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
and 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 and
fundraisers (often 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,
Royal Flying Doctor Service, Absestos Victims Memorials, McHappy Day, 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
and now an in-house professional recording studio facility.

2015 was also fruitful with 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
and 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!

Stormfront Productions continues to Stage Manage some major events too - since 2006 Whyalla's LIONS "Carols In The Park"
has grown 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
longside 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.

2021-22 sees Mark & Alison WINNING a South Australian Music Award for their Music Education services -
and a welcome return to the Commercial Music Industry.

With a New Single and Music Video "Lullaby" due for release in early 2022, and a host of other new material about to take flight -
this duo are about to continue their musical journey in realms never imagined when they each started out nearly 30 years ago.