Alison Newman is a singer and songwriter from South Australia. She has been singing and performing since the age of 5 in various settings, from large choirs, vocal groups, fronting rock bands, acoustic ensembles, duos and as a soloist. She has forged a career as a successful covers artist in her local region of the Limestone Coast, South Australia, performing at local venues, weddings, corporate events and more.
In July 2019 Alison released her debut album Heart Songs, showcasing her ability to write relatable and engaging songs spanning different styles and creative directions. As the title of this release might imply, Heart Songs is a record with a personal, emotional twist. The track list features ten original studio tracks, each blurring the lines between different genres and influences.
During the Covid-19 lockdowns of 2021, Alison was inspired to create cover versions of some of her favourite songs. She wanted these covers to reflect her as an artist, and re imagine the songs as though seeing them through new, fresh eyes. Weekly releases of her 'circa aurora' project can be found here.
Alison has co written and performed on many tracks with Electronic music producers in Australia and the UAE, and has perfomed live with LT Balkin. She also arranges and records ambient music with her trio Alemjo.
Alison stands out for the power. 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 songs, highlighting her versatility as a singer.
Find out more about Alison Newman here, and listen to “Heart Songs”, which is currently available on Spotify, Soundcloud, and other streaming platforms on the web, or to watch on youtube. You can contact Alison here.
Alison was a Top 5 finalist in the 2019 and 2021 People's Choice Folk Artist of the year in the South Australian Music Awards.
Her song Pieces of My Pain won the South Australian State Final of the Listen Up Music Songwriters Prize in 2021.
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 her upcoming album, WOLF, announced in October 2022
Alison is also a podcaster, producing The Art of Being A Mum, a weekly podcast where Alison enjoys honest and lively chats with artists + creators about the joys + issues they've encountered while trying to be a mum + continue to create. Themes like the mental juggle, identity, how their work is influenced by motherhood, "mum guilt", cultural norms, how they give themselves time to create within the role of mothering + the value that society gives the artistic mother. You can find out more here