Back When Never (2012)

design by Anja Tinapple

Country Town Collective’s sophomore album Back When Never was recorded in Adelaide with producer Alex Carpenter, mixed by Alex in New York City and mastered in Los Angeles by Darwin’s own Matthew Cunliffe (Subsonic), with single ‘Why Baby’ added to high rotation on ABC Darwin in its first week of release.

Long Way To The Top End (2009, 2011)

tour poster by Kris Keogh

The Long Way To The Top End tour brought Northern Territory bands from Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs to Adelaide to showcase as part of the Adelaide Fringe and Fuse Music Festival. The 2009 Long Way To The Top End tour featured The Aviators, Blastcorp, Country Town Collective, Greedy Stout, Kim Orchard, Jess Ribeiro & the Bone Collectors, Jigsaw Collective, Mark Hilton, Red Plum & Snow, The NEO, and Tracey Bunn (Toe-Sucking Cowgirls). The tour was supported by Top End Arts and the Northern Territory Government through Arts NT. The 2011 Long Way tour featured The Bloody Marys, Colourfide, Cobble Stone, Coconut Groove, Country Town Collective, Jigsaw Collective, Katelnd, Kim Orchard, Minority Sun, The NEO, Roymackonkey, Seldom Party, and The Unknown Artists, with special guests Minority Tradition (SA) and Nothin’ Sus (SA). Long Way 2011 was supported by the Australia Council, the Northern Territory Government and Artback NT.

Princessez: A Rock Musical (2020)

Girl group PRINCESSEZ are on the verge of stardom, but the band is fracturing. Anita wants only one thing – success in the music business; Delilah is distracted by the glitter of fame; while Lina is longing for a life out of the spotlight.

Described as ‘Grease meets Spice World’, new musical Princessez is a comedy about the music industry, in an era where artists are also influencers and where audiences ‘don’t want the truth … they want the illusion of the truth’.

Featuring all original music, coordinated outfits and plenty of pop princess attitude, Princessez is musical theatre for the social media generation.

Princessez debuted 12 & 15 March 2020 at the Domain Theatre, Marion Cultural Centre as part of the 2020 Adelaide Fringe.

PRINCESSEZ: A Rock Musical by Alice Orchard
concept by Alice Orchard and Clare Butler Vitozzi
directed by Fiona DeLaine
with Amy WyattAlice Orchard, Laura White-BuickNarmon Tulsi, Matt Redmond and Gregory Dayman

Blue Dress (2018)

Blue Dress
Blue Dress
Illustration & Design by Dave Heinrich

Recorded between 2016 and 2018 and produced by Jamie Blechynden at Stella One Studio in the Barossa Valley, Blue Dress is a collection of songs about longing and loneliness, written over a 15 year span (the oldest, ‘Bread and Water’, written in 2003 and the newest, ‘Heart’s Desire’, written in 2017). Featuring the talents of Kim Orchard (guitars), Jamie Blechynden (guitars/banjo), Steve Fleming (bass/violin), Brody Green (drums), Briohny Taylor (cello), Richard Coates (keys), and many guest artists including Anja Tinapple, Melanie Reid, Vicki Blechynden and Cilla Jane (vocals) and Ilona Weir (harp). Cover Art Illustration and Design by David Heinrich.