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Album Review by Wendy Shashona McCall

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Not From Round Here - Review by Shashona of Indie Showcase Current mood: jedi Category: Music

The Hannafords - Not From 'Round Here



Band Members :

Craig Hannaford - Rhythm Guitar

Auriol Hannaford - Vocals

Hugh McDonald - Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin, Violin, Bass. Percussion. Backing Vocals on "The Tide" , "4:03" , and "Hard Times

Come Again No More"

Recorded & Mixed : Hugh McDonald at Hugh McDonald Studios, Melbourne Australia 2008

Not From 'Round Here Track Listings:

1) Somebody's Leaving

2) Broken Ally

3) Forked Tongue

4) The Tide

5) Lost Boy

6) No One We Know

7) Walkin'

8) 4:03

9) Always

10) Hard Times Come Again No More

The Hannafords are a true blue, Home Grown Folk Band with a Zing!! From Healesville Victoria, Australia, They have Honed

their Musical Skills into what it is today. They have presented the listener a celebration of sound that we have not experienced

in more than a decade.

The Hannafords are impeccable in their pure songwriting Skills and presentation. In my opinion being true to the roots of Folk

Traditions. They Have single handedly taken charge throughout this magnificent Album. Between Craig playing rhythm Guitar and

the likes of legend Hugh McDonald on Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin , Violin Bass and Percussion... they had us.

Auriol Hannaford is exceptional not only with her vocals, but in the way she holds us till the last note of each song she sings. This

lady has more talent in her baby finger than most could hope for in an entire lifetime. Brilliant work on these tracks. This is THE Album

to have in your collection. It is expertly recorded and is the level of excellence from which all Folk should aspire to acheive in this particular

style of Folk.

The three Tracks I have chosen to single out are as follows. And believe me it was hard to choose!

1) 4:03 - This has got to be one of my all time favorites! Auriol Hannaford tells a story like only she can! Waking up at 4:03 every night for all

the wrong reasons or at least not the ones you would think. As we age gracefully our bodies play tricks on us. This is the most charming and funny song I have heard in years. The backup vocals are wonderful, the melody catchy. The use of the violin is ingenious!

2) Somebody's Leaving - Once again Auriol's voice will carry you away on the wings of this wonderful song. The song flows easily in an up

tempo style. It is the story of somebody who is leaving , how she retains her positive outlook even though inside she feels something quite different. It is a story of perserverence. The instruments used on this track lend warmth and will have you humming along with Auriol from

the get go.

3) Hard Times Come Again No More - This song speaks of troubles and hard times that visit our lives. Reminicent of the 60's style of Folk in its best form. She has done a magnificent job at sweeping us into this deep and soulful story. The guitar gives this piece a life of its own. I could play this song twenty times and never tire of it. Absolutely brilliant.

Not From 'Round Here is a huge success. A Gift to Listeners of all ages. Songs you will remember when you are old. They will stand the test of time. They will live longer than we do. They are just that incredible. Listen for yourself. You will Thank me.

Visit The Hannafords at www.myspace.com/thehannafords or www.reverbnation.com/thehannafords

Yours in the music Always


Indie Showcase


Play List

Hi folks, Here is my play list for Friday 18th December 2009. It is hard to believe that this is my last play list for 2009. This year has gone just so fast and so much has happened. I would sincerely like to thank all the artists that have given me time for interviews. I wish I could be allotted extra time so as I could present more artists in Country Music Profile that is proving to be a very popular segment of my on air slot. To all artist and publicists I would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe 2010. Yours in country Brian Amos Radio Eastern 98.1 Croydon Victoria. FRIDAY AFTERNOON COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM

18/12 2009

Track Artist Title Company 1 Steve Eales Country Music Profile, Half Hour Interview with an Independent Artist 2 Leila Fisher Desert Of Love Independent 4 Danny Mayers Kiss This Thing Goodbye Touchwood 5 Kelle-Anne Brandt Go Away Come Back Independent 2 Bruce McCumstie Used To Be LBS/MG Management 4 The Hannafords The Tide Independent 3 Davidson Brothers A Showman’s Life Shock/Independent 2 Felicity Urquhart My Life Shock/Independent 7 Luke O’Shea Pride of Erin Independent 11 Craig Giles Riding That White Line OneStop/Big River 12 Leanne King The Roan Mare ABBA/Independent 1 Jetty Road City Lights Independent 1 Johnny Chester Vegemite Kisses Independent 3 Charley Boyter Twilight Zone Kross Kut 8 Col Millington Wandin Valley Independent 2 Pete Denahy The Ringing Of Steel Compass/ Independent 3 Doug Mc Intyre The Accordion Dm/Cm Independent 1 Steven Jaymes Everything Will Be Alright RMR

HRN Radio 1629am Music Memories and Homegrown Country with Ian Crombie

HRN Radio 1629am Music Memories and Homegrown Country with Ian Crombie 3 to 6pm Saturday 31ist January 2009 track song artist writers album 11 Intro Where Country Is Lindsay Buttler track song artist writers album Gold Guitars 1 Rattlin Bones Kasey Chambers/Shane Nicholson Kasey Chambers/Shane Nicholson Single 1 Still Here Melinda Schnieder/Paul Kelly M Schnieder/J Knoles Single 8 Australia is another Word for Free John Williamson/Amos M/ Warren H John Williamson Hillbilly Road 10 Finally Over Blue The McClymonts B McClymont/Schumann/Killiea/B Chaos and Bright Lights Too Dark for the Light Horse Darren Coggan D Coggan/K McBeath War Story's 1 The Reckless Side of Me Talia Wittman M Henderson/C Stapelton The Reckless Side of Me 3 What I Did Last Night Catherine Britt C Britt/B Pinson Little Wildflower 1 Get on Down That Road Adam Brand R Rutherford/C Wicks/D L Murphy Blame it on Eve 8 403 The Hannafords A - C Hannaford Not from Around Here Roll Of Renown 8 If Teardrops Were Pennies Slim Newton Slim Newton Momma Your Guitars come Back Home Hands Of Fame 5 Droving Man Jim Hermel C Roberts Highway to Ride 8 Can't Cut the Gidgee Ian Quinn Ian Quinn River or the Road TSA Awards 1 Mistakes Connie Neilsen Connie Neilsen More Than A Memory 16 Heavens Park Lana Ross Lana Ross Stories to Tell 4 Auctioneer Anita Ree Anita Ree Stories Songs 1 The Devil's New Girlfriends David -Delle Vergin David -Delle Vergin The Devil's New Girlfriends 1 A Saddle for a Throne Graham Roger Graham Roger The Fire Within Me 1 Strum Brian Letton S Leigh/M Vijars LBS 12 20 All I Need Doug Bruce Doug Bruce All I Need 11 Give this Hug to Daddy Graham Roger Graham Roger The Fire Within Me Star Maker Liam Brew New Country Band Search 6 Whisky Craig Morrison & Little Cowboys Craig Morrison Heaven Knows TIARIA'S 8 Where has my Australia Gone Terry and Jenny Bennett Terry and Jenny Bennett Songs of our Land Doug Bruce 3 Operator Man Davidson Bros H L Davidson Shock Sampler 4 Don't Come Back The Harmonators R Moody/L Kinninmont Here and Now 11 Good Times Jetty Road L & P Bowman/J Sammut/S Ross Life at a Million Miles 1 Blue Collar Night McAlister Kemp J Steele/B Allmand Single track song artist writers album 2 All Kinds of Beautiful Tracy Killeen K Dobson/D Berg/R L Howard Back There Song and Dance Man Matt Manning/Don McLean 9 My Didgeridoo Col Millington Col Millington The Singles 10 George Jones and Beer Scott Dann T Martin/L Lavell It's Time People's Choice G Rodger 1 The Mile Amber Lawrence Amber Lawrence The Mile 14 Slow Dancing at Midnight Carter and Carter M & D Carter Leap Before You Look 5 The Saddle Matt Manning M Manning/J O'Dea Borderline 11 Hits me Like Lighting Brad Cole Brad Cole Ice Breaker Galaxy of Stars 12 So Good to Meet You James Blundell James Blundell Portrait of a Man 4 Lifeboat Beccy Cole Beccy Cole Live at Lizotte's 2 Medley Bushfire Trad. Bluegrass Live 1 How Good is it Slim Dusty Slim Dusty The Reunion 4 Mallee Girl Sara Storer J Williamson Australian Storytellers 9 Grandma's House Rodney Vincent Rodney Vincent Here I Am 6 Do You Remember Tracy Coster T Coster/C Pritchard Moving Onq 7 Bunuba Man Brian Young B Jacobs Barry Benning & Friends 10 Manarichie Rails Johnny Kaye J Kaye/T McIvor Reflections

Independent Country with Brian Amos 98.1 Eastern FM

FRIDAY AFTERNOON COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAM 24/7/2009 Trk ARTIST TITLE COMPANY 1 Wildseed Country Music Profile, Half Hour Interview with an Independent Artist 1 Johnny Chester I’m On The Road Again Independent 3 Bec Hance The Bullocky Independent 5 The Bobkatz The First Step Independent 1 Jason Lee Meeting Like this Independent 7 The Bushwackers April 25 Door2Door 1 Rodney Vincent House is a Home Independent 7 Gary Shearston Tenterfield Rouseabout 9 Neil Buttsworth Lights on The Hill Kross Kut 1 David Delle Vergin The Devil’s New Girlfriend Independent 1 Graham Rodger We’re Gonna Be Alright Austrak Music 5 Dianne Lindsay A Guiding Light Independent 7 The Hannafords Walkin’ Independent 3 Doug McIntyre The Accordion Independent 8 The Noll Brothers Man on a Mission Shock 4 Peter Denahy/Sara Storer Clare Independent/ Compass 9 Charmaine Pout Grandma McKean LBS 4 Jayne Denham Southern Change in the Weather Shock

The Grain and The Grape

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 The Grain and the Grape Current mood: strong Category: Music The biggest thanks of all to Nadine of the Grain and Grape show, 99.1 Yarra Valley FM for playing just about our entire album over the last thee months. Fantastic! Nadine also holds of the dubious honour of being the first person (we think) to hear 4:03 and this actually happened live to air on her show. 4:03 was recorded for the album first thing the very next morning (great job by Hugh Mc Donald). Thanks Nadine!