to go solo: Anita
Spring is the latest female songstress set to
make a big impact on the Australian music scene.
Girls strike right chord
the '60s, the girl-group explosion changed the face of popular
the '90s, boy bands with sweet harmonies and matching outfits
were the hot trend.
it seems if you're a young, beautiful chick who can play
a piano, you're in as far as record companies are concerned.
started with Delta Goodrem's incredible chart assault
has flourished into a frenzy of young women being snapped
latest is The Block sensation Amity Dry, who
will release her debut album, The Lighthouse, on
up is New Zealand classical singer Hayley Westenra,
who will showcase her talents in Melbourne this month, and
Anita Spring, whose first single Blink (Stay a
Little Longer), will be released on July 21.
a relatively new face, Spring is almost a veteran of the
Australian music scene, having worked with acts such as
Christine Anu and Powderfinger.
was seen supporting Powderfinger when they sang their hit
Passenger at the 2000 ARIA awards and offered a record
has already featured on promos for Channel 7's All Saints
and will be heard in new Australian film Danny Deckchair,
starring Miranda Otto and Rhys Ifans (Notting
launch comes hot on the heels of another Universal signing,
Candice Alley, whose debut single Falling jumped
into the top five after huge radio airplay.
that wasn't enough girl power, remember we've already heard
from Home and Away starlet Bec Cartwright and
Always Greener's Michala Banas. And we've
also been threatened with a possible music career from former
Neighbours actor Madeleine West.
show star Dry's foray into pop is a twist on the usual soap-to-music
she knows The Block got her foot in the door, the
down-to-earth blonde says her music will prove she's no
the end it was worth the risk. This was a way I could get
the songs to an audience, and if audiences love them, then
I know I'm doing the right thing," she said.
I never thought I'd have to go on a renovating show to get
a record out."
Herald and Weekly Times
courtesy of Gareth K
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