DIARY - 13 SEPTEMBER 2005 - PREVIEW EPISODE 11 - SERIES 4
COLE AND JAKE NICKOLAI TOGETHER
Cole had good reasons for taking young gun Jake Nickolai on her
national tour to promote fifth album Feel This Free.
She needed a dynamic guitarist for her band and opening act to attract
the armies of fillies roaming the bush beyond the neon.
Beccy also wants to utilise Nickolai's talents before he follows
mentors Keith Urban, Jedd Hughes and Greencards onto the more lucrative
Cole and her fellow South Australian multi-instrumentalist both
appear on Episode 11 of Nu Country TV this Saturday - September
17 - at 8 p m on C 31.
The bucolic belle from the Blackwood Hills of Adelaide performs
a video for her new single A Better Woman.
is a panellist on ABC TV's Spicks & Specks and had a character
created for her by The Wiggles.
also joins singer mum Carol Sturtzel on ABC TV cooking show Beat The Chef
when she's home on her national tour.
CLICK HERE for a Beccy
feature in the DIARY on April 16, 2005.
JAKE NICKOLAI 3 DAYS DRIVING
born, latter day Mornington Peninsula artist Jake Nickolai has emulated
the theme of new single 3 Days Driving on his tour with Cole.
"I loved 3 Days Driving because it's a road song, and I figure
I'll be spending a lot of time on the road over the next few years,"
says Jake, just 22.
Nickolai performs a video for the song penned by former teen tonker
Mark O'Shea from his debut ABC mini-album Think About You.
The Tamworth College of Country Music graduate has sold a brace
of his Matt Fell produced disc while on tour.
Hefty exposure of videos on CMC and Nu Country TV for Faster,
Think About You and 3 Days Driving have primed the sales
was one of the headliners for the Nu Country Arts Centre concert
on January 30.
HERE for a Jake feature from the Diary.
born singer-songwriter James Talley returns with a live performance
of his song Give My Love To Marie.
The 12-album veteran, who supplements his music by selling real estate
in Nashville, has been performing for four decades.
Talley, 60, performed at the 1977 inauguration of former U.S. President
Jimmy Carter and has released live albums of U.S. and European concerts.
Carter was the proud owner of Talley's 1975 debut LP, Got No Bread,
No Milk, No Money, But We Sure Got A Lot Of Love and successors
Tryin' Like The Devil (1976) and Blackjack Choir (1977).
his first album with earnings from his carpentry work and released his
new albums on his indie Cimarron label.
He has also retrieved the rights to his embryonic discs that were swallowed
up by the Capitol conglomerate and withered on the sales vine.
HERE for a Talley story from the Diary on August 9, 2005.
GO TO MARKET
Nu Country TV producer-director Peter Hosking goes shopping for supplies
and artefacts for his recently renovated town house he always lugs
his video camera.
So he reached deep into his saddlebag when he spotted popular Melbourne
bluegrass band Hardrive strutting their stuff at the Camberwell Market
on the Sabbath.
Singing actor Hosking weaved between the fresh fruit and veges as
he filmed the lads performing The Gospel Plough.
was promoting its second album Henry Lawson's Blues due south of the Camberwell
railway station with Hosking - not local thespians Geoffrey Rush and Barry
Humphries - on the dark side of the camera.
Further info - http://hardrive.bluegrass.org.au/
COWPOKE FROM MITTAGONG
American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien was
the brightest import to grace historic Southern Highlands of Mittagong
until singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman and Billy Joe Shaver's
invasion in 2002.
O'Brien and his bands Hot Rize and Red Knuckles & The Trail Blazers
performed at a bluegrass festival on a tour promoted by latter day
Melbourne musician Chris Duffy.
Now the pretty
locale has produced the treasured musical export Cowpoke who have released
their debut album Pokin' 'Round.
revelling in a management address of 409 Bong Bong St, Bowral, NSW 2576,
has also filmed a video for its song Fool.
Members met while teaching at Southern Highlands School of Music and debuted
in October of 2004 with satirical single How Would John?
Cowpoke debuts on Nu Country TV on Saturday with Fool.
Further info - http://www.cowpoke.com.au/
DALTON A GLOOMCHASER
refugee Nic Dalton exploits acrimony of ruptured rural romance on his
tune There's Nobody Coming Over.
Nic suffered heartbreak when he spent five years living on a small farm
at Morongla, population 40, in central west NSW.
The singer's pain deepened whenever he drove through Goulburn - "home
of the big Merino" - en route to Sydney.
So Dalton and his Gloomchasers Orchestra named second album Home Of
The Big Regret and cut a video for their song for Nu Country TV on
Ironically Lucy Lehmann - source of Dalton's domestic drama - plays guitar
and co- wrote eight of 13 tunes on the Half A Cow label disc, distributed
Further info - www.halfacow.com.au
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