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Opening

by Kerrianne Cox

Rich powerful vocals from Australia's award winning (2001 Female Artist of the Year - Deadly awards), Aboriginal singer/songwriter.
Genre: World: Australian
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1. Beagle Bay Dreaming Kerrianne Cox
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2. I Hide Too Kerrianne Cox
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3. Shades of Brindle Kerrianne Cox
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4. Wunjgnunj Kerrianne Cox
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5. She's Got a Story Too Kerrianne Cox
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6. Kututu Kerrianne Cox
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7. Life's Pain and Joy Kerrianne Cox
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8. U Touch Kerrianne Cox
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9. Opening Kerrianne Cox
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10. I Wanna Kerrianne Cox
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11. Heaven With you Kerrianne Cox
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12. Lulu's (Grandfather's) Yarn Paul Cox
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13. Beagle Bay Dreaming (children) Kerrianne Cox
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
No one caresses a note like Kerrianne Cox one of Australia's premier Indigenous artists. She has a voice you'll never forget or want to, and her songs have you tapping your fingers, shouting your joy and jumping to your feet whether you meant to or not. An accomplished songwriter as well, Kerrianne's songs sing from her heart.

Kerrianne Cox won the Ausmusic 1996 "The Next Big Thing Competition" in Western Australia. She was awarded a WAMi (Western Australia Music Inustry) in 1997 as "Best Indigenous Artist Of The Year" and in 2000, NAIDOC's (National Aboriginal Independence Day of Celebration) "Female Artist Of The Year." In 2001 she received the Deadly Vibe Female Artist of the Year given by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Awards (NAIDOC). 2003 sees her recognized by the Australian government who awarded her the Centenary Medal for service to the country and being nominated for 2003 Deadly Vibe Female Artist of the Year.

The lyrics for her music emerge from her own life experience and include the themes of love, family life and her strong connection to the land. Kerrianne's heritage is an inspiration for her songs as she states "I want to touch people with my songs, not just as an indigenous person, but as a human being."

Kerrianne Cox has steadily built a national profile, performing at such notable events as 2002 Message Stick at the Sorry Day concert at the Sydney Opera House, season 4 of "Outback Upfront" on ABC TV (Sydney), Stompen Ground Festival, the Broome Cabaret production of the acclaimed musical "Bran Nue Dae", the Sydney Survival Concert '97, opening Perth Artrage in '98, the Pacific Circle Music Convention, Corroborree 2000, featured artist at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge attended by over 100,000.

A popular performer on the festival circuit, Kerrianne performs at events such as WOMADelaide 2003, Fairbridge, Cobargo, Adelaide, Tablelands, Woodford, Port Fairy, Brunswick Street, Bridgetown Blues and the Sydney Mardi Gras. In 2000 she headlined a national tour of the United States called, "Upstart Aussies" playing the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Lincoln Center in New York, among other venues. 2001 saw Kerrianne showcasing at the North American Folk Conference in Vancouver, BC, giving concerts in Portland, OR, St. Louis, MO and Seattle, WA, appearing at the Detroit Festival of the Arts in Michigan as well as launching her 2nd CD, Opening. In 2002 besides the Sydney Opera House, she's played the NEMO Conference in Boston, concerts in Portland, OR and in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, and Broome. 2003 continues the upward career growth as a featured performer at the Western Australia International Music Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, ABC TV Australia documentary, and tours in the US and Canada. In September Kerrianne performed at the Awesome Africa Festival in Durban South Africa and is the subject of a documentary on Dreamtime and trancing with the San Bushmen from the Kalahari in Botswana that will be released in 2004.

Kerrianne regularly conducts workshops teaching songwriting and tradition. She has a relaxed and open attitude to which adults, children, and all ages in between gravitate. Her workshops and performances at the 1998 and 1999 Kungka Conferences held at Uluru were a testament to this natural ability.

Kerrianne's independently produced albums include Just Wanna Move (1999) and Opening (2001).

For booking information: coxbookings@hotmail.com or 503-975-3953 (USA)

Australia - Kerrianne Cox Music / PO Box 3473 Broome WA 6725
USA -Ms. Moses Productions, Inc. / PO Box 10053 Portland, OR 97296 USA


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Martin

Brilliant Singer Songwriter
Opening is the follow up to Just Wanna Move and continues to enhance the reputation of this brilliant Aboriginal Singer/Songwriter. Buy it now and you will have just brought your favourite album so be prepared for it to be worn out.

Ingrid Gans

Universal music
I like this CD very much. Kerrianne touched my heart from the first moment I heard her voice. Her music is real, down to earth, and universal. It's a wonderful bridge between her life in Australia and mine here in the Netherlands. There is something that binds us all together, and Kerrianne has found a way to express that something in her music.

CD Baby


One of Australia's premier Indigenous artists. Kerrianne has a voice you'll never forget (or want to). This CD is an emotional journey that will take you beyond the everyday rush and remind you what is truly real in this world. Check out "Beagle Bay Dreaming" , highly recomended.
P.S. check out her N. American tour starting Aug. 7th (look at her website for details)

Katie Craven

I gave this Cd to a friend for christmas and she absolutely loves it.

David

A true singer songwriter
Kerrianne is not just a premier indigenous artist. Kerryianne Cox is a premier Australian artist, singer, songwriter & performer. When I first heard Kerrianne perform on NITV I new immediately that there was something special. I never get tired of listening to her music its just so real & from the heart. Kerrianne has a sound that is hers alone. If you want something different & uplifting then tryout the music of Kerrianne Cox. You wont be dissapointed.