- SHARON LEE LANE on Channel 9 RPA Where Are
RPA ‘Where Are They Now’ Thursday 25 October 2007 at 10.00pm
Most Promising New Talent at this year’s Deadlys Shaz Lane
hasn’t had any time to rest on laurels.
Just a week after winning one of Indigenous Australia’s most
exciting music awards she was putting the finishing touches on
her latest album with producer Herm Kovac at Ramrod Studios in
Sydney and within two weeks back in her hometown, hosting a
Women Out West Luncheon to talk about her trials and
The Sharon Lee Lane story has opened on a new and exciting
chapter for Shaz.
The Dubbo based singer and Community and Student Liaison Officer
with Charles Sturt University is also in her final year of A
Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Over a year ago Shaz battled a deliberating brain tumour and
in barely eighteen months she achieved a personal goal many
would wonder virtually impossible.
The story of Shaz’s diagnosis and surgery was aired nationally
on Channel Nine’s RPA show in November last year. Just a few
months ago RPA again contacted Shaz to follow up and document
her recovery and profile the life changing experience that
Her story airs tomorrow evening on Channel Nine at 10.00pm.
‘I think if you’ve survived something like this, people really
want to know how you are. They want to reach out to you and try
to understand a small part of it themselves.’
‘It has also encouraged many others to become more aware of
their own health issues. The RPA team were absolutely wonderful
to work with showing my delicate operation and journey back to
‘It also shows what direction life has taken me. I owe my life
to Dr Rodney Allan for getting everything right.’
Refreshed and ready to rock with her debut album completed,
there’s a buzz coming from Shaz like an electrical charge.
‘Making this album with Herm Kovac has been simply amazing’ says
‘I have really grown from the last twelve months and life is
definitely something that should not be taken for granted’.
The album coincidentally titled ‘Second Chance’ will be launched
at the Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland in Dec/Jan 2007. The
first single 'Hello' is due to be released to radio in the first
week of November.
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- Shaz Lane
My single went National with NFS on the 15th
January 2007 and I am pretty excited about that. I have been
receiving lots of airplay in my home town of Dubbo and had the
most extraordinary year last year.
- I will be
recording my first Album soon with Stuie and Camille,
- Singer Shaz Lane at her
new CD Launch, Shaz will feature
on Channel Nine's RPA in an episode focusing on the Nine hour
operation she underwent to remove a tumour.
SHAZ LANE - ON THE BILL WITH WOLVERINES
IN DUBBO NEXT MONTH & APPEARING AT THE DREAMING FESTIVAL IN
WOODFORD IN JUNE
NfS release 111 Shaz ‘Left It All Behind’
Dubbo artist Sharon Lane recovered from extensive surgery last
year after being diagnosed with a life threatening tumour.
In April 2006 Sharon underwent major brain surgery to remove a
Meningioma tumour in her right eye which was also having a
detrimental effect on her eyesight. Channel Nine’s RPA picked up
on the story and it aired on November 23 and 30.
‘I agreed to appear on the national television medical series in
an endeavour to inform others not to dismiss common symptoms
such as headaches and blurred vision associated with migraines
as the cause could very well be something more serious’ Sharon
Amazingly just over a year later she appears as up and coming
new artist and support act for the Wolverines at Dubbo on May 13
and the Dreaming Festival at Woodford from 8 to 11 June.
Billed alongside some of the country’s leading Aboriginal
artists Shaz will appear three times at the three day four night
event. The Dreaming Festival is Australia’s only International
Indigenous Festival. It has performing arts venues bars Ceremony
grounds traditional healing galleries rituals campfire story
circles and a mass of stalls workshop avenue and food outlets.
Presented by the QFF under the artistic direction of Rhoda
Roberts the program features film & literature components,
performing arts, New media and Digital technologies, food and
wine fare, comedy, ceremony, exhibitions, performance artists,
physical theatre, Visual arts, carf workshops, music program,
street performers, musicals and a youth program.
‘2007 is going to be a great year’ Shaz said ‘I am currently
writing songs and working on my first album to be produced later
She says also that her passion for
music started in school when she would sing at many of the
talent quests throughout NSW. Later on she was invited to guest
artist with the Col Hardy Show Band.
She was thrilled when in 2002 she appeared as support act to
Adam Brand and Adam Harvey as part of the Orana Country Music
Association. In 2003 Sharon entered in and became a Finalist in
the NSW Champion of Champions held at Newcastle.
Sharon or ‘Shaz’ as her audiences know her has a solo show she
presents on the pubs and clubs circuit throughout NSW and at
local charities. It’s the perfect venues for honing live shows
where audiences either love or hate you. Dubbo based she
combines her music career with her professional role as
Community and Student Liaison Officer with the Indigenous
Support Unit Charles Sturt University and is currently in her
third year of study to obtain a Bachelor of Education
(Secondary) through the Australian Catholic University. In
between work commitments she found time to do a couple of road
tours with Just For Kicks touring Western NSW and performing in
bands such as Stallion, Billy T Tennessee and Knocternal.
Looking for a bigger break in the music industry Sharon set
about recording a self-funded independent EP of original songs.
Just as the production stage commenced she received the doctor’s
diagnosis and her world was turned upside down.
‘I didn’t think it would every see the light of day’ she
reflected. ‘It was an extremely traumatic time. I knew I wanted
to record these tracks and seeing the EP completed helped me to
focus on the future amongst other priorities.’
Recovering and with her health stabilised she entered the single
‘Left It All Behind’ in the MusicOz Awards along with 5000 other
hopefuls and was placed 55 in the top 100 of the Country Music
Sharon released the 3 track EP ‘Shaz – Left It All Behind’ on 1
November and the first single Australia wide through NFS
Publicity In January. NfS 111 Track 17
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Shaz (Sharon Lane)
LEFT IT ALL BEHIND
RADIO AIRPLAY REVIEWS – here’s what they’re saying
‘Right from the initial driving guitar and great hook you know
you’ll want to hear ‘Left It All Behind’ again and again. Shaz’
soulful vocal suits this song to a tee. Country music in
Australia is blessed with a great variety of fresh new material
and this is one of the best. ‘Left It All Behind’ is perfect for
radio. It’s energetic and lively and is sure to bring a legion
of new fans to this Dubbo-based performer.’
Daryl Kirkup -
IT ALWAYS GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO BE ABLE TO PROGRAMME A HIGH
CALIBRE LOCAL ARTIST INTO OUR STATIONS PLAYLIST.THIS WAS THE
CASE WITH SHARON LANE ‘SHAZ’. OUR LISTENER REACTION WAS
EXCEPTIONAL WITH MANY REQUESTS FOR HER SONGS.
PETER LESLIE - MUSIC DIRECTOR - RADIO 2DU DUBBO.
‘Shaz's ‘Left It All Behind’ showcases her ability to convey raw
energy and emotion in a song. She reminds me of a female Jimmy
Barnes. Good luck with it Shaz.
Rod Collman - 2MNO FM -
The hot single from Shaz ‘Left it All Behind’ is refreshingly
different and ideally suited to my country radio format. When
listeners call in with positive comments about the song an
announcer knows his judgment is right on track. Congratulations
Shaz .. give us more!
Big Al Field - Triple U FM Nowra and
www.twangtownusa.com Radio Nashville TN
‘the voice reflects her having lived life, which is interpreted
in the delivery. Can't wait for a full album. Go Girl!! LOVED
the delivery … passionate and personal. Kind Regards
‘Tubby’ Dyer - Bar-B-Q Country on Coast F/M 963 Central Coast
Shaz …..A good rocky song well produced. The feedback is all
good. Shaz well done and good luck with the single. Good Luck
with your EP.
Shaz ..It's really great and It's great for our station – just
ballady enough without being too slow.
Hope all goes well for you. Yours in Country.
firstname.lastname@example.org - 3RPP Radio Port Phillip 98.7 &
- 4OUR FM
Hi Sharon Lovely to hear from you and congratulations on the
release of ‘Left It All Behind’. It is a great radio song and you
want to be very proud of the quality of the release. I have added
it to my playlist for my ‘Urban Country’ program on 101.5FM in
Caboolture and I will also play it shortly on my new ‘Australian
Showcase’ program broadcast worldwide on CMR Nashville. Kindest
Daryl Kirkup -
Hello Shaz … I have heard your song and enjoyed it immensely. Hope
the song does very well for you Shaz. Regards from Maurie as well.
Barry Gower Coast-FM SA -
Hi Shaz .. Happy New Year. We are country music presenters with
3NRG 99.3FM here in Sunbury Victoria. Have just received the new
NFS and liked your track Left It All Behind. Regards
Elsie & Colin Bernard -
- SHAZ LANE
This vibrant performer resides in Dubbo NSW Australia. Sharon’s
passion for music became evident during her school years where she
performed extensively at talent quests throughout NSW with many
Sharon was given the opportunity to be guest artist with the Col
Hardy Show Band.
In 2002 Sharon was a support act for Adam Brand and Adam Harvey as
part of the Orana Country Music Association
In 2003 Sharon entered in and became a Finalist in the NSW
Champion of Champions held at Newcastle.
Sharon has also gained experience performing in bands such as
Stallion, Billy T Tennessee, Knocternal and Just For Kicks,
touring Western NSW.
Sharon currently presents her own solo shows and performs under
the name ‘Shaz’, performing in hotels, clubs and charities
Sharon’s ability to captivate an audience and entertain the crowd
has established her as a true crowd pleaser. Her performances
reflect her love of music.
Sharon decided to take the next step within her career by means of
recording her own songs. Sharon’s songwriting brings an innovative
flavour and unique style to the music scene.
Sharon has just released her own independent 3 track EP on the 1st
November 2006, containing the title track ‘Left it all behind’,
after a short break from the industry.
(Sharon’s EP is available commercially through Music Matters
(Dubbo) or on line via Sharon’s web page,
A goal that Sharon thought would not come to pass due to the fact
that in April 2006, Sharon underwent major brain surgery to remove
a Meningioma tumour, which was also having a detrimental effect on
her eyesight in her right eye.
During this traumatic time Sharon was asked to appear on the RPA
medical series, which she agreed to in an endeavour to inform
others not to dismiss common symptoms (such as headaches, and
blurred vision associated with migraines) as the cause could very
well be something more serious, as in Sharon’s case. (The RPA
series aired on November 23rd and 30th 2006.)
Sharon entered the single ‘Left it all behind’, in the MusicOz
Awards along with 5000 other hopefuls and was placed 55 in the top
100 for the Country Music section.
‘Left it all behind’, will be distributed Australia wide through
NFS Publicity as of Monday the 15th January, 2007.
In addition to this Sharon maintains a full time position within
Charles Sturt University as Community and Student Liaison with the
Indigenous Support Unit and is currently in her third year of
study to obtain a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) through the
Australian Catholic University with aspirations of guiding the
Indigenous youth of the future.
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