Aly Cook is one of New Zealand’s most successful self-managed independent artists. Aly has built a worldwide network of devoted fans.
Performing in Norway USA UK and Europe as well as at home in New Zealand where she is based.
Her NZ accolades include having been a nominee for APRA New Zealand Country Song of the Year.
Aly’s first solo release I Wonder enjoyed commercial airplay in NZ and was nominated New Zealand APRA Country Song of the Year 2005 & as finalist in the MLT Songwriting Awards 2007 with “Grow”.
Aly’s 2nd single is Country Storm co-written on line with David Erik from Cincinatti, recorded in Nashville with the video filmed in Nashville, Hollywood and rural New Zealand and is currently playlisted on CMC Country Music Channel in Australia and has enjoyed airplay around the globe.
Aly is now on Sellaband working toward recording 2 more singles with videos included in the recording of a total of 5 new tracks.
The CD will have a bonus DVD with both the 2 new videos created I Wonder and Country Storm music videos and Aly live at the New Zealand Country Music award presntation for the Tui for NZ Country Album of the Year & APRA NZ Country Song of the Year.
Aly feeds her passion for the wild by raring and training horses on her Nelson lifestyle block in the heart of New Zealand's most beautiful country. She has however a well developed acumen for management, promotions and marketing and has built her career just as she has her farm land, through hard graft, skill and dedication.
Aly brings this pioneering spirit and passion to her music and It comes through in her singing presenting a voice of rare feminine power unusual to a laid back NZ. She has a voice that slaps you across the face, wakes you up and kisses you all the same time. It's audio viagra and red bull to the senses.
Women of power like this aren't just rare to New Zealand, they are rare everywhere. Sometimes we need a voice that shakes us and wakes us. She reminds me most of Melissa Etheridge whose small frame shocked us with an uncommonly powerful vocal.
I'm excited that Aly is sharing her voice with the world. I'm more excited however that this voice carries a great big spirit behind it, one that reminds us it's ok to aspire whoever we are, wherever we are. That's a voice that we all need to hear !