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Happy Australia Day New Album Release: Lance Friend ‘All Australian Made’

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Occasionally a talent comes along whose music is ageless and country singer songwriter Lance Friend is an artist who delivers his own honest, intelligent and unique style of Australian country music.

With his music featuring high on various country charts, Lance has toured Australia wide supporting and headlining many events, festivals and gigs. His main stage performances include ‘The Gympie Music Muster’ and ‘Airlie Beach Music Festival’.

He has headlined Noonamah Rodeo, Central Queensland Bikes, Bulls, Buggies & Bands, Julia Creek Dirt n Dust and Bowen Fishing Classic just to name a few. He supported Ross Wilson and Brian Cadd and has featured alongside Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows, The Radiators, Dragon, James Blundell and many more.

Working with one of Australia’s finest producers Brendan Radford, Lance released his first solo album in 2012 titled ‘The Album’. The tracks on this album were greatly received on Australian radio, with several tracks featuring high on various charts. They are still recognised and loved today.

Lance went back into the studio with Brendan working on his new songs for ‘All Australian Made’ alongside some of Australia’s finest musicians including Lawrie Minson, James Gillard, Michel Rose, Mick Albeck and the late Glen Hannah.

Several successful singles have pre-released from the album including the popular ‘Ned Kelly Said’ for which the making of the video featured on Channel 7.

 

The album is produced by Brendan Radford with the absolute cream of Australian musicians on board including:

  • Brendan Radford on Guitars, mandolin, harmonica & backing vocals
  • James Gillard on Bass & Backing Vocals
  • Mark Henman on Drums
  • Steve Fearnley on Drums for Angel Ride, Longreach Sky and Hard to be a man
  • Mick Albeck on Fiddle
  • Michel Rose on Pedal steel
  • Camille French (Te Nahu) Backing Vocals
  • Troy Casser-Daley on Didgeridoo in My Home Australia
  • Engineered by Dave Neil
  • Mixed by Geoff McGahan
  • Mastered by Don Bartley at Benchmark Studios
  • Produced by Brendan Radford
  • Recorded at Airlock Studio & RadMusic Studios

Lances Says “I’d like to thank all the musicians involved with the making of this album. Brendan Radford for your expertise and dedication. Dave Henderson for the use of your ears, all your help and support along the way. Peter Mortimer for your constant support and assistance in the studio. Neil McCulloch for your honest opinions, all the support and late night lengthy conversations. David ‘Spokz’ Wheeler for your unwavering support and honesty. Christian for your ability to create magic in such short notice. To my fellow songwriters who have helped inspire, create and motivate me to finally complete this album. To my mum for supporting me no matter what. Last but not least, to Sandra Friend, I couldn’t have done any of this without you.

To all of you who purchased this album or any of my music in the past, “Thank you so much this is for you.”

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