Peter launching new CD at Gympie Muster
- Mark Tempany joins Alison Hams and
2007 Golden Guitar Finalist Peter Pratt for his 7th consecutive
year of fabulous concerts at the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium
of Music during the Australasian Country Music Festival.
"Concerts in the Chapel" have run since Mark created this unique
and special venue in 2000 with a stated aim to establish an
intimate, theatre-style performance space for the very best in
Australian original music.
Since that single opening show (performed by Mark alone), this
concert series has grown to 3 annual festival-time concerts also
featuring Mark's talented wife and fellow songwriter and performer
Alison Hams. In 2005 & 2006 Mark and Alison were joined by the
brilliant, Golden Guitar-winning Michael Fix - and in 2007 Golden
Guitar Finalist Peter Pratt will become part of the "Concerts in
the Chapel" family!
"Concerts in the Chapel" provide an audience with the best
possible chance to see live music performed in a historic and
intimate setting (the Chapel holds a maximum of 90 people). A FREE
supper is served in the courtyard at
interval each night, and concert-goers also have the chance to
meet the artists in person, and to purchase their products from
the Chapel store.
Bookings are strongly recommended on 0418 700 819, although
tickets can be purchased at the door (if available) on the night.
- Peter Pratt and Jeanette Wormald's
music clip for their duet Out Here is now being shown on Austar's
Country Music Channel.
The clip, which features magnificent outback scenery, was filmed
at Rawnsley Park in South Australia's Flinders Ranges, last
It is Peter Pratt's first ever music clip and Jeanette Wormald's
second music clip.
Her debut clip, to the hit single If This Isn't Country, which was
filmed on her farm in SA's Northern Mallee by Jak in A Box
Productions, made it into CMC's unofficial Top 30 most played
music clips, competing against the best international and national
People interested in viewing the Out Here clip can go the CMC
www.countrymusicchannel.com.au and follow the prompts to
be able to log in and request the clip.
Jeanette and Peter are celebrating their musical collaboration
with a major tour to two states in July and August. They will also
be presenting the Out Here show at the Mildura Country Music
- PETER PRATT CONTINUES TO REAP AWARDS
Illabo based singer song-writer, Peter Pratt, has continued to
reap a harvest of awards at this year's Tamworth Country Music
His debut album, Ever True, has delivered two more accolades - his
first ever Tamworth Independent Artists Recognition Award (TIARA)
for best Bush Ballad for the self penned song Where I'm Longing To
Go and his second ACMLA award for the Eric Bogle song As If He
Knows, in the Heritage category.
Last year Peter won an Australian Country Music Listener's Award (ACMLA)
for his song Tractor Pioneers.
The song-writer and farmer has gathered a huge following since
debuting professionally in the music industry four years ago. His
chocolate rich voice and well crafted songs have also delivered
two top 10 and two top 20 hits in the National Country Music Top
And his album has been a consistent top seller through national
distributor One Stop Entertainment since its release in 2002.
His most recent radio hit, Where I'm Longing To Go, which was
inspired by a series of concerts he has performed in the small NSW
town of Cathcart, has been his most successful song, earning him a
berth as a finalist in the 2005 Golden Guitars and winning him
this year's TIARA.
Peter said he was rapt at the response in Tamworth this year.
"These awards were such a thrill," he said. "I never expected the
album Ever True to do so much for me. I am just so grateful to my
fans, radio DJs and music industry people for their support."
Peter said he was also delighted with the crowd response in
His first ever feature concert during the festival, which he
shared with fellow artist and farmer Jeanette Wormald, attracted a
full house at the Family Hotel on the final Saturday afternoon - a
major achievement in a week jam-packed with choice and
entertainment for festival goers.
And the crowd present erupted in spontaneous applause when
Jeanette and Peter debuted their duet Out Here, which will be
released as a single and music clip later this year.
Peter Pratt has a busy year ahead of him in 2006, including tours
to three states and a swag of festival appearances.
He will also be recording a new album.
"Ever True's success has been a dream come true," he said. "It
makes me more determined than ever to deliver the best possible
follow up album I can for my fans."
- PETER PRATT THREE
TIMES TIARA FINALIST
Illabo based Country Crooner Peter Pratt has continued to
collect a swag of nominations in Tamworth, with the news that he
is a finalist in three categories of the 2006 Tamworth Independent
Artist Recognition Awards.
- Peter is a finalist in the TIARA's
Male Vocal, Bush Ballad and Vocal Collaboration categories.
He shares the Vocal Collaboration finalist position with Donna
Boyd - who is also a TIARA Female Vocal finalist.
The news comes on the back of his three Australian Country Music
Listeners Association Awards nominations for Best Country Song,
Best Heritage Song and Best Bush Ballad.
Peter, whose 2005 Golden Guitar Finalist song Where I'm Longing To
Go is currently in the National Top 30 charts, having reached
Number 16, said he was a little overwhelmed at the news.
"This is great," he said.
"I honestly did not expect my debut album, Ever True to do this
well for me."
Peter is gearing up for a very busy Tamworth in January with key
performances including a Smoky Dawson tribute at the Tamworth
Songwriters Awards Concert, One Stop Entertainment Showcase, and
the ACMLA Awards.
The TIARAs will be announced during a gala awards concert at the
Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, 24th January.
- PETER PRATT REACHES SWEET 16 ON CHARTS
Country crooner and western balladeer Peter Pratt has
reached "sweet 16" on the National Top 30 Country Music charts
with his 2005 Golden Guitar finalist song Where I'm Longing to Go.
- The news tops off a dream run this year for the Illabo
based singer song-writer and has given him his fourth consecutive
top 30 hit. The national favourite Ride On Little Ringer was a top
- Since releasing his debut album Ever True in March last
year, Peter has enjoyed immediate industry recognition and a swag
of awards and finalist nominations.
The album has also consistently been a Top 50 seller through
national distributor One Stop Entertainment.
Peter, who has carved a niche for himself in the Country Music
industry with his unique approach and honey rich voice, said he
was rapt at the chart result and the consistent climb up the
charts since the song's entry at the beginning of October.
"This is great news. Thanks so much to all of those DJs and fans
who have supported my music," he said.
The three times 2006 ACMLA Awards finalist is currently collecting
songs for a new recording which he hopes to release within the
next 12 months.
PETER PRATT THREE
TIMES PEOPLE'S CHOICE NOMINEE
Popular Illabo based balladeer Peter Pratt, has received
three finalist nominations in the ACMLA People's Choice Awards,
including the coveted Best Country Song Award.
Peter, who won the 2005 ACMLA Best Heritage Song award for his
ballad Tractor Pioneers, said he was thrilled by the news.
"It's great - and a complete surprise," he said.
"Especially since these awards are voted on by radio listeners."
Peter said he was grateful for his very loyal fan base and the
continuing support for his album Ever True.
His nominations are: Ride on Little Ringer - Best Country Song,
It's As If He Knows (written by Eric Bogle) - Best Heritage Song
and Where I'm Longing to Go - Best Bush Ballad.
"I am honoured to have been nominated and to share the final five
spots with artists of the calibre of Troy Cassar Daley, Sara
Storer and Carter & Carter," Peter said.
The ACMLA news coincides with Peter's continued rise up the
National Top 30 charts with his single Where I'm Longing To Go
which is currently number 22.
The single was a Golden Guitar finalist in the 2005 Golden Guitar
Awards for Bush Ballad of the Year.
Peter will be performing this
- Sunday Nov 20 at the
Dubbo RSL Club,
- Wednesday November 23rd at the
Woolshed Restaurant in the Flinders Ranges of SA with Jeanette
- Friday, November 25th - Loxton Club
- Sunday November 27th - Save the
Foodbowl Concert in Mildura
- In this month's issue:
· Where I'm Longing to Go Hits Top 30 Chart.
· Mildura Festival Wrap Up
· Peter Pratt Website Now In Cyberspace.
· Gig Guide
- G'Day Everyone
Welcome to my first ever official email newsletter. I thought it
was about time I got my act together so I have asked fellow farmer
and singer songwriter Jeanette Wormald to give me some help to
keep in regular contact with everyone in the industry.
It's been a great year for me so far and the news last week that I
had cracked the Top 30 with my Golden Guitar nominated track Where
I'm Longing To Go was a wonderful surprise. And it gave me another
good excuse to celebrate.
WHERE I'M LONGING TO GO BECOMES FOURTH CONSECUTIVE
My Golden Guitar nominated track Where I'm Longing To Go
has made it into the National Country Music Charts.
Debuting at Number 30, this makes it my fourth consecutive Top 30
radio hit single since I released Wild Eyed Steer in May 2003.
It is such an honour that all the hits to date have been my own
original material from the album Ever True.
Thank you so much to everyone out there for playing the song and
for giving me so much support. It's been great.
The song was written about a little place called Cathcart, near
Bombala in NSW. I have got to know the people and the place
through my music and it has become very special to me.
Last month I finished putting together my website at
www.peterpratt.com . The
site is still being fine tuned but includes a gig guide,
newsletter, sound grabs and photo gallery.
Special thanks to Meegan Coad who designed and put the site
together for me. Please visit it and tell me what you think.
Go to www.peterpratt.com
I had a great time at the 19th annual Mildura Country Music
Festival this year and it was good to meet up with so many fans
and fellow artists.
This was my third time in Mildura and I think the festival gets
better every year. It's also a great place to celebrate my
Highlights for me this time around included being part of the
Awards concert and live radio broadcast.
My favourite show was the Coster Boys show on Thursday night at
Club Da Vinci, where I shared the stage with the Costa Brothers,
Rod Esam, Roland Storm, Adam Kilpatrick and the Jack Pledge Band.
I was also invited to host my first ever show, billed as Peter
Pratt's friends at Irymple on the final night of the festival.
Thanks to everyone that attended!
Sunday, November 20th - Dubbo RSL Club, DUBBO, NSW.
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- PETER PRATT SCORES ANOTHER
Country crooner and western balladeer Peter Pratt has
scored his fourth consecutive radio hit on the
- National Top 30 Country Music charts.
- This week, the Gold Guitar finalist
song, Where I'm Longing To Go has debuted at Number 30.
It builds on a dream run for the Illabo based singer songwriter
since releasing his debut album Ever True in March last year.
The album has spawned four top 30 hits, with the national
favourite Ride On Little Ringer becoming a top ten hit for Peter.
- Other singles include Wild Eyed Steer
which was also a top ten hit and Ever True, Ever More.
- Peter, who has carved a niche for
himself in the Country Music industry with his unique approach and
honey rich voice, said the news was both a wonderful surprise and
- "I know I had left it a bit late to
release the single to radio after its success as a Gold Guitar
finalist, but the fact that radio and fans have still supported it
so well is a huge compliment," he said.
"It's great. Thank you to everyone for their support."
- Peter said the chart success for the
album augers well for his future plans which includes a trip back
into the studio within the next six months.
"I am working on songs for my next recording and we are also
looking at a video clip," he said.
Peter's upcoming gigs include a special performance with Jeanette
Wormald at Olivewood in Renmark, SA on October 8th. He then
travels to Wagga Wagga for a Sunday Afternoon show at the
Commercial Club on October 16th before heading towards Sydney for
a show at the Antill Park Golf Club on Friday, October 21st and
the Goulburn RSL Club on October 22nd.
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