BIOGRAPHY

Alison Hams is recognised as one of Australian country music's most professional and versatile performers.

Already known for her colourful onstage appearance and fine musicianship, Ali's public profile has
expanded through features in broadcast medias including a 2004 live performance on
Bert Newton's "Good Morning Australia" television show across Australia.



Alison's music has seen her perform Nationally, in New Zealand and Nashville -
and be a Grand Finalist in TOYOTA Star Maker, arguably Australian
Country Music's greatest professional talent search.

Alison's recording career has produced several albums, Singles and music videos -
beginning with her "Alison Hams EP" produced by
Bill & Nash Chambers of the Dead Ringer Band fame in 1998.

"Second Fiddle" from her all-original album "Daisy Train" was a 2005 WINNER of one of
the world's biggest songwriting searches - the UK Songwriting Contest judged from
thousands of entries from professional songwriters all over the world!

Its follow-up single "Romeo" was used on the soundtrack of Australian Feature Film "Offing David".



As a proudly South Australian artist Alison has also claimed a prestigious S.A.M.I. (South Australian Music Industry Award),
performed at the Young Australian of the Year awards at the Adelaide Hilton International - and in
2006 was presented an esteemed SA Great! Regional Arts Award award for her contribution to Regional arts and music.

This success has continued with Alison and her musical partner (and husband) Mark Tempany winning a
2010 Advantage SA Regional Arts Award, a 2012 Australia Day Community Service Award - and the duo's major
annual stageshow production "Carols In The Park" winning Whyalla's 2010 Australia Day Community Event Of The Year.



Alison has toured with and supported many major recording artists including Charlie Landsborough (UK), Kate Ceberano, Lee Kernaghan,
Adam Harvey, Kasey Chambers
and Adam Brand, has co-written a song with Gina Jeffreys, and maintained a regular programme
of appearances at major festivals like the Tamworth, Mildura & Gympie Country Music Festivals since 1994.

A graduate of the CMAA College of Country Music, Alison and her music have also made a real impression on innovative
American guitar company Daisy Rock with whom she gained a product endorsement deal.




In December 2008 Alison and Mark played to over 35,000 people at Adelaide's "Carols By Candlelight" at Elder Park -
in fact the two talented singer songwriters have primarily combined as a formidable acoustic duo since 2006.

Both Mark & Alison were inducted into the South Australian Country Music Hall Of Fame in Barmera
in June 2007 & received the Country Music SA Industry Award in 2013.

Hot on the heels of her very succesful charity release JELLY BABY SONG, Alison and Mark received the
2014 Tamworth Peel Valley LIONS Club Award at the Tamworth Country Music Festival




Community support has always been important to Alison - she's donated time, money and talent to many causes & fundraisers
(usually creating her own) for Flood Relief, Bushfire Appeals, Drought Relief, Disaster Appeals, Type 1 Diabetes, Heart Kids, Children's
Medical Research, Hospitals, Convoy For Kids, Special Schools, Service Clubs, Christmas Appeals, NAIDOC Week, McHappy Day,
Royal Flying Doctor Service, Absestos Victims Memorials, RSPCA, Aged Care Homes, Community Radio and countless others.

Stormfront Productions now boasts not just the marketing & management of Mark & Alison's professional music careers -
but also significant achievements in major event management, graphic art, website design, music tuition services
to over 100 students per week & now an in-house professional Audio & Visual recording studio facility.

2015 also saw Induction into the BRAND SOUTH AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME -
and Alison was named the 2015 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR in Whyalla.




Launching a brand new initiative in 2016, Mark and Alison created the Whyalla Recording Scholarship which
fully sponsors & supports a young Regional artist to record & release their Debut Single!

Mark and Alison do this for free to Expand The Horizons of each recipient and (so far) launch the
recording careers of BREEZE Millard, Shakira Lea, Jaylee Daniels and Liberty Tuohy who've
already accumalted 5 Top 10 itunes Australia Charting Singles thanks to #WRS!

Over 30+ years Stormfront Productions has continued to Stage Manage major events too -
for over 20 years staging Whyalla's LIONS "Carols In The Park" which grew under that stewardship
to become Regional SA's biggest free public concert attracting over 5000 people annually.




The duo have been recognised for their work as musicians, educators, studio producers and engineers -
and especially for their philanthropic work in the community.

In 2019 Alison was named 1 of 3 Finalists at the Australian Women In Music Awards "Humanitarian" Category in
Brisbane alongside Eurovision star Dami Im, and Go-Betweens drummer Lindy Morrison OAM.

Continued Professional Development is very important to Alison and her role as Music Educator, Studio Producer and Mentor.

Holding a Diploma Of Music, she is a Writer Full Member of APRA/AMCOS, a member of ANATS (Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing), a qualified Music Industry trainer, an accredited Music Teacher with full membership of the Music Teachers Association Of South Australia, is a qualified Vocal Health First Aider, an accredited Mental Health First Aider, and holds a Specialist Certificate in Music Theory through the prestigious Berklee College Of Music in the USA.




November 2021 saw Alison Inducted onto the South Australian Womens Honour Roll by The Governor Of South Australia at
Government House in Adelaide - an in-perpetuity register of SA women who've made enduring and outstanding contributions to their State.

In 2021 Mark & Alison also WON a South Australian Music Award for their
ground-breaking Music Education services which as-of 2022 also services
Port Augusta School Of The Air students across Remote & Regional South Australia.

2023 has seen Mark & Alison launch a stunning comeback to the Commercial Recording Industry
with their release of a new and entirely self-produced album "OUT INTO THE BLUE".

After their 20 year hiatus from releasing new Original music Lead Single "LULLABY" has
powered onto International radio & media including charting to #1 on the prestigious
Australian Country Songwriters Show and at #3 on the Australian Play MPE Radio Chart.

With several more Singles & Music Videos releasing through to mid-2024 -
"OUT INTO THE BLUE" has even more big news pending!




In 2023 Alison was announced as WINNER of the HUMANITARIAN AWARD at the
2023 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS in Brisbane on 27th September.

The 2023 AWMA's were broadcast multiple times by ABC Television inclusive of
Alison's impressive and inspiring Acceptance Speech.

Alison was also one of 3 Finalists for the AWMA Humanitarian Award in 2021!