Friday, July 16, 2010

WINNER UPDATE: Kate Rowe Releases New CD and Continues to Tour

Characterized by her distinct sense of humor and strong songwriting capabilities, Australian singer/songwriter Kate Rowe is quickly gaining prominence in the children’s music genre. Kate has been playing music since the age of ten, but only recently began to pursue a career as a songwriter. Before professionally recording music, Kate held positions as a French and English teacher, shop assistant, children’s party fairy, radio presenter, author, and illustrator. Kate’s debut album, “The Simplest of Things” received critical acclaim from local news sources and won the 2007 BluFM89.1 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Country Music. In 2009, Kate embarked on a tour with fellow songwriter Ryan Morison and opened for The Spooky Men’s Chorale.

Kate Rowe received a Lennon award for her children's song “Space Rabbits of Brocklevoons” in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. This interactive composition chronicles the arrival of a foreign species of rabbits from a distant planet. Merchandise for this song (t-shirts, etc.) is available on Kate’s website, which also includes songwriting tips and suggestions of authors who are well versed on the subject. Her upcoming album “Nature’s Little Game” includes “Space Rabbits” as well as 10 other original compositions. It is due for a launch on July 30, 2010.

In support of her upcoming album, Kate has begun an active touring schedule. Beginning in Tasmania, on July 7th, the tour ventures all throughout Australia, and ends on the 4th of December.


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