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Aly Cook

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Aly Cook is a singer-songwriter from New Zealand. Her articulate voice melds through well crafted songs. You can feel the pacific influence in this collection of New Zealand Adult Contemporary Music, with a Folk Rock cross-over feel.

This is a change in direction for Aly whos talents with Dance/Pop Duo saw Debut Video single Be There playlisted onto MTVDance Europe in 2000. Aly has previously worked with group DNE. The new Aly Cook has found the art within the artist. A new and unique sound with the image of a strong modern woman.

A songstress of the baby boomers. At artist launch is a collection of her own compositions and in collaboration with others. Some are professionally produced and some are demos.

I Wonder a song created by Aly with a distinct flavored view of the future woman was awarded the NZOA (New Zealand on Air) New Artist Recording Grant of $5,000 in the February 2004 funding Round. I Wonder was Produced by Alan Janssen well known for co-writing and producing one of NZ's most successful singles the #1 US and world wide hit OMC's How Bizarre.

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Kiwi Artist Aly Cook taking KIWISOFA.TV to the world
Posted: Tue Feb 2, 2010 5:00 pm
Kiwi Artist Aly Cook taking KIWISOFA.TV to the world on Waitangi Day

It's Waitangi day every where else in the world except for New Zealand when Recording Artist Aly Cook officially launches KIWISOFA.TV from her base in rural Nelson in the south island of New Zealand.

For the last few weeks THE KIWI SOFA LIVE WEBCAST & CHAT has been screening on her site at www.alycook.com and grown to over 200 viewers in just a few shows. Screening every Saturday in the USA, UK & Europe and Sundays in NZ and Australia. Aly's Marseille based PR company PHMC GPE decided to seperate the show onto its own website and launch it to the world on NZ's Waitangi Day. Only thing is with NZ being ahead on the international date line, it's Waitangi Day every where else in the world except for NZ and Australia.

Aly hosts the show with live music, videos, interviews and much more. Viewers from all over the globe enjoy a live interactive show, where viewer can chat back via a chatroom and Aly and her guests can perform and chat back to the viewers. It's something different and fun.

Show Times are : EVERY SATURDAY - Launching Saturday 6th of February on WWW.KIWISOFA.TV

Sunday 7th of Feb in
New Zealand 10.00am


Aly also begins work with NZ producer Alan Jansson www.alanjansson.com on the 19th of February on her album due for release later in 2010. After having raised a recording budget of US $20,000 via fan fundraising platform www.sellaband.com
 

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Kiwi Making Waves around the Globe
Posted: Fri Jan 8, 2010 2:46 pm
The Start for Aly Cook's year begins with plans to record a debut album with Auckland producer Alan Jansson at the helm. After raising an album budget using The Netherlands based Sellaband platform http://www.sellaband.com. 4 months and 6 days after signing up on the website some 225 believers in Aly's music from around the world invested US$20,000 between them in her album project.

Alan Jansson produced Aly's first single I Wonder nominated for APRA Country Song of the Year 2005 and mastered the Nashville recorded 2nd single Country Storm. Alan is one of NZ's most successful producers and in fact is the only producer in NZ to have produced an album in NZ with platinum sales status in the USA. http://www.alanjansson.com

Aly has involvement as part of a voluntary committee running the 3rd Taste Tasman. http://www.tastetasman.co.nz Taste Tasman is a day celebrating the Nelson Tasman Regions Art, Wine, Food, Fashion Music. On March 7th 2010 as a fundraiser for Tasman School & community. During the day's line up, Taste Tasman will feature iconic ex Nelsonian and New Zealand and Australian music icon Sharon O'Neill. Aly is not only on the organising committee but will take to the stage as part of the backing band as a backing vocalist for Sharon O'Neill. Taste Tasman is also running a songwriting seminar at the Nelson School of Music with APRA, NZMIC & Creative NZ staff present on Wednesday 10th of March, 2010. (bookings available on the Tasman Tasman site or Nelson School of Music)

One of Aly's new ventures is a weekly LIVE webcast and chat called THE KIWI SOFA ..which has viewer number growing. The live streamed show is embedded in her newly built website, built and managed by PHMC GPE a communication and IT Development Company based in France, which is assisting Aly with communication in Europe & UK where she has performed and hopes to return on a short tour to promote the album.

THE KIWI SOFA is an interactive show beamed out to the world LIVE from Aly's music room in Tasman, Rural NZ and various locations every Sunday morning 10am NZ Time (Timed specifically for Sat night in Europe and UK and Sat Afternoon in the US.. ) LIVE viewers chat in the chat room asking her and her guests questions and Aly and guests can chat back to Internet users from around the globe. Perform live and speaking on a variety subjects and exposing viewers outside of NZ to kiwiana, euphemisms and lots of interesting chat.

The Kiwi Sofa Direct LINK http://www.alycook.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=55

Aly also features in the Phone Box Magazine for January http://www.phoneboxmagazine.co.uk/editions/Jan10/index.html a magazine going into 20,000 homes in the UK Olney area..

Aly also was one of the winners of the Sellaband Christmas compilation competition and her song Country Storm will feature on this global release. http://www.sellaband.com/news/104-and-the-christmas-competition-winners-are
 

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Aly Cook pen's song for Euro 10,000,000 World Charity Lottery
Posted: Thu Jun 4, 2009 6:48 pm
NZ Music Month has been a successful month for Aly Cook with featuring in the APRAP magazine & website commenting on copyright issues and APRA's role in them.

The biggest news however is that Aly's latest song "Time For A Change" has been chosen to be used as a theme song for the World Charity Bank Lottery which will carry a first prize of Euro $10,000,000. This will be an ongoing lottery with 70% of its profits going to charities aiding poverty stricken countries. "Time for a Change" will be used as the sole theme song for the lottery and will be released as Aly's next single.

The Time for a Change Single are planned to launch 9th of September 2009.

Aly has been working with award winning Wellington Advertising & Music producer Rob Winch <http://www.robwinch.com/> on the pre-production of "Time for a Change". Aly is working on songs for a new CD with both Rob Winch and Paul Feenstra, Media strategist, from Paul W. Feenstra & Associates. Multiple Emmy nominated, Feenstra says, "Aly's new songs are being produced with the international market in mind, and the intention to improve production values and deliver a quality product capable of meeting international standards are our prime objective"

Paul W.Feenstra & Associates will be facilitating international distribution of Aly's new material.

Aly says "I am excited to have the opportunity to work with such top level people, who have made me grow so much as a musician and writer in the last few months. My focus is on lifting my game to produce inspired beautiful music that can stand up in the international market place and I feel we have the right team to help achieve this."

"All you do as a writer is hope that one day your compositions will make a diffence in the world and my song being used for this lottery, will be a part of making a HUGE difference in the lives of those around the globe who live in poverty. I am proud to be part of the World Charity Bank Lottery and very honoured that they have chosen my song. "

Geoffrey W Hill CEO of World Charity Bank Lottery said

"We chose Aly for her commercial songwriting skills and because she is a hugely talented vocalist, who has worked incredibly hard as an indie New Zealand artist under the radar. We hope our use of her song "Time for Change" will not only help us to make a difference in the lives of those in poverty, but also a difference in Aly's career as her wonderful spirit & talent is recognised . We hope more people will discover her music around the world, as she delivers our message.."

World Charity Bank Lottery http://www.frontrowmedia.com.au/wcblottery/
 

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Aly Cook News
Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 6:45 pm
Aly Cook's single 'I Wonder' (A/C Hit Disc #Cool has been added to the Local Works of the Radioworks, as part of New Zealand music revolution. Big news as this means 'I Wonder' will play up and down the length of New Zealand starting Saturday 23rd of October, 2004.
 

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