Wednesday, October 17, 2007

'Watt 'A Rising Star !!


Hey There,

Welcome back ! I have recently returned from the Mildura Country Music Festival which was a lot of fun. And I even won the Capital News Rising Star Female at the Southern Stars Independent Country Music Awards !!! Which I'm very excited about ! The other artists that took out awards on the night were Carter and Carter with One Stop Entertainment Album of the Year, Duo of the Year and Artist of the year. Felicity Urquart won the Apra/Amcos Single of the Year, Amber Lawrence took out the Female Vocal of the Year. Male vocal of the year was Paul Costa and Capital News Rising Male Star went to Markus Meier. Heritage Track of the Year was won by Graham Roger and Barry Thornton Memorial Service award was given to Joy Laurie. Congratualtions to all of the winners and nominee's ! And thank you also to John Arnold and the organisers of the Festival.

The Mildura Country Music Festival ran from the 28th of September until the 7th of October with the top Independent Country Artists in Australia playing for the crowds. 10 days of non stop music what more could you ask for ?

Recently the Australian Songwriting Contest was held in Sydney and I was lucky enough to come runner up in the Country section with my self penned song "Close The Door" from my album Lead You Astray. This is my first song writing award and hopefully the start of some great songs to come !

Thanks for dropping by and reading my latest news. You can check out my latest clip on my music/video page and if you'd like to purchase a copy of Lead You Astray just visit my shop.
Until next time, Listen to lots of music and I'd love to hear from you so please drop by my myspace or guestbook. Take Care Casey xx

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Songwriters @ Urban Country Music Festival !


Hi Everyone,
This year the Urban Country Music Festival was awesome. It was held on the first weekend in April. I had the pleasure of working with two songwriters that I really admire Brendan Radford and Rose Carleo. Brendan and I are pictured left and if you want to check out Rose Carleo a fantastic singer/songwriter from Brisbane go to http://www.rosecarleo.com/
We have recently been co-writing together and Rose is recording two of the songs we've written on her debut album which is going to be released in July so keep an eye out for that one !
This weekend I'm going to Maryborough with Peter Field who is another great singer/guitarist from the Sunny Coast of Queensland, it should be heaps of fun.
If you haven't joined the mailing club just click on the link Casey's Mailing Club and you'll be automatically entered into draws to win an autographed album and I'll keep you up to date with the latest news and gigs ! Feel free to comment or sign the guestbook, thanks for stopping by !
Casey
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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Tamworth Country Music Festival !

Hi Everyone,

Sorry it's been a while since I wrote. A very busy time of year with the festive season and then Tamworth Country Music Festival, from which I have just returned ! I had a fantastic time and played with some wonderful musicians, Chris Stevenson (Guitar), Daniel Webbe (Bass), Mike Stevenson (Keyboards) and Marty Smith (Drums).
We played a lot of the songs from my album Lead You Astray, as well as some great cover songs.
The atmosphere was amazing and I met some great people, one of who deserves special mention was a local Tony, hi mate ! Tony made a sign for us and brought it to the gig and became an honourary band member ! What a great guy !
We played show's at West Leagues Club, Diggers, Imperial Hotel, Southgate Inn and the Central Hotel and had an absolute ball !!
When we weren't playing gigs we went and watched some other great artists including ,Luke O'Shea and Medicine Wheel, Kim McKenzie, The Vibe, Michael Bryers, The Flood and Amber Lawrence just to name a few !
Thanks to Jim Haynes who invited me to perform on his Big Bush Brekky this year and have a chance at Co-hosting ! If you haven't seen Jim, you must he is a very funny and clever man and a true seasoned entertainer of the highest class !
The weather was sweltering but luckily there was airconditioning in most venues and what would Tamworth be without a bit of heat.
My first single "I Don't Want to Work This Hard," peaked at number 6 on the CMR Charts and I am soon to be releasing my second single from the album a duet originally recorded by Emmy-Lou Harris and Don Williams, "If I Needed You."
A highlight from the festival was winning a Tiara (Tamworth Independent Artist Recognition Award) for our version of "If I Needed You." It is truly a beautiful song and I am blessed to have had the opportunity to record and sing it with producer Brendan Radford, one of the most talented musicians I know ! And a big thank you to all of the organisers from the TIARA's for supporting Australian Indepent Country Artists !

Thanks for checking in, please feel free to write a response, become a member of the mailing club or sign the guestbook, I'd love to hear from you !

Casey xxx

Thursday, November 23, 2006

CMR Charts Top 20 !

Hey there everybody ! Hope you are all happy and having a fantastic day ! It certainly is a great time of year especially living in Queenland the weather has just been awesome !

Great News, my first single I Don't Want To Work This Hard is now number 19 on the CMR Charts around Australia so I'm in the top 20. Thank you to all of the stations who are showing continued support by playing the single and thank you to everyone who keeps requesting.

I still need to get more requests flowing in for the Country Music Channel
You're help is really appreciated and thanks to everyone who's already been requesting !

This week I've been featured in an Parx-e Web Zine
If you check out the site and look you can find an interview and also an album review on Lead You Astray. Thanks to Chris for inviting me to be a part of his online mag !

I've also been added to SEQ Country Round-Up courtesy of Ian Crook thanks !

I've been really lucky lately to see some great show's of some of my favorite artists lately including Renee` Geyer and Vikka and Linda Bull at the Tivoli in Brisbane. Wow, these women are amazing and inspiring such talent with huge voices ! And also Graeme Connors at Joe's Waterhole Eumundi on the Sunshine Coast, he's a fantastic songwriter and he played North which is a bit of a favorite of mine.

I'd love to hear from all of you so please feel free to sign my guestbook or join my mailing club to go into the draw to win monthly prizes and recieve my latest newsletter complete with gig guide.

And don't forget to drop by myspace at www.myspace.com/caseywatt because I'd love to be your friend !

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Country Music Charts and Myspace

Hi and welcome back ! Sorry It's been about a month but I've been out doing a lot of gigs will try and get another entry in next week. I've had a huge month including my birthday which was just a small gathering of friends and we had a great time, I just found out that Bonnie Raitt has her birthday four days after mine which I thought was cool since she is one of my favorite artists !

My first single from my debut album has just hit the country charts in Australia and has gone up to number 24 this week, so that is very exciting. And thanks to everyone who has been requesting my single I Don't Want To Work This Hard, because I appreciate your hard work !!

I would like to send out a special thank you to John Nutting from Saturday night country, Nick Erby from Country Music Radio, Alec Doomagee, Dan and Dusty from 98.9fm 4AAA and Larry Cann from Kix Fm, Thanks for taking the time to interview me and I really enjoyed talking with you all and look forward to chatting with you again soon. As well as all of the radio stations who have been playing my single, Thanks so much to you all.


A highlight was a gig at Gympie a couple of weeks ago which is always a great place to play but on this particular night I had the pleasure to meet a magician Franky Houdini, who made some great balloon animals and did some great tricks and the crowd loved it.

This month has seen the start of my Casey's New's. A newsletter that I send out monthly to everyone who has joined my mailing list from my website www.caseywatt.com If you join between now and December you have the chance to go into the draw to win an autographed poster and album Lead You Astray.

I have also just set up my very own myspace which is www.myspace.com/caseywatt , it is so much fun and I've already met lots of new people, so make sure you drop by and check it out.

Okay that's about it for now.
Until next time Bye xxx

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Mildura Country Music Festival



Hi Everyone,

It's great to be back home again after the long drive from Mildura to Queensland.

I had a great time at the festival this year and the talent was amazing and the audience was wonderful as always. Left is a picture with a young country music fan Bradley.

Some of the highlights were the Girls at Gol Gol show where the all male band joined in with the fun and dressed as girls what a sight !!!

And it was a great honour to play at the Mildura Country Music Awards ceremony held at the Festival Hall. The Mildura Country Music festival was 10 days long and is exclusively for Independent Country Music Artists and each year 80 or more artists are selected to perform.

A big thankyou to John Arnold and Peter Menzies and all of the organisers of the Mildura Country Festival and to everyone who bought an album, I hope you enjoy it and please keep in touch I would love to hear from you. Thanks to all who attended the shows !!!

Casey xxx

Monday, September 11, 2006

Read About Casey In Capital News !

This month in the Australian Country Music Magazine Capital news you will find an article on me and also my first album review.
To Read the article go to Captial News Editorial
And to read the album review go to Capital News Review
Thanks so much to the radio stations who are supporting my single "I Don't Want To Work This Hard" and to everyone who has bought the album so far and has also been requesting the single to get played at their local radio stations.

The film clip should be getting aired on CMC around the 18th of this month so please stay tuned and I'll keep you updated with new info.Until then you can be one of the first to see it on my music/video page
My brilliant web designer, Chad and I have some great new plans for the website and soon will have a Mailing List set up as well as some competitions and much more !
Next week I'm off to the Mildura Country Music Festival, so I won't be able to write again until I get back. It is a great festival, I've been several times and I am especially excited to be going back again this year to play the songs from my new album.
Okay Bye for Now,