Kasey Chambers

Kasey Chambers


6/4/1976, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia

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Kasey Chambers was born on the 4th of June 1976 in Mount Gambia, South Australia. She grew up on the Nullarbor Plain with her parents and brother and earned their living through the hunting of foxes. Every night, the family would sing country music songs around a campfire,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Kasey's new baby brother, Tyler William, was born on the 24th September, weighing 8.5 lbs.

    • Kasey was nominated for Best Female Artist for her album, Carnival, at the 2007 Aria Awards held on 28 October. She lost to Missy Higgins.

    • Kasey is currently performing "The Lost Dog Sessions" with her "Lost Dogs" band, which is made up of herself, her husband, Shane Nicholson, and her father, Bill Chambers. They perform cover songs at their local hotel, the Avoca Beach Hotel every Thursday night while they have taken a year off touring.

    • Kasey gave birth to her second son, named Arlo Ray Nicholson, at 10.30 am on Monday 16 July 2007 weighing 9 lbs 10 oz. He is a little brother to her son Talon.

    • On 20th December, 2006, Kasey announced that she and singer-songwriter husband Shane Nicholson are expecting their first child together. The couple have just recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

    • Kasey's DVD, Behind the Barricades, was released on October 14, 2002.

    • Kasey's second album Barricades and Brickwalls was released on September 3, 2001.

    • In early 2005, Kasey, along with many other famous music artists, appeared at the Wave Aid fundraising concert for the victims of the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004.

    • Her lead single "Nothing At All" from the album Carnival reached the top ten list of the singles chart.

    • Kasey's fourth solo album, Carnival, was released in August 2006.

    • Kasey's first solo album, The Captain, was recorded on Norfolk Island in 1998.

    • The Dead Ringer Band won a total of seven Golden Guitars and two ARIA awards.

    • The Dead Ringer Band broke up in 1998 following the separation of Kasey's parents.

    • 1996 saw the Dead Ringer Band winning a Mo Award for Best Country Music Group.

    • In 1995 the Dead Ringer Band won Band Of The Year at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, winning a Golden Guitar.

    • The Dead Ringer Band's song "Australian Song" won an ARIA award for Best Country Song in 1996.

    • 1995 saw The Dead Ringer Band releasing their second album, "Home Fires".

    • The Dead Ringer Band released their first album in 1993 called "Red Desert Sky".

    • The Dead Ringer Band won "Song of the Year" at the Country Music Awards in 1992 for the song "Things Just Aren't the Same on the Land".

    • Before going solo she was in a band called The Dead Ringer Band, comprising of her parents and brother, Nash. It was formed in 1986, with Nash and Kasey joining the following year.

    • In 2002 Kasey wed now ex-husband Corey Hopper but they split in September 2004.

    • In December 2005 Kasey married her partner Shane Nicholson in a casual backyard wedding.

    • Kasey writes her own music and plays the guitar and keyboard.

    • Kasey's single "Not Pretty Enough" from the album "Barricades and Brickwalls" saw her achieve a number 1 single spot.

    • 2006 - Kasey Chambers new album "Carnival" has debuted at number 1 on the national ARIA charts This makes it her third album release to spend time in the top spot.

    • In 2005 Kasey won 3 Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth for:
      Highest Selling Album - Wayward Angel
      Single of The Year - "Like a River"
      Female Vocalist of the Year - "Pony"

    • Kasey's album Wayward Angel reached number 1 on the Australian charts and spent 36 weeks in the top 50. It has now reached 3 x Platinum sales.

    • Kasey's debut solo album The Captain released in May 1999 initially won Kasey the 1999 ARIA award for Best Country album. At the 2000 ARIA awards she was named Best Female Artist. With double-platinum sales at home in Australia.

    • Kasey released her third solo album Wayward Angel in Australia on May 31, 2004. It debuted at number 1 on the Australian charts and went platinum in its first week of release.

    • In 2002 Kasey recorded a cover of the Cyndi Lauper song "True Colours" which became the theme song of the 2003 Rugby World Cup and reached the top 5 in Australia in May 2003.

    • In 2002 Kasey and her then partner actor/director Cori Hopper had their first baby Talon Jordi on 22 May.

  • Quotes

    • Kasey: [Discussing her new baby son, Arlo] He is very quiet most of the time, like Shane, and loves to just hang on his own amusing himself, rather than being picked up and being the centre of attention - obviously nothing like his mum and big brother, Talon. We have two of each personality in the house now, which Shane is very happy about - having someone on his quiet side.

    • Kasey: My dad took me to see Rosanne Cash, Johnny Cash's daughter, when I was about 12, and on the show was Rosanne Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Lucinda Williams, who has ended up being sort of my biggest female musical role model. And it was the first time I'd seen her and I just decided from that moment on that's what I wanted to do - to write songs and sing them.

    • Kasey: (announcing the pregnancy of her second child) We are absolutely over the moon and couldn't be happier. Shane is so excited too, of course, and is looking after me very well. I'm getting spoilt ... sleep-ins most mornings, dinner made for me…

    • Kasey: Everything I know about music I learnt from my dad. He brought me up on Hank Williams and Emmylou Harris from when I was born.

    • Kasey: [On her father] He has been my biggest influence and I would never have been able to make the music I do without him. I am his biggest fan.

    • Kasey: [On her first album, "The Captain"] This album is for my dad who taught me everything I know about music.

  • "Well I don't have as many friends because I'm not as pretty as I was, I've kicked myself at times because I've lied. So I will have to learn to stand my ground, I'll tell 'em I won't be around, I'll move on over to your town and hide." - The Captain.moreless

    Kasey Chambers will go down in Australian music history as one of the foremost country/mainstream female artists ever. Her unique voice, fantastic original music and lovable Aussie personality have already cemented her as a beloved part of the Australian country music scene, and she has now created her own unique place in the mainstream music charts, after her breakthrough album, Barricades and Brick walls.

    Kasey's first album, The Captain, was a beautifully written, deeply heartfelt album, which cannot help but touch the hearts of listeners. The raw emotion that shows through in her music are the emotions of all of us - Kasey possesses the gift of expressing them to us.

    Her second album which broke her through into the mainstream music scene is a remarkable album which takes us on an incredible musical journey. The hidden track at the end of the cd tells a lot about Kasey and her feelings and convictions.

    Kasey's Wayward Angel album is a deeply personal and family related album. You can sense her ties to her parents, and her enormous love for her son, Talon. This album was completely different to her earlier two, and again shows the incredible musical force that Kasey is.

    Her most recent album, Carnival, was written at a different place and time in Kasey's life. Her voice has changed and matured, and her music too has change. This album has a beautiful positive feel to it, and a real sense of growth and belief in herself, and her music.

    I was fortunate enough to see Kasey in concert on her Carnival tour, and it is a performance I will not soon forget. Kasey is incredibly talented - her music just sweeps you away, but she is down-to-earth and a real people person. You could imagine having a conversation with her at a pub, as much as you could imagine watching her in a packed concert hall in a capital city.

    It is this unique combination - an incredible voice and musical style that is not completely country, not completely rock, not completely pop but without a doubt, memorable and special; combine this with her girl-next-door persona and image, and the exciting and normal woman that she is and you have Kasey - an incredible musical force.moreless