Old Lady launches trip down memory lane

Media Release Tuesday, 23 July 2013MemoryLane


Bec Hance shows her pride in being an Australian in each song she writes and composes.

Releasing the first single from her forthcoming fourth album, Old Lady, will remind listeners to pick up the phone and make a call to a neighbour or loved one.

The song is an anthem to those who made Australian great, who fought, built the roads and the towns and to that generation who have seen vast changes in the fabric of society and technology - from the horse and cart to the rockets.

"I wanted to write a song to remind us all about the huge changes that my grandmother’s generation have seen in this country," Bec said.

"Some have lived through three wars, have seen man walk on the moon and the unimaginable idea of a text message instead of a beautifully hand-written note to keep people informed of your movements.

"Sometimes we can be working so hard or just going about our business that we forget that we can learn so much from those who have forged the paths before us."

Well-known and celebrated for her commitment to producing beautiful Australiana music and nostalgic prose, Bec is a favourite amongst festivals such as Mildura Country Music Festival and was a nominee this year for the CMAA Golden Guitars Bush Ballad category.

Her new album will be distributed through established country music company WJO who also have the likes of Bill Chambers, Graeme Connors and Pete Denahy under their umbrella.

Hailing from Lang Lang in Victoria as the daughter of a fourth generation beef farmer, the bush is seeped into her, being as evidenced through songs like Are You A Mate? and The Ballad of Castlereagh.

Audiences can expect more of the larrikin in her next album like the tongue-in-cheek female dating song: You’ll Find A Bloke from album two The Tranquillity.

Her influences as heard through her ballads and the traditional composition of her songs are among the likes of: Slim Dusty, Shirley Thoms, John Williamson and Loretta Lynn.

Bec will start touring her new album Proud of my Country in August following its launch in her home town, Lang Lang on August 10 with a fundraiser for the Lang Lang/Kooweerup Rotary Club.

"I’m hitting the road and really letting people hear the album which I’m really proud of as well as sharing the stories that made it," she says.


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