Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bec Cartwright - On The Borderline (single)

Bec Cartwright was an actress on the Australian soapie Home and Away, winning the "Most Popular Actress" Logie in 1995 for her role as Hayley Smith Lawson .  

She has also appeared in guest roles on the Aussie TV shows Roar, Police Rescue and Water Rats.  

On The Borderline  was her second single and reached number 29 on the ARIA charts.

Nowdays she is the wife of Australian Tennis player LLeyton Hewitt. 

The pair married on 21 July 2005. The wedding was at the Sydney Opera House and their reception took place at Taronga Zoo, and was given much media attention. 

On 29 November 2005, she gave birth to daughter, Mia Rebecca Hewitt, at Sydney's North Shore Private Hospital. 
Mother and daughter now travel with Hewitt as he plays tennis all over the world. 
In June 2008, after much speculation, it was announced that the couple were expecting their second child in January 2009. 
On 11 December 2008, Hewitt gave birth to a baby boy who the couple named Cruz Lleyton Hewitt.
Bec made her musical recording debut in 2002 with the single  "All Seats Taken" , following up with her first and only album titled "Bec Cartwright" in 2003. 
The album met with mixed reviews with Smash Hits giving the album two out of 5ive stars. 
In 2004 Bec ended her partnership with Warner Music.
Also in 2004, Bec was announced as a contestant in the first season of Dancing With The Stars, where she and her dance partner, Michael Miziner were the season winners on the 23rd of November.

No announcements of new recordings have been announced as of March 2010

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Nikki Webster - Strawberry Kisses (single)

Who could forget that performance as we all sat glued to our televisions in 2000 for the  Sydney Olympic Games

Introduced to the world as the "Hero Girl" who flew at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games?; Nikki has had an extremely successful music-recording career with ARIA nominated gold and platinum hits. 

She has been the face of a range of makeup for young teens, 
The face of Movie world Theme Park, was named 10 on Who Weekly's ‘Power List’, Is a Mo' andVariety Heart Award winner, played the dream role of Dorothy in the multi-million dollar Australian production of Wizard of Oz, had the highest selling teens clothing range at Kmart and she's only 22-years-old.

At just 23 years of age, Nikki has already made an indelible mark on the Australian Entertainment Industry as well as winning the hearts of countless throughout the world. 

After her outstanding performance at both the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Nikki received her own Olympic Gold from the successful release of the Olympic hit singles We'll be one and Under Southern Skies.

Not only has Nikki featured in numerous commercials she also performed a duet with 
Michael Jackson, toured with productions of AladdinCinderellaLes Miserables and The Sound of Music.  (*** source MySpace)

Nikki is still active and has been more renowned for her magazine appearances in the last few years.   

Nikki currently has a new album called "Devilicious", which was released in 2009

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Nikki Webster - Strawberry Kisses

Mic Conway - What's That Sound

This is a deleted ABC Music album 1997 from Australian performer, Mic Conway.

Mic has been in the Australia music scene for many many years and is probably best known for his work in the 70's Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band.

The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band was an Australian band, active throughout the 1970s.
It was based in Melbourne and centred around singer and multi-instrumentalist Mic Conway ("Captain Matchbox") and his brother Jim Conway, who is widely regarded as one of Australia's finest exponents of the blues harmonica.
Inspired by early jazz recordings and the jug band music they heard on reel-to-reel tapes as teenagers, they formed a band which grew within a couple of years from an underground art school band to a national icon, with film and television appearances and regular appearances in the charts.
Their debut LP Smoke Dreams (1972) was released in the USA and was also issued in the quadraphonic format.
Their second LP Wangaratta Wahine featured a cover illustration by noted Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig.
The brothers continued the group through many lineup changes until a tragic truck crash while on tour in 1979 which ruined the band financially and emotionally, and after paying off their debts they disbanded.
Mic Conway continues to record and perform regularly, both as a solo artist and with his National Junk Band.
Jim Conway has also worked on many musical projects and remains a sought-after soloist, although in recent years his health (but not his playing )has been significantly affected by the onset of Multiple Sclerosis. He now uses a wheelchair and has formed his dream band Jim Conways Big Wheel. (***source - Wikipedia)

This CD is an album of songs aimed at the kiddie market is much the same vein as The Wiggles.

Musicians / performers on this album are :-

Mic Conway - Vocals, Tenor Guitar, Ukelele, Harmonica, Washboard, gumleaf, Didgeridoo, Jug, Kazoo, Homemade Household Instruments, Silly Noises

Jeremy Cook - Producer, Arranger, Programming, Drums, Percussion, Kazoo, Spoons, Vocals

Jim Conway - Harmonica

Tony Burkys - Guitars

Marcus Holden - Violin, Fly Noises, Household Sounds

John Warner - 12 String Guitar on Riding This Train

The Wiggles - Special Guests on Make A Sound, Kazoo, Yells, Dog Barks

Liz Newman - Vocals

Ela Cook, Lynn & Liam McCarroll, Ro Cook & Tivoli Conway - Special Extra Voices, Crowd Noises, Laughs

Mick Fleming - Mandolin on Riding This Train

Natalie Morrison, Peter Baylor, Amanda Jones, Adam Barnard, Donal Taylor - Extra Musicians on Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens

The tracks are :-

Make A Sound
Sounds Like Music
Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?
Swinging In The Jungle
Riding On This Train
Music Everywhere
Little Tommy Johnson & The Amazing Magic Circus
I Went To The Animal Fair
Old McDonald
Sounds Of Australia
When We Say Hello
Never Swat A Fly
Ain't Nobody Here But US Chickens
Our Car
Ship Ahoy!
Aeroplane Rap
Laughing Song
When You Wish Upon A Star

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Mic Conway - What's That Sound