Arthur needs no introduction. He is
Australia's Rolls Royce of country singers. 2014 was Arthur Blanch's
63rd anniversary year in his career as a recording artist. Four years in a row, Arthur won
Australian Golden Guitar awards at Tamworth, two for Male Vocalist of
the Year, two for Album of the Year. The television special based on his first Golden Guitar winning album "The
Lady And The Cowboy" was telecast in Australia and America and has now been leased for 3 years by Foxtel's Country Music Channel. Arthur is still
celebrating chart successes, including 5 top ten singles during the
last couple of years. Arthur was inducted into the Country
Music Roll of Renown in 2001 and the Galaxy of Stars in 2002. To read more about Arthur from the Roll of Renown
web site click here.
2015 - GREAT ALBUM - "Whatever Floats Your Boat".
Produced by Louie Shelton (world famous guitarist) recorded on the Gold
Coast. This is Arthur in top form singing 10 wonderful new songs. *Top
music attorney in Los Angeles describes this album as magnificent and
says that Arthur sounds like he is between 20 and 50 years old.
title track from his previous album 'How Can I Thank You' was picked up
by the Australian Defense Department and copies were sent to all Aussie
troops deployed overseas. Arthur was greatly honored. Even though
things are tough for small business these days, Berice and Arthur are
grateful that their Tamworth Music Productions is a hive of Activity. "The
Lady And The Cowboy" TV special has been leased for 3 years to "Foxtel"
(C.M.C.). "Wollun One" the autobiography of the Blanch family (the
first complete country music family in Australia) is selling well,
distributed worldwide by Boolarong Press. In addition to all this,
Arthur is kept very busy with radio interviews.
All of Arthur's albums are distributed by
WJO Distribution and can also be downloaded from iTunes, Bigpond, Bandit FM and Getmusic.
Arthur's single "
Buy That Man A Beer"
debuted at #9 in the Country Tracks Top 30 and moved up to #6 receiving
lots of airplay around Australia. Arthur's new single "What We Are" (CRS 180) is already getting good
reaction and debuted at #26 on the Country Tracks Top 40 Chart.
Multi-Award winner Arthur is
celebrating 63 years as a recording
artist, no mean feat in the tough world of music. Arthur has recorded his music in studios
worldwide including the deluxe studios in Hollywood and
Nashville. Arthur sings with a power and grace
that has only grown over the last half century. Arthur is one of
Australia's most successful international country music entertainers,
having spent extensive time in the USA recording, performing on stage
and on television including the Nashville Network. He has had several
Billboard chart singles as well as performing on the Grand Ole Opry.
The ultimate encyclopedia of country and it's performers "Definitive
Country", released in the USA, states that of all the country and bush
performers to emerge from Australia, Arthur Blanch has made the biggest
Maintaining it's momentum in sales is the story of the Blanch family,
"Wollun One" - a best selling book that chronicles the life and times
Australia's first official country music family. An independent
reviewer from Minneapolis, Minnesota has highly
recommended it...."It is my opinion that "Wollun One" would make an
excellent motion picture, rich as it is with singing, a charming love
story, hard work, commitment, loyalty, and huge success," Ms. McLane
It has not been confirmed whether this will in fact occur, but it's
certainly food for thought. Rhino Book Stores stock
"Wollun One" in Nashville USA, and Boolarong Press distributes worldwide (www.boolarongpress.com.au).
Arthur is in much demand for interviews, but always makes time for
those who promote and enjoy his music. To arrange an interview, please contact Tamworth Music.
THE FOLLOWING SELECTIONS ARE
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE HERE ONLINE WHERE NOTED, OR THROUGH TAMWORTH MUSIC AND ALL GOOD RECORD SHOPS.
Arthur Blanch - "Whatever Floats Your Boat" TCD-110
"Whatever Floats Your Boat"
2014 - GREAT NEW ALBUM out now "Whatever Floats Your Boat".
Produced by Louie Shelton (world famous guitarist) recorded on the Gold
Coast. This is Arthur in top form singing 10 wonderful new songs.
1) Whatever Floats Your Boat
3) It's Usually A Woman
4) What We Are
5) Buy That Man A Beer
6) Mama's Table
7) The Singer
8) Big Time Lonesome
9) Different Things
10) She's Mine
Arthur Blanch - "How Can I
Thank You" TCD-109
"How Can I Thank You"
1) Beautiful Life
2) How Can I Thank
3) What's On A Woman's Mind
4) Only You
5) Just Bein'
6) He Needs To Do Some Work At Home
7) The High
9) I Just Need To
10) Do What Cowboy's Do
Better Day Comin'
No More Songs To Sing
The title track "How Can I Thank You" was picked up by the Australian
Defense Department and copies were sent to all Aussie troops deployed
overseas. Arthur was greatly honoured.
Arthur Blanch -
Been Good To Me" TCD-107
"Life's Been Good To Me"
1) For A Song
2) When Your Rock Turns To
3) Strollin' In The Sunshine
4) I'd Better Write It
6) Roots And Wings
7) With Every
8) I Just Wanna Make Love With You
9) It's A Lovely Lovely World
10) Still They Call Me Love
Back In Baby's Arms
Life's Been Good To Me
"Still a very popular album including "Wellingrove Girl" a song
dedicated to my wife. Most of the songs are positive and reflect my
gratitude for a wonderful life, a loving wife and daughter and a
successful career which has allowed me to continue to do what I love
doing - making music and meeting beautiful people along the way. I feel
this album compliments our book "Wollun One" which tells the Blanch
GEMS AND A FEW JEWELS
"Gems & A Few Jewels" Arthur has again teamed up with musical
friend Bill Gleeson from Tamworth who has adapted Dorothea Mackellar's
classic "My Country" into a song that will probably become a classic in
the years ahead. Bill has written a popular musical about the
bushranger Captain Thunderbolt, who had an association with Arthur's
great grand parents. They had an Inn in the New England NSW and get a
mention in Bill's song which Arthur has turned into a rollicking ballad
of the escapades of "Australia's Robin Hood".
The gems include 5 songs performed by Arthur's daughter Jewel. These
days Jewel is a major music industry business person, running her own
company in Nashville. In the 80's she won two female vocalist Golden
Guitars at Tamworth with "I Can Love You" and "Send All The Ghosts
Away" - her own compositions.
22 tracks including:
"I Can Love You"
Arthur Blanch - "Gems & A Few Jewels" Volume 3
23 tracks including:
"I Love To Tell The Story", "Rock Of Ages", "Onward Christian Soldiers",
"Nearer, My God, To Thee"
Arthur Blanch -"Songs of
Praise and Inspiration"
SONGS OF PRAISE AND INSPIRATION
23 much loved songs that are familiar to all in a rousing, joyful,
uplifting style. Arthur says "The singing and producing of each track
on this album was a joy for me. I was privileged to have the
Jordanaires sing background vocals as well as having some of
Nashville's top musicians work with me."
2 volumes / 20 tracks including:
"Rose Colored Glasses" - "Dark Moon"
"I Really Don't Want To Know" -"Invisable Tears" - "Maybe I'll Cry Over You" - "I Remember You"
"Love Walked In"
(Arthur Blanch) Twin Cassette - $7.00
12 tracks including:
"Best Performance Of The Year"
Don't Know Me"(Arthur
10 tracks including:
"A Good Woman's Love"
"The Little Man's Got The Biggest Smile In Town"
Way Home" (Arthur
Blanch) Cassette - $5.00
VINYL - collectors item
"Blanch Family Classics" (Arthur,
Jewel and Berice Blanch)
Record $19.95 (domestic postage and handling included - for
international orders, contact the address below)
"WOLLUN ONE" ON SALE
Book $24.95 including postage
BLANCH FAMILY CLASSICS
1) Little Child - Daddy Dear (Arthur & Jewel)
2) The Strange Little Girl (Arthur)
3) Mummy's Pretty Clothes (Jewel)
4) Brother Bill (Arthur, Jewel and Berice)
5) Keep It A Secret (Arthur & Berice)
6) Gary ( Jewel)
7) Somebody Else Is Taking MyPlace (Arthur)
1) Eva Magdalena (Arthur, Jewel & Berice)
2) The Funny Little Voice (Jewel)
3) China Doll (Arthur)
4) Twitterpated (Jewel)
5) Our Best Man (Arthur)
6) If I Had Television On My Telephone (Arthur)
7) How Long Must It Be (Arthur, Jewel and Berice)
"This was the beginning of twelve years for us in America - successful years in the entertainment industry.
We thank EMI and our many friends and all those who have helped and encouraged us along the way.
We are still singing and recording and that's what we love to do."
you EMI for compiling these 14 tracks including our recordings from the
1960's. "The Strange Little Girl" was my firstsingle for EMI, released
in the early 60's, and it made the Top 40 charts in Sydney and was
reported to be the first Australian country record to "Cross-over".
"Keep It A Secret" was the first duet I recorded with my wife, Berice,
also in the early 60's.
and "The Funny Little Voice" were Jewel's first recordings from EMI, in
1966. The Hollywood recordings "How Long Must It Be", "Brother Bill",
"Little Child" and "Eva Magdalena" were the result of signing with
Capitol Records in 1969, on the strength of one of our own compositions
and the latter two making their first appearance here. These tracks
were produced by Al deLory who was at that time producing Glen
Campbell's big hits "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Galveston" etc. Al
deLory's words regarding "The Blanch Family", after our first session
together, were and I quote from a Hollywood newspaper: "Here is a group
about which I am extremely excited. They have a unique sound as you
will hear. Their material is excellant. The Blanches are a family
comprising mother, father and daughter. They all play guitar and are
very talented. This is not a 'One Shot' group!"
"WOLLUN ONE" the story
the Blanch family.
a century of music and magic. Sixty years in any
career is a significant milestone, and in music, it's
extraordinary. That's why Golden Guitar winner Arthur Blanch and his
wife Berice have marked that milestone with the publication of "Wollun
One", a book detailing the Blanch family history and 50 fabulous years.
It's a great read with over 900 photos in an extremely readable 168 page
publication. It's written in Arthur and Berice's own words, so it feels
as if you're just having a lovely, friendly chat about the remarkable
trio of Arthur, Berice, and daughter Jewel, who were Australia's first
complete country music family.
wouldn't be many biographies around that can claim 900 photos! "Wollun
One" does, though, and does it well. The text tells a wonderful story of
Arthur and Berice (and Jewel) and their very exciting, very full lives
through the second half of the 20th Century. Lives that have seen an
enormous number of achievements on the stages and recording studios of
Sydney, to Tamworth's Golden Guitar Awards, and to Nashville's Grand
They've seen and done it all, and "Wollun One" tells the many stories
Arthur and Berice have collected along the way. We won't go into any
detail of the book here - that would spoil the read. But we can
recommend it to anyone who has an interest in music, and especially
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