Tanya Self

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TANYA SELF – DRESSED TO KILL

 

‘Dressed To Kill’ the latest single from Tanya Self, the born and bred Queenslander, is a loud and proud, classic girl anthem. Co-written with Sarah Godden (Delta Goodrem, Anthony Callea, Vanessa Amorosi), ‘Dressed To Kill’ ignites a crowd with a strong, earthy and positive message – the relationship is done and dusted; take control of your destiny and move on.

“Happiness and love doesn’t fall at your feet.  You have to be truly open to the possibility of finding what you want.    Sometimes that means taking a deep breath, putting yourself out there, and going for it.  It’s a hard life lesson – but worth the risk,” smiles Tanya, who found herself in the same position after becoming divorced.  Happily remarried, she has just celebrated her eleven year wedding anniversary.

‘Dressed To Kill’ was ear-marked as “single potential” from its inception in name alone.  Early demos and crowd response soon confirmed its destiny and it grew into one of Tanya’s favourite songs to perform live.  When the time came to nut out what to include on her 2014 “Random Truths” album, Tanya says, “It earned big ticks for being relatable and easily striking a chord with listeners. But you never know until you head into the studio.  It was magical and so exciting to hear it morphing from a thumpy acoustic rendition into something with a great vibe over a cheeky and forthright message.  It made sense.”

‘Dressed to Kill’ is Track 1 on “Random Truths” album, released in May 2014.

“Random Truths” has had three consecutive Top Ten single successes on the Country Tracks Top 40 chart including ‘The Jacaranda’ – the 1st single’s momentous eight weeks in the #1 spot – all produced in Nashville by award-winning Australian, Mike Flanders and collaborated with Rob Mackay and Jason Millhouse for Pacific International Music, here in Australia.  Tanya has performed at some of Australia’s premiere music festivals including Gympie Music Muster, Urban Country, Blue Water Country Music Festival, Canberra Blues & Roots Festival, Whittlesea, and a long-awaited welcome return to the Tamworth Country Music Festival.  Poignant performances of ‘Listening In’, (the track that deals with the often-silenced topic of domestic violence) include the United Nations International Women’s Day Conference, Brisbane Queen Street Mall for White Ribbon Day and the Queensland Parliament House for White Ribbon pledge-taking ceremony.

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Innocent Eve

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INNOCENT EVE – EVERY WOMAN

‘Every Woman’ – new single from sisters Rachel and Rebecca aka INNOCENTEVE celebrates the title subject. Written by the Rockhampton sister-act and taking inspiration from three diverse women, each song verse portrays a different individual. The song is an observation about how each woman appears to the outside world, of having it all together or having the perfect life – but they all have their own battles and passions, needs and desires or dreams – and they want it all. The song questions that need, that want, is it wrong? Or is it right to reach for the stars?

“She wants to be every woman and to sail every sea, to be a mother, lover, daughter and a friend,

She wants to ride a magic carpet, taste every wine and just fly free,”

‘Every Woman’ – Rachel & Rebecca Olsson, 2014

For the accompanying video clip, INNOCENTEVE enlisted the help of female family and friends of various ages, races, shapes, sizes and religions. Ranging from toddlers to the girls’ 83-years-old Nan, each woman has a starring role in the brand new clip, check it out here:

‘Every Woman’ is the 3rd single to be lifted from the sister-duo’s debut album “Temporary Balms”. The album’s title (also an album track) is about the vices or ‘temporary’ fixes we apply to certain situations even though we know they’re not best for us nor permanent solutions, like drinking away the pain. The album features 13 lucky tracks, with 10 coming from the duo’s collective pen and the three remaining tracks being re-workings of some much-loved songs. Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’, Tracy Chapman’s ‘Talkin’ ‘Bout A Revolution’ and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic ‘Proud Mary’ all receiving the INNOCENTEVE effect after being in the live set-list for years.

In support of this new single and video clip release, INNOCENTEVE is heading out on a regional QLD tour. The girls will perform in Longreach, Windorah, Blackwater, Rockhampton, Mackay and at the Big Red Bash – the two day music festival in the Simpson Desert, Birdsville as part of the Heels On Wheels show.

Both ‘Every Woman’  & Temporary Balms”

are available from iTunes, GooglePlay & official site

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Deep Creek Road

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DEEP CREEK ROAD – WHAT IF I WAS WILLING

 

Latest single, ‘What If I Was Willing’ from Melbourne-based act Deep Creek Road, has already had a starring role on US hit TV show Nashville. Fans of the show will remember during Season Two when main character, up and coming artist Will Lexington, performed it on a number of episodes. Steve Simmons & J’aime Holland, the driving forces behind Deep Creek Road came across the track while in the famed music city a few years back. They had answered an ‘extras casting call’ and subsequently featured in the episode when the song made its debut.

The track is actually written by Nashville hit-makers Billy Montana (Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers), Randy Montana (Garth Brooks, Jo Dee Messina, Sara Evans) and on-the-rise singer-songwriter Brian Davis. This is the second track lifted from their second EP “I Wanna See Ur Crazy”.  The first single and title track was written by Steve and J’aime along with well-known country writer Clive Young (Adam Brand, Brooke McClymont, Amber Lawrence) and celebrated two months on the Country Tracks Top 40.

Deep Creek Road has toured extensively across the country including the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Deni Ute Muster, Melbourne’s Live On The Lawn festival alongside Kasey Chambers, Lee Kernaghan and will perform at their first Gympie Music Muster this August. The band is currently in Nashville ready to enjoy the CMA Music Festival while writing/recording new music for their new album due for release in 2016.

‘What If I Was Willing’ is available for pre-order on iTunes now

And officially released on Friday June 12th

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Nick Payne

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NICK PAYNE – OLD SYDNEY TOWN 

Nick Payne, singer/songwriter/guitarist of Sydney folk/bluegrass act Dear Orphans, releases his first solo single, the self-penned ‘Old Sydney Town’.

An ode to the hardships of life in the colony of 1789 Sydney, this is an old time modal song combined with bluegrass banjo and bluesy dobro.

Co-produced with Lyn Taylor (the other half of Dear Orphans) the track was recorded in the lounge room of the band’s dobro player Jolyon Gray back in June 2014. Recorded live with only backing vocals and tambourine added later, the intention was to capture the spontaneity and energy that can only come from a live performance.

‘Old Sydney Town’ is the first single from an as-yet-untitled album currently in production and is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD HERE and you can check out the video clip HERE

The upcoming album will feature 12 songs and be divided into two ‘sides’. Side A will be songs set in the present, produced with contemporary instrumentation and Side B songs will be set in the past but produced with traditional acoustic instrumentation. Co-writes with fellow country music artists Katie Brianna and Megan Cooper are already slated as part of the track listing for an album that will include themes of hardship, revenge, death, peace, goodbyes and salvation.

Nick grew up in Sydney but has also lived in Wollongong (south of Sydney), Dalby in rural QLD, the Gold Coast and eventually made the move back home in 2005. The singer-songwriter’s first instrument of choice was the piano at aged 8, luckily at age 12 Nick was given a guitar by his mum and subsequently quit the piano! Music was a staple right through high school and in Year 11 Nick formed a Beatles cover band. In his final year of school, Nick was a member of a three-piece indie rock band called The Caveman which continued for another year or so.

With regard to the country music path, we have Ryan Adams and a borrowed copy of his “Heartbreaker” album to thank. After listening to this album, Nick dug through his music collection and realised “for a guy who doesn’t like country music I sure owned a lot of it!” Around the same time, Nick was finally able to purchase the acoustic guitar he’d always wanted – a Martin HD28V, for those wondering. And in an attempt to convince himself it was the right decision played it as much as possible and in turn the Dear Orphans was created.  ‎

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Simply Bushed

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SIMPLY BUSHED – HARRY 

SIMPLY BUSHED LEND A VOICE TO MAN & BEAST IN NEW SINGLE ‘HARRY’

A new year marks a new radio single from Simply Bushed. ‘Harry’ is another track from the pens of the creative band leaders, Paul Grierson and Chris Rieger and announces the third single from 2014’s “This Country”.

‘Harry’ explores the relationship between the beast and the rider in the bull riding arena. Paul and Chris have observed many competitive pairings over the years of performing at countless festivals and rodeos but leave the aftermath for the listener to decide.

Next stop on the Simply Bushed journey is the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival. This festival will see the boys play four main shows at both Tamworth Services Club and the West Tamworth League Club.

The boys will also attend country music’s night of nights -The Golden Guitar Awards – with first single, ‘Making Hay’ scoring two finalist placements in the “Bluegrass Recording Of The Year” and “Qantaslink New Talent Of The Year” categories.

SIMPLY BUSHED 2015 TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL SHOWS:

‘Giant Family Bush Dance’ @ West Tamworth League Club – Blazes – Monday Jan 19th @ 7.00pm

Tickets: www.wtlc.com.au/tickets-sales OR 02 6765 7588

‘Loud And Proud’ @ Tamworth Services Club – The Dungeon – Wednesday Jan 21st @ 7.30pm

Tickets: www.tamworthservicesclub.com.au OR 02 6766 8166

‘Campfire Show’ @ Tamworth Services Club – The Dungeon – Friday Jan 23rd @ 2.00pm

Tickets: www.tamworthservicesclub.com.au OR 02 6766 8166

Simply Bushed ‘This Country’ @ West Tamworth League Club – Blazes – Saturday Jan 24th @ 5.00pm

Tickets: www.wtlc.com.au/tickets-sales OR 02 6765 7588

“This Country” is out now through WJO 

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The Long And Short Of It

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THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT 

One would imagine, new single from The Long And Short Of It, ‘Beatles Without John’, could possibly be a tribute to the fab four. And while the duo’s lead vocalist/guitarist David does cite them as one of his influences, after listening to the lyrics, it becomes apparent that this is actually a love song.
As one voice sings to a lost lover that her absence makes him feel like the Beatles without John: “There’d be no Beatles without John, and there’s no harmonies since you’ve been gone – I’m just a sad song.” This track also offers up some of the best organ work on the album, whispering on top of the shuffle percussion.
This track is the 2nd single to be released from “You Made Me Stronger” – the duo’s fifth album. After working on original material and sifting through 2000 plus song submissions, in September 2013 The Long And Short Of It travelled to Nashville Tennessee to record with Emmy award-winning producer Kenny Royster.
Kenny assembled a collection of high profile session musicians, including Dennis Holt (former drummer of Kansas), keyboardist Howard Duck (Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts), banjo/acoustic guitarist Bobby Terry (Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw), and lead & slide guitarist Pat Buchanan (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Chesney) to bring the album tracks to life.
The album’s first radio single, ‘Latter Day Cowboy’ peaked at #14 on the Country Tracks Top 40 – a first for the Melbourne-based duo – and the accompanying video clip was recently released. Check it out HERE

“YOU MADE ME STRONGER” – OUT NOW available from iTunes & the official site

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Doug McIntyre

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Doug McIntyre – Back In The Little Town

“Back In The Little Town” – the self-penned new radio single from Southern Highlands based singer-songwriter Doug McIntyre is the captivating story of the Australian prodigal son. The son leaves home, blows his inheritance in Brisbane, ends up sleeping in a cardboard box under the city’s ‘Story Bridge’, then crawls back home where the ‘old man’ accepts him with open arms.

This song possesses all the characteristics of a classic Aussie Country/Rock ballad and is the first single to be lifted from Doug’s third album “Riding Free”. Produced by current CMAA Producer Of The Year, Matt Fell (Sara Storer, John Williamson, Graeme Connors) the album will be released next month.

Doug grew up at Goolgowi, in the northern Riverina of NSW and has been inspired by everyone from Pavarotti to Slim Dusty. Music was always played in Doug’s childhood home with his grandad playing accordion and Doug picking up the guitar at 14. An artist who writes songs about Australia for Australians, Doug was named ‘Male Rising Star’ at the Australian Independent Country Music Awards, and went on to become a CMAA Academy of Country Music graduate.

“I’m fascinated by people’s stories, and I love this great country of ours! I share my passion through my words and music; light a spark in people, drop them in at the scene”  

Doug McIntyre

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The Long And Short Of It

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THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT 

‘Latter Day Cowboy’ is the latest radio single and the first to be lifted from “You Made Me Stronger” the fifth album from The Long And Short Of It.

The Melbourne-based duo was created after a chance meeting at a charity gig just over five years ago. With David Baird on acoustic guitar/lead vocal and Patsy Toop on keyboards along with soulful harmonies their repertoire covers a range of country music styles including rock, folk and ballads.

Although David and Patsy are both classically trained musicians neither started playing professionally till they teamed up in 2009. David’s musical influences include James Taylor, The Beatles, Garth Brooks and The Eagles and Patsy cites Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Patsy Cline and Bon Jovi as her musical heroes.

After working on original material and sifting through 2000 plus song submissions, in September 2013 The Long And Short Of It was ready to travel to Nashville Tennessee. This recording process was to become their new album “You Made Me Stronger”. For nearly three weeks of 10am starts to past midnight finishes, the duo worked with Emmy award-winning producer Kenny Royster of Direct Image Studios and a collection of the music city’s finest musicians.

‘Latter Day Cowboy’ almost didn’t make the cut. Whilst in Nashville, they discovered that producer Kenny had already sent the song to be considered but they hadn’t listened to it yet. “We just love the melodic waltz and the lyrics are beautiful. Lyrics are important to us, we love telling stories through songs and creating imagery for those who listen”, says David.

David is the ‘short’ of the duo – quite shy off the stage and Patsy is the ‘long’ part, an entertainer from an early age. When not performing together their day jobs are poles apart – David is a sign writer and Patsy a lawyer. Despite her passion for the law, Patsy says music keeps her sane, “I just love doing it. We’ve come at this fairly late in our lives – we’re not teenagers… so we practice a lot and really do work hard at it”.

“You Made Me Stronger” – OUT NOW available from iTunes & the official site

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Don Allen

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Don Allen – Old Guitar

‘Old Guitar’ the new radio single from Don Allen is the first to be released from his fourth album, “Only Time Will Tell”. The track was written by TSAI (Tennessee Songwriters Association International) award-winning writer James Breedwell and produced by Billy Anderson (Pam Tillis, Johnny Paycheck, Kevin Welch) of Breedens Studio Tennessee.

“Only Time Will Tell” features 12 original tracks including two written by Don and was released in the USA on CMG Records – CEO Steven B Riley has many years industry experience including as a musician playing for the likes of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.

Originally from New Zealand Don has been singing country music since he was a young boy. He has worked all over Australia and New Zealand appearing on several television shows including ‘That’s Country’ (NZ) and ‘Ron Smeck’s Easy Livin’ Country’ (USA) plus in Jesus Christ Superstar (NZ) in the role of Judas. Don has been the recipient of the Golden Clef Award (NZ), Male Vocal – Gore (NZ) and Male Vocalist Of The Year – Queensland Country Music Awards.

Don’s previous albums “Let It Be Me”, “For The Life Of Me” and “One For The Road” also contain many tracks from Don’s own pen as well as cover versions of unforgettable country classics such as ‘Ring Of Fire’, ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ and ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’.

Don’s music is available on iTunes and www.donallen.com.au/

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Kristy James

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KRISTY JAMES – NOBODY’S GONNA MAKE ME

“Nobody’s Gonna Make Me” the debut EP from Newcastle native Kristy James is the follow-up to her debut single, ‘Overdrive’ which was released in December 2012.

As with ‘Overdrive’, the five-track EP comprises works from Kristy’s own pen plus the EP’s title track and first radio single which is a co-write with APRA and ARIA award-winning songwriter Mike Carr (Melinda Schneider, Adam Brand and Graeme Connors). The EP is written from real life experiences and Kristy completely strips back and bears all in this intense, emotionally raw filled EP.

‘Nobody’s Gonna Make Me’, the radio single, was inspired from the recent success of debut single ‘Overdrive’. Kristy decided to write this song to send the message that at the end of the day it is her hard work and sheer determination that makes her who she is, not anybody else. A powerful song with a powerful message that says you are who you are thanks to some help along the way of course, but at the end of the day, nobody but you, makes you.
Once again Kristy has gathered a who’s who of Australian country music to release her original works. In the producer’s chair again is Simon Johnson of Hillbilly Hut (Adam Harvey, Travis Collins, Buddy Goode), engineering by Jeff McCormack, mixed and mastered by Ted Howard at Rancom St Studios with photography and design by Glen Hannah. Helping to bring the music to life are musicians Jedd Hughes, Luke Davis, Pete Drummond and Mick Albeck with backing vocals by Mike Carr, Marty Worrall and Chris E Thomas.

“Because I’m not listening to what you say, whatever I do I’m doing it my way, you don’t make me who I am, no-one’s gonna make me what I don’t wanna be”,
Nobody’s Gonna Make Me – Mike Carr & Kristy James, 2012
“NOBODY’S GONNA MAKE ME” THE EP IS RELEASED WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13th

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