Maryborough singer/ songwriter Anita Ree has had a fantastic reaction to her latest single recently released to International radio. ‘Bottom of the Tide’, the first single from the upcoming album ‘Long Way Round’ has just spent 4 weeks on the Australian top 40 country music chart. Anita says “It’s a great response after a long break from available radio music. To pop onto the chart and stay there for a month is a fabulous welcome back from the music industry.” The song, written by the Susan River, tells the story of moving on from a bush girls point of view. Anita has been involved in music locally for a long time and Nationally since 2003, being a Golden Guitar Finalist in 2007. Her brand new album – ‘Long Way Round’- is due for release locally at her CD Launch at the Maryborough Senior Citizens Hall on July 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm. The release will be supported by a National tour starting in September and visiting three states. For more information please visit www.anitaree.com
Well lots has been happening of late, most exciting of all the progress on the new album.
Looking to be released in April 2019 at this stage.
Twelve tracks of Australian story songs, eleven from my own pen and one classic track from two Aussie legends. Watch this space for more about that.
I’ve recently returned from the Tamworth country music festival that was fantastic as always. Very honoured to sing our National Anthem to a crowd of 4000 in Toyota Bicentennial park for the Back to the Bush Concert. Shortly before that a flash flying visit to SA for a private gig.
2018 was a big year in lots of ways, lots of writing and preparing for the new album as well as lots of festivals and performances. Mildura was a highlight as usual as well as the Gympie Muster and the first Kenmore Park festival to be held annually from now on. Check out the gallery for some shots from these shows.
2019 is shaping up to be just as busy and I can’t wait to see what it holds.
‘Hot Up Here’ is the first single from the forthcoming ‘Ree Family Album’ to be released via CRS singles to radio on January 30, 2017. Long standing country singer/ songwriter Anita Ree has teamed up with some of her family in a showcase of their musical heritage. Dad Trevor, Mother Averil and sister Kristina join Anita to bring a collection of family favourites and new songs, this single being the first. 'Hot Up Here', written by Anita, is a light hearted look at Summer in Queensland. The Ree Family album has been in the planning for a long time and has finally been completed with Pacific International Music with a release date planned for early 2017. ‘Hot Up Here’ will leave you smiling and feeling a bit cooler than you thought you were.
Great to be just returned from a short run into NSW with my mate Dean Perrett.
Lots of miles and four shows, Tenterfield, Wauchope, Illford and Goulburn plus a day at Illabo Stampede to finish on a high note. A great day there with the best in country hospitality. Many thanks to all who helped with shows, publicity, halls and accomodation along the way. It is so sincerely appreciated.
Prior to that I enjoyed two weekend shows with Trevor Tolton, Wal Neilsen and Kerry McDonald at Pittsworth and Springwood. Great to catch up with my little mates (not so little anymore) – Sherree, Nick and Sean Inns as well as meeting young Bridie Middleton who all helped entertain at Pittsworth.
The next few months are looking busy with some festivals all over to keep me busy, as well as the Barber Shop duties in the spare time. See you on the Long Way Round folks
News February 2016
Great to see so many of my Music friends via the ‘Long Way Round’ of recent months.
The album has been very well received with three singles released to radio so far. Tamworth 2016 was a blast as usual. This year I was a finalist in the TSA Awards Comedy Novelty Song section with my song Hairy Hunter. The Awards night was great fun even though I didn’t come away the winner some friends there did and we celebrated and commiserated accordingly. I enjoyed some performing during the festival as well as catching up with some great artists along the way. This coming year I have plenty of touring and festivals to do as well as keeping my hand in at The Barber Shop, Pallas Street Maryborough. Call in for a snip if you’re passing by. This April I am looking forward to some shows with my mate Dean Perrett in NSW. Keep your eye out for these shows folks. Check out my website and ABBA tour pages for further details on this run as well as where you can catch me at festivals etc. Hope to see you down the track.
Warm wishes for the rest of 2016.
News from Anita - October 2015.
The ‘Long Way Round’ tour is well underway and is proving to be just that – a Long Way Round. Just how I like it. The new album and songs have been very well received throughout the Victorian/SA tour and I am so enjoying working the new songs and sharing the stories with everyone. Texas Country Music Festival was a great weekend even though the weather was a little trying we all just carried on and had a fun time. Then there was a little bit of low flying Landcruiser across to Mildura for the fabulous Mildura Country Music Festival. As usual Mildura showed us her best with wonderful weather and spectacular venues and bands. It’s great to catch up with so many other independent artists and have the opportunity to showcase my own new songs to a great and appreciative audience. A big Congratulations to all the Southern Stars Independent Country Music Awards winners – a great achievement amongst so many great acts. After a busy Mildura I have had a few days in the sheep truck once again with Graeme and Margaret Bone from Nhill of the song ‘Heck’. Thanks folks. Then it was off again across to SA for two great shows and back across to Victoria. Phew.
Thanks to all who have come and those who have supported and promoted the shows. I can’t wait to get back and see you all again with some new stories to tell. Looking forward to some more shows and songs along the way.
The new Single to radio will be released soon being ‘Long Way Round’, the title track, so feel free to request at your local station. The other exciting news is that the album ‘Long Way Round’ will be available from your local record store via WJO Universal distribution from November 7, 2015. Another way to get your hands on a copy.
Many thanks to all who have helped along the way.
May you all be blessed and have a safe passage for the rest of 2015.
‘Hot Up Here’ is the first single from the forthcoming ‘Ree Family Album’ to be released via CRS singles to radio on January 30, 2017. Long standing country singer/ songwriter Anita Ree has teamed up with some of her family in a showcase of their musical heritage. Dad Trevor, Mother Averil and sister Kristina join Anita to bring a collection of family favourites and new songs, this single being the first. Hot Up Here, written by Anita, is a light hearted look at Summer in Queensland. The Ree Family album has been in the planning for a long time and has finally been completed with Pacific International Music with a release date planned for early 2017. ‘Hot Up Here’ will leave you smiling and feeling a bit cooler than you thought you were.