Aly Cook – Biography
"Brand New Day" Aly's debut album has been release in 2011. First single is the sassy rocking country blues "Spend it" a co-write with top New Zealand producer Alan Jansson. ( Producer and co-writer of one of NZ's most overseas played works "How Bizarre" by the OMC, the album of which went to #1 on the US Billboard ). Smooth vocals from Sina of OMC, brings a pacific feel to this strong country blues crossover track.
The Video for Spend it has now been accepted for airplay on Australia's CMC Country Music Channel and Sky 63 in New Zealand. The single has also been released on compilations to radio in Australia and the UK and is being added by many stations. Aly has done hundreds of interviews in Australia NZ, France and UK including BBC
This album shows Aly’s songwriting skills in an eclectic mix of Country blues and folk crossover. There is something for everyone on this album of inspirational and catchy songs. "Brand New Day" is produced to the international standards, with esteemed musicianship. Including a special guests vocal from iconic New Zealand Singer Songwriter Sharon O'Neill, who appears on the title track Brand New Day.
Aly's New Zealand accolades include Nomination in 2010 for Female Country Artist of the Year. Also nomination for New Zealand APRA Country Song of the Year with "I Wonder" & finalist in the MLT Songwriting Awards 2007 with "Grow".
In 2011 Aly has performed all over the world.
Wildfoods Festival New Zealnd
Norfolk Island Country Music Festival,
Urban Country music festival and Blue Water Country Music Fest in Port Stephens,Australia as support to premier Australian country artist Beccy Cole,
Towerfest Yorkshire UK and the 31st Americana International in Newark Nottingham UK & a concert in France in Louhans.
Port Pirie Music Festival Australia.
Canberra Country Music Festival.
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Award Winning Vocalist & Songwriter
Performs live with Guitar and Piano ..
Radio Singles with Video releases.
Brand New Day Album CD released May 2011
Spend it .. video now receiving airplay on CMC Country and distributed on the CRS Disc to Australian Radio
Next single release Midnight Sun music video December 2011. Releasing though Jan/Feb into Australia and UK
I Wonder EP
Aly Cook Documentary featuring the making of Country Storm. Including recording in Nashille and a performance in Detroit. Shooting of the music video in Nashville LA and New Zealand.
Strumming around the world Documentary is in production during 2012.
Aly has releasing her debut CD Album Brand New Day May, 2011. Aly usually performs a mix of her original Singer Songwriter works mixed in with select covers.
Most of her material is up beat with some ballads ..
She mixes is up to suit the venue and performance environment. Her stretch of the genres is wide from Country Blues to Folk Rock .. Covers she plays in with her originals included from artist like Emmy Lou Harris, Bonnie Raite, John Hiatt through to Coco Tayor as an example.
Aly is looking for festival bookings in New Zealand and Australia UK Europe for 2012
Usually performs 40 to 50 minute show at festivals. Depending on Requirements. Can play a 90 minute show.
When performing live Aly plays Guitar. Aly has toured from NZ to the USA, UK & Europe performing festivals with numerous bands. Many time she has travelled, with just a day rehearsal, before giving a hot performance.
She also gives a great solo performance.
And had a band for use in NZ - The Brandy Creek Band or with The Coal Rangers