Man on the move: Adam Brand

Bob An­thony

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - CONTENTS -

HE orig­i­nal Dirt Track Cow­boy, Adam Brand is a man on the move – lit­er­ally.

When the multi-award win­ning coun­try mu­sic star isn’t tour­ing, you can find him be­hind the wheel of a ve­hi­cle, com­pet­ing in some way shape or form.

Brand, who plays Twin Towns to­mor­row, plans to move back to the Gold Coast. He says he’ll do some house hunt­ing while he’s here to show off songs from There Will be Love, his ninth stu­dio al­bum and first new re­lease in two years.

The al­bum was in­spired by his stint liv­ing in the US, where he has signed with Sony Mu­sic and is work­ing on es­tab­lish­ing a pro­file in one of the most com­pet­i­tive mu­sic mar­kets in the world.

How­ever, Brand has re­tained his dis­tinc­tive sound – full of pas­sion, emo­tion and a bit of fun – and is look­ing for­ward to bring­ing it to au­di­ences in a brand-new show.

The first sin­gle from the al­bum, the ti­tle track, has proven a chart suc­cess, adding to an im­pres­sive list of hits from a ca­reer that has taken off since Brand moved from West Aus­tralia to the east coast in 1997.

Whether it’s singing on stage, be­ing on TV in such shows as Danc­ing With The Stars and more re­cently, The Great Out­doors, or driv­ing race cars, Brand prides him­self on al­ways be­ing en­ter­tain­ing.

‘‘This show will fea­ture tracks off the new al­bum as well as some of the old favourites – I couldn’t get away with­out do­ing some of them – and there’ll be a few sur­prises,’’ Brand says.

‘‘I like to keep things fresh so that peo­ple who have seen me in the past won’t be bored with the same old, same old.

‘‘Like my pre­vi­ous al­bums, There Will be Love comes straight from the heart but I think it re­flects more growth in me as an artist and has more about what I want to say.’’

With hits such as Dirt Track Cow­boy, Last Man Stand­ing, Built For Speed, Good Friends, and Hell Of A Ride, Brand has shown he has an abil­ity to con­nect with peo­ple from all walks of life – both inside and out­side the coun­try mu­sic realm.

Off the stage and out of the stu­dio, Brand has spent time rac­ing V8 utes and is cur­rently in­volved in the Suzuki Swift rac­ing se­ries.

He also co-hosts The Great Out­doors and has re­leased a self­ti­tled cook book.

How he will find time to house hunt is any­body’s guess.

Adam Brand plays Twin Towns to­mor­row at 8.30pm.

Coun­try singer Adam Brand.

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