January 2017

‘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.











G’day folks
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
Anita










News February 2016

G’day Folks
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.
Anita Ree







News from Anita - October 2015.
 
G’day folks
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.
Many Thanks
Anita Ree 

‘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.

 
 

Chart Success for Anita 

 

 
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
 

June 2015 

Well finally folks I am able to say the new album ‘Long Way Round’ is at pressing. A collection of story songs, some of mine and some of my favourites from other songwriters that I look up to. The first single to radio ‘Bottom of the Tide’ was well received and popped onto the Australian Country Music charts at number 29. Fairly pleasing after such a long spell. The whole project is very exciting!
 I am very much looking forward to getting out on the road with the album and sharing some of these stories with you all.  Please check out my tour dates to see if I’m coming your way. Country Music Festival season is upon us also with myself being involved in Glenn Innes High Country Festival, Texas Round Up, Mildura Country Music Festival before my Vic SA run in October/Nov. 
Hope to catch up with some of you on the track.
Warm Wishes
Anita Ree

March 2015 

G’day folks

Well what ever happened to January and February? They both flew by with a blur or travelling, working and song writing. Tamworth Festival 2015 was a great week with the mildest Tamworth weather ever helping things along nicely. 
The exciting news is that we are in the final stages of making my long awaited new album- to be titled ‘Long Way Round’- since that how I tend to go about things. A total of twelve tracks, with eight of my own new songs plus three covers of a few of my favourites as well as a previously unreleased track written by Pete Denahy. I am very pleased with how the album is shaping up and with the efforts of my new producer Rob Mackay from Pacific International Music. 
There is lots of touring to come in 2015 and I certainly hope to see some familiar faces as well as new ones at some of these shows. Stay tuned for more shortly…………..

Cheers Anita 

Nov 2014  

G’day folks

Well it’s been great to be back out amongst it doing some singing and driving and catching up.  I left home on September 26 headed for Texas Country music Festival where I appeared for the first time. Most enjoyable thanks Texas.
On Sunday morning I took off for Mildura for an 1100K day arriving in Mildura for my first show on Monday.
Fabulous Mildura - as usual - catching up with other artists and many folks from down south and around that I don’t see often. After Mildura I headed for Nhill to get a run in a sheep truck with my friends, Graeme and Margaret Bone – had a great two days there with lots of food for thought.  Next off to Timboon to catch up with my old travelling mates Robert and Edris Rhodes who took me to see a whale at Warnambool – Yay! I then headed off for some tripping around – across from Queenscliff to Sorrento on the ferry then Mornington Peninsula for a few days camping on the foreshore.
A big Thanks to Martesse and Frank Hance at the Lang Lang songwriting retreat where I sat out the bad weather, wrote some songs and burnt half a tonne or more of firewood. A great night was had by all at Morwell Country music club where I appeared as guest artist on the way past. From there I headed the long way back to Queensland, camping my way around the Victoria, Nsw coast line, songwriting bush walking and sightseeing. Stayed at Tuggerah Lakes with my mate Baz, just to top off a great trip. Talk about a dream run and thanks so much to all on the way around who helped and offered home comforts.
So after all the song writing I am looking forward to making a new album soon along with a couple of other little projects I have in mind. Hope to catch you all down the track.

Cheers
Anita Ree

2014 

G’day folks
The time seems to be flying this year and I guess it’s because I’ve been keeping as busy as I can.
Lots has been happening with performances at several festivals and country music shows.  At the start of 2014 I went on the annual pilgrimage to Tamworth where I performed with Bec Hance, Dean Perrett and the ABBA Homestead Slim Tribute show with Anne Kirkpatrick and the Travelling Country Band. I also found my way to the National Finals Rodeo
(as I always do during the Tamworth Festival) and the Golden Guitar Awards ceremony.

In April, I had a great experience when I met Steve Earle at his concert in Brisbane. I have always been a big fan and it was great to finally get to shake his hand. After that it was off to Boondoma Homestead with a great string of other artist where we had a very special Anzac day service as well as a few days of Aussie music.  In May i performed at the Coads Country Muster at Wyper Park in Bundy..  Another great weekend of country music and friendship. 
In between all of the music an travelling I have two horses these days and spend some of my spare time with them, trying to learn more and get us all going. Of course at some stage there is the need to somehow make a living which I do as the local Barber at The Barber Shop in Pallas Street Maryborough. If you happen to be passing on your way to Hervey Bay call in and get your ears lowered – or just get your haircut.

September saw the start of a busy time. At the start of September I took my mare Amber on the 30km Angelflight Ride from Woolooga to Widgee, west of Gympie. It was a fab day topped off by joining Glen and Brett Albrecht and band do the evenings entertainment. A great fun weekend, to raise money for a great cause. Then it was home to pack the car and finalise a few things and head off to the Texas Country Music Festival for the first time –great to be a part of and most enjoyable.

Following Texas I struck out for Mildura Country Music Festival for the Eleventh time and as usual it was great to catch up with some familiar faces and meet some new folks and artists as well.  After Mildura some sight- seeing and catching up with Victorian friends before the long drive home again.  

Shortly we will start all over again as Tamworth will soon be upon us. I am currently writing and gathering songs for two special projects.  The first being a ‘Ree Family’ album to be closely followed by a new album from me which will be my first release in 4 years. Excited about this to say the least.  Until next time folks....