Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

It's always exciting when a great new artist comes to us from Aotearoa 'the land of the long white cloud' (New Zealand) bringing with her a refreshing new sound that once again shows the diversity of music now appealing to Country Music fans.

Aly Cook was born into a musical family in Nelson New Zealand, her father was an opera singer trained at the Guildhall in London. Aly has spent many years touring in the entertainment industry in administrative roles whilst continuing to write music throughout her journeys around the world.

So now the time has come to focus on her own art. The first single ‘Spend it’ is from her very 1st album ‘Brand New Day’ being released in the coming weeks.

'Spend it' is a sassy Country Blues track co-written by Aly Cook and NZ hit maker - producer Alan Jansson (Producer of the #1 album and single 'How Bizarre' by OMC which went to #1 in 15 countries including #1 on the US Billboard charts).

'Spend it' takes Aly on a dollar note's journey around the world, with wailing pedal steel the song slides its way through a tongue in cheek resolve to the recession. "You gotta spend it while u can"..."money makes the world go around... only if we continue to Spend it". 'Spend It' also features the very smooth vocal harmonies of Sina from the band 'OMC' who adds a pacifica type feel to this great Country track.

The song will be accompanied by a video, shot in New Zealand in Reefton & Christchurch (before the Earthquake!) and produced by Paul Sparkes (winner NZ Kodak Music Video Awards & 6 x Qantas Media Award winning editor of the year).

The single is being distributed to all media / radio this week via the new CRS CD compilation (ex Nfs). Aly Cook is being represented in Australia by manager-consultant Phil Payne of Paynie Presents.

For interviews or further information please call:
PHIL PAYNE at Paynie Presents on e: [email protected] or w: 02 9712 1663 or m: 0408 448 541

(Please note...If you don't receive the CRS disc please let me know and I'll send you an mp3 file)

TOUR DATES (In Australia)
Sun 1st May - Urban Country Music Festival, Caboolture, Qld (NZ Showcase)
Sun 15th - Sun 22nd May - Norfolk Island Country Music Festival
And more dates to follow....

Promotional Copies for review can also be attained by emailing [email protected]

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10 / 26 Charles Street, Five Dock, NSW 2046
0408 448 541
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P: +61 2 9712 1663
M: +61 408 448 541


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