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Described as a painter of songs, award winning songwriter, Kylie Adams-Collier, writes deeply heartfelt stories of love, forgiveness and small-town memories in a unique yet warmly familiar sentiment.

With stories of being fearless like a magpie, the Bellinger valley,

hot summer nights and old man dreaming, Kylie's compositions are endearingly genuine.

Kylie Adams-Collier is a multi-award-winning songwriter who has been writing and performing for over thirty years. Kylie is a storyteller inspired by the people she meets, family history and the great Australian landscape.

Kylie's heartfelt song "Montevideo Maru 1942" is a standout tribute to the 1053 prisoners of war who died under friendly fire on the 1st of July 1942.

Kylie Adams-Collier's "Montevideo Maru 1942'"official performances:


22/06/17 75th Rabaul & Montevideo Maru Anniversary Commemorative Service


01/07/17 75th Rabaul & Montevideo Maru Anniversary Commemorative Service


02/12/18 Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Christmas Luncheon 


25/04/21 Kenthurst ANZAC Day Service


25/04/22 Kenthurst Anzac Day Service


01/07/22 Rabaul & Montevideo Maru 80th Anniversary Commemorative  Service


11/11/22 Pittwater RSL sub-Branch Remembrance Day Service


25/04/23 Pittwater RSL sub- Branch ANZAC Day Dawn Service.

Montevideo Maru - Australia’s greatest maritime disaster on Vimeo

Montevideo Maru 1942- Written by Kylie Adams-Collier - Rabaul - YouTube

Montevideo Maru 1942 - Kylie Adams-Collier- Australian War Memorial (




Growing up in the small rural town of Bellingen, Kylie's music and family history has led her to meet the President of Ireland, Dr Michael Higgins, the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Sir Michael Somare and the Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese. 

Kylie has performed at many regional festivals and has graced the stage of the Tamworth Town Hall and Tamworth Capitol Theatre during the Tamworth Country Music Festival. She's broadcasted nationally as a weekly radio presenter and producer with Good Morning Country including the Golden Guitars live across Australia with Kevin Walsh.

She has recorded six albums throughout her career including two Snow Leopards albums on Waterfront Records and four solo albums: "Bellingen Says Goodnight" produced by Brendan Gallagher, "Sweet Dreams 'til Morning" produced by Gary Brown, "Little Stone" produced by Lindsay Waddington on Kross Kut Records and her most recent album "Light as a Feather" produced by Michael Carpenter.

Kylie's had eight top 10 hits including two singles that made it to number 2 nationally including 'Montevideo Maru 1942' & 'Waiting for Heaven to Rain.'


Her recording of Hank Williams 'I Can't Help it if I'm Still in Love With You' reached number 5

on the International Mainstream Charts.


Kylie's original music is regularly featured on Australian radio playlists as well as international playlists

including England, New Zealand, America, France, Poland, Germany, Netherlands and many


Kylie was born in Sydney in 1968 and grew up in Fernmount, near Bellingen in northern NSW.

Her musical beginnings were influenced by her mother Gilly Adams's love of music.

Gill Adams was one of the first radio test broadcasters of 2BBBfm Bellingen and hosted Gills Jazz for over twenty-five years.

Kylie's mother enjoyed lots of styles of music and often hosted musical parties with the alternate new arrivals of Bellingen.

Kylie and her little sister attended colourful parties in local valley halls with their mother, experiencing the fun of live music on a very organic level. Kylie began experimenting with creating melodies on her mother's piano at the age of five.

Leaving home in the late eighties to study art, Kylie discovered the raging bars of inner western Sydney and it wasn't long before she took to the stage with the promise of free beer at the Lansdowne Hotel.  

It was then that she began to write songs and her sister Jenny Adams gave her an acoustic guitar with 2 cent pieces for tuning pegs. Jenny and Kylie worked as the Adams Sisters for a short time in the early nineties.

For the next thirty years Kylie dabbled in various musical styles working in many different line ups around Sydney and her hometown of Bellingen plus many solo tours on regional country music festivals.

She has worked with many producers over the years and continues to write and record music.

A member of the Australian Performing Rights Association, Australian Songwriters Association, Tamworth Songwriters Association and the Country Music Association of Australia, Kylie's original music has won many awards and receives alot of radio airplay around the world.

Now in her mid fifties, Kylie has many more songs to write and hopes that one day some songs will be published and live on far beyond her lifetime.

In a world of streaming and a flooded market, you never know what 's around the corner.

Support Kylie's songwriting by buying her music.

Career highlights.

Singing live at the wireless on JJJfm with the Snow Leopards.

Recording a jingle for ABC radio 's 'This Sporting Life' with Roy & HG. 

Performing at the Capitol Theatre during the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Performing at the 75th and 80th Montevideo Maru Anniversary Service at the Australian War Memorial,

Canberra and Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

Meeting the president of Ireland Dr Michael Higgins.

Meeting first Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Sir Michael Somare.

Meeting the Australian Prime Minster Anthony Albanese.

Travelling Australia playing at regional country music festivals.

Performing on Chad Morgans' 70th Anniversary show in Tamworth.

Festival Performances.

Christmas in Pyrmont Festival

Ultimo Pyrmont Festival

Bellingen Jazz Festival

Coffs Harbour Food & Wine Fair

Bouldy Bush Ballad Bash Festival: Bouldercomb.

Kickin' Country: Commercial Club: Albury.

People's Day- Australia's Day: Urunga NSW.

Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Kempton Festival.

Ariah Park Mary Gilmore Festival.

Bedgerabong Country Music Campout.

Yellowbelly Country Music Festival.

Port Stephens Toyota Bluewater Country Music Festival

Rainbow on The Plains Festival: Hay.

Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Awards Festival: Pittsworth.

Clarence Valley Country Muster

Bungendore Country Music Muster.

Stan Coster Australian memorial Bush Ballad Awards.

Heritage & Bullock Festival-Oatlands

Poley's Hoedown.

Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Longhorn Festival: Deepwater.

Tamworth Hats off to Country Music Festival.

Full list of gigs on gig page.

TV & Radio.


Australian Film, Television and Radio School: voice over workshop.

Darlinghurst Theatre: acting class.

Parramatta Actors Centre: acting class.

Community Media Training Organisation: Certificate 111 in Screen and Media.

Agency: Allsorts Casting.

Kylie Adams-Collier is working for Allsorts Casting for extra work in Stan Originals and Disney Plus steaming shows including Ten Pound Poms.

She was also 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.

Aswell as being a singer /songwriter and recording artist, Kylie is a radio producer and voice over artist. 

Her began her radio career at 2BBBfm in Bellingen in 1983, hosting her own music programs and producing and presenting the local news. Since then, Kylie has worked briefly at Triple J, producing on-air material, reading the news and recording the “Ashley Mallet’s Weather” jingle for Roy and HG’s South Coast Ulladulla News for the iconic 'This Sporting Life' program.

She worked with ABC’s Simon Marnie when Sydney’s FBi was test broadcasting, interviewing artists and building the station’s music library.

Kylie produced and presented a country show on Radio Northern Beaches and completed a voice-over course with the Australian Film and Television School before moving to the CBAA to present the nationwide Country Folk Around Australia program.

After two and a half years of hosting CFAA, Kylie presented the national Thursday edition of Good Morning Country on the Community Radio Network for four years.


1991- 2021- released and unreleased recordings.

Greg Atkinson, John Hresc and Tim Whitten - Studios 301 -Sydney. - The Snow Leopards.

Roy & HG- ABC Studios - Sydney- This Sporting Life Jingle.

Dom Phillips - Sydney & Bellingen.

In house producer- Zen Studios - Sydney.

In house producer- Nambucca Studios.

Max Thrower- 2BBBfm - Bellingen.

Steve Rackley - Sydney.

Tony Polson- Bart Island Studios - Bellingen.

Greg Morrow- Sydney.

Brendan Gallagher at Gig Piglet Studios,

Pavilion Studios and Studio East - Sydney.

John Cobbin- Moonlight Studios - Sydney.

Ryan Miller- Housefox Studios - Sydney.

Guy Delandro - Bellingen.

Andrew Goodman Jones - Radio Northern Beaches 

Gary Brown- Propaganda Studios- Sydney.

Lindsay Waddington- Kross Kut Records - Gold Coast -Queensland

Michael Carpenter- Love HZ Studios - Sydney.

Band Time line:

1988- The Willows.

Paul Hayward: bass

Greg Morrow: guitar

Peter Kelly: drums

Bruce Begley: guitar

Kylie Adams: vocals

Tony: harmonica.

Kylie joined the Willows in 1988 and played at a few inner western Sydney pubs including the iconic Sandringham Hotel.

Covering country music classics, Kylie' first foray into singing on the stage was a good way to have a bit of fun with her mates and drink alot of beer.

1991-The Snow Leopards.

Two albums- Self Titled & Sweet Sweet Dreams on Waterfront Records.

Bruce Begley: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, backing vocals

Paul Nagle: acoustic guitar, 

slide guitar,

Peter Kelly: drums

Andrew Ingram: bass

James Lockett: piano & organ

Greg Atkinson: vocals

Lisa Partington: vocals

Andrea Croft: vocals

Kylee ( Kylie) Adams: vocals.

After briefly working with Bruce Begley (The Honeys) in The Willows, Bruce invited Kylie to join his new band the 'Snow Leopards' with 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 Young Blood Compilation CD. This lead to touring with The Fauves, The Clouds, The Welcome Mat and many more popular independent bands of the 90's.

1994- Deep South.

Dom Phillips: guitar 

Tony Cooper: drums 

Mark Cunningham: bass 

Kylie Adams: vocals.

A fun blues and roots band that played around inner western Sydney. 

Deep South supported established acts including Canned Heat and Lonesome Boogie. 

1995 -The Appollonians.

Dom Phillips: guitar

Tony Cooper: drums

Mark Cunningham: bass

Kylie Adams: vocals.

The Appollonians was an original country/folk/blues/roots band.

They supported many bands including The Whitlams, Peggy Van Zalm, Richard Clapton, Mental as Anything and many more.

Kylie and Dom recorded demos but didn't release any music.

1998-The Adams Sisters

Kylie Adams: vocals

Jenny Adams: guitar & vocals

Recording: Not released.

Jenny & Kylie performed their original music at pubs around inner western Sydney.

1999- Kitty Adams & The Hi Ho Silvers.

Dom Phillips- guitar

John Thorne - drums

Karen Braidwood - guitar

Brad Ross- bass

Kitty Adams (Kylie)

Kitty Adams & the Hi Ho Silvers formed a band in Kylie's hometown in Bellingen and played at various small festivals and markets.

They recorded a self titled Demo EP.

Kylie's self penned song about her father 'Wallpaper Horse' 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 travelled to Tamworth and competed, accompanied by Bellingen artist Sandra Clarke on guitar.

2000- Four Good Reasons.

Kitty Adams (Kylie)-vocals & guitar

Leisa Robinson-vocals & guitar

Sandra Clarke-vocals & guitar

Greg Richardson-bass

'Kitty' continued to write songs, working 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.

The very popular Cool Creek Cafe, supported '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 'Kitty' as a support act or a headline act and she would fill the venue. This helped 'Kitty' build a strong fan base in her hometown.

2000-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. 'Kitty' 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.

The BSSSMS encouraged local music collaboration.


Kitty Adams (Kylie): vocals

Chris Frater-saxophone

Peter Crane-guitar

Greg Richardson-bass,

Lawrence Pastro-drums

Michael Daunt-keyboards.

Zoobop performed at two Bellingen Jazz and Blues Festivals,

Food and Wine Fair, pubs and private functions, Kempsey Art Ball and the Coffs Harbour Food & Wine Fair.

2004- Kitty & The Alley Cats.

Kitty Adams ( Kylie): vocals & guitar

Roy Payne: guitar & lapsteel

Paul Hayward: bass

Dave Hibbert: drums

Mark Thomas: pedal steel

Special guests: Trucker Bob, Buddy Cartwright, Greg Morrow, Jeff Pope, Dominc O'Donnell and Greg Mitchell..

Recordings: live at the Town & Country Hotel 2004 and an EP. Not released.

Roy Payne from the Whiteliners approached Kylie and suggested starting a country /rockabilly band. 

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 inner Western Sydney venues and recorded a live unreleased album at the iconic Town and Country Hotel. 

2005- 2023 solo performances

2014-2023 - four solo albums

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