Australia’s own singing and acting legend, Marty Rhone, signs US record deal
Australian musician and actor Marty Rhone has just returned from the USA following one of the most eventful and productive periods of his long and distinguished career.
First single in 40 years
In January this year Rhone travelled to the US for the worldwide release of his first single in 40 years, ‘Graceland on the Line’; a heartfelt tribute to the King, Elvis Presley. This year marks the 40th anniversary of his premature death.
New movie The Comet Kids out soon
He also met with an LA-based management company who will manage his acting career worldwide. The feature film ‘Rise’, for which Rhone received glowing recognition, was released in the US and Canada in 2016 and led to the offer of management. Rhone’s next film is a family movie called The Comet Kids, which will be released later this year.
US record deal with award winning producer David J. Holman
The impressive music video to Graceland on the Line was seen by two highly regarded American record producers and Rhone was invited to record his first country music album.
“This is certainly a change in tempo from my music history, which has been largely rock, pop music and musical theatre. I’m absolutely loving it though, I’m so grateful to be working with incredible producers and songwriters, and we’re really just getting started!” said Rhone.
One of the producers is David J. Holman, famous for his work on award winning soundtrack albums Grease and Xanadu and working with impressive talent, including Gwen Steffani, No Doubt and Olivia Newton-John.
New songs coming from hit maker Steve Kipner
Rhone recorded two new tracks for the album before leaving the US to return to Australia but is heading back mid-year to complete the album. One of the song writers offering tunes for the album is Steve Kipner, one of the most successful hit makers of the past 30 years having also written songs for Janet Jackson, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Laura Branigan, America, Westlife, Huey Lewis & the News, Joe Cocker, Al Jarreau, Rod Stewart and Chicago.
Over the coming months Rhone will also record two more songs by Graceland composers Johnny Young (The Real Thing) and John St. Peeters whilst back in Australia.
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