Aly Cook brings her Country Storm to Christchurch
Aly Cook will be performing at the Christchurch Folk Music Club on Sunday 2nd September at 7.30pm. Having just been awarded Female Country Artist of the Year 2012 at the National Country Music Award.
Aly Cook is one of New Zealand's most successful self-managed independent artists, having built a worldwide network of devoted fans. Performing in Norway USA UK, Europe & Australia as well as at home in New Zealand where she is based near Nelson.
Her NZ accolades include Aly's first solo release I Wonder enjoyed commercial airplay in NZ and was nominated New Zealand APRA Country Song of the Year 2005 & as finalist in the MLT Songwriting Awards 2007 with "Grow" & now awarded Female Country Artist of the Year 2012.
At 48 years of age, she is not your stereotypical debut emerging artist. Aly has raised the funds for her debut album using crowd funding and recorded a superb album BRAND NEW DAY.. Aly has had a long & varied career in the entertainment industry back to the 80's touring in administration for the likes of Michael Edgley in Australia and several other promoters in New Zealand and Australia, where she attained skills to allow her to promote her own music now & be highly successfully self-managed & published.
Also, working as a backing vocalist for artists like Sharon O'Neill and Rick Bryant, to name a few. Aly embraced social media using it to build a devoted fanbase coming from every corner of the world.
After her single Midnight Sun reached #12 on the Australian Top 30 Country Tracks airplay chart in June, in August 2012 Aly has launched Country Storm into Australia. Co-written with David Erik and recorded in Nashville with producer Chip Martin, the track is a women self-empowerment theme. The video is filmed and integrates footage, shot in Nashville UK and Christchurch New Zealand and is directed and produced by Christchurch director Paul Sparkes.
Aly will be performing at Christchurch folk club and then shooting the video for her next single "The River" in Christchurch in the days following, once again with director Paul Sparks
The Christchurch Folk Music Club is meeting at the Irish Society Hall at 25 Domain Terrace, Spreydon. This concert begins 7.30 pm. The bar and doors will be open from 7 pm.
Tickets: $10 members $15 non-members. Door sales only. Doors open 7.00 pm.