2008 College Graduate
Kaylah Anne debuts on latest NfS
NfS 123 Track 18 End
of the Ride | EP produced by Rod McCormack
2008 CMAA College Graduate is celebrating the release of her
debut single recorded on the Central Coast with award winning
producer Rod McCormack at the realm.
The Newcastle youngster one of 22 to attend this year’s
prestigious college of music in Tamworth wanted to develop her
songwriting and pick up some stage performance tips.
‘So I could put it into practice to formulate my own style’ she
As part of the package Kaylah Anne got to live on campus at
Calrossy in Tamworth and fine tune her craft under expert
guidance from tutors Merelyn Carter Mike McClellan Jim Haynes
and Travis Collins.
Fast pace by six months and leaving audiences wanting more at
the Graduate Concert in January Kaylah Anne delivers her first
single End of the Ride.
for a track preview.
Rising star Kaylah Anne is building a
strong reputation around the Newcastle and Hunter Valley area. A
regular performer at many venues like Hexham Bowling Club,
Kaylah has had
outstanding success in the past 12
month with numerous talent quest wins, and in January 2008
graduated from the Australian College of Country Music.
Her original songs have already been played on Newcastle’s 105.3
NEW FM, 100.9 Port Stephens FM, Tamworth’s’ 100.5 FM and 2TM,
but now Kaylah Anne is making another step up the ladder.
Her forthcoming EP has been produced by the award-winning Rod
McCormack and the first single, written by Kaylah Anne, is a
great introduction for Australia to this talented
singer/songwriter. Pure country vocals and a strong hooky song
make for an excellent entrée to the EP.
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B I O G R A P H Y
2008 Graduated from the Country Music College of Australia
2008 Won a studio recording produced by Rob McCormack
2008 CCMA songwriters finalist in Tamworth along with over 20
performances during the festival
2007/08 Featured artist at Port Stephens' Blue Water Country
2007/08 Performed at Lindsay Butler Studio auditorium in
2007 Performed at Royal Easter Show for 14 days
2007 Performed at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Anzac Day 07
2007 Sponsored EP recording - 'discovered' at Sam Smyth's Poets
Breakfast in Tamworth
2007 Won Nelson Bay Country Music Festival Blue Dolphin Awards -
Vocal and Songwriter section
2007 APRA Songwriters Award Teen Songwriter of the Year
2007 Gained entry into Tamworth Camerata Youth Country Music
2007 Performed at Hexham Bowling Club's Young Talent Showcase
2007 Won Bisley Buskers Young Performers Award in Tamworth
2007 Co-written songs with Australian & internationally
2006/07 Won Hastings Country Music Festival - Open Femal Vocal,
17 & Under Vocal, and Overall Junior
2006 Won Nelson Bay D'Albora Marinas Talent Showcase, prize
included paid gigs at the Marina
2006 Won Newcastle Herald Arrowfield Buskers Challenge
- Tamworth 2008
- Kaylah Anne won 2nd runner up in the
APRA AWARD FOR MATS AUSTRALIA TEEN SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR at
Revesby Workers June 24th 2007. She has been booked to play
at Nelson Bay Golf Club on FRI 13th of July from 7pm-10pm
admission is free and she has also been booked to play at Mudgee
Field Day SAT 14th July
- Kaylah Anne will be interviewed live
on Port Stephens FM this Wed morning at about 10am by Wendy
- Winning Senior Section & the
Singer Songwriters Section at the Inaugural Port Stephens Blue
- Kaylah won 1st place at Mats
Australia 18 and under finals in the variety section at South’s
Leagues club on Monday 13th May.
- Kaylah Anne at Hexham July 2007
- Guitar - Glen Hannah
- Bass - Simon Johnson
- Drums - Bill Smith
- Fiddle, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar,-
- Vocal Harmonies- Melody Pool, Barbara
Baillie and Simon Johnson
- Kaylah has just finished recording an
EP at Simon Johnson’s studio on the Central Coast
- and has made it into the Tamworth
Camerata this year with the Dairy Farmers Scholarship.
Makalie Foodey, Kalah Anne and Melody Pool
- Kaylah Anne has been singing since
she was 10 years old and at just a young age of 16 she has
gathered many achievements.
- In 2005 she won the Drovers Music
Award at Poley’s Place and in 06 took out the junior section 11-
She has had 3 of her originals songs played on Newcastle’s home
grown 105.3 new fm and is currently recording a fourth song which
will get air play on the station.
Won first place at the Hastings country music festival for amateur
songwriters, open female vocal, 17 years and under vocal and was
awarded over all junior winner which gained her a spot in the 2006
Won her heat in the MATS (music and arts) talent search in 2006,
next heat is in June 07, she won third place in MATS invitation
only Country & Western comp in March 07.
Kaylah was a finalist in four sections at the CCMA hats of to
country junior competition in July 06.
- Was awarded 2nd place at the Canley
Heights RSL and sporting club talent search in 2006.
- 2nd place in adult female gospel and
female vocal at Bellbird workers country music club 2006.
Won the Nelsons Bay D’Albora Marinas Talent Showcase in 2006 which
earned her various paying gigs around the area and has been booked
to play again at the Port Stephens’s Blue Water Country Music
1st place in the Newcastle Herald Arrowfield Buskers Challenge
2nd place at the Hunter Valley Country Music Association for
junior section, 3rd place in junior gospel and encouragement award
for her original song “why” 2006.
- Kaylah is a regular walkup artist at
the horseshoe bend round up at Hexham B/C.
- Kaylah performed at Central Coast
Music Festival Talent Showcase 06-07 and did a spot with Sharnee
Fenwick at the Bayside Shopping Center.
Was a wild card contestant in the Jazza Quest at Tamworth 2007
- Was awarded the Bisley Buskers Young
Performers Award in Tamworth 2007
- Did a walk up at Lindsay Butler
Studio in Tamworth 07 and was asked to come back to perform at the
Has gained sponsorship for an Ep after being seen at Sam Smyth’s
Poets breakfast at Tamworth City Bowling Club 07 and Kaylah is co
writing songs with an internationally published songwriter now
based here in Australia.
Kaylah was booked to do 3 shows a day at the Royal Easter Show
2007 for 14 days & at the Royal Randwick Racecourse on Anzac Day
2007 & AG Fest in Tasmania 2007 by Bisley work wear & and was
interviewed on 100.5 Show fm & performed 2 of her songs live on
the morning show.
Kaylah has played at various benefits and charity events in
Tamworth, Manilla, Barraba, Sydney & Newcastle.
Makalie Foodey and Melody Pool
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