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Rajon NZ Signs Noel Parlane
Rajon Music Group NZ recently signed Brisbane based New Zealander Noel Parlane.
Rajon Music Group is distributed by Sony Music in Australia and supplies product to major music and DVD retailers such Sanity, HMV, Blockbuster, K-Mart, Target, Myer/Grace, Leading Edge. The company has recently expanded the operation into New Zealand, Asia and the UK. Distribution is handled by Sony Music in Asia and Sony/BMG in New Zealand.

The multi-NZ Gold Guitar recording artist returned to Australia in March after touring both islands in early February and returning for a short personal visit in the following weeks.

Noel’s recording career stretches to 16 albums and 5 compact discs. He has appeared in more than 30 television shows in Dunedin and Christchurch in New Zealand and the USA cable network over a period of 15 years.

‘The tour went so well that we’re already discussing arrangements for next year’ Noel said.

He added ‘Signing with Rajon Music Group is great news. Being picked up through a major distributor in NZ like Rajon definitely means good news. I’m really looking forward to working with them on this distribution’

Morrie Smith Managing Director Rajon NZ is equally impressed. ‘Noel Parlane has a long history with country music in this country. He is regarded as one of our foremost male artists who achieved many inroads with his career here in New Zealand and in Nashville. It’s our pleasure to have him on board’

For more information:
www.rajon.com.au  RAJON MUSIC GROUP NZ Division

Noel’s latest CD ‘No Limits’ recorded in Tamworth NSW and produced by Lindsay Butler LBS Studios is distributed in Australia through LBS Music Robina; One Stop Entertainment Brisbane and online at www.digitalmusiccentre.com.au .
Interviews: Noel Parlane Mobile: 0421 464 223
Distribution: LBS Music 07 5562 1292 One Stop 073279 2754
Online Sales: www.digitalmusiccentre.com.au 
 
EXPATRIATE New Zealander Noel Parlane has been in Tamworth recording, and has completed his first album this side of the Tasman. Noel's no stranger to the recording studio, having recorded back in New Zealand in the late 1970s. It was after his initial success at the Gore Gold Guitar Awards in 1977 and then again in 1979 that he won a contract with Music World Records and Noel's country career was launched in style. Noel recorded five or six albums with Music World and in

1984 secured a record deal with BMG/RCA, making three albums with that company. Organisers of the Hands of Fame ceremony in Tamworth recognised Noel's contribution to country music in 1985, inviting him to place his hands in concrete in the Australasian Country Music Capital. "It's funny, you know," Noel said. "Australia recognised me long before New Zealand ever thought to. I wasn't inducted into the Gore (NZ) Hands of Fame until 1997."

In 1995, Noel took the independent road and produced his own CD, Can I Count On You, which is still being distributed on Lindsay Butler's LBS Music label. Noel met the Butlers - Lindsay and wife Shaza Leigh - around 1990 in New Zealand, and although they talked about doing a recording oneday, it didn't happen until June 2005. "It's all about timing," Noel said. "This was the perfect time for me to do record here in Tamworth." Noel and his family moved from Dunedin New Zealand to Brisbane in 2000, and although he'd had a two-year stint in Australia two years previously, this time it's a permanent move. Noel has established a solid reputation in the South-east Queensland region, and entertains on average, four to five nights each week.

This new LBS album “ No Limits” is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and Noel is pretty excited about the new release. "It's a feeling album. We've chosen material that is lyrically appealing, with a happy, positive message in the songs that should cater to an international market," Noel said. "A lot of the songs are either my personal favourites, or frequently requested songs people ask for at gigs." Tracks such as I'm Not Through Loving You, Fly Like A Bird and Cottage In The Country are just a small sample of what's in store for the new Noel Parlane CD, If Heartaches Meant Gold was released as a single and has been received very well though out Australia and soon New Zealand. We hope that you will enjoy this album as much as did recording this new CD, proudly made in Tamworth Australia at LBS Studios..
December 2006
2 Wynnum Workers 7-11pm Qld
5 North leagues 10.30-12.30pm Qld
7 Gaythorne Rsl 12-3pm Qld
8 Crushers Leagues 7.30-11.30pm Qld
9 Morton Bay Sports Club 7.30 -11.30pm Qld
12 North leagues 10.30-12.30pm Qld
13 Sunnybank Bowls Club 7-10pm Qld
15 Caloundra Rsl 11-2pm Qld
16 Wynnum Manly Leagues 7.30-11.30pm Qld
17 Crushers Leagues 7.30-11.30pm Qld
20 Arana Leagues Club 10-12pm Qld
23 Gaythorne Rsl 1-4pm Qld
26 North leagues 10.30-12.30pm Qld
28 Gaythorne Rsl 12-3pm Qld
29 Southern Cross Sports Club 6-10pm
30 Ipswich Golf Club 7-11pm Qld
January 2007
2 North leagues 10.30-12.30pm Qld
3 Caboolture RSL 12 Midday Show Qld
5 Beaudesert RSL 7-11pm Qld
6 Lismore Workers Club 6-9.30pm NSW
7 Goodna Rsl Duo Driftwood 1-5pm Qld
9 North leagues 10.30-12.30pm Qld
10 Beaudesert RSL 10.30-1.30pm Qld
13 North's Devils Club Nundah 5-9pm Qld
16 North leagues 10.30-12.30pm Qld
17 Arana leagues Club 10-12pm Qld
17 East Leagues Club 6-9pm Qld
18 Gaythorne Rsl 12-3pm Qld
19 Caloundra Rsl 11-2pm Qld
21 Redlands Rsl Solo 1.30-4.30pm Qld
23 North leagues 10.30-12.30pm Qld
25 -5 Feb - New Zealand Album Tour
February 2007
6 North leagues 10.30-12.30pm Qld
8 Gaythorne Rsl 12-3pm Qld
9 Morton Bay Sports Club 7.30-11.30pm Qld
10 Wynnum Manly Leagues 7.30-11.30pm Qld
13 North leagues 10.30-12.30pm Qld
14 Beaudesert RSL 10.30-1.30pm Qld
16 Caloundra Rsl 11-2pm Qld
16 Redlands Rsl Show with Coolchange 7-45pm
17 Lismore Workers Club 6-9.30pm NSW
20 North leagues 10.30-12.30pm Qld
21 Arana leagues Club 10-12pm Qld
23 Beaudesert RSL 7-11pm Qld
24 Ipswich Golf Club 7-11pm Qld
25 Aspley Leagues Club 1-5pm Qld
27 North leagues 10.30-12.30pm Qld
28 East Leagues Club 6-9pm Qld
March 2007
1-15 New Zealand Nationwide Tour
16 Caloundra Rsl 11-2pm Qld
16 Hamilton Bowls Club 7.30pm Qld
17 Ipswich Rsl Club Duo Driftwood 7pm Qld
20 North leagues 10.30-12.30pm Qld
21 Arana leagues Club 10-12pm Qld
22 Redlands Rsl 10.30-1.30pm Qld
23 North's Devils Club Nundah 5-9pm Qld
24 Lismore Workers Club 6-9.30pm NSW
27 North leagues 10.30-12.30pm Qld
28 Kedron Wavel Show 11am Qld
28 East Leagues Club 6-9pm Qld
30 Morton Bay Sports Club 7.30-11.30pm Qld
 
NEW ZEALAND COUNTRY STAR SIGNS WITH MAJOR AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT LABEL.
New Zealand Country Recording Artist Noel Parlane has cemented his move to Australia, by signing with Lindsay Butler Studios and is in the process of recording his first Australian CD.
LBS is regarded as the foremost independent recording studio in Australia and Noel says he's honored to be asked to be part of their line-up.
Noel says the CD will hopefully be released later this year in time for nomination for the 2006 Toyota Golden Guitar Awards held in Tamworth each January.
He says his fans in New Zealand should enjoy the diverse range and style of new material selected for this CD.
For further information, please contact Noel Parlane direct on
Ph/Fax 07 3375 9798
Mobile 0421 464 223.
Brisbane Australia
 
Country Music Notes,
Saturday,
June25,2005

EXPATRIATE New Zealander Noel Parlane has been in Tamworth this week, recording his first album this side of the Tasman. Noel's no stranger to the recording studio, having recorded back in New Zealand in the late 1970s. It was after his initial success at the Gore Gold Guitar Awards in 1977 and then again in 1979 that he won a contract with Music World Records and Noel's country career was launched in style. Noel recorded five or six albums with Music World and in 1984 secured a record deal with BMG/RCA, making three albums with that company. Organisers of the Hands of Fame ceremony in Tamworth recognised Noel's contribution to country music in 1985, inviting him to place his hands in concrete in the Australasian Country Music Capital. "It's funny, you know," Noel said. "Australia recognised me long before New Zealand ever thought to. I wasn't inducted into the Gore (NZ) Hands of Fame until 1997." In 1995, Noel took the independent road and produced his own CD, Can I Count On You, which is still being distributed on Lindsay Butler's LBS Music label. Noel met the Butlers - Lindsay and wife Shaza Leigh - around 1990 in New Zealand, and although they talked about doing a recording one day, it didn't happen until earlier this week. "It's all about timing," Noel said. "This was the perfect time for me to do record here in Tamworth." Noel and his family moved from New Zealand to Brisbane in 2000, and although he'd had a two-year stint in Australia two years previously, this time it's a permanent move. Noel has established a solid reputation in the South-east Queensland region, and entertains on average, four to five nights each week. This new LBS album is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and Noel is pretty excited about the yet to be titled disc. "It's a feeling album. We've chosen material that lyrically appealing, with happy, positive songs that should cater to an international market," Noel said. "A lot of the songs are either my personal favourites, or frequently requested songs people ask for at gigs." Tracks such as I'm Not Through Loving You, Fly Like A Bird and Cottage In The Country are just a small sample of what's in store for the new Noel Parlane CD, proudly made in Tamworth at LBS Studios
 
Kiwi Country Music legend Noel Parlane is one of the must successful entertainers, and certainly one of the most accomplished country music artists to ever come out of New Zealand. Renowned for his performance of lovely ballads and for his unparalleled yodelling ability, Noel Parlane has carved out a niche for himself with music lovers throughout this country and overseas.

Born on March 19 1951 in Roxburgh, Central Otago, Noel Parlane has always had a strong interest in music and competed in many country music talent quests from a young age. Later, as a teenager, he formed several bands and tried his hand at various forms of music including virtually everything from light country to heavy rock.

Fortunately for the New Zealand music industry, Country music kept luring him back. Noel entered many of the big name country music awards and in November 1977 at the South Island Country Music Awards in Christchurch, he won the song writing section. through that he went on to win the overall award - The South Island Country Music Scroll for the highest points. That was to be the start of what is now a country music legend. Only seven months later, Noel won both the ‘Best Male’ and ‘Yodelling’ sections as well as the ‘Gold Guitar Award’ for overall highest points at the prestigious New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards. Part of that prize was a chance to audition with Music World Ltd in Christchurch - a big break which was to see his first album ‘Noel Parlane Country’ recorded. Since then Noel has recorded several albums with four albums being certified ‘GOLD’ by sales figures - which are ‘Country Heartaches’ ‘Old Time Country Music’, ‘Trucks & Trains’ and ‘Country Love’.

At the first New Zealand Country Music recording Artists Awards held in Invercargill during November 1980, Noel won the ‘Top Selling Artist’ award for his album ‘Country Heartaches’. This album was also released in Australia where it performed equally impressively, selling in excess of 40,000 copies. Since these early days Noel has continued to impress the music industry and his ever— growing number of fans by winning a string of awards including ‘Best Yodeller’ (1981 NZ Country Music Recording Artists Awards), Top NZ Male Vocalist (1984 Nationwide Radio Poll), Top Duet (NZ Recording Awards 1988) and several others.

In 1985, he was inducted into the Hands Of Fame at Tamworth - Australia’s Capital of Country Music. Only four years later in 1989, he was given honorary membership to the Pioneer Club in Brisbane Australia alongside other big names in Country music such as Tom T Hall, Charlie Pride and Randy Travis. In another tribute to his musical ability the Gore Gold Guitar Awards committee have inducted Noel into the ‘Hands of Fame” to be established in New Zealand’s Capital of Country Music - Gore.

Several tours of New Zealand and Australia as well as two Australasian tours followed, with interest in his music continuing to spread and attract fans worldwide with the album ‘Can I Count On You’ being signed and released by Hawk Records in Northern Ireland in 1995. This album was released in Great Britain, Europe and the USA in 1996, and in 1997 Noel was invited to perform in Norfolk Island and Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

In 1998, Noel travelled to Nashville where he visited the Grand Ole Opry and appeared on the Midnight Jamboree’- a show which went live to 80 million listeners across the USA. He also recorded a track for an Xmas album, which is being released worldwide this year. The new song is titled “Merry Christmas Mama”. Noel will also return to Nashville and he will record a new album with a top Nashville company.

As well as releasing seven singles, 10 albums and two compact discs, Noel has been involved in more than 30 television shows in Dunedin, Christchurch and the USA cable network over a period of 15 years. He is in huge demand to appear in Country Music festivals, Awards and Shows in New Zealand, Australia and the USA, Noel Parlane is certainly one of the top entertainers New Zealand has ever produced!
 

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