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‘Nervous Girls’ featuring Bec Lavelle, Kora Naughton, Jem Cassar-Daley, Kaitlyn Thomas & Ingrid Mae

Nervous Girls V2When the single ‘Nervous Girls’ was announced the line-up of its singers was immediately noteworthy: Bec Lavelle, who first became known to Australian audiences as the key singer in the television drama McLeod’s Daughters; Kora Naughton, who has been releasing great singles, with ‘Speechless’ being the latest; Jem Cassar-Daley, who is making a name for herself as a singer/songwriter following national touring in 2019; Academy of Country Music graduate Kaitlyn Thomas, who recently released the popular ‘First Kiss’; and the fantastically entertaining Ingrid Mae. Individually they have produced wonderful songs; together they have created an enthralling, thought-provoking single.

‘Nervous Girls’ was recorded remotely, during recent weeks, with artists spread across three countries, including the musicians: Little Big Town’s Hubert Payne on drums and percussion, Greg Carrillo on guitars and bass, and Pier Luigi Salami on piano.

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All five singers kindly answered questions via email, to give some background to this extraordinary release and an insight into their creative processes over the past few unusual weeks.

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Interview: Kaitlyn Thomas

_G5A2156-Edit.jpgVictorian singer-songwriter Kaitlyn Thomas is nineteen years old – although she has several years of experience as a writer, performer and recording artist. She’s also about to appear in the Tamworth Country Music Festival, with multiple shows:

17 January – Ladies of Country with Gina Timms, Tamworth Wests, 7.00 p.m.
18 January – Jayne Denham Live, 8.00 p.m.
19 January – Fanzone, Peel Street, 10.30 a.m.
19 January – Dolly for Dolly Fundraiser, 3.00 p.m.
20 January – Red Door Cafe and Lounge Bar, 11.00 a.m.
20 January – Red Rebel Music Showcase, 5.00 p.m.
22 January – DAG Songwriting Retreat Showcase, 10.00 a.m.
22 January – Storytellers with Nia Robertson, 1.00 p.m.
22 January – Capitol Theatre, 2.30 p.m.
24 January – DAG Songwriting Retreat Showcase – 11.00 a.m.
24 January – Hillybilly Hut Showcase with Simon Johnson, 3.30 p.m.
24 January – Red Door Cafe and Lounge Bar, 6.00 p.m.

Thomas grew up in a musically eclectic family, saying she heard ‘very different genres playing when I was younger. When I was a baby Mum used to always leave the radio on because I couldn’t handle complete silence. She listened to what she grew up on – 80s, 90s music. My dad was really into the rock thing, so I got exposed to that at a really young age, but I was iistening to Sheryl Crow when I was younger and she was one of my all-time musical influences, I love her so much. Mum was listening to Linda Ronstadt. My grandma and my great-grandmother, they were really into that country scene so I was exposed to that a little bit. It’s not really until now that I have my own taste in music.’

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