"Just when you thought Australian music was all thrash, punk and wall of sound indie - up steps the pure and ebullient natural talent of Alison Newman. She effortlessly has all the power, clarity and allure of Adele; and a constant smile" The Music Producer
latest single 'start the night'
Alison was the joint winner of the 2021 South Australian State Final of the Listen Up Music Songwriter's Prize with Jen Lush and her track Pieces of my Pain from the upcoming album WOLF, and appears on the National finalists' album.
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Alison was a recipient of the Australian Songwriters Association 2021 Exceptional Merit Award in the Rock/Indie Category for her song Things are About to Get Dark, from the upcoming album, WOLF, announced in October 2022
"Heart Songs showcases Alison's ability to write relate able and engaging songs spanning different styles and creative directions. Alison stands out for the beautiful dynamics of her voice, and for her naturally expressive tone. She feels at home on delicate ballads, as well as within some of the most energetic cuts on this full-length album, highlighting her versatility as a singer."
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During the lockdowns and challenges of 2020, Alison was compelled to continue creating as a way of maintaining her creativity while gigs were cancelled, and as a means of managing her mental health.
Alison created a collection of cover songs which she made her own. Through changing the tempo, keys and giving each with a bespoke piano backing, Alison breathed new life into old favourites and some lesser well known songs too.