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Jonahs Road signing autographs Tamworth Festival
Jonah's Road News Flash - 2nd August 2007
Counting Down The Days on CMC
The new video clip for the current Jonah's Road single, Counting Down The Days, is now on CMC. Click here to request it http://countrymusicchannel.com.au/CMC/Requests.aspx   Make sure you do "Jonah's Road" - it's in the list of New Additions on the right hand side.
The clip was directed by the multi-talented Glenn Wilson and shot at The Ark Lounge in Dee Why - big thankyou to Bianca for the use of your restaurant and to everyone who gave their time and expertise to be a part of the clip.

So please send in lots of requests to CMC and let us know what you think of the clip.

PS for a sneak preview of the clip, check out the Jonah's Road MySpace
Jamm 4 Genes - Big Country Jamm tonight
Thursday Night Aug 2nd - Major country stars will perform at the Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club in Sydney from 7 pm.

The acts are Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, The McClymonts, James Blundell, Stacey Morris, Jonah's Road, Nicki Gillis, Karl Broadie, Jake Nickolai Nick Kingswell, Morgan Evans, Nik Phillips and Drew McAlister. Frank Ifield will co-host alongside Jim Haynes, wordsmith and comedian.

Tickets are $40.00 and available at the club or by calling the club on 02 9559 0000.
Thanks for your support
Jonah's Road Newsletter 10th July 2007
In this edition......
Video clip
Trip overseas to East Timor
August gigs
Hotsource SMS updates

Video clip
The final touches to the video clip for Counting Down The Days are being done and it will be released in the coming weeks. More info soon....

Trip overseas to East Timor
Jonah's Road has been invited by FORCES Entertainment to entertain the troops overseas. Jay, John & Rod will be heading to East Timor and are all looking forward to the trip. More news in the coming weeks.

Hotsource SMS updates
The Hotsource fan club allows us to keep in touch with fans via SMS and email. Joining is easy and can be done online or by sending an SMS.

Online is done via the Hotsource website http://www.hotsource.com.au  or you can SMS the Special Code as follows:

Band: Jonah's Road
Special Code: jonah
Instructions: SMS the special code, space,and your email address to 19 SMS FAN
Example SMS: jonah
Thanks for your support and we hope to see you soon

Jonah's Road Newsletter June 2007
In this edition......

***Jonah's Road & Jetty Road at The Vanguard June 20 -  8pm
***Video Clip
***Qld gigs July & August

Jonah's Road and our good friends, the Victorian based band, Jetty Road, are playing a double headline show at The Vanguard on Wednesday June 20th. With support from Amber Lawrence, this show is one not to be missed as the talents of two of the best bands in the country are on display.

Jonah's Road will be performing songs from the new album, Counting Down The Days, as well as some old favourites and possibly a few new tracks. Jay, John & Rod love playing live and the opportunity to see them perform at one of Sydney's premier live music venues will be a treat for fans.

Jetty Road have recently released their new album, Dirt Road ~ City Lights, and this gig will be their official "Sydney album launch". Striking twin sisters, Lee and Paula Bowman are fast becoming renowned for their rich, soulful harmonies. Perfectly complimented by the outstanding talents of multi-instrumentalists Julian Sammut and Simon Ross, Jetty Road is truly an awesome musical outfit. See http://www.jettyroad.com  for more info about this fantastic group.

Amber Lawrence is a rising star in the Australian music scene & she's looking forward to the release of her new album on July 7th. She is fast becoming known for her insightful song writing, her soulful singing and her unique brand of country music. For more info see http://www.amberlawrence.com/

The Vanguard has great meals and is a wonderful venue for live music so get your friends together and don't miss out on booking a table/ tickets for this fantastic night.

Tickets $10 (pre-booked) or $15 at the door. See Moshtix link for table reservations / dinner bookings.

For ticket bookings: Go to http://www.thevanguard.com.au  and click on the link for June 20 or go directly to the Moshtix site http://www.moshtix.com.au/record.asp?lEventID=12548

We look forward to seeing you there on Wednesday 20th June.
8pm Wednesday 20th June @ The Vanguard, 42 King St, Newtown

Video Clip
We'd like to say a huge thankyou to everyone involved in the making of the video clip for Counting Down The Days. It's almost finished so look out for it soon on CMC.

Particluar thanks go to The Ark Lounge, Dee Why ( http://www.thearklounge.com.au ), and Small Systems Production Australia (http://www.sspa.com.au) for their support. If you're looking for a great restaurant or need to hire PA and lighting gear, give these businesses a call.

See the Links page on the Jonah's Road website for more details http://www.jonahsroad.com/links.htm

Qld trips
Jonah's Road will be heading north in July and August for shows.
Fri July 13 The Pub, Tamworth 8pm
Sat July 14 Private function, Brisbane
Sun July 15 Pioneer Village, Petrie 2pm. Tickets $15 available from http://www.pioneervillage.com.au
Fri Aug 17 The Pub, Tamworth 8pm
Sat Aug 18 Coffs Harbour Ex Servicemens Club 8:30pm
Aug 24-27 Gympie Muster

Thanks for your support. Hope to see you at The Vanguard Wednesday 20th June
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Jetty Road and Jonah's Road,  Sydney CD Launch for Jetty Road and Jonah's Road, and also joined by Amber Lawrence.  The venue is The Vanguard in Newtown, 8pm  The price is $10 pre-booked or $15 at the door.
Jonah's Road News Flash
Garage Band Track of the Day - May 6/ May 7
As a result of some very enthusiastic reviews from GarageBand.com members, Why Does She Love Me by Jonah's Road will be featured as the 'Track Of The Day' on GarageBand.com on Sunday May 6th (US time) which is Sunday night/ Monday morning Australian time.
Check out the feature on GarageBand.com's Country front page on Sun/ Mon at http://www.GarageBand.com/go/M868YKN961
The Jonah's Road page is at http://www.garageband.com/artist/jonahsroad 
Gigs in May
Friday May 4th Jonah's Road @ Blacktown RSL FREE entry 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday May 17th Jonah's Road Road @ The Echo Lounge, Phillip St, Parramatta . Acoustic show with Mike Carr FREE Entry 8:00pm
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Road Newsletter April 2007
In this edition......

Album reviews
John & Rod sign to ABC Music Publishing
Website/ MySpace/ Hotsource/ EPK
Surveys - venues to play & favourite songs on new album

Album Reviews
Jonah's Road has had some sensational album reviews and feature stories in the past few months after the release of the new album, Counting Down The Days. Reviewers in Australia and Nashville have been full of praise for the new album and the step up it represents for the band.
Click here to read the recent reviews
Tamworth 2006
Upcoming Gigs
July 2007
Fri 13 TBC
Sat 14 Private Function, Brisbane
Sun 15 Pioneer Village 2:00pm. Tickets $15 from venue
August 2007
Fri 17 The Pub, Tamworth
John & Rod sign to ABC Music Publishing
Two of the Jonah's Road songwriters, John Kater & Rodney Auld, have signed with ABC Music Publishing.

Excerpt from ABC Music Publishing Press Release
Jonah's Road - the unforgettable three-piece that delivers harmony-driven contemporary country-pop from a band of dynamic musicians with standout songs- features the talents of writers John Kater and Rod Auld along with Jay Collie.

Kater and Auld have just signed to ABC Music Publishing -bringing with them not only their current repertoire, featured on the new Jonah's Road album, 'Counting Down The Days' (2007), but also their personal and individual repertoires of original and outstanding songs.

With their own particular writing styles, Kater and Auld have created a collection of up-beat songs and strong ballads that move through a number of music genres including rock, country, pop, folk and alternative rock.

Click here to see full Press Release

The other two Jonah's Road songwriters, brothers Jay & Jasper Collie, have been with Sony/ATV Music Publishing since 1999.
Website/ MySpace/ Hotsource/ EPK
The Jonah's Road online presence has had a recent overhaul with updates to the website, MySpace and Hotsource sites as well as the EPK. Have a look around and let us know what you think.

Website: http://www.jonahsroad.com
MySpace: http://ww.myspace.com/jonahsroad
Hotsource: http://www.hotsource.com.au/directory/band/1690/Jonahs_Road
EPK: http://www.sonicbids.com/jonahsroad 

New features include:
Shop - buy Jonah's Road cds and merch directly from the website quickly
and safely using Paypal
Photo Gallery - updated images of promo and live shots
Media centre - bio, press releases, photos, reviews, radio IDs
Interact - links to the guestbook, Forum, MySpace and surveys
Surveys - venues & favourite songs (see below)
Showreel - live showreel from performances at festivals around the country in the past 6 months
Surveys - venues & favourite songs
Tell us what you think... we've got 2 surveys on the website and we would love your feedback.
Survey 1 - what are your favourite tracks from the new album?
Survey 2 - what venues would you like to see Jonah's Road play at?
You can access the surveys through the website on the 'Interact' page or just click on the links above to go directly to each one.

Thanks for your support of Jonah's Road. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Jonah's Road News Flash 2nd February 2007
In this edition......
People's Choice Award Winners
Album release
New website
People's Choice Award Winners
Jonah's Road won the award for Best Group at the 2007 People's Choice Awards announced in Tamworth on Thursday 25th January. Thanks to all the fans who voted and thanks to the organisers for having Jonah's Road perform at the awards .

Album Release
The highly anticipated new album, Counting Down The Days, was released at the Tamworth festival and has received a huge response from fans and industry. The official launch was a ticketed show on Friday 26th January at the Tamworth Services Club and was well attended by more than 200 fans and industry reps. The title track and first single Counting Down The Days has already been added to playlists by key radio stations around the country and more will follow soon.

98.9 FM in Brisbane are featuring the album this week on their Kickin Back segment. Tune in live or via the web to http://989fm.com.au/ on Saturday 3rd Feb at midday (Brisbane) or 1pm (NSW/Vic time) to hear John Kater (bass/ vocals) talking to Dan Rennie about the new album track by track as they play the whole album .

The album is distributed via One Stop Entertainment and is also available directly through the Jonah's Road website http://www.jonahsroad.com/shop.htm 

New Website
A revamped Jonah's Road website will be launched in conjunction with the new album. In addition to the regular news, photos, audio samples, guestbook, and shop, we have added some new features. These include an online shop so you can order cds and merchandise securely via Paypal, and a media section with instant access to bio, fact sheet, press releases, reviews and high res images. The current site has some of these additional features and the new site will go live soon.
Giddy Up semi-finalist in International Songwriting Competition
In breaking news, Giddy Up (track 14 from the new album) has been included in the semi-finalists of the International Songwriting Competition.
Thanks for your support

Jonah's Road Newsletter
In this edition......
New album
New single
Other news

New Album
The highly anticipated new album, Counting Down The Days, will be released at the Tamworth festival in January 2007 and is expected to repeat the success of the band's award winning first album Hold On. Jay, John & Rodney worked with Matt Fell at Love Hz studios to record the album and the result is a collection of upbeat songs and soaring ballads highlighting the harmony-driven, country-pop sound for which the band is becoming well known.

New single
The new single from Jonah's Road is the title track from the new album, Counting Down The Days. Go to www.myspace.com/jonahsroad to listen to the song. It is an upbeat song written by Jay & Jasper Somerville-Collie in collaboration with Travis List.

Award Nominations
ICE Awards: WINNER - 2006 Song of the Year - Why Does She Love Me
Awards to be announced in January & February 2007

TIARAs: Best Group (Jonah's Road - Why Does She Love Me)
People's Choice: Best Group (Jonah's Road - Why Does She Love Me) + Best Song (Cat Southern - Last First Kiss co-written with Jay Collie & Jasper Somerville-Collie)
Victorian & National CM Awards: Best Group (Jonah's Road - Why Does She Love Me) + Smoky Dawson Best Independent Release (Jonah's Road - Why Does She Love Me)
Various - Full Tank by Travis Collins (co-written with Jay Collie) is also nominated for several awards including a Golden Guitar for Best Male Vocal and CMC Artist of the Year. Full Tank is currently #2 on the Country Tracks Top 30 chart.
New website
The revamped Jonah's Road website will be launched in late January to coincide with the release of the album, Counting Down The Days. More news on this soon.......

Gigs coming up
Feb 16 & 17 Sawtell RSL 8:30pm www.sawtellrsl.com.au
Mar 10 Diggers @ The Entrance 8:30pm (formerly Tuggerah Memorial Club)
April 5,6,7,8 South Australia
Next Issue
Tamworth report
New album
Thanks to everyone who has supported Jonah's Road throughout 2006. We're all looking forward to a big year in 2007 with the release of the new album, plenty of live work, and some great radio singles and video clips. See you in Tamworth!

Jonah's Road Newsletter November 2006
In this edition......

Deni Ute Muster
Mud Bulls & Music
Flying Doctors Concert
Award Nominations
Echo Lounge - Dec 14
Tamworth 2007
New Album update

Deni Ute Muster

Jonah's Road had a fabulous time at the 2006 Deni Ute Muster. Warmup gigs at the Welcome to Deni concert in the park on Thursday 28th September and on the Day Stage at the Muster on Friday 29th included a special appearance by the giant people swaying along to Long Way Home (see picture) . Friday night Jonah's Road made their Main Stage debut which was huge. Playing to a few hundred people at the start of the show quickly became several thousand as the Jonah's Road sound drew the crowds in. Jay, John & Rod were joined on stage by the legendary Glenn Wilson on drums and they showed why they are one of the hottest acts in country at the moment. Great performances followed by Harley Smith, The Flood, Melinda Schneider and the awesome Daddy Cool to finish off a fantastic opening night. Thanks to Chris and everyone involved in the 2006 Deni Ute Muster for their wonderful hospitality and support. Look forward to seeing you again next year.
Mud Bulls & Music

The 2006 Mud Bulls & Music Festival was another highlight for Jonah's Road with gigs at the Bar Stage on Thursday 2nd followed by a Main Stage show on Friday 3rd November. With a mixture of old favourites, popular covers and songs from the new album, the Jonah's Road gigs were well received by the rowdy crowd. Special thanks to the Giddy Up girls (and hobby horses) for your ongoing support. See the Jonah's Road MYSPACE site www.myspace.com/jonahsroad  for video footage from the Jonah's Road Main Stage gig at Mud Bulls featuring one of the new songs Giddy Up. Thanks to everyone involved in hosting Mud Bulls for putting on a great festival.
Flying Doctors concert DVD
In a completely new experience for the band, Jonah's Road performed with a full orchestra and choir as part of a fundraising concert for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in July 2006. The dvd from the concert will be available for sale soon to raise additional funds for the RFDS.
Presented by a plethora of young Australian performers, the musically diverse program rejoices in what it means to be Australian, as typified by the Flying Doctors. The Royal Flying Doctor Service is extremely grateful to the artists involved and especially to the Chairman of The Friends of the RFDS Mr Michael Crouch AO, whose company Zip Industries sponsored the concert.

Jonah's Road featured in two songs in the concert - their classic ballad Long Way Home and a song written for the concert called Fly To You which was sung as a duet by Jay Collie and the fabulous Hayley Jensen ( www.hayleyjensen.com.au   ). More details in the next newsletter about the DVD.

Award nominations
Jonah's Road has been nominated for several awards in recent months:
Australian Independent Country Music Awards of Australia - Finalist Group/ Duo of the Year - Why Does She Love Me
MUSICOZ - Finalist Gospel/Christian - Thank God
Award nominations for finalists in the Golden Guitars, TIARAs, People Choice Awards, and National Country Music Awards will all be announced in December.
Echo Lounge Dec 14
See Jonah's Road live and unplugged at The Carr Club on Thursday December 14th 2006.

Other News
New Album - recording on the new album started this week at Love Hz Studios. Jay, John & Rodney are all very excited to be working with Matt Fell & Michael Carpenter over the next few months.

Festivals - we're all looking forward to the Deni Ute Muster (Sept 28/29) and Mud Bulls & Music (Nov 2/3). make sure you get your tickets and join us for these two fantastic events.
Album recording update
Festivals update
Tamworth 2007 plans

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Tamworth Gigs 2007
Dates for the Tamworth 2007 festival have now been finalised and you can see Jonah's Road in 2 big shows on Monday 22nd and Friday 26th January along with a number of special guest performances throughout the week.

Mon 22nd Travis Collins and Jonah's Road + special guests. Tamworth Town Hall. 7:00pm. All ages. Tickets available now from Tourism Tamworth http://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/asp/index.asp?pgid=22151&cid=47481&id=73090

Wed 24th Classic Country - featuring Jonah's Road, John Stephan, Paul Costa, Travis Sinclair, Amos Morris & more. Tamworth Town Hall. 2:00pm. All ages. Tickets available now from Tourism Tamworth http://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/asp/index.asp?pgid=22151&cid=47481&id=73034

Wed 24th Charity Concert & Auction - Tamworth Racecourse. 6:00pm. All ages. Jonah's Road will be appearing in concert alongside a host of well known artists. Come along and bid for the opportunity to have lunch or dinner with your favourite artists. More info in the next newsletter.

Fri 26th Jonah's Road in concert + album launch. Tamworth Services Club. 5:00pm. Over 18 only. Tickets available from Tamworth Services Club from January 1st 2007. See Jonah's Road in their first feature concert to celebrate the launch of their new album Counting Down The Days.

Every day @ The Vault - Jonah's Road will be playing a short acoustic set each day at lunchtime at The Vault.

See www.jonahsroad.com  or www.myspace.com/jonahsroad  for updates on Tamworth appearances.

New album update

The highly anticipated second album from Jonah's Road, Counting Down The Days, will be released in January 2007. Featuring songs written predominantly by Jay, John, Rod and Jasper with a couple of additional guest writers, this album highlights the strong songwriting and big harmonies that are a feature of the country pop sound of Jonah's Road. Finishing touches are being made at present and we're all looking forward to having it out there for you all to hear. Stay tuned for a radio single in the new year.
Next Issue
Tamworth 2007
New album update
2007 gigs
Thanks for your support

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Jonah's Road Newsletter July 2006
Jonah's Road on MYSPACE - Jonah's Road now has a multimedia MYSPACE site - check it out at http://www.myspace.com/jonahsroad 
Fan Your Band To Fame contest - Jonah's Road is in the Top 25 of the US based contest. We need your help by voting to get JR into the Top 10. Go to http://www.fancontest.unsignedmusicmag.com/  and then click on 'Bands' and then go to the "Click here to vote"

US trip - Chicago surprise - a huge thankyou to the wonderful Jonah's Road fans affectionately known as the "Giddy Up Girls" for their wonderful surprise we received when we arrived at Chicago ariport on our recent trip to the USA. We went to Chicago to play a gig for fans and faced with the prospect of how to transport 5 guys with lots of luggage and instruments the Australian and US based fans put their heads (and cash) together and decided that a stretch Hummer was the best option!!!! Thankyou all so much - it made us feel very special.

Rooty Hill RSL - Sun 23rd July - Jonah's Road will be playing at Rooty Hill RSL on Sunday 23rd July from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Entry is free and kids are welcome.

Jam 4 Genes - Friday 4th August - Jonah's Road will be headlining at Vic On The Park in a great night that is sure to raise lots of money for the Jeans For Genes Day. Come along and support this fantastic cause and have a great night out while you do it. Jay & John attended the media launch on July 3rd - below is the link to see the press release and a photo of Jay & John with Glenn A Baker. http://www.hotsource.com.au/jamm4genes/articles/2006/7/4/19/

New album update - we have been busy writing and will go into the studio with Matt Fell at Love Hz Studios over the next few months to record the second album. More news soon........

Festivals update - Jonah's Road is confirmed to play at the Deni Ute Muster on Sept 28/29 and at Mud Bulls & Music on Nov 2/3.

Jonah's Road Forum - Hosted by Australian Country Fans the Jonah's Road Forum has had almost 5,000 posts since it started in February this year http://forums.countryfans.com.au/index.php?showforum=19 
It's free to join so check it out and interact with other JR fans. We drop in from time to time to say hi too.
Thanks for your support and we hope to see you at a gig soon.
Jonah's Road Newsletter March 2006
In this edition......

Jonah's Road on Sydney Weekender - Sat March 4th
Central Coast CM Festival - Sat March 11th
Jonah's Road forum
Why Does She Love Me - new single
Festivals & Gigs
Nashville 06

Jonah's Road will be appearing on Sydney Weekender on Channel 7 on Saturday 4th March 2006 at 5:30pm as part of a story about the Central Coast Country Music Festival.

Central Coast Country Music Festival Sat 11th March
Jonah's Road will be playing on the Memorial Park Main Stage (Marine Pde, The Entrance) at the Central Coast Country Music Festival on Saturday 11th March from 12:10pm - 2:00pm. Come along and enjoy a great afternoon of top line artists or stay overnight and make a weekend of it. See the festival website http://www.theentrance.org/events/cmf2006.html  for more info.

Jonah's Road Forum

Due to popular demand from fans a Jonah's Road internet forum has been set up by the Australian Country Fans Network. Log in and have a chat with other fans http://forums.countryfans.com.au/index.php?showforum=19

Why Does She Love Me - new single
The new single Why Does She Love Me has had great feedback since its release in January at Tamworth. It's a light hearted song that once again features the upbeat melody and strong vocal harmonies from Jay, John & Rodney that is a trademark of Jonah's Road music.

There's an audio sample on the Jonah's Road website so check it out if you haven't heard the song yet. There will be a big push to radio in the coming weeks so get ready to help us get more airplay. More details in the coming weeks...

Festivals and Gigs
Tamworth and Whittlesea were both a resounding success for Jonah's Road with great gigs and lots of new fans. There were many highlights and both festivals set the scene for an exciting year for Jonah's Road. A big thankyou to Pete Skelton (Tamworth) and Mitch Farmer (Whittlesea) for your fabulous skills behind the drum kit.

We are all looking forward to heading up to Qld for the Urban Country Music Festival at Caboolture at the end of April and there are several Sydney gigs booked for May, June & July so check out the Gigs page in the JR website for more details.

Nashville 06
Plans are well underway for the JR boys to head over to Nashville in May to do a couple of showcases, co-write with well respected writers and maybe play for some fans. More about this in the next newsletter...
Thanks for your ongoing support - check out the JR website for the new single and we look forward to seeing you at a gig soon.
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Jonah's Road win Best Group Award at the 2006 TIARAS
Jonah's Road has won the Best Group Award for their song Missing You at the 2006 Tamworth Independent Artist Recognition Awards (TIARAs). The award was announced at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre and caps off a fantastic year for the band.

Jay, John & Rodney accepted the award and then before leaving the stage they were asked to do an impromptu performance. They borrowed guitars from the house band and performed a semi-acoustic version of Missing You live on stage. The tight vocal harmonies in the live performance left the audience in no doubt that they were deserving winners of the Best Group award.

Jonah's Road are in Tamworth for the country music festival and have 20 gigs over 12 days so are keeping very busy. Good crowds, lots of new fans and shows at great venues have contributed to a very successful festival so far.

The response to the new original songs including the brand new single Why Does She Love Me is fantastic so look out for big things from this band in 2006.

For more information contact Sue Linsen, Bunza Entertainment ph: 0421 329 401 or email:

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They will be unveiling some new originals (including the the new single Why Does She Love Me) and also showing off some new covers following a busy few months writing and rehearsing.

Bring your friends along for a sneak preview of the new stuff from this fantastic band before they head off to the Tamworth Country Music Festival the following week.

Thanks for your support & hope to see you there.
Jonah's Road Win Best Country Album in US Indie Awards Dec 16th 2005
Sydney based country pop band Jonah's Road have won the Best Country Album in the 2006 US Independent Music Awards for their debut album Hold On. Jay, John & Rodney are very excited about this award and are looking forward to making use of the opportunities it will create in 2006.

Martin Folkman & Lauren Veteri from the Music Resource Group said:

"The Independent Music Awards draws entries from artists and bands around the world who create, record and market music without the benefit of access to major media channels, a restriction that places special demands and challenges on these fine artists' abilities. Among the program benefits IMA winners receive is access to tools that can help them market, manage, promote and build their careers.

Selected from thousands of CDs and electronic submissions, the winners of this year's IMA awards represent a vital source of inspiration and spirit for all who make and appreciate music.

The judging panel included a distinguished group of artists and industry professionals Norah Jones, Melissa Etheridge, Joe Perry, Bill Wyman, George Clinton, Jonathan Brooke, Chris Thile, Paquito D'Rivera, Sara Lee, Hubert Sumlin, Abby White, Alexandra Patsavas, Robert Goodale, Melinda Newman & Dan Storper.

An online jukebox and full list of winners will be available soon in the Independent Music Awards area on the Musicians Atlas website www.musiciansatlas.com  "

This award caps off a fabulous year for Jonah's Road which has included winning the Best Independent Release at the 2005 National Country Music Awards in February for their debut single Getting By Without You, nomination for 2 Golden Guitar Awards in 2005 for Best New Talent and Best Vocal Group/ Duo, a TIARA Top 5 nomination for Best Group/ Duo in 2005 and 2006 and a Top 10 Golden Guitar nomination for Best Album in 2005 .

The writers of the first Jonah's Road single, Getting By Without You (Jay Collie, John Kater & Jasper Somerville-Collie) were also nominated in the Top 12 of the Country section of the 2005 International Songwriting Competition. In a quirky addition, a translated cover version of Getting By Without You has just been recorded by Slovakian Pop Idol Superstar Martin Kelescenyi and will be released by Sony/BMG in Europe in the coming months.

Jonah's Road has recently secured endorsement deals with Fender and Sennheiser and Jay has just returned from a successful business trip to Nashville where he established great contacts and introduced some key industry players to the music of Jonah's Road.

The guys have been busy writing for their second album and the first single will be available in time for the Tamworth country music festival in January. They have a very busy schedule at the festival and there will be plenty of opportunity for fans to see them play live. See www.jonahsroad.com  for full details of all gigs.

With the release of their second album and plans for plenty of live work and a trip to Nashville, Jay, John & Rodney are looking forward to a very exciting year ahead.

For more information, to arrange interviews or obtain press quality images, contact Sue Linsen, Bunza Entertainment on 0421 329 401 (mb), 02-9630 0666 (w) or sue@bunza.com.au

Jonah's Road News Flash 4th November 2005
More award nominations for Jonah's Road....
2006 US Independent Music Awards
The Jonah's Road debut album, Hold On, has been nominated in the 2006 US Independent Music Awards for Best Album in the country category.
This is a fantastic recognition for the band and we are looking forward to making more progress in the USA in 2006 following Jay's recent trip to Nashville.

2005 Musicoz Awards
Jonah's Road has received a Top 10 finalist nomination in the Pop category for one of their new songs Over Being Over You. Written by Jay and Jasper, the song is an upbeat pop/ country song which was very well received at their live performances in Sydney and Gympie in the past few months. The Top 5 finalists will be announced on Nov 15 with the winners announced on Dec 1st at the Musicoz Awards at the WIN Entertainment Centre. See www.musicoz.org  for more details.

Long Way Home is in the charts
Long Way Home is the 4th single from the Jonah's Road album to make it into the Country Radio Airplay Top 30 charts. Currently sitting at #25 and rising, this classic ballad reminds us that no matter how far we may wander from the true road of our lives the power of those dear to our hearts can give us the strength to find our way home to those that love us. Ring or email your local radio station to request the song.

Thanks for your continued support & we look forward to seeing you in Tamworth in January.
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Tamworth preview
Awards update
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Jonah's Road Newsletter October 2005
In this edition......
Update from Jay
Gympie Muster 2005
Gig on Monday 10th October
Award nominations
Tamworth preparations
Update from Jay

Hey there all. Well its certainly been a hectic few months. Firstly I'd like to say thanx to everyone who was at Gympie 05. As a songwriter, to look into a crowd and see you all singing along (knowing the words better than I do sometimes !-) is just the most amazing feeling I've ever had and add to that all the new toys we got to play with from Sennheiser and Fender...well it was the most incredible week and thankyou so much for being a part of that with us.

Trying to finish off the music for New McDonalds Farm (the Ch9 kids show I do the music for) and do Gympie at the same time proved a little challenging but I'm still here and what doesn't kill you..... also thanx to everyone who has signed the guest book recently too. All the feedback from Gympie was awesome and it's always gratifying to know other people had as much fun as we did.

The I.C.M.As at Mildura were last Saturday night and although I'm as disappointed as some of you obviously were that we didn't end up winners on the night , I'd like to say big congratulations to Tracy Coster and James Blundell who picked up Album of the Year and Single of the Year respectively, and my college of country music alumni Shelly Evans who was awarded Rising Female Star.

I'm off to Nashville on the 15th for 2 weeks so if anyone knows anyone I can stay with that would be awesome!-) Seriously tho I really can't wait and lookout for photos of the trip in the photos section of the website cause I'll post them there as soon as I'm back.

It's all full steam ahead to Tamworth now for me and the boys. After the Muster and all the fun we had I just can't wait and even tho it's still 4 months away I know it'll be here b4 any of us know it...which is tops cause that means I'll see u really soon!)

In the meantime we'll be spending our time writing so look out for our first single off our next album which will be available on our '06 limited edition Tamworth only release CD'. Have a fantastic finish to 05. Good luck and best wishes to everyone who has exams and safe, happy keeping for us all till next we meet.
Peace. J

Gympie Muster 2005

This year's Gympie Muster was fabulous once again for Jonah's Road. With two shows at the Muster Club and two shows at the Crowbar, it was always going to be a good festival.
Great gigs, guest appearances with The BordererS & Travis Collins, big crowds at all our shows and lots of friendly people were awesome and we can't wait to go back again next year and hopefully get a gig on the Main Stage.

Speaking of next year, the Muster organisers are asking for feedback from fans and want to know your top 10 wishlist of performers - both Aussie and International - listing who you would like to see perform at the Muster in 2006.

Have a look at the link from the regular Muster update newsletter http://www.muster.com.au/update_news300905/survey.html or just send them an email to update@muster.com.au with WISH LIST COMPETITION in the subject line and let them know that you'd love to see Jonah's Road on the Main Stage at Gympie in 2006.
Gig on Monday 10th October
Jonah's Road will be performing at PopStuds on Mon Oct 10th. Popstuds is a spinoff from the very popular PopTarts and is being held at The Empire Hotel, Cnr Parramatta Rd & Johnston St, Annandale. Doors open 8pm so come along and see 4 great local acts. This week it is Craig Calhoun + Simon Morel + Curfew + Jonah's Road. Check out http://www.amandaeaston.com/Poptarts/amandaepoptarts.html  for more info about PopTarts and PopStuds.
Award Nominations
Jonah's Road was recently nominated for the Single of the Year and Album of the Year in the Telstra Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards. For a full list of finalists see the Mildura Festival website http://www.milduracountrymusic.com.au/2005awardsfinalists.html
Tamworth Preparations
Tamworth 2006 is shaping up to be a very busy festival again for Jonah's Road. We'll be playing plenty of gigs all over town with a mixture of day, evening and late night gigs so there's bound to be a show or two that will suit most fans. All the gigs will be listed on the JR website in the next few weeks once they're all confirmed. We look forward to seeing you in January :)
Next Issue
Tamworth 2006
New single/EP
Thanks for your support

Jonah's Road nominated for 2 more awards
18 August 2005
Jonah's Road has received 2 finalist nominations in the 2005 Telstra Country Wide Southern Stars - the 9th Australian Independent Country Music Awards.  The Awards are staged during the 19th Mildura Country Music Festival and winners will be announced on Saturday 1st October 2005.

Finalist nominations are for the following categories:
*  Independent Country Music Single  of the Year - Missing You
*  Australian Independent Album of the Year - Hold On

These nominations cap off a fantastic year for Jonah's Road since the release of their debut album Hold On in August 2004.
Thanks for your support & we hope to see you at Gympie next week.

Jonah's Road Newsletter July 2005
In this edition......
Fender endorsement
Gympie Muster 2005
New single released to radio
Gig on Wednesday 27th July
Jonah's Road will be performing at the Musicoz showcase at The Marquee in Camperdown this week on Wednesday 27th July.
Venue: The Marquee, 128 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Camperdown, near the corner of Parramatta Rd.
Time: Doors open 7:30pm, first act 8:00pm, Jonah's Road headlining
Cost: $5 entry. We have 10 free tickets to give away so reply to this email with your name and how many tickets you'd like and you'll have free entry (first in will get the tickets). 
Jonah's Road Info    info@jonahsroad.com

Fender endorsement
Jonah's Road has recently signed an endorsement agreement with Fender Australia. Pictured at Fender last week are Rodney Auld, Sue Linsen (manager), Angus Marshall (Fender Australia), Jay Collie, & John Kater. Jay, John & Rodney are looking forward to playing their new Fender guitars and amps and are proud to be associated with a world class instrument maker.

Gympie Muster 2005
Jonah's Road have been confirmed for four shows at the 2005 Toyota National Music Muster at Gympie in August 2005. You can see them at the Muster Club and Crowbar on Thursday 25th, Muster Club on Fri 26th and at the Crowbar on Sat 27th. See www.muster.com.au  for more info about the 2005 Muster.

New Single
Long Way Home is the 4th single release from Jonah's Road debut album, Hold On. This classic ballad reminds us that no matter how far we may wander from the true road of our lives the power of those dear to our hearts can give us the strength to find our way home to those that love us.

This follow up to the Top 3 radio chart single Missing You once again showcases the big harmonies and strong songwriting that are a feature of the music of Jonah's Road.

Call or email your local radio station to request Long Way Home by Jonah's Road.
Next Issue Gympie Muster report
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June Artist Report
Musicoz Showcase - Wednesday July 27
Gympie Muster 2005
New single coming soon

Musicoz showcase - The Marquee - Wednesday July 27th
Jonah's Road will be performing on Wednesday July 27th at The Marquee in Camperdown as part of the Musicoz showcase series. More details to follow soon.

Gympie Muster
Jonmah's Road are confirmed for 4 shows at the 2005 Gympie muster. Gigs are on Thursday 25 Muster Club & Crowbar, Friday 26 Muster Club and Sat 27 Crowbar. See www.muster.com.au  for more details about this fabulous event.

New single coming soon
Following hot on the heels of the #3 radio airplay chart hit Missing You, Jonah's Road will soon be releasing the fourth single from the album, Hold On. Long Way Home will be released to radio at the end of July so keep emailing and ringing your local radio stations to request the music of Jonah's Road.

Thanks for your continued support
Jonah's Road www.jonahsroad.com 
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The Jonah's Road album, Hold On, and The BordererS album, Grace, will be available for sale on the night and you can get your copy personally signed by the members of the groups.
Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you at The Harp on Sunday May 15th.
Jonah's Road Win Award Feb 16th 2005
Country pop group Jonah's Road have won the Smoky Dawson Best Independant Release for the song Getting By Without You at the 2005 Victorian & National Country Music Awards. The awards were announced on Friday 11th February at the Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre as part of the Whittlesea Country Music Festival.

Jay Collie accepted the award on behalf of the group as John and Rodney were unable to attend on the night. Jay and his brother Jasper (co-writer and co-producer) also performed later in the evening as part of the entertainment at the awards dinner.
Left: The award for Best Independant Release - Jonah's Road Getting By Without You
Right: Jay Collie, Sue Linsen (manager) & Jasper Somerville-Collie at the awards dinner.
Thanks to the organisers of the awards and everyone associated with Jonah's Road for your continued support.
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Jonah’s Road - only Australian Finalist in the Country section of the International Songwriting Competition
Country rock/pop band Jonah’s Road is the only Australian finalist in the Top 12 for the Country section of the International Songwriting Competition. The 2004 competition had over 11,000 entries from 77 countries across 16 categories, and the winners will be announced in March 2005.

The Sydney based band of Jay Collie, John Kater & Rodney Auld has enjoyed success performing and recording their country rock/pop blend of original songs. The shared lead vocals by Jay, John and Rodney gives a fresh, dynamic feel to their music and the songwriting is shared between the three band members and Jay’s brother Jasper.

The award winning song Getting By Without You was written by Jonah’s Road front man Jay Collie in collaboration with his brother Jasper and bass player, John Kater. The song features soaring harmonies and great hooks, in a tale of unrequited love that stays in your head for weeks.

Getting By Without You was the first single released off the debut album Hold On and in addition to the ISC Top 12 finalist berth, it earned Jonah’s Road a host of award nominations in 2004/05 including:

Top 5 Finalist Golden Guitar Best New Talent
Top 5 Finalist Golden Guitar Best Vocal Group/ Duo
Top 10 Finalist Golden Guitar Best Album
Top 5 Finalist TIARA Best Group
Top 5 Golden Fiddle Awards Best CD release
Winner Vic & National Awards Best Independent Release
Top 5 Vic & National Awards Best New Talent
Top 5 Vic & National Awards Best Song
Top 5 MUSICOZ Country

With fans from all walks of life and a healthy respect from peers in the industry, Jay, John & Rodney are looking forward to a very exciting year ahead.

See the International Songwriting Competition website for a complete list of finalists in all categories for 2004 http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners.htm 

For more information about Jonah’s Road, including audio samples, see www.jonahsroad.com  or contact Sue Linsen, Bunza Entertainment: 02 9630 0666 (ph), 0421 329 401 (mb) or email sue@bunza.com.au 
Jonah's Road nominated for 2 Golden Guitar Awards Dec 6th 2004
Jonah's Road has received Top 5 nominations for Best Vocal Group/ Duo and Best New Talent in the 2005 Golden Guitar Awards. They also were nominated in the Top 10 for Best Album. The Golden Guitar Awards will be announced on Saturday January 15th 2005.

In addition to the Golden Guitar nominations, Jonah's Road has been nominated for a TIARA ( independent  artist awards) in the Group/Duo category. The TIARA's will be announced on Tuesday January 18th 2005. For a full list of finalists see http://www.tiara-awards.org/

Jay, John & Rodney are very pleased with the nominations and want to thank everyone who has supported Jonah's Road this year.
Sydney Gig - Thursday December 16th
For Sydney fans a special pre Christmas treat - Jonah's Road will be performing at the Cat & Fiddle Hotel in Balmain on Thursday 16th December.
Venue: Cat & Fiddle Hotel, 456 Darling St, Balmain
Doors open: 7:30pm
Cover charge: $8
Line up:Curfew, James Diamond & Groove By Accident, Jonah's Road & Simon Rudston-Browne

Come along for a great night of original music. Grab a copy of the new album and see for yourself why they have been nominated for awards this year.
Jonah’s Road Two Nominations - Vocal Group, New Talent,
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 Latest News – MUSICOZ success
Country rock band Jonah’s Road are celebrating their recent success in the 2003 Musicoz awards.  In addition to a fantastic live performance at the awards on Saturday 15th November at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, the band is delighted with their nominations and prize announced on the night:
¨       Finalist in Musicoz 2003 – Country
¨       Finalist in Musicoz 2003 – Artist of the Year
¨       Winner Musicoz 2003 – Mark Holden songwriting/ producer prize
 The Musicoz Awards will be broadcast on Saturday 29th November 2003 on the WIN television network at 7:30pm in regional areas.
New Single
Listen out for their new single, “Getting By Without You” which will be on NfS #85 released in December 2003.  The new single and a couple of other crowd favourites will be on a “Special Limited Edition Tamworth 2004” cd available at the festival in January. They’re working hard on their highly anticipated new album which will be released in 2004 and we’re all looking forward to a busy and successful Tamworth Country Music Festival in January. 
For more information about Jonah's Road have a look at the website www.jonahsroad.com    or contact:
Sue Linsen
Bunza Entertainment
PO Box 4989
North Rocks NSW 2151
Ph: 0421 329 401
Email: sue@bunza.com.au  
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