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Finding Her Own Voice

Finding Her Own Voice

Who: Marie Wilson
Where: CBD
When: Saturday August 1, 1998

MELBOURNE rock guitarist-vocalist MARIE WILSON was flown halfway around the world to work with a handful of the rock world's top writers to prepare for the September launch of her debut album.

Her publishing company sent her to France last year where she co-wrote songs with MARK HUDSON and JIM VALLANCE, who have written for BRYAN ADAMS and HANSON. Wilson's travels eventually brought her to Nashville last year, where she co-wrote a song with DESMOND CHILD, who wrote I WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU by KISS. Playing this Saturday night at The Casbah, Wilson has had success with her single NEXT TIME and is about to release a second single, WON'T KEEP A GOOD GIRL DOWN. The songs are pure commercial radio rock in the same vein as MELISSA ETHERIDGE or SHERYL CROW. Catchy melodies, lyrics with attitude, and a gritty vocal delivery are about to catapult Marie Wilson all over the airwaves with a September national debut album.

Signed for the past three years to heavyweight song publishing company WARNER/CHAPPELL, Wilson has spent the past few years refining her live act and writing.

Wilson co-wrote a song with Child, who has also written for ALICE COOPER, BON JOVI and AEROSMITH. The song will be released next year by a Sony artist, LARA FABIAN. But Wilson is not the kind of person who is interested in writing songs for other artists full-time.

With a swag of songs she is armed and ready to tackle the big time.

After a few years playing regional Victoria and establishing a live base in Melbourne, Wilson took the plunge and supported K.D. LANG last year and THE CORRS this year.

'It was a good way for me to develop as a performer and a songwriter before too many people knew about me,' she said.

'It got to a point where I was really happy with where I was and then put it out to the rest of the country.' TE

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