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Anyone for tennis?
You may have heard Channel 7's rocky ad cam-
paign for the Australian Open featuring Nat
Alison's anthem 'Anyone For Tennis' with
Seven's resident celebs singing along. Nat's mu-
sic is rock 'n' roll, influenced by such names as
Zeppelin, Hendrix, AC/DC, Faith No More
and Janis Joplin. It contains big guitar riffs, big
hooks, and lyrics that are catchy, memorable
and that can mean something to everyone. "I
like to write music that excites people, makes
them want to let down their hair and forget
about the bad week they might have had, if
they've had a great week even better! There's
nothing more rewarding than seeing people
have a good time to your music, it's what keeps
me doing it." Nat recently worked with Vanessa
Amorosi and was asked to join her band full-
time, but had to decline. "If there were two
of me to focus on her band and my own thing
equally, I would have stayed."
Still, the singer has plenty to be excited about.
"I have been invited to London mid-March to
play guitar on Suzi Quatro's new stuff, so I am
very excited about working with 'Leather Tus-
cadero!' The woman is legendary!"
Alison is also looking for ward to playing
at Daylesford/Hepburn ChillOut Festival. "I
played at ChillOut last year and it was lots of
fun, great atmosphere being out in the country
and a crowd that was ready to do some party-
ing, I highly recommend it! I was fortunate
enough to be asked back to play this year."
See Nat at CREAM at ChillOut at the Old Hepburn
Hotel, Sat 6th March, along with Rosie Burgess,
Sam Lohs, Michelle Parsons and Emma Wall.
The Tote closes!
Melbourne's live music scene is in danger of extinc-
tion, due to VCAT's new 'high risk' fees and condi-
tions, putting live music venues in the same category
as night clubs. e iconic Melbourne venue e Tote
closed its doors last month, saying, "the 'high risk'
conditions they have placed on the Tote's license
make it impossible to trade pro tably." It wasn't the
rst and won't be last. e Tote is where a lot of bands
have kickstarted their careers and added to their fan
base. It's a sad loss.
From the midwest of the
US, rapper Kid Sister
(aka Melisa Young) has
created her own sound
with this exciting electro-
pop combo of club rap, hip-hop and dance music.
KS is supported by many big names in music,
along with Kayne West making contributions. KS
has incorporated fun into her music which gives
it a great edge. This is an exciting album for hip-
hoppers and I'm sure it will get them dancing in
Recollection (2 discs)
k.d. once again showcases
her perfect range of
pitch and her crooning
vocals in this collection
of her finest recordings
spanning 25 years of her career. Also included is
a second disc with eleven tracks that have never
been released on k.d.'s previous albums. These
include duets with Roy Orbison, Tony Bennett and
Jane Siberry and her new recording of 'Hallelujah'
which is one of the cleanest, heartfelt versions of
this Leonard Cohen classic that I've heard. There
is also a deluxe package available which includes
a third disc of previously unreleased songs and a
Wrapped Up Good
Brooke, Samantha and
Mollie McClymont are
the three multiple Golden
Guitar winning, sexy
sisters that have put glam
back into country music. This sophomore album
consists of high energy tracks such as 'Kick it
Up' also with a few sexy tracks, love songs and
of course broken hearted country songs (with
a positive spin), combined with superior three-
part harmonies, soaring vocals and the country
quaver. The album was recorded in Nashville
borrowing Taylor Swift's producer, helping to
create this great/fun country album.
Amanda Palmer -- March 4th The Garden of Unearthly Delights (Adelaide Fringe Festival); 7th Sydney
Opera House; 8th A & I Hall Byron Bay; 10th The Zoo Brisbane.
The Dead Weather -- March 19th & 20th The Forum Melb; 23rd The Tivoli Brisbane; 26th Enmore Theatre
Sydney; 29th Metro City Perth.
La Roux -- March 19th Festival Hall Melb; 21st Belvoir Amphitheatre Perth; 23rd The Barton Theatre
Adelaide; 25th The Tivoli Brisbane; 26th Club Coffs, Coffs Harbour; 27th Panthers (afternoon) Newcastle;
27th Big Top Sydney.
Nat Alison. Photo by Pierre Baroni.
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