“It’s Hot” the song, is just that and it’s fresh, different, appealing, memorable and cheeky - all that in one song. It is just one of the 11 songs on the latest release from Tracey Davis and the Bushfire Band. This fully original album is the crafted work of Tracey who has been focussing on her song writing with the Band over the last 5 years. The result is her first eagerly awaited original album “It’s Hot”.
There is certainly a unique mix of styles on this album which also makes “It’s Hot” different and appealing. Tracey’s talent for writing memorable, touching, catchy and fun songs is revealed and her warm relaxed singing style features throughout all tracks which range from slow ballads to fast bluegrass. Also featured in the album is the acoustic sound of steel and nylon string guitars, 5-string banjo, fiddle and mandolin blended with drums, piano, keyboards and pedal steel.
Born in Longreach and growing up on the land, Tracey started in her teens as a bass guitarist and singer in her family’s band which performed for dances all around central Queensland. She continued her musical career singing (winning awards at festivals) and playing in various bands until 2002 when she became a founding member of the Bushfire Band with Rob Davis & Dave Luxmoore. Tracey and the band are based in Queensland’s Gold Coast hinterland and have been performing at local and interstate gigs for the last 5 years.
TRACEY DAVIS – BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT – TRACEY
Born in Longreach and growing up on a Blackall sheep and cattle property in Central Queensland, Tracey started in her teens as a bass guitarist and singer in her family band, which performed for dances all around Central Queensland on weekends. Tracey, along with her four sisters and brother, were home schooled by their mother. She worked with her dad, on the property, during and after finishing her home schooling. Tracey also had a love for horses, which have played a big part in her life, with teaching and breaking young horses and training her show ponies and horses in dressage and hacking.
She continued her musical career singing (winning awards at festivals) and playing in various bands until 2002, when she became a founding member of the BUSHFIRE band, along with Rob Davis and Dave Luxmoore .Tracey and the band are based in Queensland\'s Gold Coast Hinterland and have been performing at local and interstate gigs for the last five years.
ABOUT – HER SONGWRITING
With the BUSHFIRE band Tracey has been focusing on her song writing which has now resulted in her first, eagerly awaited, original album \"IT\'S HOT\" Tracey\'s warm and relaxed singing style is a feature of the album which also reveals her talent to write appealing and memorable melody lines and phrases. Also featured in the album is the acoustic sound of steel and nylon stringed guitars, 5 string banjo, fiddle and mandolin blended with drums, piano, keyboards and pedal steel guitar.
ABOUT – HER FIRST RELEASE – “IT’S HOT”
The title track and first release \"IT\'S HOT\" was inspired by Tracey\'s joy of playing and singing live music mixed with her love of various acoustic instruments (5 string banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar) and the country sounds of pedal steel, keyboards and drums. IT\'S HOT, co-written with Dave Luxmoore, is a catchy, cheeky, toe tapping song delivered in Tracey\'s unique style.
BUSHFIRE is a hot polished South East Queensland trio combining great musicianship, close harmonies and arrangements across Country, Australiana, Bluegrass, Bush and Irish genres. The band is Rob Davis on banjo and accordion, Dave Luxmoore playing fiddle, mandolin and guitar and “the flower amongst the thorns”, Tracey Davis on bass. Lead vocals and harmonies are shared across the band with “the flower” being the writer of some real catchy originals. The band has 3 CDs to its name with the second being traditional bluegrass recorded in the “old style” (one take around a single microphone) and the recent “It’s Hot” CD being full production featuring 11 of Tracey originals with guest musicians on keyboards, pedal steel and drums. Check www.bushfireband.com.au for more information about the band, their music and their gigs.