DEBUT SINGLE ‘SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD’
AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH BANDIT.FM
DEBUT ALBUM ‘Altiyan Childs’
AVAILABLE FROM FRIDAY DECEMBER 10TH
Following on from the Channel 7 announcement that Altiyan Childs
has taken out The X Factor title for 2010,Sony Music Entertainment Australiais pleased to announce that Altiyan Childs’
debut single Somewhere in the World
isavailable to purchase digitally from 10pm through www.bandit.fm/xfactor
. The track will be available through all other digital retailers from Tuesday November 23rd
On Friday December 10, 2010, his debut album Altiyan Childswill be released which will feature Altiyan’s
X Factor journey through the final 12 including re-recorded studio tracks of some of the incredible performances on the show including Livin’ On A Prayer, Never Tear Us Apart, Hey Soul Sister and Lady In Red, as well as recordings of his standout performance of Summer of 69 and his winning single, Somewhere in the World.
The video for Somewhere in the World will be filmed this week and will be available from December 3rd.
Chairman & CEO Sony Music Australia & New Zealand and President, South East Asia & Korea, Denis Handlin AM commented:
“Congratulations to everyone at Channel 7, FremantleMedia Australia and all the contestants that have taken part in 2010’s The X Factor for all their great work in this new series. Altiyan has shown great determination and courage throughout the show and I am very pleased that we will be releasing an album of Altiyan’s incredible journey from the show for Christmas.”
Ian Hogg, CEO Fremantle Media Australia said; "Altiyan is just a wonderful artist. With Denis Handlin and Sony Music behind him, it just goes to show that dreams can be reached.”
ALTIYAN CHILDS – ALBUM TRACKLISTING
Livin’ On A Prayer
Blaze Of Glory
Eye Of The Tiger
Never Tear Us Apart
Sex On Fire
Hey Soul Sister
Summer Of 69
The Living Years
Lady In Red
Somewhere In The World
SINGLE: SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD
– AVAILABLE DIGITALLY NOW THROUGH WWW.BANDIT.FM
ALBUM: ALTIYAN CHILDS IN STORES FROM FRIDAY DECEMBER 10
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Forklift driver Altiyan Childs had almost given up his dream of becoming a musician. Born in Mt Isa, but growing up on Sydney's North Shore, Altiyan formed his first band at age 12. Now at 35, he's finally getting the chance he thinks he deserves. Having enjoyed some success 10 years ago with the band "Masonia" (they reached #41 on the album charts), Altiyan decided to retire from music.
"I lost my drive to keep plugging away, sending demos." Altiyan's father encouraged him to audition for The X Factor. "He saw me struggling being away from music," he says. Altiyan's first audition didn't go so well - but the judges saw something in him and asked him to return for another chance.
With Ronan Keating as his mentor, Altiyan has made it all the way, winning The X Factor 2010. "I instantly felt a connection with Ronan - I love that man. He is so inspiring to me." And Altiyan's musical inspiration? "Prince always affected me, Van Morrison spoke to me." Altiyan says the feeling of making it this far is "indescribable", and is looking forward to the future, especially to the release of "a beautiful album" - his debut album "Altiyan Childs" is released through Sony Music on Friday 10th December.