Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My name is Kate Russell, I’m 35 and I grew up in Australia listening to my Father’s Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves and Slim Dusty records and became inspired by country music.

 “I came to America to turn my country influences into the real deal.”

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

After completing my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music at Berklee College of Music, Boston and The University of North Texas respectively, I spent years in Nashville in the center of the action forging new ground by blending musical styles.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

My genre is progressive country rock. “I use a compositional hybrid of R&B and Rock and enjoy being musically adventurous.”

My focus cut “Dynamite” started as an idea that became explosive on the guitar.

It’s about meeting that one person who really knocks you off your feet.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

It’s nice to be a solo artist because when you call a rehearsal everybody shows up.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I have a totally supportive crew of regular musicians who are always there when I need them e.g  Greg Leisz (Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne) who has made major contributions  with his time and experience to my recent recordings .

I co-produced my songs with Rich Mouser who also contributed his electric guitar wizardry. The following is a list of studio musicians who performed on my recent album “Give Your Love To Me”.

Greg Leisz /Dobro/ Pedal Steel/Guitar (Eric Clapton, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne), Bob Glaub/Bass Guitar (Rod Stewart, Carole King, Jackson Browne),

Stephen Hodges/Drums (Mavis Staples, Tom Waits, David Lynch/Filmmaker) Rich Mouser/ Electric Guitar (Oleander).

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

At 18 years of age I was performing in a club in the western suburbs of Sydney, it was standing room only and I knew this was my career path.

I’ve been in the music business most of my life and had some side jobs along the way in the early days e.g. background actor  in the film industry watching some of the best film directors in action , traveled the world playing music in Pacific Rim, Europe, Caribbean etc.

I’m extremely fortunate to be able to do what I love and would like to expand into other areas of songwriting from a 3 minute song to a symphonic work.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

The joy of creating music, realization of the finished product and fan appreciation.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Great lyrics and great hooks. The story has to be real; fans can always tell the difference.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

I appreciate the support and activism of my fans.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

You don’t have to be the greatest singer or instrumentalist,

your music has to resonate with your fans.

However if you educate yourself musically there is more to draw from in terms of compositional ideas.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

My chart singles have garnered millions of listeners worldwide.

I have released three albums “Powerful Stuff”, “Kicking Down The Door” and” Give Your Love To Me”.

I have been lucky enough to share the stage with some of my childhood heroes :

DAVE MASON, LEON RUSSELL, BB KING, LONESTAR, BIG AND RICH, THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, TAJ MAHAL, DICK DALE, DICKY BETTS, JOHN LEE HOOKER, DAVID LINDLEY, PAT BENATAR, STANLEY CLARKE, AL DI MEOLA, MISSING PERSONS, BERLIN, GREAT WHITE and KEITH EMERSON to name just a few.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

KPIG, Watsonville CA, Renegade Radio Nashville, TN, KXOX Sweetwater TX, KCLQ,”The Coyote” Camden MO, WTDR “Thunder 92.7 “Talladega AL, UWave Radio Seattle WA, Nashville Access Nashville TN which has a network of 64 stations worldwide. In Europe Cactus Country which has a network of 140 stations, Rue Libre, France, KSUN66 France, Bryan Chalker, Somer Valley FM UK, Klaus Country Music 24 in Germany.

We’re getting some great reviews from blogs in the USA and UK.

Country Music Life, Adobe and Teardrops, A and R Factory.

I just did an interview for Fireworks, a UK melodic rock magazine.

Many thanks to you all for supporting my music.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I write when I am working out either swimming or hiking.

A melody will just pop into my head and I’m off down the road deciding whether it’s a worthy idea to develop. Life experiences, a conversation, a movie can spark ideas. As a multi-instrumentalist (piano, drums, guitar, bass) I can record my own pre-production demos.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

The Beatles, Bob Dylan, George/Ira Gershwin, Willie Nelson and Joni Mitchell.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I have done some co-writes with my co-producer Rich Mouser (Tears For Fears, Oleander, Dream Theater) and I’d like to do a show with ACDC .

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

www.katerussell.com

https://www.facebook.com/katerussellmusic/

https://soundcloud.com/kate-russell-151569791/dynamite

https://soundcloud.com/kate-russell-151569791

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/katerussell

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Give-Your-Love-Kate-Russell/dp/B01BOO74NG

https://itunes.apple.com/pe/album/give-your-love-to-me/id1089614912

https://open.spotify.com/album/6Du7RL8qLSaZO3lE9SgVZx

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Artist representation by a management company in Nashville.

Saddest day was losing my parents.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would invest in real estate and tour the world.

I would also donate to “No Kill” animal shelters and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.


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