TV ROCK kicked off their career by breaking all records with their debut single 'Flaunt It' featuring Seany B. The record sold close to double Platinum singles, screaming to the #1 spot for five weeks and spent the longest time in the top 10 ARIA charts EVER - pipping Silverchair for the honour! To cap off this stellar start, TV ROCK recently won two ARIA awards at the 2006 event for best dance release and highest selling single. With a wealth of experience rocking the dancefloors across the globe, TV ROCK is a collaboration between two of Australia's highest profile DJ/Producers Grant Smillie and Ivan Gough. It is safe to say that TV ROCK is the hottest production outfit in Australia right now.
Noll first came to prominence as runner-up of the first series of Australian Idol (2003) which led to him being signed to Sony BMG. He has gone on to release two number one, multi-platinum albums, That's What I'm Talking About and Lift and numerous top five singles. Including 3 number 1 debuts and an additional 7 single releases reaching the top 10.
Shine was released as the first single from the album Lift on September 23, 2005 and debuted at number one on the ARIA singles chart the following week. Shine was later nominated as Highest Selling Single at the 2005 ARIA Awards.
A week after the release of Shine, Noll's somophore album Lift was released on 16 October 2005 and debuted with platinum sales and the number one position on the ARIA charts the following week.
The title track of Noll's second album, "Lift", was released in December 2005. The single was Noll's first not to debut in the top ten, however two weeks after its release, it jumped to number ten, remaining there for several weeks. The track, an uplifting rock influenced song about overcoming the odds and fighting adversity, achieved a gold certification. Lift spent 35 weeks in the top 100 singles chart, the longest running chart single for an Australian Idol related release.
Noll is currently working on songs for his third album. In April Noll was won for the third consecutive time as "Best Male Artist" at the Australian Video Music Awards (AVMAs).
Songwriter Pete Murray experienced a whirlwind success with his 2003 debut album Feeler which went to No 1 and sales topped 450,000 (six-times platinum) and also received 2 ARIA nominations in 2003 and 5 nominations at the 2004 ARIA Music Awards, including Best Male Artist, Single Of The Year and Best Pop Release for So Beautiful, and Highest Selling Album Of The Year. The singles from the album, "So Beautiful", "Bail Me Out" and "Please" became a permanent part of the Australian music psyche.
In late 2005, Pete returned with a second album See The Sun, that delivered on all the promise of Feeler and more, 12 songs that range from soul-baring intensity to joyous rock'n'roll celebration. And, as the title implies, it's an album that's perfectly suited for sunshine and summer and features the singles "Better Days", "Class A" and "Opportunity" - also released as an EP. The album was recorded with his touring band, now dubbed The Stonemasons, road-hardened after two years of spreading the word about Feeler, and working closely with him during the rigorous writing process which produced the core of the songs which grace See The Sun.
Fans snapped up this new album and again Pete Murray was at Number 1 on the ARIA charts and has already experienced double platinum sales.
'Opportunity was written in Melbourne two weeks before we went into the studio. By the time we started recording I couldn't hear any other song as the opening track, to be honest. From the time it was written it was one of those songs that just didn't need any drums, and I'm not one of those people who needs to open with a blast. That's Ben McCarthy doing the harmonies on the chorus, which is something we didn't get to do on Feeler. But a lot of this album is about the voice and the mood we can create.' Pete Murray
BMG Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
After Powderfinger released their greatest hits collection, Fingerprints: The Best of Powderfinger, 1994-2000 in 2004, they decided to take a break from recording and touring.
During the break, lead-singer Fanning released a successful solo album, Tea and Sympathy which debuted at #1 on the Australian ARIA Albums chart. The lead single "Wish You Well" was voted in at #1 on Australian youth radio station Triple J's 2005 Hottest 100 poll.
"Songbird" was the second single released. On January 26, 2006 "Wish You Well" was voted in at #1 on Australian youth radio station Triple J's 2005 Hottest 100 poll. Fanning won two ARIA awards in 2006: Album of the Year and Best Male Artist.
Powderfinger will return with a new album, Dream Days at the Hotel Existence, to be released June 2nd 2007.
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