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Happy Easter Friends!

Hi Helen

Everyone says it but ... how quickly are the days flying!  It's nearly Easter already and our boys can't wait for the Easter Bunny to arrive!  Looking forward to a weekend away with some close friends and a bit of R and R!

It's been a busy year for us with Chet starting school, it's a whole new world.  Lot of drop offs, pick ups, homework, fundraising etc.  He's settled in really well and is really enjoying the new challenge.  He recently boasted to us how he'd worked out that the number "Free (3)" began with the letter "F".  How funny is that?

As a lot of you know, Tamworth was a pretty quiet one for us this year.  Apart from Stuie's Pickers Night, there were only a couple of other spots we did with Fender Guitars.  The other reason we took it easy was because Camille has been having voice problems which have gradually worsened over the last 3 years.  Thankfully there's nothing major wrong with her vocal chords, but it is something we're trying to work through, so haven't been taking on too much.  
 

We had a lot of fun in February as guests at the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival in WA.  Rhonda Parker and her amazing team put on a fabulous weekend of Country Music.  As far as festivals go, it would have to be up there as one of the best - they really looked after their artists (spoilt us actually!!!).  We didn't want to leave.  If you get the chance to head over that way, do it - you'll love it.  After that we travelled to Bunyip to play at their festival and Joy Batchelor is one AMAZING lady to do all the work she does and put on a fantastic festival.  We also got to play as the Feral Swing Katz which made it a really fun day for us.

THE HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN (Austin, TX) are coming to Australia next week to play a few shows/festivals and we've been lucky enough to get the support for their show next Thursday 9th April at the Brass Monkey, Cronulla. This from the Brass Monkey Website:

Shock Records and Ragged Company proudly present the first Australian tour by Bob Dylan’s favourite young Western Swing combo, The Hot Club of Cowtown, featuring Elana James.

 

Following in the tradition of great Texan acts like BOB WILLS & HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYS and MILTON BROWN & HIS MUSICAL BROWNIES, the Austin-based trio owe much to the hot swing and jazz of the ’20’s, ’30’s and ’40’s, as well as the cowboy and country/folk influences which give the music it’s regional flavour. The Hot Club’s music is irresistibly lively, dazzlingly played, and captures a strong vintage swing sensibility that appeals to listeners and dancers alike .

Don't forget to check out the Feral Swing Katz - www.feralswingkatz.com.  We've got a few gigs on this year around the traps and we're really enjoying getting to play lots of gigs in this band.

The writing continues for a new album - slowly but surely.  

Stuie is involved is a couple of Sydney shows called "Steve Flack's Guitar Heroes" featuring various guitar players from different fields.  Check out www.brassmonkey.com.au and www.thevanguard.com.au for more info.

Gigs coming up include: Barmera CMF, SA (June) Gold Coast/Brisbane Shows, QLD (July), Mildura CMF, VIC (Sep).

Thanks for your continued support!  Don't forget "The Kindy Sessions" is available via our website only.  It's not available through any stores.  They make great Easter presents.  Imagine that -  a CD and an Easter egg. What more could you want?!!!

Happy Easter :)

Camille and Stuie

www.camilleandstuie.com

 


Photos of Sonny Teina French taken today @ 14 weeks
 
Hi Family and Friends
Sorry these photos are long overdue but here they are!!!
This is our most recent addition to the family - Sonny Boy!  He is an
absolute darling and pleasure, and we're loving having both him and his big
brother Chet (who has just turned 3)
All well with us just playing gigs, Stuie recording in the studio and busy
being parents and loving it.
Hope you're all well.
X cam n stu

 
 
In the charts and on the move

Let’s Make a Family – the latest single from Camille Te Nahu and Stuie French – is a real treat to the ears and the eyes, achieving major success on two highly respected Australian country charts.

The single has achieved #5 this week on the Country Tracks Top 30, rising rapidly since its entry only a few weeks ago. The single’s accompanying video clip has shot up the CMC Top 50 charts, achieving #16 this week.

Camille and Stuie have had a great time promoting the new album, Recovered, which is a collection of their favourite and most requested cover songs.

“We are really close to all of the songs on the new album,” Camille said. “We’ve always wanted to record them, but until now, didn’t have that chance. And it’s very pleasing to realise lots of other people are pleased we recorded them too.”

It’s also a single that’s very much on the money for this hard-working duo, which has successfully combined making a family and career thrive
simultaneously.

Since the new addition to the French family on January 2 – their second child Sonny, a baby brother for Chet, the couple have been on the go, with nappies and gigs in abundance.

Earlier this month Camille and Stuie performed at the Wandong Festival in
Victoria, the Port Lincoln Festival in South Australia and with their two boys in tow, will clock up plenty more frequent flyer points in coming months at
festivals around the country. This country music family is truly on the move!
www.camilleandstuie.com
Release created 21.3.07 by Anna Rose, Tamworth,
for and on behalf of Camille and Stuie
 
Hi Everyone
It has been a busy month for us getting used to life with two boys!!
Camille gave birth to a baby boy (3 weeks early) on 2nd January 2007. We called him Sonny Teina (Maori for younger brother) French. He weighed 6lb 15oz.
We’ve had a month long break from music but we’re both keen to get back into it again with lots of festivals coming up.

Our latest single “Let’s Make a Family” now has a video clip. Our Director Duncan Toombs did an amazing job of it and we’re very proud! We need your help to get it on to the charts. Please go to
www.countrymusicchannel.com.au , register yourself as a user then go to request. You can only request the clip once a day You can watch it on our website too @ http://www.camilletenahu.com/video.html  . Let’s Make a Family is currently number 16 on the Australian Top 30 Country Music Tracks.

Stuie and I missed most of the Tamworth Festival this year although Stuie still made his annual Pickers Night which from all reports was a success. We were honoured to have two top five nominations in the Golden Guitar Awards, and Stuie got to perform his instrumental Mr Sandman on the night.

Our baby is going to be a frequent flyer in no time at all according to our gig schedule! We are appearing at various festivals around the country over the next few months, so please do come up and say hi! Don’t forget the latest album “Recovered” is available now.

March 25 12.00pm  Dapto Leagues
 March 25 6pm Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club - Bondi Junction with FSK

APRIL 20th 21th Horsham CM Festival, Horsham VIC
Camille and Stuie
www.camilletenahu.com 

 
Congratulations!  Camille and Stuie
They have just had another baby Boy.  Two weeks early.  Brother for Chet
 
 
Last chance to catch the Feral Swing Katz as Camille due to have baby number two in three weeks time! They will not be appearing at 2007 Tamworth Festival, so make sure you come along to their last Sydney gig,
Come down to The Brass Monkey, Cronulla for a fantastic night of great food and music – This Sunday 31st December. Show starts at 8.30pm and cost is $55 which includes dinner and show.
The Brass Monkey,
115a Cronulla St
Cronulla NSW - Ph - (02) 9544 3844
BOOKINGS FOR BRASS MONKEY
To ensure a good night, book in advance for dinner and show. Bookings can be made in person or via phone - $55.00 inc dinner and show
See you there
 
 
Golden moments for Camille and Stuie
From Anna Rose
 
Leading Australian independent artists Camille Te Nahu and Stuie French are delighted to be among the country music elite as finalists in the 35th annual Country Music Awards of Australia.

Let’s Make A Family, the first single from their new album, Recovered, has propelled them into Group or Duo of the Year, while another track, Mister Sandman, has secured Stuie a finals berth in Instrumental of the Year.

Camille and Stuie are the reigning Group/Duo of the Year, following their triumph at the 2006 Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards at Mildura.

They were also named Group/Duo of the Year at the 2006 TIARAs at Tamworth in January, so this golden recognition from the Country Music Association of Australia is more than welcome.

“It was absolutely wonderful winning that award in Mildura in September, and securing three awards at the TIARAs in January, but to imagine we could be accepting the Group or Duo Golden Guitar in January is something else entirely,” Camille said. “It really is the big league, to be in such fine company.”

Stuie already has an Instrumental Golden Guitar on his mantelpiece, courtesy of The Feral Swing Katz’ win in that category in 2002, for the band’s rendition of the Norman Hamlet-Roy Nichols-penned classic, Stealin’ Corn.

They started out 2006 being named Group of the Year at the TIARAs, so they’re both hoping 2007 may be the year they add that second Golden Guitar bookend to the French mantelpiece. A third Golden Guitar wouldn’t be any bother to accommodate either.

For further information, or to arrange an interview with Camille and Stuie, please phone Anna Rose on 0428 413 809 or Stuie on 0417 430 678.

Leading Australian independent artists Camille Te Nahu and Stuie French are delighted to be among the country music elite as finalists in the 35th annual Country Music Awards of Australia.

Let’s Make A Family, the first single from their new album, Recovered, has propelled them Into Group or Duo of the Year, while another track, Mister Sandman, has secured Stuie a finals berth in Instrumental of the Year.

Camille and Stuie are the reigning Group/Duo of the Year, following their triumph at the 2006 Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards at Mildura.

They were also named Group/Duo of the Year at the 2006 TIARAs at Tamworth in January, so this golden recognition from the Country Music Association of Australia is more than welcome.

“It was absolutely wonderful winning that award in Mildura in September, and securing three awards at the TIARAs in January, but to imagine we could be accepting the Group or Duo Golden Guitar in January is something else entirely,” Camille said. “It really is the big league, to be in such fine company.”

Stuie already has an Instrumental Golden Guitar on his mantelpiece, courtesy of The Feral Swing Katz’ win in that category in 2002, for the band’s rendition of the Norman Hamlet-Roy Nichols-penned classic, Stealin’ Corn.

They started out 2006 being named Group of the Year at the TIARAs, so they’re both hoping 2007 may be the year they add that second Golden Guitar bookend to the French mantelpiece. A third Golden Guitar wouldn’t be any bother to accommodate either.
 
Dynamic duo takes out top indie award
Wives might not like old girlfriends, but people sure do love the musical combination that is Camille Te Nahu and Stuie French. Camille and Stuie took out the Independent Group/Duo of the Year at the Telstra CountryWide Southern Stars 10th Annual Australian Independent Country Music Awards, with their hit single, Wives Don’t Like Old Girlfriends.

The announcement was made in Mildura last Saturday night at the Mildura Arts Centre Theatre – and Camille and Stuie are over the moon. Being named Australia’s leading independent duo is no load to carry either, when you have a wonderful new album of songs to share with your audience.

With the title of "Recovered", the new disc is 14 great songs Camille and Stuie have always wanted to perform live – and have often been asked to do by their audience – so they’re giving the public just what they asked for! You’ll find classics by Tennessee Ernie Ford and Merle Haggard, along with some absolute gems by leading Australian and international writers, made famous by country greats Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and Vince Gill. It wouldn’t be a Stuie French album without a couple of classy instrumentals so just close your eyes, sit back and soak in Stuie’s masterful playing on Mister Sandman and Carnival of Venice.

Most people came to know Stuie French through his co-founding of Golden Guitar winning band, The Feral Swing Katz, with the man of steel, Michel Rose, and through his years spent touring with Gina Jeffreys and Troy Cassar-Daley.

The highlight of Stuie’s career to date was getting the opportunity to jam with his all-time hero, Merle Haggard, in 1995 in the US, and during Merle’s Australian tour in 1996.

When Camille Te Nahu made the move across the Pacific from New Zealand in 1999 she quickly established quite a reputation for her vocal abilities in a very short time. She secured a spot on Kasey Chambers’ The Captain tour as back-up vocalist and things really started happening for Camille in the land of Oz.

Since then she’s won more than a few hearts with those silky smooth vocals and become an in-demand session singer and backing vocalist for many a major star.

Now an artist in her own right, Camille secured the Female Vocalist award at the 2006 TIARAs, presented in Tamworth. At that same awards ceremony, Stuie won Instrumental of the Year and together they were named Duo of the Year.

Now having that title reinforced at Australia’s leading independent awards ceremony in Mildura, Camille and Stuie are ready to take on all comers.

The first single from their new album has just been released to radio, so listen out for the track titled Let’s Make A Family. If you listen closely, you’ll hear Camille and Stuie’s two-year-old son Chet, playing harmonica on that song.
Keep up with their latest achievements and activities by visiting the website, www.camilletenahu.com
For further information, or to arrange an interview with Camille and Stuie, please phone Anna Rose on 0428 413 809 or Stuie on 0417 430 678.
 
Hi Folks
Stuie and Camille are very excited to have been invited back to peform on "Mornings with Kerri-Anne" to perform their upcoming single off their new album "All I ever need is you". Joining them on drums is Brad Bergen and bass guitar Sean Rudd. You can see them this Friday 4th August at approximately 10.20am.

They have also received great news about their current album "Not Without You" being nominated for the 2006 CMAA Achiever Awards for Best Cover Art with Graphic Designer Glen Hannah of Goonga Design www.goonga.com.

Below are upcoming gigs - if you're in Sydney this weekend come and see Stuie and Camille at Blacktown RSL this Friday night helping to raise money for the Jamm 4 Genes night or on Sunday afternoon at the Mean Fiddler, Rouse Hill with the Feral Swing Katz. Otherwise check out other dates as below:
Cam & Stuie Easter 2006 Wedding
 
Chet
 
 
Hi Folks
June is going to be a busy month for us with 3 gigs out west this weekend, a festival at Barmera SA next weekend and then a mini tour in QLD with Bush Balladeer Dean Perrett.

Stuie has been busy in the studio recording an album for Sydney Singer-Songwriter Steven Anthony and this week from Adelaide Dave Prior. So in between studio work and sideman gigs we're able to do some shows of our own. And yes you're not seeing things when you read this Sunday we're doing two gigs in a row with only 45 minutes to get from one to the other! Seemed like a good idea at the time, all I do know now is that we'll be running! Stuie says if you're there can you give us a hand to pack up the gear please!!!

We've been out of circulation a bit the last couple of months mainly due to the fact that we got married on Easter Saturday. We had the best day with our families travelling from NZ and Tasmania to share it with us. We spent a week after that in NZ on a honeymoon / gig. (you can't go away and not do a gig!)

In the near future we're working on a new album, we've got the Gympie Muster coming up, a Jazz Festival (w/Ferals) in Wagga Wagga and lots of others, so keep checking the gig guide for updates.

June  Gigs
3   Windsor Function Centre w/Bill chambers, Sweeney Killeen, Amos Morris and More! Ph: 45763876 for more information.    8.00pm
 
More congratulations to Stuie and Cam!!! They are getting married this Easter 2006 Weekend.
 
 
Hi Folks
We are finally home after a hectic few months of travelling. We've been from New Zealand to Tamworth and down to Tasmania and we're finally home back in Sydney. We had a successful trip in NZ where we played a few shows around the North Island. The shows went really well, our favourite being in Petone, Wellington @ the local Bluegrass Society's Venue with a lot of help from Andrew Bicknell who was just fantastic to us. Andrew organised everything including a TV appearance and National Radio Interview, drove us around Wellington and well .. just really looked after us - thanks Andrew. We had a full house that night and the crowd were the most attentive and appreciate we've ever played to. We can't wait to go back again!

In January we made the annual trek to Tamworth to the Country Music Festival where we had a blast. We had two Golden Guitar Nominations in the Duo/Group and Instrumental of the Year and although we didn't win, we were proud to be amongst such great talent and especially stoked for our good friends THE FLOOD who took out the Duo/Group section. These guys have worked hard and as a lot of you will know, are an amazing band with KB up front who has the best voice in Australia, if not the world!!!!!

We did however win three TIARA Awards which are for Independant Artists. We won the Duo and Instrumental sections and Camille won Female Vocalist of the Year. Stuie had his "Pickers Night" on the same night so we had to bolt half way through the Awards although all of our sections had been announced. The Pickers Night will be a hard one to top this year as we had Redd Volkaert out from USA who played in Merle Haggards Band for 4 or so years, so all of the boys were in 'heaven' playing alongside Redd. He is a fantastic player, super nice guy and very inspiring to be around. Stuie had a few special guests jump up to do a couple of songs including Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey - thanks guys.

A few days after coming back from Tamworth we headed down to Tasmania where we played at the Launceston Country Music Festival which was a fantastic day. You couldn't have asked for better weather or people, it was awesome. Our part of the show went really well and we had some great local guys Darren Pinner & Steve Souby who played bass and drums for us and did a fine job. While we were in Stuie's home town of Wynyard we played a show for the locals and had a good turn out.

2006 will be a busy one for Stuie and I as we've been invited to play at a few festivals around the country including Bunyip (VIC), Murraylands (SA), South Australia CM Festival in Barmera and Mildura (VIC) for the second year. We'll be doing plenty of local gigs around Sydney too, sometimes with our band "THE TEABAGS" who are Brad Bergen on drums and Geoff Simpson (Simo) on Bass Guitar. We're loving playing with these guys, there two of our best mates and top players so we're very spoilt to have them alongside us.
Stuie is keeping busy in his "Swingin' Doors" Studio currently producing an album for Bush Balladeer Dean Perrett and has many others in the pipeline.

* Our latest single "Wives Don't like Old Girlfriends is at Number 24 in the Top 30 Country Tracks

Keep checking the website www.camilletenahu.com  and our gig guide for any information about where we're playing - we'd love to see you at a show some time.
 
Golden Glow For Duo With Nominations
Two of the most respected artists-musicians in the country music industry have been honoured with finalist nominations in the 2006 CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia.

It's the culmination of a special collaboration that began in 2002 when New Zealand vocalist Camille Te Nahu and co-founder of the Golden Guitar winning band The Feral Swing Katz, Stuie French teamed up to work on Camille's solo record. In 2004 they started working on a brand new album together titled Not Without You - eventually released mid this year.

Currently touring New Zealand's North Island, Camille & Stuie were excited when told the news they had received a finalist berth in Vocal Group or Duo Of The Year with their top 20 chart hit Without You and Stuie making the final five with his own composition Ode To Roy & Chet in Instrumental Of The Year.

It will be a tight contest for Vocal Group or Duo as they are in great company alongside some of the best in the business with Bella, Carter & Carter, The Flood and newcomers The Sunny Cowgirls.

They have also been successful in being named nominees in the upcoming TIARA Awards for Country Duo Of The Year with their latest single Wives Don't Like Old Girlfriends (NFS #101 track 1). With Camille and Stuie featuring respectively in Female Vocal of the Year and the Barry Thornton Memorial Instrumental Award.

Camille has gained attention in the Top 10 finalists for the 2006 Victorian & National Country Music Awards to be held in February, with her collaboration with Emma Hamilton on the track The Water Is Wide, featured on Emma's debut cd - making it into the Top 10 for Duo Of The Year.

The album Not Without You was named Independent Album Of The Year at the 2005 Tasmania & New Zealand Songwriting Awards. Produced by Stuie at his own studio, "Swinging Doors", Stuie has produced artists such as Felicity Urquhart, Camille Te Nahu, Lee Forster, Victoria Baillie, Daniel Thompson and of course The Feral Swing Katz.

Audiences have fallen in love with Not Without You - a collection of original tracks as well as some well-loved classics. You can see Camille & Stuie together on screen by logging onto the Country Music Channel website and requesting their clip Without You. www.countrymusicchannel.com.au
www.camilletenahu.com
www.feralswingkatz.com
For more information or interviews:
Publicist - RUM Entertainment
ph/fax 02 4285 1461
(m) 0439 730 460
rumentertainment@bigpond.com

 
Just a reminder of our gigs left before we head off to NZ to do some shows over there and celebrate Christmas with Cam's family.
We have three shows before we go on:
DECEMBER
31 8.30pm Brass Monkey, Cronulla (NEW YEARS EVE PARTY!)
Cheers!
Camille, Stuie and Michel
www.camilletenahu.com
www.feralswingkatz.com 

 
 
Camille Te Nahu & Stuie French
won the Independent Artists Album Of The Year Award for their latest release “Not Without You” at the
2005 Tasmania & New Zealand Songwriting Awards held at the Australian Italian Club on Friday the 9th of September.
Their current single "Without You" is at number 25 on the Top 30 Country Charts. Camille and Stuie will be appearing at the Mildura Country Music Festival 23rd September - 2nd October and will be releasing their
second single to radio late October via NFS.   www.camilletenahu.com
 
Hi Everyone!
Keep an eye out for our video clip for "Without You" on CMC. Don't forget you still request it by going to
http://www.countrymusicchannel.com.au/home.asp 

Anyone heading to Wagga Wagga Jazz Festival, Galston and/or Mildura Country Music Festival next month, don't forget to come and say hello!

Check out the website
www.camilletenahu.com   for more info.
Cheers!
Camille and Stuie


Don't forget you can still vote for our latest single "Without You" to be played on CMC by clicking http://www.countrymusicchannel.com.au/requests.asp
Check out www.camilletenahu.com  for more info and news. More stuff just been added!
See you at a gig ...
Cam and Stu
 
Hi Everyone
It's finally here .. our first ever video clip for our new single "Without You" which was also released to radio this week.
 
You can help us by requesting "Without You" by clicking on this link (or cut and paste to your address bar) and follow the instructions. Big thanks to Duncan Toombs, Amanda Thompson and Glenn Wilson for their huge effort in helping make this happen.
Here is the link: Click then scroll down to Latest Country Clips:
We have started getting out and about playing gigs and performing songs off the new album. So far the response has been fantastic and everyone loves what they hear! Check out the gig guide for more info on upcoming shows.
 
The album's release date is 5 July but you can order through the website now:
Send Cheque/Money Order of $28 (includes postage) to:
Camille Te Nahu
PO Box 37
JANNALI NSW 2226

 
 
"Not Without You"
collection of 13 songs, 4 of which are original tracks written
or co-written by Camille and Stuie
The first single titled "Without You" is due for release in June and the album on 5 July
Kevin Bennett from "The Flood" makes an appearance on a couple of songs

email  camstu@optusnet.com.au
 
Hi Everyone
I'm sure you'd all given up on me sending you news since I haven't shared any in quite some time, but things are about to change!!!

Firstly, we have a brand new album about to be released. The 'We' is Stuie French and myself. An album we've been trying to do off and on over the last couple of years in between touring and having a baby! And it's finally here, it's called "Not Without You"

Not Without You is a collection of 13 songs, 4 of which are original tracks written or co-written by myself and Stuie. The rest are versions of some well-loved classics and some not so well known songs that we love! We have all of our friends helping us out including the Flood's frontman (My hero) Kevin Bennett making an appearance on a couple of songs. There is a cover of my good friend Audrey Auld Mezera's song "Love you like the Earth" which is on her latest album "Texas". The first single titled "Without You" is due for release in June and the album on 5 July. Keep an ear and eye out for it.

You can order a signed copy of the album by sending $28 (includes postage) to:
Camille Te Nahu, PO Box 37, JANNALI NSW 2226 (and you won't have to wait til July!!!)

 
Stuie and I have been busy playing and singing on a few albums lately ... Sara Storer's upcoming album and 2005 Starmaker Winner Travis Collins - look out for these!

Keep checking the website www.camilletenahu.com  as it's currently being overhauled! There will be all the new album info as well as a guestbook which we'd love you to sign.
We have a few gigs coming up which tie in nicely with the new album. They are:

www.camilletenahu.com 
Stuart and Camille
 
Camille, Chet and Stuey (Photo Courtesy Dick Marriott)
 
OK .. so I'm a month late in telling you all but
Camille and Chet
 
IT'S A BOY! Chet Raynor Te Nahu-French born 17th March (on his due date!) 7lb 8oz. Stuie and I are loving being parents and we're getting used to the 'no sleep!' He is the light of our lives and a real little cutie! (Do all mums say that?!)

As you can see from the gig guide, we're back into the swing of things starting this coming Sunday 25th April @ The Vangaard in Newtown. This was supposed to be a Ferals Album Launch but unfortunately we couldn't get the album pressed in time, so we'll be having an official launch in June at the Brass Monkey (Cronulla). The album however IS available, see details @ www.feralswingkatz.com  or email feralswingkatz@hotmail.com

I'm still getting my head around getting back into 'work mode!' after the arrival of our little man. I'm loving being a mum although my days are certainly 'flying' these days. Every day I plan on doing preparation to 'get back into it' but before I know it, it's 10pm and I can barely keep my eyes open!!!

We have a few festivals coming up, both Country and Jazz so they will all be good fun no doubt. And the plan is to have an album out for these festivals. The Ferals album will be out as of next week, so now Stuie and i can focus on our one.. I Promise!!!!

See you at a gig soon!
Camille
www.camilletenahu.com
Chet and Stuey
 
Congratulations!! Camille and Stuey, bouncing baby Boy "Chet Raynor French" .
7lb 8oz - Tuesday 16th March - 7 min past 7 
Congratulations to both !!
from Tamworth Ragepage
 
email camtenahu@bigpond.com 
This record was made by Stuie French, Nash Chambers, Jeff McCormack, Andy Morgan-Collins, Glen Hannah, Michel Rose, Doug Gallacher, Audrey Auld, Bill Chambers, Rod McCormack, Dave Ellis, Chris Haigh, Bill Risby and Meeli.   
Recorded at Swingin' Doors, The Music Cellar and the Beach House.
Mixed by Jeff McCormack
Mastered by Rick O'Neil

 
Hi Everyone
Sorry I've been so slack with keeping you all updated with everything but it's been a busy time getting the nursery ready and get the extensions done on the house before the new arrival. I had a great Tamworth this year, took it pretty easy only taking on a gig a day and one solo gig with the Feral Swing Katz. Thankfully the weather was kind and I didn't overheat like I thought I would!!

Now that we're home (for a while!!) Stuie and I are finally able to concentrate on our album that we've been slowly doing over the past 18 months. We are hoping to get it finished before the baby arrives but somehow I doubt it! Will keep you updated. One album that will be happening in the next couple of weeks however is the new Feral Swing Katz album. We're recording an album with the current lineup consisting of Stuie, Michel, Ian Lees (Bass), Joel Davis (Drums) and myself on vocals. We've booked in time Mid February to get it all underway so we're very excited about that. Check out www.feralswingkatz.com  for more info.
 
Baby for Camille and Stuie
Wow... it's almost November - Eeek! The last month or so has been busy, not with music but with entertaining our families who have travelled from afar to come and see Stuie and myself! First we had my grandmother, mother and three aunties arrive from New Zealand for 8 days, then we had Stuie's brother, wife and three nephews for 3 days so as you can imagine it's been pretty hectic!

Amongst the family visits however, we have managed to record another song for the upcoming album and do a few Ferals and Beccy gigs in between! As you'll see from the dates below we have quite a few gigs coming up and a two week tour of South Australia which should be good fun!

For those of you who haven't already heard, Stuie and I are expecting our first child in March 04. We are both very excited and would like to thank you all for the cards and pressies which we received.
Looking forward to seeing you at a gig soon :)
Cheers,
Camille
Stuart French and Camille              Audrey, Andy, Camille and Kevin 
Camille                                         Gina Jeffreys and Camille
Camille Te Nahu's self-titled album debuts a voice with a richness, warmth and a texture you could almost hold in your hands - if only the occasional sweetness didn't run through your fingers.  With Camille 'sixth sense' for rhythm, the laid back acoustic groove of Camille Te Nahu" speaks of too many late nights spent in the very best of company - in this case Australia's top musicians, including Stuie French, Bill Risby , Jeff McCormack and Bill Chambers.
 
The musical alchemy that brought the millennium in for 30,000 New Zealanders could only come from the tribal/urban cauldron that is Camille.  Her voice tells her story - an earthy yet ultimately melodic sound huskily honest and genuinely charming.  An 'honorary Australian' since '99.     Camille spent her childhood in the New Zealand town of Gisborne.   It's no surprise her voice is one that speaks all languages...
 
"Camille has an extraordinary gift.  With a rich warm timbre her voice is truly like no other...   I think the music industry is crying out for such an honest, unmistakable, raw talent" - Gina Jeffreys

This potent combination has also brought magic to Camille's work as a harmony singer, on tracks including Kasey Chamber's No. 1 single "Not Pretty Enough" and Gina Jeffreys' hit "Angel".   Just back from a Troy Cassar-Daley tour and her NZ album launch September sees Camille  return to he USA (a previous tour with Kasey included TV appearances on "Austin City Limits" and Oxygen")     This follows a 2001 Australian tour with Gina Jeffreys and Rick Price, after almost two years opening for Kasey's "The Captain" show.   In between, Camille has managed to fit in further session work for top Australian names like Bccy Cole, Sara Storer and Darren Coggan, with renowned producers Rod McCormack and Nash Chambers.

"Camille is one of the most talented artists I've had the pleasure of working with.  She has an incredibly unique voice with a natural sense of rhythm.  I honestly believe Camille has what it takes to reach the top." - Nash Chambers, CMAA Producer of the Year 2002

With her first release, Camille takes 12 very different songs and forges them into a testament to the versatility of her talent - you're bewitched by the careless ease of  "Don't mind if I do", then struck by the plaintive duet "I'm So lonesome I Could Cry".  Like all the great voices, there is an intense familiarity floating just beyond reach.... as if this album was already part of your collection, you just didn't know it.  So put your expectations aside.  Let the girl with the voice do the talking.  And though Camille might sing "I Can't Make You Love Me" - don't bet on it.  

"Camille is one of my favourite singers ever!   She is a beautiful person with a million dollar voice.   We're lucky to have her in Australia." - Kasey Chambers 

For more information
PO Box 37 Jannali, NSW 2226
 or email  camtenahu@bigpond.com 

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