TRAVIS COLLINS “HITS AND OTHER BITS” @ ROOTY HILL RSL – JUNE 2ND...

On the back of a hugely successful 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival which earned TRAVIS COLLINS a sell-out show and three Golden Guitars – ‘Single of the Year’ (Just Another Girl), ‘Song of the Year’ (Call Me Crazy), and the coveted ‘Male Artist of the Year’ (for the album Hard Light) – Total Country is proud to have him back and we are ready for a massive night. You may have seen Travis before but not like this… ‘’I’m very excited about this… my ‘Hits and Other Bits’ show is very different from anything I’ve ever done” says Travis. “Recently, I’ve had opportunities to connect and really listen to my fans and what their favourite songs of mine have been – across all five albums… Whilst it’s often all about the ‘hits and latest releases, I’ve been blown away to learn just how many people also want to hear the more ‘hidden’ tracks, never released to radio or CMC. I’ve been extremely moved by this and wanted to find a way to include these ‘fan favourites’ into a show, without having to remove other songs to fit them – That was the challenge”. “The idea arose for me to play my own support set, featuring all these fan favourites that have never made it to the touring show before… You know, the ones that only usually come out around campfire singalongs, house parties, and band jam sessions. So, that’s what I’ll be doing on Friday 2nd June – We’re still gonna give a hot and sweaty, high energy, full and electric band show where I’ll play ALL the ‘hits’, but I’ll also be my own support act before that and revive a lot of the missing favourites. I can’t wait… It’s gonna be wild”...

NEW MUSIC: DARREN COGGAN “THE WIDE HORIZON”...

The wide horizon, a scope of perception, knowledge, an understanding of new possibilities, fresh starts and second chances. Indeed, the horizon has never been wider for one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists, Darren Coggan, with the release of his new studio album, “The Wide Horizon” – out now. In the time since his last offering, the intensely personal and Golden Guitar winning album, “War Stories”, Darren has been tirelessly lapping the continent with his critically acclaimed theatre show Peace Train The Cat Stevens Story, playing to sold out audiences and standing ovations in the most prestigious venues across Australia & New Zealand including The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. Darren Coggan is a masterful storyteller with a knack of weaving fascinating and perceptive tales through his songs. “The Wide Horizon” encapsulates Darren at his very best with songs that will truly engage your spirit. Produced by Ben Edgar (guitarist for Missy Higgins, Goyte, Passenger, Angus & Julia Stone) and recorded in Melbourne, the album features a cast of Australia’s finest musicians who have woven their own distinctive style around Darren’s melodies and lyrics. The optimistic title track sets the scene for a spirited ride through a landscape that is uniquely Australian and unmistakably, Darren Coggan. “The Wide Horizon” speaks of escaping the day to day grind and searching for new beginnings, embracing the empowering energy of the here and now to dull down the harsh reality that one day, we will look up from our phones and life will have passed us by. On the eve of the album’s release, Darren added another trophy to his mantle when he took home the coveted ‘Male Artist Of The Year’ for the second consecutive year at the Australian Celtic Music Awards held in Glen Innes on Saturday...

TONY COOK ‘LAIDBACK COUNTRY’ MUSIC VIDEO...

(Music video featuring Tony Cook with State & Federal MPs Shane Knuth & Bob Katter)   TONY COOK ‘LAIDBACK COUNTRY’ WATCH HERE ‘Laidback Country’ the new music video from Tony Cook was produced by the award-winning team at The Filmery and features Federal/State MPs Bob Katter and Shane Knuth. Shot in Charters Towers Queensland, the track is a dedication to Tony’s beloved hometown. ‘Laidback Country’ is out now via Amrap & KrisKat Publicity If you don’t have a copy, please email kris@kriskatpublicity.com.au   MORE INFO ON TONY COOK: FACEBOOK | WEBSITE For more info and/or an interview with Tony Cook, contact: EMAIL | M: 0414 334 348 | Ph: 02 9349 5328 | WEBSITE...

JACKIE DEE UPDATE – MARCH 2017...

  Helensburgh NSW based artist Jackie Dee began 2017 by launching her single, ‘Contemplating Life’ at the Tamworth Country Music Festival – the launch doubled as a preview for her third studio album “Six String Heart” released in February. The single’s accompanying music video was produced by Josh Favaloro of The Filmery at the reportedly haunted Old Railway Tunnel in Jackie’s hometown and has been viewed more than 18,000 times on Facebook alone. It’s a philosophical track with an uplifting message about taking care of each other particularly with the negativity we hear, read and see about each day in the news. WATCH HERE On its release, ‘Contemplating Life’ enjoyed two weeks on the Amrap Regional Chart and peaked at #9 – this is a weekly top ten list of the singles most ordered for airplay from Amrap’s AirIt, community radio’s exclusive Australian music catalogue. 15,000 new Australian tracks are showcased on AirIt, with dozens added every week so it’s hard to crack the Amrap Charts. Past Amrap Chart entries include Troy Cassar-Daley & Kasey Chambers. More recently the album’s lead single is sitting at #34 on the Country Tracks Top 40 chart for its second week.   ‘Contemplating Life’ is out now via Amrap & KrisKat Publicity  If you don’t have a copy, please email kris@kriskatpublicity.com.au   “Six String Heart” is out now via Checked Label Services   GET SOCIAL WITH JACKIE DEE: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | WEBSITE     For more info, and/or an interview with Jackie Dee, contact: EMAIL | M: 0414 334 348 | Ph: 02 9349 5328 |...

“COUNTRY ROCKS” THE SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW...

In a Sydney-first, Country Rocks comes to the Sydney Royal Easter Show! Country Rocks – (the brainchild of Mick Bond, lead singer of country rock band, BREWN) aims to provide a service for artists, venues and the fans of country rock that is mutually beneficial for all parties. The Country Rocks touring banner has showcased the likes of James Blundell, Drew McAlister, Christie Lamb, 8 Ball Aitken, Tori Darke, Ben Ransom, Hayley Marsten, Brewn, Chris Staff & Rhiannon Cooke all over Australia. Most recently Country Rocks presented ‘Beyond The Blaze’ raising much needed funds for those affected by the devastating fires of Carwoola & Queanbeyan ACT. The fundraising concert at the Royal Hotel Bungendore featuring James Blundell, Brewn, Tori Darke & Ben Ransom raised almost $14,500! Country Rocks comes to the Royal Easter Show with James Blundell, Brewn, Drew McAlister & Tori Darke next month – April 14th & 15th. Easter Show tickets for those dates will allow you entry into the Country Rocks show. Book “Easter Show/Country Rocks tix” HERE ALL ARTISTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS MORE INFO/TO ARRANGE INTERVIEWS, PLEASE CONTACT KRISKAT PUBLICITY e: kris@kriskatpublicity.com.au | p: 02 9349 5328 | m: 0414 334...

‘PUSH’ NEW SINGLE FROM KRISTY JAMES...

‘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...