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Keith Potger 2012 Media Release
With his first and second solo CDs, SECRETS OF THE HEART and SUNDAY, established in the Australian marketplace, Keith Potger has released his follow up CD, entitled SMILE NOW. This begins with the distinctive melodic ballad style that Keith has become known for, then expands it into the country arena. Evident is that signature acoustic backing featuring his trusty 12 string guitar and harmonies that wrap themselves round the feel good melodies.
It includes three more collaborations with noted Australian film director, screenplay and lyric writer Frank Howson, a combination first established on the SUNDAY album.
Keith has been actively writing individually as well, having road-tested many of his songs while on his solo tours of Australia and the UK. Two in particular have caught the ear of his audiences. There's GUARDIAN ANGEL/GUIDING LIGHT which The Seekers recorded back in 1997 for their Future Road CD. Then there's NASAL TWANG, a light-hearted spoof on what it takes to break into the country music market in Australia. It's so infectious that audiences quickly pick up the humour in the words and sing along.
Touring has been a rewarding part of Keith's solo activities.
Keith said: "Getting to know the loyal fans who have supported The Seekers and now come to my performances is gratifying. l believe that the material on SECRETS OF THE HEART and SUNDAY has opened up an extra market for me too and now the icing on the cake is that they all seem to enjoy these original songs as well as the great hits that the group had in the mid '60s."
As a founding member of the internationally famous Australian group The Seekers, Keith is already known to countless music industry professionals and fans of the group alike. Awards such as Australians Of The Year 1967, numerous Platinum and Gold Record achievements and concert tours have kept the group's image alive and well for over four decades.
Keith performed solo concerts in the UK in February and March 2007. On March 15 he made a unique appearance with the group he helped to form back in 1969: The New Seekers. Back in Australia he spent the rest of 2007 touring nationally, with concerts in a multitude of regional venues. As well as all this, Keith is in demand for his music and unique reminiscences in the corporate sector.
2011 was about promoting his third solo CD in Australia as well as returning to the UK for a series of gigs. Then there was the reunion of The Seekers in May to perform as guest artists on the Australian and New Zealand tour of André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra. Curently Keith is providing original music for a stage musical. Live performances continue to provide a major part of Keith's activities and that important aspect of his musical life: meeting people and listening to their stories.
Involvement with charity organisations has always been important to Keith. For over three years he was the Chair of the music industry charity Support Act Victoria. This was in addition to his ongoing position as one of the Patrons of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Western Australia and a Celebrity Ambassador for Variety Victoria and Variety International, the major children's charity.
Keith's CDs SECRETS OF THE HEART, SUNDAY and SMILE NOW are available in Australia through his web site www.keithpotger.com.au. For media copies please contact Circle Music, email email@example.com