Kylie Adams-Collier is an award winning Kross Kut Records Australian songwriter, festival host and national radio broadcaster with Good Morning Country on the community radio network.
Kylie has recorded five albums including three solo albums in her colourful thirty year singing career.
Kylie's first recording was two albums with the "Snow Leopards" on Waterfront Records in the early nineties.
Solo albums followed with "Bellingen Says Goodnight" produced by Brendan Gallagher "Sweet Dreams 'til Morning" produced by Gary Brown then Kylie's latest album “Little Stone," produced by Lindsay Waddington on Kross Kut Records.
Single releases from her latest album Little Stone: “Younger in Urunga,” “Montevideo Maru 1942,” “Hook, Line and Sinker” and “On a Sandstone Ridge” have all reached the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart and the Tasmanian Top 30 Country Music charts.
“Little Stone” has twelve unique original tracks that feature top Australian musicians Lindsay Waddington, Lawrie Minson, Hugh Curtis, Michel Rose, Tony Wagner, Rob O’Sullivan and Tyson Colman.
Kylie is a gifted storyteller and is becoming recognized for
her illustrative songwriting in the country music industry with many award
nominations in 2018 including the Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Awards, Tasmanian Independent
Country Music Awards and the Australian Songwriters Association National Songwriting
Growing up in Bellingen, northern NSW, Kylie’s creative roots shine through in her rich portrayal of Australian life and history including a respectfully moving tribute to Smoky Dawson with “On a Sandstone Ridge.”
Other single releases from “Little Stone” are “Ferry over the Clarence” on the “Balladeers VOL 20” and “Hook Line & Sinker” on the Champagne Country album with more singles set for 2019.
Kylie’s writing is influenced by people she meets, their stories and the Australian landscape.
She started writing songs from a very early age. Kylie grew up in a musical house hold and was strongly influenced by her family’s love of Australian poets including CJ Dennis, Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson and Mary Gilmore.
Kylie’s singing career kicked off in the late eighties, singing in bars in Sydney’s inner west. She recorded two albums with the Snow Leopards on Waterfront Records which lead to tours in the early nineties. Since then Kylie has sung in many line ups and has supported such acts as Mental as Anything, Richard Clapton,
Beccy Cole, Justin Standley and many more.
Kylie’s song writing has also been described as different, memorable, rich, colourful and a painter of words.
Kylie donates 50 cents from every Little Stone album sales to the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia to help raise money for Papua New Guinea and Montevideo Maru educational package for schools : www.memorial.org.au
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 Adams-Collier is a member of :
Australian Bush Balladeer’s Association: www.bushballadeers.com.au
Tamworth Songwriter’s Association: www.tsaonline.com.au
Country Music Association of Australia: www.country.com.au
Australian Songwriter's Association: www.asai.org.au
Papua New Guinea Association of Australia: www.pngaa.org
Festivals Kylie Adams-Collier has performed at:
Pyrmont Christmas Festival : www.christmasinpyrmont.org.au
Tamworth Country Music Festival: www.tcmf.com.au
Hats Off To Country Music Festival: http://www.destinationtamworth.com.au/Events/Music/hats-off-to-country
Poley’s Place Hoedown : www.poleysplace.com
Slim Dusty Country Music Festival ( Nulla Nulla bus trip & MC): www.slimdustycentre.com.au
Clarence Valley Country Muster: www.cvcmuster.com.au
Kempton Festival: www.heritagehighway.com.au
Bedgerabong Country Music Campout: https://www.123tix.com.au/events/1240/bedgerabong-country-music-campout
Kempton Country Music Muster: www.heritagehighway.com.au
Adelaide Fringe Festival: www.adelaidefringe.com.au
Oatlands Heritage & Bullock Festival: www.heritagehighway.com.au
Bungadore Country Music Muster
Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Festival
Kylie has travelled extensively in the past few years to promote her music.
Other concert highlights:
Pittwater Country:A monthly country music showcase hosted by radio presenter Geoff Williams .
Donnie Soper's Sunday Country : Held in the Hunter Valley region.
Canterbury Country:Kylie is a regular guest on this popular night hosted by Bob Howe and Niki Gillis.
Five Tasmanian tours thanks to 7Midfm.
Morning Melodies tour to Evans Head and Casino thanks to Jill Thomson.
Country Music Heritage Association Of Queensland thanks to Russell G Wilson.
Griffith Country Music Muster.
Forbes Country Music Muster.
Kylie Adams-Collier'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.
CRS Publicity: www.crspublicity.com.au
Hillcrest Music: www.hillcrestcd.com
Band line-ups over the years:
Band Name: The Willows
Band members: Paul Hayward : bass, Greg Morrow: guitar, Peter Kelly: drums, Bruce Begley: guitar, Kylie Adams: vocals, Tony: harmonica.
Band name:The Snow Leopards
Band members:Bruce Begley:guitar, Lisa Partington: voacls, Kylee ( Kylie) Adams: vocals,Andrea Croft: vocals, Paul Nagel:guitar,Pater Kelly: drums, Peter DJ Kelly: bass, James Lockett: keyboards, Greg Atkinson: vocals, Andrew Igram: bass
Recording: self titled and Sweet Sweet Dreams ( see music page).
Band name: Deep South
Band members: Kylie Adams: vocals, Dominic Phillips: guitar, Tony Cooper: drums, Mark Cunningham: bass.
Band name: Apollonians
Band members: Kylie Adams: vocals, Dominc Phillips: guitar, Tony Cooper: drums: Mark Cunningham: Bass.
Band name: Adams Sisters
Band members: Kylie Adams: vocals, Jenny Adams: guitar & vocals
Recording: Not released.
Band name : Kitty Adams & The Hi Ho Silvers
Band members: Kitty Adams ( Kylie) : vocals, Dominic Phillips: guitar, Karen Braidwood: bass, John Thorne: drums.
Recording: Not released.
Band name: Kitty Adams ( Kylie)
Collaborated with: Nigel Harrington, Sandy Clarke, Luke Rhodes, Greg Richardson, Leisa Robinson,Willow Wishart,
Tony Polson and many more.
Recording: Mudpies EP: Not released.
Band name: Zoobop
band members: Kitty Adams ( Kylie): vocals, Chris Frater: saxaphone,Peter Crane: guitar, Greg Richardson: bass,
Lawrence Pastro: drums, Michael daunt: keyboards.
Band name: Kitty and The Alley cats
band members: 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.
Recordings: live at the Town & Country Hotel 2004 and an EP. Not released.
Band name: Kitty Adams
band members: collaborated with may people then had a break from live music.
Band name: Kylie Adams-Collier
First solo recording : Bellingen Says Goodnight. ( see music page).
Band name: Kylie Adams-Collier
Second solo recording: Sweet Dreams 'Til Morning ( see music page).
Band name: Kylie Adams-Collier
Third solo recording: Little Stone ( see music page).
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.
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
and joined the Kross Kut Records artist's on the back of a truck in the festival cavalcade.
She also hosted the prestigious Gold Medallion Media Awards followed by an impromptu performance on stage.
Kylie has performed at three 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 is on her Little Stone album.
Kylie began to pick up pace with the country music festivals including the legendary Poley's Place.
Kylie recorded her Little Stone album between May 2017 and September 2017 with Lindsay Waddington on Kross Kut Records on the Gold Coast, Queensland.The album was released December 2017.
Kylie travelled extensively to promote her new album in 2018 including the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Deepwater Festival, Griffith Country Music Muster, Poley's Place, Queensland Country Music Heritage concert, hosted Ariah Park Festival, Clarence Valley Country Muster, Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Awards, Morning Melodies and plenty more.
2019 sees Kylie continue her Little Stone tour, now with awards under her belt. Stay tuned!