Bio - Aly Cook
In the last 10 years Aly Cook has performed around the world from New Zealand to Australia, UK & Europe. Building a fan base everywhere she goes. Aly's sound is an eclectic mix of Country, Blues, Folk & rootsy songs rich with harmonies and catchy choruses. A multi award winning New Zealand artist including New Zealand Female Country Artist of the Year and being finalist for NEXT New Zealand Woman of the Year 2016 for her contribution to the Arts.
Aly's songs have graced the independent country music charts including the Australian Top 40 Country Tracks Chart (Airplay based). Include 5 x number one singles from her album ‘Horseshoe Rodeo Hotel. In the last 2 years she performed as opening act to Melissa Etheridge, REO Speedwagon and Huey Lewis & The News, Rosanne Cash in Poland & Laura Bell Bundy in Italy. Aly's 'Western line' was named the number one song for 2017 on the Top 40 Country Tracks Chart for 2017 and Aly was awarded international artist and awarded a #1 award for having 'Western Line' reach number one on the Tasmanian Country Chart . Aly performed at the award in 2017 . Aly 's last single from the album 'Love is a fool time job' also went to number 1
“Mainstream country music – more Nashville than Austin, and not remotely alt. Just immerse yourself in Cook's considerable gifts, here brought into sharp perspective by Jansson's production and the guests who support but never impose themselves.” – Graham Reid ex Billboard (NZ) NZ Herald, Elsewhere
“Cook follows her instincts on this record and they range from Kiwi Country to a kind of 70's Californian pop sound, which she handles with ease on 'Love is full time Job'. She’s made an impressive album of songs that reflect on those miles she’s traveled.” - Nick Bollinger Radio New Zealand
“It is refreshing to see Aly using a variety of styles throughout and this is a pleasant change to some of the unvaried and similar sounds coming from other country related artists. I'll definitely be interested to find out what type of sounds or themes will be on Aly Cook's next release but in the meantime, I will definitely hit the loop button on my player for this one”. - Craig Parry Fatea Magazine UK
Aly Cook's new initiative KiwiCountry.tv Kiwi Country TV showcase's Kiwi Recording Artists originating from New Zealand, Aotearoa.. The show is filmed in picturesque locations in New Zealand and around the world, wherever Kiwi Artists take their music. Hosted by Aly Cook, Kiwi Country TV features Music Videos, Kiwi Artist Interviews and Music Reviews. Aly discovers fresh new music and introduces up & coming Kiwi stars. She delves into the rich history of her own Kiwi Country, unearthing wonderful iconic characters, & presenting footage from New Zealand’s country music past.
Kiwi Country TV screens weekly on Keep it Country TV Channel, which can be viewed on Sky389 in Europe and Freeview 87 in the UK (Freesat 516 ) and online at http://www.keepitcountrytv.uk/ The series also screens on NZ Television on Dunedin Television and Mainland TV and as a radio show on www.ICRadio.online