‘Col Finley’ is one of the pioneer independent singer-songwriters of today’s music industry with 25 years of writing, recording and touring. Col has shown a depth, substance and character that is rarely seen with several decades of music under his belt. He is one of Australia’s longest-standing independent recording artists in today’s country music industry.
2018 will see Col reflect on his past 25 years with the release of his 6th album “The Collective” a 25-track album recorded in the hinterlands of the Sunshine Coast. The Collective is jammed packed with songs penned by Col since the 1990’s including ARIA / Indy Charting “Above The Blue” and his #1 Country Charts song “Paradise”. Both songs feature in earlier albums in Col’s career, creating awards and charting success across Australia, they also feature on the collective produced by Graham Staines @ Curramore Rd Studio in Witta. “It was an honor to record these amazing stories behind his incredible songs, Col is a true modern-day journeyman”
The honesty and truth in this album were felt by more than just his producer, major distribution leader Sony Music Australia signed Col Finley on National distro deal delivering the album across the nation through JB HiFi and Sanity Music.
Col’s love for music and the story behind his songs gravitated him to record here in Maleny “the honesty and real feeling I get from this amazing town, it just seemed right to record here. This album, I believe is my most honest album ever and Graham Staines has produced it perfectly, capturing every little grain of essence and truth. I’m proud of my album and proud to have shared it with Maleny and some very talented locals”
Col Finley is very proactive with his role in the local community and music industry, creating opportunities for singer/songwriters, bands and performers to come to the Hinterland to perform. He helped raise over $25,000 for local mental health and to coaching the local under 9 Bushrangers rugby team. Col’s passion about mental health has him currently in the building stage of a new project called Blue Youth which will take him into schools across the east coast to talk about music, depression and anxiety and how he survived. A project that was formed from his many visits to Maleny High School to talk to students about his life as a musician suffering from the depression and anxiety. With the high rate of youth suicide, Col feels the need to create more awareness about this in our communities. “Our Children are our future and we need to let them know they are not alone, from me and my fellow speakers perspective of surviving through a time in life where talking about your feelings wasn’t cool, it just gives them a little piece of hope”
Around 11th or 12th April Col will be filming his video clip to the first single “Coffee Goes Cold”, a song/story about missing the chance to have that coffee and catch up with friends and family before it’s too late. Award-winning producer Michael Bryers will be filming this video in an iconic location across the hinterland as a build-up to his album launch that week.
Friday 13th April 2018 @ Maleny RSL $20 a ticket at the door – Kids Free
Col will launch his album and the Don’t Let “The Coffee Go Cold” Tour which will see him cover most of the East coast, Outback Australia and a 14 Day Tour of The USA.
Join Col and guests, Sunshine Coast-based talents The Denise Sisters, Indy Artist of the Year Will Day, local Maleny artist Nellie Finley and International recording artists Chris Staff Band
For more info or interview Contact: Col Finley 0488776831 – firstname.lastname@example.org
We truly believe this is a standout album for this Entertainer, Songwriter and Journey Man