"Just when you thought Australian 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
Alison Newman is a singer and songwriter based in Mount Gambier, South Australia. She has developed a heartfelt, personal approach to her music. Her sound is deeply focused on storytelling, and her songs have a strong narrative component, which highlights the emotional link between the artist, and the songs she sings.
Alison's music strikes to the heart of her audience. She uses the power of music to transport the listener emotionally.
Alison has had a multitude of musical opportunities over the years, which has allowed her to grow and extend on her musicality - from small vocal ensembles to large choirs, duos and singing with many and varied musicians.
Alison was nominated for the South Australian Music Awards Folk Artist Peoples Choice Award in both 2019 and 2020, making the Top 5 in 2019.
Her debut album of original music entitled "Heart Songs" was released in late July 2019. She has since released 3 stand alone singles, "Sunshine Sundays" in November 2019, "It's not Christmas without you", in December 2019 and "For the rest of my life" on Valentines Day 2020. Watch the film clip here. Alison has also released many remixes of songs from her Heart Songs album - Nadine using traditional Celtic instruments, acoustic piano mixes of My Angel , Strength in Numbers and Here with Us Tonight, and a dance floor remix of Kasper. You can find her full discography here.
During the Covid19 lockdown of 2020 Alison shared her love of creating covers in her project circa aurora. She took well known songs and covered them in her own unique style.
Alison is currently working on her next album of original music, an EP entitled Wolf. It is a 6 track deep dive into Alison's experience with post natal depression. She plans to have it released by late 2021. You can follow along with the progress here.
She is also working with local DJ and Producer LT Balkin on a collaborative album, with the first track Smoke and Roses released in April 2021
Alison is an experienced wedding and events singer. Find out more about the services she offers here.