- HELP SUPPORT 8 BALL AITKEN’S NEW PROJECT AND get
a tax deduction at the same time!
Former banana picker from Mareeba and young Aussie country
musician 8 Ball Aitken is busy working on his third album ‘REBEL
WITH A CAUSE’.
Currently in Sydney working on his album with one of country
music’s eminent producers Garth Porter whose illustrious career
spans Australian music history from Sherbet to Lee Kernaghan,
Tania Kernaghan, Sara Storer, Troy Cassar-Daley, and many more
and talented audio engineer Ted Howard the album will be
launched during the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January
8 Ball’s fans and supporters can now get involved and personally
make the Garth Porter-produced album happen.
Many people have generously assisted 8 Ball with donations so
far and recording is already underway. However to complete the
album 8 Ball needs to raise many thousands of dollars more
towards studio costs and then considerably more to market the
new CD and get the music out into the world - preferably by
Interested parties (individuals and businesses) can now make a
tax deductible donation.
Here's how it works.
People interested in helping 8 Ball can make a tax deductible
donation to ABAF, the Australia Business Arts Foundation
specifying that they would like their donation to be directed to
8 Ball's new CD production via ABAF's Australia Cultural Fund.
The Australia Cultural Fund is a unique facility which enables
people to make tax deductible donations to ABAF and nominate an
individual artist as the recipient of the gift. ABAF has enabled
many artists to raise funds for the development of their work.
One such musician is John Butler whose JB Seed program is also a
recipient of grants from the Australia Cultural Fund. 8 Ball was
very honoured to receive a JB Seed grant in 2006 enabling him to
study pedal steel guitar with internationally-respected country
music performer, pedal steel player Michel Rose, in Sydney.
To find out more about ABAF, the Australia Cultural Fund and
specific deduction criteria please visit:
If you'd like to donate some tax-deductible money today and help
minimise your tax bill!, while supporting new original
Australian country music at the same time please contact 8 Ball
Aitken’s manager Bird Jensen: Mobile: 0408 075 959 Email:
Profile – 2007 Gigs
8 Ball Aitken is a 2007 graduate of the CMAA’s Country Music
College. He has performed at the Tamworth Country Music
Festival, the Gympie Muster, Queensland Champion of Champions
and a range of country music festivals throughout Australia.
8 Ball is a hard working performer who has risen up from very
humble beginnings growing up in a tobacco shed in Mareeba FNQ
with 11 brothers & sisters. He worked for years as a banana
picker in Far North Queensland until he left the farm, and
commenced working as a musician full-time. Now he is recording
with Australia’s most recognised country music producer Garth
Porter who created the soundtrack for the Gold Coast’s Outback
8 Ball Aitken is creating new Australian culture for the 21st
Century. He sings in an Australian accent abut Australian topics
– cyclones, red dirt roads, snakes, floods, and droughts – and
about how these forces impact on the lives of everyday
Australians in the bush in a poetic and passionate way.
He recently returned from touring to the USA where he was very
well received during his Nashville performances as well as in
Los Angeles New York and Connecticut. This year 8 Ball has
gigged in Fiji on two separate tours and just returned from his
third tour of Japan in July where country music is rapidly
growing in popularity.
Peter Winkler Director CMAA College of Country Music comments ‘I
find it very easy to say that 8 Ball Aitken is one of the
leading students who has ever graduated from the college. He is
talented skilled passionate and focused. 8 Ball is an excellent
guitar player and singer and even more importantly a songwriter
who captures so much of the feeling and atmosphere of the
progressive Country Music fusion that has become so popular over
recent years. 8 Ball and his management support are very
dedicated and hard working and are deserving of support to
achieve their aims of developing a successful career in the
music industry and representing Australia on the world stage. I
commend 8 Ball to any prospective supporters.’
The new album will be launched during the Tamworth Country Music
Festival in January 2008.
contact: Rhonda Sinclair Mobile 0438 902413
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