Azure’s star on rise
Special thanks saved for ‘coolest’ grandma
MEET the homegrown ‘metzo belter’ vocalist, songwriter and actress tipped for stardom in the US.
Ash Waterman, better known by her stage name Azure, has been splitting her time between Los Angeles and Tweed Heads since she finished studying for a Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music to pursue her dreams in the US.
And it seems the move is already paying off. The 23year-old has been tipped as an artist to watch in 2018 since releasing her debut single Too Late – which has climbed as high as 22 on the US Billboard Dance Charts.
“I’m putting it down to how incredible my team is and how unwavering the support of my family is – and lots of luck,” Azure says.
The former Palm Beach Currumbin High student’s supporters include grandmother, Laraine Buck.
Mrs Buck not only came up the stage name Azure, she accompanied her granddaughter to the US when she was 16 so she could develop her talents under the guidance of leading producers and artist managers.
“My grandma went with me. She’s my No. 1 supporter, my driving force – she’s the coolest woman,” Azure says
Released in Australia last week, Too Late features on Azure’s debut EP, recorded in Nashville with Bryan Todd, who has worked with Snoop Dogg and Miley Cyrus.
“Coming from an acting background as well, I try to make each song an individual story of something that happened to me,” Azure says.
Grammy award winner Dave Aude (Bruno Mars, U2) has already re-mixed Too Late.
Azure hasn’t put her acting dreams on hold – the veteran of numerous short films will be seen in the title role of Amanda in the upcoming Australian feature film Honeysuckle Way.
Gold Coaster Ash Waterman, aka Azure (right), whose debut single is nudging the US Billboard Dance Charts Top 20, and her ‘driving force’, grandmother Laraine Buck.