Aly & Excalibur at World of Wearable Art & Collectable Cars in Nelson, New Zealand.
Clothing: Rome, Nelson.
Stylist & Make up: The Late Michael Earl - Auckland
Hair Colour by Nicola Wilkins, Visage Hair & Beauty - Motueka
Photographer: Jeff Mein-Smith, Nelson.
Aly is a woman with a petite frame and a big voice.
She is one of New Zealand's best kept musical secrets.
Her songs are inspirational and uplifting. Her style is a blend of
country, pop, rock but with an obvious 'Pacific' influence.
Aly's debut solo release, the self penned "I Wonder", produced by NZ
premier producer Alan Jansson, stayed in the NZ Top 40 airplay chart for
Gaining nomination for 2005 APRA NZ Country Song of the Year, Aly's
2000/2001 releases with her dance/house group "DNE" charted and was
nominated for 2001 Coke Juice TV Dance Video of the Year as well as
playlisting onto MTVDance in Europe.
Aly's ability to write and sing in such an ecletic manner, has landed
her music in everything from NZ TV Sitcoms like "Love Bites" and in
"Shortland Street" to a variety of commercial work. Her sights are now
aimed toward writing and performing music for film.
Aly Cook live at Brightwater Food & Wine Festival
Sunday 19th of March, 2006
Photo by Patrick Hamilton courtesy of the Nelson Mail.
Hair: Nicola Wilkins at Visage Motueka
Make up by Karen Stratford
September 2006 marks the release to radio of Aly's newest single
"Country Storm" Written in collaboration over the internet with David
Erik from Cincinatti.
During filming of the Country Storm Music Video
"Country Storm" is an anthem of self-empowerment for women.
The track is produced by RIAA Gold Record credited writer/producer Chip
Martin in his studio in Nashville.
The song shows Aly's power, range and pure emotional expression and
The "Country Storm" music video was shot in various locations including
Hollywood & Nashville, tells the story of Aly's journey. It was produced
by 2005 NZ Kodak Video Knack Award winner Paul Sparkes.
The introduction above has been quoted from Aly's own excellent web
site, and gives you just a taste of this talented and versatile New
Zealand singer. Find out all the details about Aly, including a great
gallery of photos by visiting her web site www.alycook.com/.
Also check out her myspace site www.myspace.com/ALYCOOKMUSIC
where there is more information and video to see.
PRS, TLC Radio, Oct 2006