FISK AND CRISTIAN

FISK AND CRISTIAN

They have shared the stage with many of the world's greatest entertainers including Tom. T. Hall, Dionne Warwick, John Denver, Donny Osmond, Blood, Sweat and Tears and Barry Humphries

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Donna Fisk has had many accolades bestowed upon her during her career, including winning five Southern Hemisphere Country Music Awards, nominated for the MO Award, Best Female Entertainer at the Australian Country Music Awards, immortalised in the Hands of Fame Park in Tamworth, a Royal Command Performance and several number one hits on the country music charts.

Michael Cristian is a highly acclaimed and respected ARIA Award winning performer and producer, producing multi-platinum selling albums for The Seekers and Judith Durham, Johhny Chester, John St. Peeters and many other artists. A guitar virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist, he has worked as Musical Director for The Seekers’ last world tour performing sold-out shows at London's Wembley Stadium and Royal Albert Hall.

Together as a duo they are hard to beat! They have shared the stage with many of the world's greatest entertainers including Tom. T. Hall, Dionne Warwick, John Denver, Donny Osmond, Blood, Sweat and Tears and Barry Humphries. In 1998 they achieved a Top 10 radio hit with their song ‘Lara’ and rocketed into the ARIA charts with their AFL anthem ‘Rock ‘N Footy’ which they ultimately performed to a sell-out crowd of 100,000 people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (plus 100 million people who witnessed the 1998 Australian Football League Grand Final international satellite broadcast). They were also nominated for a Golden Guitar Award at the Australian Country Music Awards and won Best Vocal Group at the Victorian Country Music Awards.

Hot on the success of ‘Rock ‘N Footy', Channel Seven have again enlisted Donna and Michael’s talents to write and record the new theme for Seven’s brand new football program, 'Game Day', which airs weekly nationally around Australia.

FESTIVAL RECORDS SIGNS DONNA FISK & MICHAEL CRISTIAN

In August 1999, Festival Records added two new names to its country music roster. As both domestic and international country music artists continue to take larger slices of the Australian music market, Festival Records’ Warren Fahey has been busy scouting for new names to add to the company’s roster. Fahey, who signed the multi-award winning Adam Brand, has a long association with country music and has publicly expressed his interest in signing more artists and in particular a duo act.

"I believe country music will continue to shine in this market and I am particularly interested in those artists who can write strong songs and deliver them live. There is also the fact that country music has a history of successful duo recordings and that’s why Donna Fisk & Michael Cristian are doubly welcome. They write strong radio songs, songs that tell stories about Australian life, and they sing them very well." Now signed to a multi-album recording deal, the duo will have the support of a major independent record company that will support their extensive national touring commitments. Donna Fisk & Michael Cristian will be represented by industry veteran Bernie Stahl.

The first release under the newly-inked agreement is a three-track single with the lead song 'Dimboola' taken from the new album. 'Dimboola' is typical of the duo’s song craftsmanship and talent, with Michael playing all of the instruments on the track and jointly produced by the duo. It earned them a finals spot at The Tamworth Country Music Awards as well as winning another two Victorian Country Music Awards and propelling the song into the top ten. The striking video clip of the song is already a favourite with viewers of CMT(Country Music Television) internationally. Also on the three track single is a dazzling original Christmas song 'You Are Christmas To Me' and a jointly-written country ballad titled 'Make You Mine'.

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