Each act showcases two songs on the album including a co-write with lyricist Andrew Cooper who penned 3 top 10 songs in Australia's Songwriting Association competition in one year and runner up SCALA "Festival of Original Music" Lyricist.
A perfect balance of beautifully sung, simple yet poignant lyrics with a powerful and hopeful message, backed by the very soulful in the pocket, Lazy Eye. (lyrics Andrew Cooper music Kylie Kain)
I’m convinced that any song that Kylie Kain lends herself to will be magical, powerful and thought provoking whether lending her strong yet subtle and passionate voice to a power trio or in solo folk mode, as her other track on the album ‘Call Me Away’ illustrates.
Another stand-out on the album is ‘Someone I Used To Know’ by Zkye & Damo. The backbone of Zkye Blue, recorded in Nashville and produced by Damien Steele Scott. Their other contribution (Lyrics: Andrew Cooper), although a great song with Skye's suburb vocals, to me suffers a little on the album by the processed drum track. I accept for some this contemporary approach works but for me… I would have loved to have seen them perform live at the launch, but unfortunately the hard working unit were committed to another gig that afternoon.
The two tracks contributed by Brenton Manser ‘Hurt By Choice’ (Brenton Manser) and ‘Rectify’ penned by Andrew are both very strong and oozing plenty of aching soulful Folk Blues. His outstanding guitar playing draws you in and takes you for a Journey through the Delta to the Hill Country.
Laura Ellis brought tears to the eyes with very touching songs and the joyous presence of the the Poco Tutti Choir.
These were the stand outs for me both live and on the CD, but i also enjoyed the offerings of
The sweet contemporary Folk rock of Reily, on 'Thank You For Being There' and the heavier folk of Singing in the Air.
As well as the acoustic folk pop stylings of the joyful Stuart O'Reilly on Road to Life, and the progressive 'Letting it Go' , (Kym Mitchell guesting on Sax).
Thank you all for your dedication to your craft and being part of the joy that is "Share the Love",
and thanks especially to Andrew Cooper and Karen King for putting this gem together. The CD launch at the Jade,
was a smoothly run and joyful showcase of Adelaide talent and I for one can't wait for Volume 2!
Peter Allan 17/10/16
“Interesting how things work sometimes.
Karen King was looking for acts to play Scorcher Fest on Triple J Unearthed and kept playing Kylie Kain’s songs.
Quietly, I organised Kylie to surprise Karen for our 100 month anniversary to play some tunes off her album “Float” in our lounge with some wine and nibbles. Quentin Ayres accompanied her on piano and we had a beautiful time sharing stories and getting to know each other.
Karen has an annual “Deck Party”, and we get together about six acts who we’d seen live over the year, and we had been frequenting Lazy Eyes shows. Kylie and Lazy Eye met at Karen’s deck party, and Kylie surprised us by playing ‘Maybe’ which I’d written lyrically a few weeks before and pitched it to her. It received a really good reception from the crowd.
This encouraged me to write more and dig up some previous lyrics and pitch them to my favourite South Australian acts in the Blues, Folk and Soul genres and see what luck could bring. Well, it brang (I love that word “brang”) the “Share the Love” CD, and Kylie and Lazy Eye collaborated on ‘Maybe’ as the opening track. Each act did one of theirs and a collaboration. Karen and I feel very privileged to share the time, friendships and the talents of so many amazing people.
Neville and Ros at Disk Edits helped coordinate, record many of the songs, sorted the duplication and mastered the CD. Alex and Gabs pitched in on the mixing desk on a good number of the songs, Kylie Berney painted the artwork front, back and in between on 2.5 foot x 1.5 foot canvasses. Meredith Johnston laid out the graphics between mothering duties, Pozible presold the CD’s and other rewards which meant a good deal of the expenses were taken care of, and Kylie Kain, Lazy Eye, Zkye and Damo, Riley, Brenton Manser, Mick Kidd, Stuart O’Reilly and Laura Ellis and the Poco Tutti Choir made the CD happen. And with much love.
We are extremely grateful of the people who came to the launch and purchased the CD. Anthony Hicks recorded a live feed from the desk and filmed the show for possible clips down the track. The Jade Monkey were amazing hosts, and nothing was too difficult for them.
Karen & I were lucky to snare the name “Marketing Music” and have stores in all corners of Adelaide stocking the “Share the Love” CD. These include Living Loving Dreaming gift shop at Goolwa, The Organic Café at Stirling, Silvia’s Café in Hindmarsh Square, The Lavender Fudge Man at the Willunga and various Markets, Big Star Records on Magill Road, Mr V at Semaphore and an inroad to the Womadelaide stall, The Blenheim Camping and Music festival in Clare at Easter, Rock n Roll Records on Sturt Road near Marion, and The House of Health in the Central Market. The stores that have been playing the CD have already nearly sold out. People seem to like it, and we feel very blessed to have the opportunity to “Share the Love””.
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