DIARY - 5 SEPTEMBER 2006 - PREVIEW EPISODE 9 - SERIES 6
PAIR OF JASONS HEADLINE NU COUNTRY TV
country star-pilot Jason McCoy and his trucking band The Road Hammers
headline Nu Country TV this week - Saturday 9th September.
And another Jason - Queensland country singer Jason Kemp debuts on
Nu Country as a prelude to his appearance on our Hotel Kew showcase
on Saturday October 7.
The Jasons join Travis Collins and Steve Forde in this week's episode
hosted by Mid Pacific Bob Olson on C 31 at 8.30 pm.
McCoy formed his trucking band during a short hiatus from his solo
recording career that brought him to Australia for several tours.
first scored widespread exposure in Australia on a 2002 summer tour with
fellow Canadian Fred Eaglesmith, prolific hit writer Jim Lauderdale, Kim
Richey and Audrey Auld Mezera.
McCoy, winner of many awards in his homeland, later returned with Adam
Harvey for a joint tour and plans to return here in 2007.
Click Here for a feature
on McCoy from the Diary on August 27, 2006.
KEMP HEADS SOUTH OF THE BORDER
singer-songwriter Jason Kemp has primed the pump for his career with a
brace of innovative indie videos to promote his original songs.
The Roma born singer-songwriter won acclaim when he performed with Billy
Wyatt at the 2005 Nu Country TV Christmas party at the Hotel Kew.
Kemp performs a video for his song Roadtrip that he filmed in the
majestic beauty of Queensland.
The prolific songwriter has had songs recorded by peers diverse as Tanya
Self, Josh Arnold, Nellie Donovan, Robert Keith and Gemma Doyle.
Donovan, raised on a Conondale dairy farm released Kemp's song Cruisin'
as the second single from her debut album Steppin' Out.
The video clip for Cruisin' was shot by award winning director Ross Wood
at Berry in NSW - it followed the video for her debut single Sing Me
Kemp released two singles from his debut album This Dance and is recording
a new album in Melbourne in spring.
He made video clips for five of his original songs - Country Train,
Roadtrip, No-one Loves This Truck Like Me, Conformity and Ballad
Of Adrian Peddemore.
CLICK HERE for
more about Kemp, Ruckus, Phil Younger & Country Brew, Silver Sting
String Outlaws at our Hotel Kew showcase from the Diary on August 23,
CLICK HERE for Hotel
Kew showcase guest Cyndi Boste on August 29. 2006.
COLLINS - I WAS WRONG
Collins used his 2004 Tamworth Star Maker victory as his springboard
after emerging as a teenage busker on the mean streets of Campbelltown
as a teenager.
The second youngest boy of six children performs a video for I
Was Wrong - one of four original songs on debut CD Start The
Car - on Nu Country.
produced Collins album, that has been re-released with bonus tracks, and
a duet with 2005 Starmaker winner Samantha McClymont on A Fool Like
22, also covered Jeff Bates rarity My In-Laws Are Outlaws.
Another creative choice was revered Texan troubadour Guy Clark's song
Step Inside This House - title track of a Lyle Lovett disc.
Viewers may recall Collins as Kasey Chambers love interest in the video
of he smash hit Not Pretty Enough.
Further info - www.traviscollins.com.au
FORDE - NO WRONG
rodeo rider and latter day country singer Steve Forde is a good example
of an artist chancing his dreams on overseas missions.
He suffered broken arms and bruises in his riding passion but wrote
songs on visits to Texas and Canada as a rodeo rider in 1998.
Forde, just 29, grew up in Cowra and works a family farm at Grenfell
when not on the road.
The singer reached wider audiences when he opened on the 2005 Australian
tour by for California born surfing cowboy and chart topper Gary Allan.
Forde performs in the video clip of his song No Wrong from
his third album Rowdy on Sydney label Vital.
the album in Dallas and Arlington, Texas, Nashville and Australia.
released Livin' Right in 2002 and Wild Ride in 2004.
CLICK HERE for a Steve
Forde story in the Diary on January 9, 2005.
SILVER STRING OUTLAWS
band Silver String Outlaws, famed for their lavish touring bus and rigs,
debut on Nu Country TV this week.
The band performs a video clip of Hit The Highway, penned by bassist
Noel Goard, as preview for its appearance at the Hotel Kew showcase on
Saturday October 7.
Silver String Outlaws was formed by Steve Latham in 2001 and released
an EP in 2005 that featured the single Looking For The Good Life.
Since then it has recorded an album with a brace of originals.
They include oft-recorded Holy Mary - penned by Dead Livers singer
and latter day Portland resident Marty Atchison who wrote the popular
Nu Country TV theme song Up And Down The Line.
Further info - http://silverstringoutlaws.com/
HOTEL KEW SHOWCASE
WIN LEE KERNAGAN AKUBRA
Queensland singer Jason Kemp is flying into Melbourne to appear at the
Nu Country TV showcase at Hotel Kew on Saturday October 7.
Kemp joins Ruckus, Cyndi Boste, British born Phil Younger & Country
Brew, Silver String Outlaws and other special guests on the concert that
starts at 6 p m.
The showcase is free to Nu Country members or viewers who renew membership
or join on the night.
All financial members will be eligible for the draw of the Lee Kernaghan
Akubra at the showcase that will be filmed for Nu Country TV Series #7
CLICK HERE for details of membership
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