t have a hand in writing, is from the pen of American folk-rock singer songwriter Rain Perry. After listening to the song on the advice of her producer, Kalesti was in tears. An instant connection to the lyrics, knowing she would enjoy singing the song and making it her own, ensured it was included on the track listing.

When asked about her musical influences, Kalesti lists some of country music’s legends including Slim Dusty, Sara Storer, Tom T Hall, Charlie Pride, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Marty Stuart, George Jones, Terri Clark, and Graeme Connors. A little closer to home, Kalesti also cites her mum Val Butler, her Uncle Eddie and her Grandparent’s Cecie and Patsy, as musical inspirations.

The album title track will also be released as the first single on March 13th via CRS publicity. As such, it would be much appreciated if you could include this track when choosing music from the album for radio airplay.

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NEW MUSIC: ‘Contemplating Life’ Jackie Dee

Jackie Dee - Contemplating Life single cover‘Contemplating Life’ is the new single from Helensburgh NSW based artist Jackie Dee. The philosophical track comes from the artist’s own pen and she tells us, “We are all touched, moved, angered by the things we hear about in the news each day and it’s easy to despair. I wanted this song to have universal meaning, reaching all of us who sit and ponder the current state of our planet and society but at the same time the song encourages optimism and at its core it’s about the importance of our relationships”.

The single has been bought to life for the small screen by Josh Favaloro of The Filmery – check it out HERE

‘Contemplating Life’ is the first single to be released from Jackie’s third album, “Six String Heart” – her most personable album to date. Juggling her time as a family therapist and a singer-songwriter, this new release sees Jackie fearless in tackling the tougher topics including domestic violence and mental illness. Produced by the award-winning Matt Fell, the album will be released 17 February to follow an official single launch and album preview show at the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Described as sometimes a little ‘Country Belle’ and sometimes a little ‘rock chick’, the mum of two describes her style as coastal country (living where the bush meets the sea) sung with a voice that has been likened to Faith Hill and Mollie McClymont. It was late 2007, whilst penning songs for her alt/country duo Dee-tour when Jackie decided to try her luck at a regional song competition. Judge Colin Buchanan awarded her first prize for her song ‘A Few Wrong Turns’, a song about making those big important mistakes in life that teach us the most.

Jackie released her debut EP “Tide” in 2010 and in 2011 the track that awarded Jackie first prize was also featured on ABC Music’s ‘Country 4 Mum’ compilation. With Matt Fell once again in the producer’s chair, 2013 saw the release of her second studio album. The aptly titled “Doors & Windows” gives us an intimate view of the sensitive relationship this artist has with lyrics and melody, heart and mind. Two tracks from this release made the APRA Top 30 finalist list (country genre) in the 2013 APRA Professional Development Awards and Jackie received nominations in the Music Oz Awards that same year.

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NEW MUSIC: EL COSGROVE ‘THE UNFAMILIAR’

El Cosgrove The Unfamiliar single coverEl Cosgrove is a self-confessed red-headed, boot-wearing, alt-country singer-songwriter. The 2016 CMAA Academy Of Country Music graduate has drawn upon her upbringing in rural Queensland and other life experiences for her debut single, ‘The Unfamiliar’.

This track is all about El’s love of travelling and experiencing rural life on the road. Always feeling a sense of calm and belonging whilst driving and experiencing places off the beaten track, El believes this is most likely influenced by her upbringing on a farm near Dalby, in the Queensland Darling Downs. El remembers, “Some of my earliest memories are driving between our farms with my family doing the many necessary jobs including carting machinery or moving and feeding cattle.”

After meeting producer Matt Fell, when he was a guest speaker during her time at the academy earlier this year, El knew she’d found the perfect person to bring her music to life. Once they had arranged to work together El flew down to Sydney and lived in Love Hz studios for one whirlwind week in which the EP was produced. Matt playing various instruments, Glen Hannah on guitars and Josh Schuberth on percussion.

Australia’s country music capital will always be special to El – it’s here she was privileged to have co-written songs with both Kasey Chambers and Ashleigh Dallas, share the stage with the likes of Catherine Britt, Lyn Bowtell, Kevin Bennett, Dobe Newton and Roger Corbett (The Bushwackers), Karl Brodie and fellow academy students, as well as having the opportunity to work with Amber Lawrence, Aleyce Simmonds and more. The debut EP “Guitars And Cigars” features five original songs and will be released during the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

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NEW MUSIC: SALLY-ANNE WHITTEN ‘THE LIFE YOU LEFT BEHIND’

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NEW MUSIC: ‘THE LIFE YOU LEFT BEHIND’ – SALLY-ANNE WHITTEN

It’s been over three years since the last musical offering from Sally-Anne Whitten, so the release of ‘The Life You Left Behind’ comes with much anticipation. The Tamworth born & raised artist draws on tragic personal experience for this track that she began writing a couple of years ago.

A routine trip to the supermarket trigged an emotional outpouring that lead to the realisation of how deep and difficult grief really is. Sally-Anne wondered if we ever really get of the loss of a loved one and wondered why, as non-permanent beings we seem to struggle with the concept of death so much. The artist muses, “It never gets any easier- time doesn’t help, and I thought as a child that being an adult would make it easier to cope. Sadly, it’s much harder. I had trouble finishing the song, I didn’t want it to be a sad morose piece, so I shelved it for a while”.

Following the very unexpected sudden loss of her much-loved 19 year old nephew last year, Sally-Anne found the inspiration to finish what she’d started.  She presses that it’s not meant to be a sad song – a musing of just how hard and fickle grief can really be. Over the years, she has come to know that there’s no escaping it, we just have to learn to ride the waves as they come. Another important realisation is that we were lucky to have these people in our lives in the first place.

 “They say we’ll meet again someday,

Maybe, I don’t know,

We’ll I’d like to think so, but until then,

I’ll nurse this heart of mine and try to make some sense of this life,

The life you left behind”

Sally-Anne Whitten, The Life you Left Behind – October 2016 

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NEW VIDEO CLIP FROM IAN BURNS ‘RIDE AWAY’

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NEW VIDEO CLIP FROM IAN BURNS ‘RIDE AWAY’ WATCH HERE

The new video clip ‘Ride Away’ from Ian Burns was created by Paul Denham and his crew, cameraman Murray Tonkin & drone operator Ashely Raphael. Shot at the Scenic Equine Centre in Denham Court, Western Sydney, the clip features Ian’s wife Susie of 28 years and hoofed-pals BHM Mona Lisa and Pegasus.

Featured on Ian’s debut album “Want To Sing” and produced by Doug Bruce at Shoo Fly Studios, ‘Ride Away’ was serviced to radio via CRS Publicity #193. Written by Ian about when the stresses of the world get you down, saddling up your horse and riding away. When you feel the wind in your hair you can let your worries just fall away.

Ian and his music were recently honoured in The Josie Music Awards – the Nashville based accolades to recognise the work and talent of independent artists in all genres world-wide. Nominated by a radio DJ in the USA, Ian was included in the Traditional Country Music section for categories – Best Male Artist, Male Vocalist Of The Year, Song Of The Year ‘Ride Away’, Video Of The Year ‘Boundary Rider’ and Entertainer Of The year.

While Ian didn’t come home with any prizes, he was thrilled to be included and visit Nashville for the very first time – the trip was extended to celebrate Ian and Susie’s wedding anniversary. They took in the sights of the music capital including the Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman Auditorium before heading to Memphis to check out Gibson Guitars and BB King’s Blues Club. Next stop was Texas where they spent the week with Doug Bruce and his family to celebrate Maw Maw’s (Nan) 100th Birthday! Fort Worth saw them visit Billie Bob’s Texas and experience Mo Pitney live in concert. Final stop was Las Vegas for a day trip to the Grand Canyon and live shows from John Fogerty and Thompson Square. The Burns’ wedding anniversary was marked by celebrations at Caesars Palace with music by Celine Dion.

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MATT J WARD & THE RISING SONS – DEBUT EP OUT NOW!

EP Cover“Matt J Ward & The Rising Sons” is the self-titled debut EP from South Australian artist Matt J Ward and his band. With raw emotion, landscaped stories, catchy hooks, Matt sings of heartbreak, road trips and desert country like a veteran country performer.

The new music delivers a unique blend of contemporary Australian alt. country and draws comparisons with Neil Murray, Shane Howard, Corb Lund and Sturgill Simpson. The diverse EP delivers snippets of Nashville, the drive of late 70s Australian rock and swaggering tales of west Texan dive bars.

Sitting comfortably in the Alt-country/Americana wing of country music, Matt divides his time between music and his day job of working in national park and wildlife management. His work and music have taken him across Australia and more recently to the desert regions of West Texas. One such journey inspired much of what you hear on the debut EP.

‘Terlingua’ – the focus track on the EP was inspired by the West Texan ghost town of the same name. Once a town supporting a mercury mine, it has since been abandoned and is now home to a host of musicians looking for inspiration from its landscape and characters. Matt wrote this track after he visited in 2015 and ended up playing some shows at the famous Starlight Theatre, where well-known Texan country musicians such as George Goss and Butch Hancock play regularly.

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The self-titled debut EP features five self-penned tracks which will be familiar to those who attend Matt’s regular “Dive Bars and Bar Flies” shows across South Australia – past shows have featured Fanny Lumsden & Aaron Thomas, upcoming shows will feature Nick Payne & Peasant Moon. There is a small but strong country scene in South Australia, of which Matt is an active member. “Dive Bars and Bar Flies”, the brainchild of Matt and fellow country artist Paul Heggart (The Heggarties), aims to provide an avenue for local and national country artists to play in smaller bars across his home state. Version 2

Over the years, Matt has fronted three bands including Where There’s Smoke and more recently the two piece Battle of Flowers with Yvette Booth, which is more of a combination of alternative country and indie rock. Battle of Flowers gained popularity and had good supports such as international troubadour Hugo Race (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds) as well as staying in the local radio Top 20 charts for over 4 months.

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