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History



KYLIE'S FULL MUSIC HISTORY

Kylie Adams-Collier has been singing on stage for thirty years.

Growing up in Bellingen, northern N.S.W, Australia, Kylie was brought up with music.

Her mother was a radio presenter at 2BBBfm, Bellingen and opened Kylie’s eyes to a large variety of musical styles.


Kylie left home to study fine arts in Sydney in the late eighties. It was there that she started singing country music in bars and writing songs after her sister, Jenny Adams gave her a guitar.


Her first band, The Willows developed a following at the iconic Sandringham Hotel, which caught songwriter , Bruce Begley’s ( The Honeys) attention.


Kylie joined Bruce Begley’s new band  the Snow Leopards along with Bruce Begley, Andrea Croft ( The Honeys), Greg Atkinson ( Big Heavy Stuff), Lisa Partington ( The Rosemaries), Peter Kelly ( Disneyfist), Peter Kelly ( Vanilla Chainsaws), James Lockett, Paul Nagel and Andrew Ingram .

The Snow Leopards recorded two albums on Waterfront Records which lead to a national tour, JJJfm playlisting and a live at the wireless concert plus videos on ABC’s Rage TV. The Snow Leopards got into the Top 10 Alternative ARIA charts and played regularly at venues.


The Snow Leopards were also included in the Roo Art’s Young Blood Compilation CD. This lead to the “ Snow Leopards” touring with The Fauves, The Clouds , The Welcome Mat and many more popular independent bands of the 90’s.


Kylie’s next music collaboration was with The Appollonians ( originals band) and Deep South       ( blues band) with Dom Phillips, Tony Cooper and Mark Cunningham. They supported many bands including Canned Heat, The Whitlams, Peggy Van Zalm, Richard Clapton, Mental as Anything , Lonesome Boogie and many more.


Kylie then moved back to her hometown of Bellingen. This inspired her to write country songs again. She joined Dom Phillips, John Thorne, Karen Braidwood and Brad Ross to form Kitty Adams & The Hi Ho Silvers. They recorded a self -titled EP. 


Kylie’s self-penned song about her father ,Wallpaper Horses,  made it into the finals in the Capitol Country Music Association National Talent Quest and was covered by local papers and channel 7 TV.


Kylie continued to write songs, taking on a stage name Kitty Adams.

She worked with other Bellingen artists Sandra Clarke, Leisa Robinson and many more performing at many fund raising gigs, wine fairs and hotels in and around the Bellingen area. 


Popular Bellingen Café, Cool Creek Café, supported Kylie (Kitty) in more ways than one. Annie and Shelly employed Kylie as a waitress where she met numerous touring acts. Sometimes she was a singing waitress on request! Annie would book Kylie as a support act or headline act and she would fill the venue. This helped Kylie build a strong fan base in her hometown.


Kylie also joined a jazz band, Zoobop, in Bellingen with well-respected jazz players, Chris Frater, Peter Crane, Michael Daunt, Greg Richardson and Lawrence Pastro . They performed at two Bellingen Jazz Festivals, Kempsey Arts Ball, Coffs Harbour Food and Wine Fair, pubs and private functions.


Kylie also teamed up with other singers and song writers and started the Bellingen Singers, Songwriters and Musicians Society (BSSMS). The group held popular monthly concerts in town that was recorded by Radio 2bbb’s Max Thrower and broadcasted on the local radio. Neil Hamilton hosted the evening and it was a great networking base for local musicians and a great platform for playing original music.


Kylie also worked with local Bellingen Musician Nigel Harrington on a dance track on his Nagual album. She also teamed up with Luke Rhodes and Nigel Harrington for a special event at the Cool Creek Café to raise money for local businesses affected by floods.


While in Bellingen Kylie was cast as an extra along with many other Bellingen locals for the major feature film, Danny Deckchair. Kylie travelled to Fox Studios, Sydney, and played the part of a keyboard player in the infamous Macadamia Nut Ballroom scene with Miranda Otto and Rhys Ifans.


Not long after Kylie moved back to Sydney with fresh enthusiasm and high hopes. Roy Payne from the Whiteliners approached Kylie and suggested starting a country band. Paul Hayward, Mark Thomas, and David Hibbert joined them and they became Kitty and The Alley Cats.

They played country classics of Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Linda Ronstadt and recorded an EP of Kylie’s original songs. Kitty and The Alley cats played regularly at Sydney venues and recorded a live album at the iconic Town & Country Hotel.


Kylie contacted award winning producer Brendan Gallagher and recorded her first full length album Bellingen Says Goodnight in 2014. Slim Dusty’s drummer, Robert Souter recorded drums with his signature rolling style. Brendan also hired cellist, Peter Hollo to record three cello tracks.

Multi instrumentalists Brendan Gallagher recorded all of the other instruments on the album: mandolin, beetle bass, percussion, slide guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and organ. Kylie recorded with rhythm acoustic guitar, piano and vocals.


Her album of twelve original tracks, Bellingen Says Goodnight, was launched to a sell-out crowd in her hometown of Bellingen in December 2014. 


Locals Vic Manual and the Vass Brothers kicked off the night followed by local musicians Liz Rutten, Greg Sale, Emily Vera and Paul Bulanyi who accompanied Kylie for two great sets. Local radio station 2BBBfm promoted the event and Annie Arnold from Cool Music Productions supplied the ambient lighting for a memorable evening.

Kylie’s song Pacific Highway ( Bellingen Says Goodnight) made it into the finals at the 2015 Tamworth Capitol Country Music Association’s National talent quest. She took part in the jamboree and proudly wore her gold ribbon throughout the festival, making many friends along the way. 

Kylie wrote down her 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival adventures into a song called Goodbye Dear Tamworth. This lead Kylie onto recording her second album Sweet Dreams ‘til Morning.

 Sweet Dreams ‘til Morning features well respected Australian country musicians : Allan Tomkins ( Tomkins Guitars), Bob Howe, Malcolm Hamerston, Tomi Graso, Hester Fraser, Andrew Clermont, Dean Gray, Rachel Johnson, Justin Standley and Gary Brown ( Hall of fame steel player).

Her second album was recorded, mixed and produced by Gary Brown at Propaganda studios. It was mastered by Herm Kovak at Ramrod Studios.


Sweet Dreams ‘til Morning features twelve tracks. Seven penned by Kylie and five traditional tracks which include : Don’t Fence me in, I Can’t Help it if I’m Still in love with You, Dream a Little Dream of me, Careless Love and Crying Time. Kylie’s originals include: When Loved ones Are Near, I Wanna Live on a Farm, Come on and Dance with me, Goodbye Dear Tamworth, Waiting For Heaven to rain, Sweet Dreams ‘til Morning, Goodnight Dear Dad Goodnight are in traditional country style, featuring stories from a popular country music festival to dreams of angels.


Sweet Dreams til Morning  was Kevin Walsh's album of the week on his national radio show: Good Morning Country. 


It has been featured regularly on Mark Eckel's  world wide digital  station OZCMR.


Kylie has released three singles from Sweet Dreams 'til Morning through CRS Publicity  that have made it into the Australian Country Tracks Top 40.


# 32  Goodbye Dear Tamworth 

#2     Waiting For Heaven to Rain  ( duet with Justin Standley)

#24   Sweet Dreams 'til Morning.


Kylie has also released the first track from Sweet Dreams 'til Morning:                                              

 I Can't Help it if I'm Still in Love With You    through Hillcrest Music.

 This track  has received airplay from over fifteen countries around the world. 


Kylie made it into the 2017 Tamworth Songwriters Association Salute Awards Finals for 

Gospel song of the year with Waiting For Heaven to Rain and the 2017 Tamworth Songwriters Association Salute Awards Semi Finals for Gospel Song of the Year for  Sweet Dreams 'til Morning.  


Kylie performed at the 2016 & 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festivals .

She delighted audiences at Wild Bill’s morning Tudor Hotel walk ups and showcased her album at both festivals in the Tamworth Songwriter’s Association showcases. 


In 2017 Kylie debuted at the Australian Bush Balladeer's homestead  at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. 


She joined the Kross Kut Records artist's on the back of a truck in the festival cavalcade. 


Kylie also hosted the prestigious Gold Medallion Media Awards followed by an impromptu performance on stage.  


Kylie has performed at two Poley’s Hoedown Festivals and made a big impression with regular campers. 


She won more fans at the Bob Howe’s legendary Canterbury Country at Canterbury Hurlstone Park  RSL, Sydney.


Kylie also enjoyed the 2016 Hats off to Country Music festival and performed at two First the Song Sessions for the Tamworth Songwriters Association. This lead to a review by country blogger Kaz Johnson.


Kylie was invited to Whitton in July 2016 to perform for a fundraiser for the local museum. Her son Gabriel went along for the ride and played along on guitar. The night was a success with many other country artists on the bill. Kylie sold 15 CD’s to fans. Kylie was so impressed by her hosts in Whitton and her time there that she has written a song  Backyard Truckin Fire that will be on her next album.


Kylie performs regular live radio concerts on Radio Northern Beaches and entertains a local elderly church group which brings tears to their eyes.


She regularly entertains the country loving crowd for  Pittwater Music at Pittwater RSL, hosted by radio host Geoff Williams.


Kylie also plays at the popular Donnie Soper’s Sunday Country at Cessnock RSL, NSW.


She performed at the 2016 Slim Dusty Music Festival in Kempsey with Steve Passfeild, Clelia Adams & Kathryn Jones as a special guest. 


Kylie also hosted the Kempsey Country Music Club’s walk ups at the 2016 festival, introducing and organising over thirty acts throughout the day. Kylie also entertained the buses out to Nulla Creek during the festival along with Peter Dawson & Wayne Docherty and was privileged to sing on Slim Dusty’s verandah of his boyhood home .


In October 2016, Kylie performed at the The Clarence Valley Country Muster  , having  been invited to join legendary country artists Clelia Adams, Lynette Guest, Christina George and Patti Morgan.


Kylie also stepped up and covered two sets of the festival with the Kross Kut record band when an artist cancelled her weekend spots.


Kylie then asked Lindsay Waddington whether she could record her next album on Kross Kut Records. Lindsay said " Yes, we'd love to have you on board."


In November 2016 Kylie travelled to Dubbo as a guest of the Dubbo Country Music Club. Her Song Goodbye Dear Tamworth Made it into the PJ Toomey Songwriting awards. 


Kylie met the Forbes Country Music Club and performed as their special guest at their muster in February 2017.


She looks forward to returning to the Forbes area in October  2017 as an artist in the Bedgerabong Country Music Campout.


 In February  2017, Kylie toured Tasmania for two weeks to raise money for 97.1 Midfm. She performed at five concerts, winning over fans and has been asked to return for another tour. 


Kylie is now booking for shows and festivals .