Jasmine is quirky, funny and fresh

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					                                                         Warragul & Drouin Gazette
                                                         Tuesday 23/2/2010                                          Brief: NMIT
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Jasmine is quirky, funny and fresh
 At just 20 years old,         invited to perform with        vision. She became the       tended the event over foul    Cormack,   Matt   Fell,
Jasmine Rae was a              Melbourne's prestigious,       lead singer of alternate     days that year. Jasmine       Glenn Wilson and Mick
brand new talent with          brass band. The Moreland       country band, Jazz Lasso,    also received a recording     Albeck.
a very exciting future,        City Band. Jasmine took        in 2007, competing in the    deal with ABC Music as         It was also engineered
                               up the opportunity to sing     Battle Of The Bands          part of the TRTT compe        by Australian, Paul McK-
following her huge             live with "real musicians"     Grand Final at Mel-          tition prize.                 crcher. Louie Shelton,
win at the Telstra             and became addicted to         bourne's Crown Casino.          She released her debut     who played on The Jack-
Road To Tamworth in            the rush of live perform-       The diversity of the        album, Look It Up in Sep      sons' tracks, "ABC", "I
January 2008.                  ance.                          band members' various        tember 2008.                  Want You Back" and "I'll
  She's quirky, she's finny,     In 2005. the band made       backgrounds from rock,        Rae's record deal with       Be There", The Monkees
she's fresh and. even          a video clip of their ver-     reggae, jazz and country,    ABC Music presented he        hit, "Last Train        to
though she's small in          sion    of the hit track.      helped create a raw and      with the opportunity to       Clarksville", Boz Scaggs'
stature, Melbourne based       "Killing Me Softly", featur-   unique style of country      record in both Austrtli,      classic, "Silk Degrees",
singer,/songwriter,   Jas-     ing Jasmine's wonderful        music for Jasmine and, it    and the US with two o         and Lionel Ritchie's
mine Rae has a powerful,       vocals, and also per-          was during that time, she    Nashville's leading record    "Hello", also contributed
classically trained voice      formed live-to-air on ABC      wrote a couple of songs      producers.                    his considerable talent to
that is hugely impressive,     Radio nationally.              which will appear on her       "Country Singer" was        the single.
as patrons at the Bunyip        It was the same year Jas-     debut album.                 recorded with esteemed         Rae also performed the
Country Music Festival         mine graduated from high         One of those songs is      producer, Richard Landis.     Australian national an-
will discover.                 school and decided to          her debut single, "Coun-     who has produced hit sin-     them at the third State of
  She has been a       per-    learn more about making        try Singer' which she pe     gles and albums for US        Origin game in Sydney in
fornmer and writer since       music. At NMIT where           formed during her win        artists including Vince
she was seven years old,                                                                   Gill, Eddie Rabbitt, Neil     July, in front of a televi-
                               she studied and complet-       nine Telstra Road to T n14                                 sion audience of nearly
when her poetry was sold       ed her Advanced Diplo-         worth performance.           Diamond, Kenny Rogers'
at an independent fairy                                                                    and Juice Newton, as well     two million people.
                               ma in Music, Jasmine             By winning this national                                   Jasmine Rae's remark-
stall. She performed her       mixed with more of Mel-        competition, Jasmine wa,4    as Australia's Steve Forde
first original song at eight   bourne's finest musicians      given the opportunity to     and Peter Allen.              able vocal talent has al-
years old and began vocal      and now fully focuses on       perform at one of th           But the recording didn't    lowed her to stretch the
training at 13.                her career as a vocalist,      biggest music festivals ii   take place in the US. The     boundaries in her debut
 When she was 15, Jas-                                                                     single was recorded at        album.
                               writer and performer.          the world in June tha                                       It features a unique mix
mine had the honor of           She     first embraced        year, the 2008 C'MA          Electric Avenue Studios
performing at Internation-     country music in the late      Music      Festival   in     in Sydney with many of        of raw country, country
al Women's Dav.                90s after watching country     Nashville.                   Australia's finest musi-      pop and alt country
  In 2004. at 16. she was      music videos on pay tele-        Over 200,000 people ati    cians, including Rod Mc-      /blues.

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