1: Promotional Pictures
2:Montevideo Maru 1942 YouTube Music Clip
4: Press Release
7:Full Music History
1:Montevideo Maru 1942 YouTube Music Clip:
4: Press release for Montevideo Maru 1942 single:
Kylie tells a little told story of one of Australia’s worst and least known maritime disasters.
Kylie Collier-Adams has a tragic story to tell, one that is personal to her family, about what can arguably be described as one of Australia’s worst and least known maritime disasters.
Kylie has penned a song to tell the story of the Montevideo Maru, an unmarked Japanese prison ship that was sunk by an American submarine off the Philippines on July 1, 1942. A tragic disaster in which more than 1,000 Australian soldiers and civilians who were POW's perished. The ship was en route to Hainan, a province of China, and was torpedoed by a US ship on July 1, 1942. Kylie’s grandfather, Harry Adams was one of the civilians who drowned on the prisoner of war ship. Kylie’s grandfather ran plantations in Papua New Guinea before being captured by the Japanese.
The song aptly named ‘Montevideo Maru 1942’ was penned by Kylie as her tribute to the disaster after visiting the Australian War Memorial in 2015 with her son. They also discovered the Montevideo Maru Memorial outside and were deeply affected emotionally, which sparked Kylie to write the song.
After recording with Lindsay Waddington early 2017, Kylie attended a Papua New Guinea Association of Australia AGM. As fate would have it, she was invited to perform her song ‘Montevideo Maru 1942’ at the 75th Anniversary services in Rabaul. The Anniversary Dusk Service at the Rabaul 1942-1945 Memorial was held on 22 June 2017, the 75th anniversary of the men boarding the Montevideo Maru and leaving. Kylie was also invited to perform the song at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 1 July 2017.
‘Montevideo Maru 1942’ is available to radio on CRS DISC #208.
Key 2 Artist's Promotions is promoting " Montevideo Maru 1942" with a publicity campaign. For radio interviews contact Aly Cook:
Kylie Adams-Collier Live Interview with Nigel Jones TYGA 98.9FM
Date: Saturday 16th June
Interview Time: 10.45am AEST
Listen Live : http://www.tygafm.org.au/?page_id=25
Listen to the show live 8-10pm AEST on http://www.sunshinefm.com.au/
Kylie Adams-Collier LIVE interview with Wayne Osborne "Ossie & Friends" show
Lake Macquarie FM 97.3
Date: Wednesday 27th June
Time: 6.30pm AEST
Livestream on website: http://www.97-3fm.com/
Date: Thursday 28th June
Time: 7.30pm AEST
Listen live on website : https://www.coastfm.org/
Kylie Adams-Collier interview with Ken Dunning Loft FM 107.1
Date: Wednesday 4th July
Time: Interview will be replayed on Columbus Coffee Hour (a Loft Fm show) , Podcast , on the Loft FM Breaky Show & overnight show.
Listen online : Loft FM http://www.liveonlineradio.net/new-zealand/loft-fm.htm
Columbus Coffee Hour Facebook:
Chart topping songwriter Kylie Adams-Collier has
her original music receiving regular airplay around Australia. She brings
to the stage a natural raw talent in entertaining audiences with her stories at
country music clubs and festivals.
Her new album “Little Stone” on Kross Kut Records, produced by Lindsay Waddington, featuring Michel Rose and Hugh Curtis is taking Kylie on tour around Australia and overseas. Last year she travelled to Papua New Guinea to perform her song “Montevideo Maru 1942.” Kylie is entering songs from her new album “Little Stone” into awards this year and next and will be releasing more singles over the next few years. Wish her luck!
Career highlights include meeting the Prime Minister of Ireland Dr Michael D Higgins, Dr Brendan Nelson, former Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea:,Sir Michael Somare and the Mayor of Rabaul, Changol Manuai.
Kylie has performed and written songs for over thirty years. In 1991 she released two albums with the Snow Leopards on Waterfront records which lead to Australian tours. After working with many other bands over the years and supporting big acts like Richard Clapton, Mental as Anything and Canned Heat, Kylie returned to recording in 2014.
She released three solo albums in three years starting with “ Bellingen Says Goodnight” produced by Brendan Gallgher and featuring the late Robert Souter on drums, her song “ Pacific Highway” put Kylie into the 2015 Tamworth Capitol Country Music Association songwriting finals.
She then went on to release “Sweet Dreams ‘til Morning” produced by Gary Brown in January 2016 and released four songs to radio:
“Goodbye Dear Tamworth” was a finalist in the Dubbo Summerfest John P Toomey songwriting competition and reached #32 on the Country tracks top 40 charts.
“Waiting for Heaven to Rain” duet with Justin Standley put Kylie into the TSA Salute songwriting awards finals for Gospel Song of the Year and reached #2 on the Country Tracks top 40 charts.
“Sweet Dreams ‘til Morning” put Kylie into the TSA Salute Awards Semi Finals for Gospel song of the year and reached #24 on the Country Tracks Top 40.
Kylie released the Hank Williams’ “ I Can’t help it if I’m Still in Love With You” through Hillcrest in 2016 internationally through Hillcrest Music and it reached #5 on the International Mainstream country music charts.
Kylie’s “Sweet Dreams ‘til Morning “album was Kevin Walsh’s album of the week on Good Morning Country and is still a feature album on OZCMR.
“Sweet Dreams ‘til Morning” and “Little Stone “ have both been reviewed by
Well- respected members of the country music community including Lorraine Pfitzner OAM.
Kylie is a member of the Australian Bush Balladeer’s Association
Tamworth Songwriter’s Association
Country Music Association of Australia
Papua New Guinea Association of Australia
Festivals she has appeared at include: Christmas in Pyrmont Festival (Sydney), Tamworth Country Music Festivals, Hats Off To Country Music Festivals, Poley’s Hoedown Festivals, Slim Dusty Country Music Festival (a fill in artist for the Road to Nulla Nulla bus trip and walk up artists MC), Clarence Valley Country Muster Festival (A fill in artist for an artist who pulled out of booked dates),Kempton Festival, Bedgerabong Country Music Campout, Kempton Country Music Muster, Adelaide Fringe Festival with many more booked in.
Kylie played at the Bedgerebong Country Music Campout recently along with Justin Standley, Joanna Hemera, Brian Letton and other great Australian recording artists. She also supported Jade Hurley at the Kempton Country Music Muster.
Kylie has also been a radio broadcaster since 1983 and has recently taken up the position of Good Morning Country Host on the Community radio Network every Thursday morning.
Kylie’s calendar is filling up with her “Little Stone” tour and she is hoping to share her story of the Montevideo Maru with as many people as possible on the air and on the road.
Kylie has a ABN Number and is covered by Public Liability Insurance for performances.
Contact Kylie through this website or email : [email protected] for bookings.
Please support Kylie’s new single “Montevideo Maru 1942” and share the story of the worst maritime disaster in Australian war history.
Kylie dedicates her song to her grandfather Harry Adams and all of the POW’s and crew on board. 50 cents from every album sold will be donated to the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia.
We will remember them.
Lest we forget.
Kylie's music is being played on radio in Australia, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Scotland, Germany, UK, Belgium, New Zealand, Denmark, Malta, Switzerland, France, Ireland, Poland, Holland,Austria,
Isle of man and Norway.
7: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 touring wuth The Fauves, The CLouds, The Welcome Mat and many more popular independent bands of the 90's.
kylie's next collaboration was with the Appollonians ( originals band) , 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 moned 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' self penned song about her father " Wallpaper Horses" made it into the finals in the Capitol Country Music Association National songwriting competition and was covered by local papers and the channel 7 TV.
Kylie continued to write songs, taking on the stage name Kitty Adams. She worked with other Bellingen artists Sandra Clarke, Leisa Robinson and many more performing at many fundraising gigs, wine fairs and hotels in and around the Bellingen area.
Popular Bellingen Cafe, Cool Creek Cafe, supported Kylie ( Kitty) in more ways than one. Annie and Shelley supported Kylie as a waitress where she met numerous touring acts. Sometimes she was a singing waitress on request! Annie booked Kylie as a support act or a 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's tours continued through 2017 and 2018 . Biography to be updated soon.