IT'S AN EXCITING TIME TO KNOW LOUISE EGAN
She’s dragged herself from under a mountain of personal ashes, inspired to reignite her creativity and to bring more laughs and realism to the fans who’ve been missing her. Her latest music video, 'The Fanny Mechanic' is long awaited and it’s an absolute cracker. We couldn’t be more excited to be involved in this project and the future she’s carving; the comedy world is in for a real treat. Louise was a force to be reckoned with before we came on board and there’s absolutely no denying she’s a phoenix we're stoked to represent.
Bring on the next moves!
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CHASING SOUND (album)
Review by Matt Lawrence
LOUISE EGAN offers listeners a little bit of this and that on her debut release Chasing Sound. Its seven tracks range from modern country to traditional country to up-tempo Australiana in a similar vein to THE SUNNY COWGIRLS - complete with broad Aussie accent and the odd colloquialism or two. Each of the tracks were penned by Egan and she excels when adopting the tongue-in-cheek lyrical approach, as with songs Bar Flies and The ''One More'' Song. MIKE CARR is cited as the sole co-writer on the most tender offering Just Let It Be. It is refreshing to hear a young female artist attempting her own contemporary style, who as a result bares little or no sonic resemblance to a certain lass named Swift. It will be interesting to see her next move, especially if she continues to draw from her obvious sense of fun. Chasing Sound was produced by SIMON JOHNSON and also features the talents of Duncan Toombs, Mick Albeck and Michel Rose.
CHEEKY LOUISE MAKES TAMWORTH TOP 20
A LAVINGTON singer’s tongue-in-cheek appeal to put foul-mouthed comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson on Play School is hoped to wow the Toyota Star Maker judges at Tamworth this weekend.
Louise Egan’s two original, comedic country songs, Barflies and Put Kev on Play School, have earned her a spot in the national competition’s top 20.
The 24-year-old stands to win a slew of prizes, including a $150,000 recording contract and a trip to the US country music mecca Nashville.
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LOUISE IS A STAR ON THE RISE
The Border’s Louise Egan has made the finals of the coveted Toyota Star Maker competition. LOUISE Egan hopes to join the likes of country music legends Lee Kernaghan, Keith Urban, Beccy Cole, Samantha McClymont and Kylie Sackley by winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker competition.
The Border country music artist has been selected as one of 20 finalists for the Star Maker, and will compete for the top prize at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
The prestigious award can launch an artist’s music career, with the winner taking home prizes worth more than $150,000, including a fully produced album with a video clip from an award winning director, a free professional instrument package, a free car and fuel for a year, and a trip to Nashville.
Louise said she was “over the moon” when told she’d made the finals.
“To say it was unbelievable would be an understatement,” she said.
“My goal was to make it to the top 20 with my comical music.
“I’ve now done that and I just feel like it’s going to be a fun ride … anything that comes from it is a bonus.”
She entered two songs, along with a written component, to make the finals.
“I sent in an original one from the EP Chasing Sound called Bar Flies, and a brand new demo called Put Kev on Playschool,” she explained.
“It’s a comedy song about putting Kevin Bloody Wilson on Playschool, which I’m sure would be interesting to say the least.
“For the finals I’m going to sing an original called The “One More” Song and a cover which I might keep secret.”
She recorded a clip for the song with about 200 people at the Kinross Woolshed in June, which helped raise her profile, and hopes the Star Maker will provide another career boost. Even if she doesn’t win, she’s glad to have made it this far.
“It’s huge and I’m really excited that I’ve made the top 20,” she said.
“I’m excited to have my profile lifted just by being a finalist, and it’s good to know my music is being well received.”
By BLAIR THOMSON
High hopes for Tamworth (video)
A country music singer from Lavington is headed to the Tamworth Country Music Festival for a prestigious competition. Louise Egan hopes to "sing a song" she wrote about comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson.
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KEVIN BLOODY WILSON LOVES LOUISE!!!
You’re a bloody beauty, Kev
IF he wasn’t so funny, Kevin Bloody Wilson probably would have been locked away for crimes against political correctness a long time ago.
The comedy singer-songwriter, real name Dennis Bryant, has flown in the face of politicians, public servants and censors trying to eradicate racism, sexism and foul language for more than two decades and become one of the most popular comedians in the country despite limited radio and television coverage.
Most of his songs can’t even be mentioned in press articles without using asterisks to mask the obscenities.
It’s these type of songs from his 18 albums that will be performed by the Kalgoorlie-born comedian at the Howlong Golf Club next Friday, March 25, and the Savoy Club in Myrtleford the following night.
Perth-based Wilson told NewsWeekly he had just returned from playing sold out shows in Chicago, with his popularity in the USA growing through sites like YouTube, Facebook and MySpace.
“We sell out right around the world and that’s not a brag, that’s how it is,” he said.
“It’s been like that for years.
“This year we’re scheduled to do shows in New Zealand, Canada, Japan and Afghanistan so they’re keeping me pretty busy.”
Wilson said being absent from television and radio had actually added to his popularity.
“When my first stuff was released it got out to mass audiences simply by people telling other people, not through radio or television promotions, simply mates telling mates.
“My first album made quadruple platinum.
“There’s a huge niche for it and one of the things that works for me is I don’t appear on television every five minutes.
“To see what I do you have to come to a show.”
Wilson is uncompromising when it comes to his work, refusing any suggestions of censorship or criticism of his songs.
“Of course not,” he said when asked if critics affect him.
“My favourite word of all time is DILLIGAF which is tattooed on my wrist.
“They don’t enhance my life at any level so I just ignore the bastards.
“When my stuff first kicked in, you had the media people chasing you down.
“When they got into the studio they asked me to take the swearing out of it and I walked out telling them I was not changing my agenda to suit them.
“It just neuters what you do,” he said.
Wilson has a few connections to the Border, having worked with film and stage producer Dean Murphy on adult animation Little Johnny The Movie, co-creating the soundtrack and providing the voice for the character Uncle Kev.
“I’ve loved every moment of that process, it’s been great fun and it’s a really funny movie as well,” he said.
“He’s a good bloke Deano.”He was also impressed by Norris Park singer-songwriter Louise Egan and her recently recorded song Put Kev On Playschool.
“She’s a lovely kid and I congratulate her on that,” he said.
“It was a nice little compliment, I suppose, that she paid me and she’s destined for good things if she sticks with it.
“She’s a good little writer as well.”
Wilson, who will be joined by his daughter Jenny Talia, who lives in Australia, at the shows, said he doesn’t know which songs he’ll perform at his gigs.
“I know what song I’m going to start and finish with, but I don’t know what’s going to pop up in between, other than that I’m going to make it a really good place to be and have people singing along with me,” he said.
By BLAIR THOMSON
The Border Mail