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Paul Costa TV Alert – Thursday May 10, 2007
Award-winning singer-songwriter Paul Costa will perform his new hit single, A Lover’s Question on national television on Thursday, May 10.

Paul has been invited to sing A Lover’s Question, the latest hit from his highly successful album, Restoration, on The Today Show, on the Nine/NBN network. His appearance is scheduled for approximately 8.50am.

Restoration is the follow-up to Paul’s first solo album, Walkin’ In These Shoes, which also earnt high acclaim from his peers and from the country music industry in general.|

You can keep up with all of Paul’s exciting news, and hear of his latest appearances, by visiting his website, www.paulcosta.com.au

For media and all other Paul Costa inquiries, please contact
Debbie Kruger, of Kruger Profiles – Public Relations and Journalism on 0412 405 704, or e-mail krug@debbiekruger.com
Release created 8-5-07 for and on behalf of Paul Costa
 
Now that’s entertainment – Paul Costa style!
Paul Costa dominated the 16th annual Victorian & National Country Music Awards, taking home five trophies including the prestigious Victorian Entertainer of the Year. Paul’s second solo album, Restoration, was the catalyst for the dynamic entertainer walking away with the lion’s share of awards, presented at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre in South Morang on Friday night.

Paul was named Victorian Male Vocalist (Love Is Not A Game), and Restoration became the 2007 Victorian Album of the Year as well as the Smoky Dawson Best Independent Release nationally. Paul shared one award with his gorgeous duet partner, Aleyce Simmonds, for their version of The Way You Make Me Feel, which secured Duet of the Year.

“I’m just so stoked to take home five awards,” Paul said, “particularly Best Independent Release, named in honour of the one and only Smoky Dawson. “I really do have to pay tribute to my producer, Rod McCormack, who is an absolute pleasure to work with. The Album of the Year was a great thrill and I know Rod will be rapt.” Paul also thanked his duet partner, Aleyce Simmonds, for her input into the only duet on the disc, The Way You Make Me Feel. It reached #1 on the 3HOT-FM Mildura Top 100 Country Hits chart for February 7, reinforcing its radio-friendliness and realising its hit potential, and peaked at #4 on the Country Tracks Top 30, remaining there for two weeks. It is still in the top 10, holding down the #8 position this week. The video clip is one of CMC’ s most requested, and has been enjoying high rotation in that medium. Paul accepted the awards before a capacity audience of 500, with special guests Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Anne Kirkpatrick and Hardrive Bluegrass Band. The awards signalled the start of the Whittlesea Country Music Festival, which featured a family street party, and open air concerts at the Whittlesea Showgrounds.

Other winners on the night included Lee Kernaghan, Beccy Cole, Rebecca Lee Nye, Anne Kirkpatrick, Travis
Collins, The Wolverines and Sovereign. Photos: Jason Zorzut
For further information or to arrange an interview with Paul, please phone 0428 264 169. To contact Aleyce please phone Joan Douglas on 0417 233 713.
Anna Rose
The Pub Management
Representing: Felicity Urquhart, Aleyce Simmonds, The Baileys, Aaron Bolton, Katrina Burgoyne

T: 61 2 6765 4875
M: 0428 413 809
F: 61 2 6762 4304
www.thepub.com.au

Tamworth Camerata 30 June - 5 July 2007
Tamworth Hats Off Festival 5 - 8 July 2007
Tamworth Country Music Festival 18 - 27 January 2008

 
 
 
Stunning duet a bold choice for first single
Photo: courtesy of Terry Phillpot
 
Paul Costa made a brave move when selecting the first single from his new album, Restoration.
He chose to run with a Bryan Adams-penned song, The Way You Make Me Feel, which he recorded as a duet with superb singer, Aleyce Simmonds.

This single has come up an absolute treat, under the skilful production of multiple award winner, Rod McCormack, who is once again in the producer’s chair for Paul’s second solo offering.

The album was launched in fine style at the Gympie Muster before a capacity audience in the Muster Theatre on Friday, August 25. Paul wanted his duet partner Aleyce there at all costs – so she flew in from Sydney just to do that one song – and flew out again that afternoon for a show in Tamworth the following night.
Aleyce’s appearance at the launch concert was as much appreciated by the audience, as it was by Paul.
Tune in to your favourite radio station – and if they’re not playing the single, ask why not!
Keep watching CMC as filming of a video clip to accompany the new single has just been completed.

When you purchase a copy of Paul Costa's new Restoration CD, you're already on a winner, but as an added bonus Paul has teamed with Harvey World Travel to offer a great Gold Coast holiday promotion, which any CD buyer could win.
The prize package includes five nights' accommodation at Bel Air Resort Apartments, dinner and show at the Australian Outback Spectacular for two, one day theme park pass for two to either Seaworld, Movie World or Wet and Wild, ride around the Gold Coast in a restored classic car and a Paul Costa merchandise package. But hurry - entries close Friday October 27, 2006.
For more information on Paul Costa, visit
www.paulcosta.com.au  and check out Aleyce Simmonds’ website, www.aleyce.com .
Paul Costa's CD Restoration is distributed throughout Australia by Shock Records
Anna Rose
www.thepub.com.au
 
 
PAUL COSTA LABELLED ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST NEW TALENTS
What a year it has been for Shock Records recording artist Paul Costa, and it's only getting better.

Paul has been recognised as a finalist in New Talent Of the Year at the 34th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, for his single House Of Mirrors.

He is proud to be included alongside other newcomers The Sunny Cowgirls, Karl Broadie, SweeneyKilleen & Samantha McClymont.

It has been a busy year for Paul since the release of his debut album Walkin' In These Shoes, produced by multi Golden Guitar winning producer Rod McCormack.

Paul has been touring NSW & Victoria with Shock stable mate Travis Sinclair and is keen to see the rest of the country in 2006.

He was named 2005 ACRA's (Australian Country Recording Awards) Male Vocalist Of The Year and made the finalists' list in the Australian Independent CM Awards for Male Vocalist Of The Year, the TAS & NZ Independent Album Of The Year Awards and Musicoz Awards for Country Artist Of The Year.

Paul has also been recognised as a finalist in the 2006 TIARAs (Tamworth Independent Artists’ Recognition Awards) for the Michael Cowdroy Memorial Songwriting Award with his song When The Right One Comes Along, co-written with Gina Jeffreys and Rod McCormack. Plus he has scored four Top 10 finalist nominations at the Victorian & National CM Awards including Male Vocalist Of The Year and Smoky Dawson Best Independent Release.

His new single It's Good To Be Me, released to radio on NFS #100, coincides with Paul's feelings at being named a Golden Guitar finalist.

If you want to see more of Paul, tune into CMC (Country Music Channel) and request his filmclips, www.countrymusicchannel.com.au 

For further information contact: or your local Shock representative
Publicist - RUM Entertainment www.paulcosta.com.au
ph/fax 02 4285 1461 www.shock.com.au 
(m) 0439 730 460
 
PAUL, GEORGE & SOVEREIGN - ANNOUNCED AS MUSICOZ AWARDS FINALISTS

RUM Entertainment is happy to announce PAUL COSTA, SOVEREIGN & GEORGE ROYTER being named as TOP 10 FINALISTS in the upcoming MUSICOZ AWARDS.

Musicoz Awards is Australia's Premier Music Awards for Unsigned and Independent Artists - nicknamed by street press as the "Unsigned ARIA's". It's a National Music Awards - with 24 awards that are drawn from entries/nominations in 18 categories of music.

The Musicoz Awards are one way of recognising the effort artists have put in and the contribution they have made to the Australian music industry.

Sovereign & Paul Costa have made the Top 10 Finalists in Country Artist Of The Year, while George Royter has been selected in the Top 10 Finalists for Folk Artist Of The Year.

These nominations are a nice finish to the end of a great year for Paul Costa, having already been named 2005 ACRA's (Australian Country Recording Awards) Male Vocalist Of The Year & his album taking out Best Cover Artwork at the recent CMAA Australian Country Music Achiever Awards.

Sovereign & George feel very privileged to be included alongside other finalists such as Carter & Carter, Natalie Howard, Rebecca Lee Nye & Luke O'Shea.

The awards are to be announced 1st December at the WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong - for more information log onto www.musicoz.org
 
 
 
 
PAUL'S GOT IT COVERED
Paul Costa's WALKIN' IN THESE SHOES debut album has taken out the COVER ART OF THE YEAR at the CMAA Australian Country Music Achiever Awards.

Graphic designer GLEN HANNAH from Goonga Design took out the award for his CD artwork of Paul's WALKIN' IN THESE SHOES, from an elite field of finalists including Pierre Baroni for Feel This Free (Beccy Cole), Louise Cook for Australian For Broken Heart (The Flood), Elle Deslandes for Little Bit Rusty (The Sunny Cowgirls) & Alison Smith for Foggy Highway (Paul Kelly).

The second highlight of the week has been Paul's current single HOUSE OF MIRRORS climbing into #2 position on the Top 100 Country Hits chart.
(source HotFM)

For further information contact: or your local Shock representative
Publicist - RUM Entertainment www.paulcosta.com.au
ph/fax 02 4285 1461 www.shock.com.au 
(m) 0439 730 460
rumentertainment@bigpond.com
 
PAUL COSTA NAMED FINALIST
Shock Records are pleased to announce the finalist nomination of country artist Paul Costa in the TAS & NZ Independent Album Awards, for his stunning debut album WALKIN' IN THESE SHOES.

The awards are to be announced on September 9.

This adds to his already impressive list of finalist achievements - Australian Independent Country Music Awards Male Artist Of The Year and the Cooper Golden Saddle Awards (both to be announced in the coming weeks).

Following up from his two Top 10 hits 'I Think I Like It' and 'House Of Mirrors', Paul will be releasing his third single to radio late September via NFS.

 
RUM ENTERTAINMENT is pleased to congratulate the following nominees in the
CMAA Australian Country Music Achiever Awards
INDEPENDENT ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Tracy Coster
Felicity Urquhart
ALBUM ARTWORK OF THE YEAR
Walkin' In These Shoes - Paul Costa (artwork by Glen Hannah @ Goonga Design)
Awards to be announced September 12th at the Menzies Hotel, Sydney
For more information contact:
Publicist - RUM Entertainment
PAUL COSTA'S NEW DEAL WITH
SHOCK RECORDS

Paul Costa has just secured a deal with the biggest independent record company in Australia - Shock Records.

Shock's A&R representative Craig Spencer has seen the potential in Paul's debut album WALKIN' IN THESE SHOES and is very happy to welcome Paul to Shock Records.

"I am extremely excited about the deal & the direction the album will be taking with Shock Records. They are 110% behind it. It's a great feeling knowing they are so supportive," Paul acknowledges.

Recent single 'I Think I Like It' was a Top 10 Hit,
with the NEW SINGLE 'House Of Mirrors' following suit,
currently #13 on the Top 30 Country Charts.

A great voice, smouldering good looks and an amazing debut album - Paul Costa is a new star on the Country Music horizon.

"...an accessible disc that accentuates his warm vocal style. It resembles a hybrid of the late Marty Robbins and Mavericks singer Raul Malo." Dave Dawson, Beat Magazine

You can catch Paul Costa at the upcoming HATS OFF TO COUNTRY FESTIVAL in Tamworth at the following venues:
SAT 9TH JULY - RUM Showcase, SOUTHGATE INN 12noon-3pm (guest spot)
SAT 9TH JULY - LEGENDS BAR, WESTS 6pm-8pm
SUN 10TH JULY - LEGENDS BAR, WESTS 1pm-3pm

Album WALKIN' IN THESE SHOES - OUT NOW!!
Distributed by Shock Records
www.paulcosta.com.au  
www.shock.com.au 
For further information contact:
RUM Entertainment
ph/fax 02 4285 1461
(m) 0439 730 460
rumentertainment@bigpond.com 
OR
your local Shock representative
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