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Steve Eales


There’s no cowboy blues for hot new solo artist Steve Eales.
His debut album The Battler is One Stop Entertainment’s Album of the Month and the latest single When A Cowboy Gets The Blues is sitting nicely at 24 in this week’s Country Tracks Top 30.
Moving up three places in its third week in Australia's leading weekly Country Music singles chart, with radio airplay across the country the single is the second release for the solo artist who’s most recognised as the frontman of one of Australia’s most successful independent bands Sovereign.

Steve’s proving its not just looks that make the man and his music with his raring to go live and persuasively emotive performances. It’s not hard either to see why females amass in audiences keen to see what he delivers. The advance single Girls on Horses gave all that and more capturing that typical mix of country rodeo Steve’s known for.

His tall and silent traits offstage mask smouldering deliveries of beautiful ballads that are fast becoming signature material. Who knows it could even have rubbed off from music master Ross Wilson who also produced Girls On Horses and who Steve attributes ‘a wealthy resource of experience and inspiration.’
It’s no secret either that Steve Eales enjoys his music with a slight touch of colloquial bias. You can hear it every time he sings any one of the 10 original tracks on The Battler.

Collecting honours like the 2004 Victorian and National Country Music Awards Male Vocalist of the Year and hitting the charts with Tooraweenah Cowgirl, It’s My Town and Stomp, Steve and Sovereign earned a total of nine awards for their last album. Impressive stuff for any singer|songwriter, Steve wrote nine of the twelve tracks.

Not waiting for the grass to grow under his feet, Steve’s covering much of the highway from Victorian to Queensland. He’s a frequent visitor to the Sunshine State recently filming at Aussie World and working with Keri McInerney and Michael O’Rourke to record a collaborative country version of the Steelers Wheel hit Stuck In the Middle With You.

Both tracks are sharing close quarters on the charts this week with bullets at 21 and 24.
Steve’s in Tamworth tomorrow night playing at the Services Club with his solo show The Battler. If you just happen to be around here’s your chance to see one of the hottest pre-festival acts for 2008.
For interviews contact:

Karen Halliday 0412 988 260
The Battler available at all good independent music stores
Enquiries Phone: 07 3279 2754 l WBSITE: www.onestopent.com.au
Publicist: Rhonda Sinclair BLURB Creative Solutions 0438902413

“When A Cowboy Gets The Blues” is the scorching second solo single for one of Australia’s best loved and instantly recognizable country voices, Steve Eales.

Eales has delivered a perfect for radio country gem in “When A Cowboy Gets The Blues” - it’s straight up country at it’s very best with an infectious chorus and melody. His solo debut, “Girls on Horses” was a CMC and radio hit and “When A Cowboy Gets The Blues” will ensure that Eales will emulate this success.

His eagerly awaited solo album, “The Battler”, which blends country and rock elements to create something truly personal and unique has just been released through his own record label, Wild Country Records. With each listen, “The Battler”, continues to bring something new and exciting to the listener.

The album showcases Steve Eales at his very best – not only his weather beaten honey vocal but his attention to lyrics and music and the ability to tell Australian stories with the right amount of emotion or that cheeky demeanor unique to Ealesy.

If you are looking for this month’s slice of country perfection – look no further than Steve Eales’ “When A Cowboy Gets The Blues” – which is available on the July issue of NFS.



Karen Halliday, Wild Country Records Karen Waters, Red Rebel Music
karen@steveeales.com.au  E: karen@redrebelmusic.com
P: (0412) 988 260 P: 0418 614 359
www.wildcountryrecords.com.au  www.redrebelmusic.com

Former Sovereign vocalist and now solo artist in his own right, Steve Eales, will be officially releasing his long awaited debut album, “The Battler”, next month.

“The Battler” blends country and rock elements to create something truly personal and unique and with every listen it continues to bring something new and exciting to the listener.

Released through Ealesy’s own newly created record label, Wild Country Records, “The Battler” will be officially released on July 14th to coincide with the radio release of his second solo single, “When A Cowboy Gets The Blues”. “When A Cowboy Gets The Blues” is straight up country at it’s very best with an infectious chorus and melody and a song which perfectly showcases Ealesy’s instantly recognizable rich country vocals.

It’s been a big start to 2007 for Steve Eales with Tamworth 2007 seeing the final Sovereign shows played prior to Ealesy embarking on the recording of his debut solo album. His first single, “Girls on Horses”, received widespread radio airplay and became a CMC Top 50 hit and he also found time to record a song with good mates Keri McInerney and Michael O’Rourke- their version of the Steelers Wheel classic, “Stuck In The Middle With You”.

Steve Eales will now embark on “The Battler Tour” throughout Australia.

29 June – Mangalore Hotel, Mangalore VIC
30 June – Victoria Hotel, Benella VIC
1 July – The Wandy Pub, Wandilagong VIC
13 July – National Park Hotel, Kinglake VIC
21 July – Macalister Hotel, Maffra VIC
29 July – Winterfest, Emerald VIC
4 Aug – Orange Roughy Café, Fish Creek VIC
31 Aug – Glenburn Hotel, Glenburn VIC
1 Sept – Austral Hotel, Korumburra VIC
19 Sept – Hexham Bowling Club, Hexham NSW
21 Sept – Antill Golf Club, Picton NSW
22 Sept – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth NSW


Karen Halliday, Wild Country Records Karen Waters, Red Rebel Music
E: karen@steveeales.com.au
 E: karen@redrebelmusic.com
P: (0412) 988 260 P: 0418 614 359

Queensland multi award winning country artist Keri McInerney is back with a fun toe-tapping radio single.
The enterprising singer and songwriter has teamed up with industry mates Golden Guitar Finalists Steve Eales former lead singer of Sovereign and Michael O’Rourke to record a collaborative version of the hit single ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ written by Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan.
Girls on horses
“Girls on Horses” is the scorching debut solo single from one of Australia’s finest
and most rewarded vocalists, Steve Eales.
Affectionately known in country music circles as Ealesy - he is best known as the
weather beaten honey voice of the vocal trio, Sovereign. “Girls on Horses” sees Ealesy take a step in a new direction for his solo career combining country, rock & hip hop elements made famous by US superstars, Big & Rich with Australian stories and values.

Produced by the legendary Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool/Mondo Rock), and engineered
by Reggie Bowman (Southern Sons); “Girls on Horses” is a rockin’ tale of blokes
checkin’ out the female riders at the local rodeo.

“There’s a definite poetry in motion thing going on when a well matched girl and her horse race by. Barrel racing has always been a favorite of mine at the rodeos, they’re
so aggressive and graceful all at the same time”, says Ealesy. “There was an incident
at a rodeo a few years back, where some mates and I were chased off the arena rail
by an over zealous rodeo clown, we knew better of course but this guy was so serious
we couldn’t help but laugh. I hope this track epitomizes the fun and spirit of our
rodeo girls and the whole rodeo scene.”

A video clip for “Girls on Horses” which features a killer dance remix of the song has already been screened on the popular new television program, “Cruisin’ The Country”
and it’s expected to hit other country video shows in the coming weeks.

Ealesy is currently finalizing tracks for his solo album which is due mid next year.

Steve Eales is the new face and sound of Australian country rock for 2007!

“Girls on Horses – what a great song! This is a genre testing, breakthrough rockin’ country track with a killer chorus –
and belted out in style by our new star, Steve Eales!”

For further information or interviews:
Karen Waters, Red Rebel Music
0418 614 359

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