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Country Starlet Falls Head-First into Solo Career

Country Starlet Falls Head-First into Solo Career

Who: Audrey Auld
Where: Mayfield Ex Services Club
When: Sunday September 3, 2000

THE fairer half of renowned country duo BILL & AUDREY has released a fully fledged solo album THE FALLEN, through a record label she formed with her musical partner.

AUDREY AULD formed RECKLESS RECORDS with BILL CHAMBERS, producer and father of country starlet KASEY CHAMBERS. Auld will launch her album this Sunday night at Mayfield Ex-Services Club from 7pm.

Hobart-born Auld came to country music via a teenage transition through alternative rock'n'roll in her teens.

The classically trained musician spent the early 1980s listening to 'art rock'.

She listened to such seminal 1980s rock acts as THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, BAUHAUS and THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS before switching onto country music.

'At home it was all classical, jazz, opera,' Auld recalls.

'I was oblivious to the whole country music scene I'm part of now.'

An art teacher with eclectic musical tastes introduced Auld to country music through artists such as DWIGHT YOAKAM, LYLE LOVETT, PATSY CLINE, BOB WILLIS, JOHN PRINE, GRAM PARSONS, EMMYLOU HARRIS and LORETTA LYNN. The influence of contemporary music on Auld's country direction is evident in her songwriting, which she describes as an equal mix of 'metro' and country styles.

The Fallen features a cast of Australia's finest musicians including THE FERAL SWING KATZ, BILL CHAMBERS, ROD MCCORMACK, MICK ALBECK, KYM WARNER and JEDD HUGHES. TE

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