About AlisonHams

Since 2004 Mark Tempany and Alison Hams have established themselves as one of the finest duo combinations in Australian country music. Both Alison and Mark share long and stellar solo careers - each having been Star Maker Grand Finalists, each having released several highly successful independent albums, each having appeared on national television and each having built a strong following through their touring to events like Tamworth and Mildura Country Music Festivals since the early 1990's. Mark has several Top 10 radio hits and a Golden Guitar nomination to his name, has at times dominated awards like the QRA Sunnies (Queensland's annual Professional Recording Awards) and been a runner-up in the major Unisong International Song Contest. He also won the prestigious Coopers Golden Saddle Award in Sydney in 2004. Alison has won the UK Songwriting Competition, a SAMI award (South Australian Music Industry Award) for Best Country Release, and been a recipient of a regional SA Great Award for the Arts in her home state of South Australia. With their individual flare for song writing, musicianship, and vocal performance - it is no wonder Mark & Alison have become such a formidable combination since joining forces. While still retaining some degree of their solo identities, the duo now generally work together to give audiences a unique and brilliant performance - their togetherness continuing off-stage since their marriage in 2005. The duo have performed in every state of Australia and in New Zealand - with Mark and Alison's solo touring over the years extending to Canada, USA, UK, France, Belgium and Holland. In 2006 Alison and Mark were support act for UK superstar Charlie Landsborough on his Australian tour, and between them they have worked with dozens of major music industry names including James Blundell, Kate Ceberano , Lee Kernaghan and even Humphrey B. Bear. Mark has participated in fine collaborations with multiple Golden Guitar Finalist Vanya, Pat Drummond - and the late bush poet extraordinaire, Bobby Miller. Alison has recently co-written "Finally Home" with Gina Jeffreys and Mark Drilling, has been a regular event backing band member for the South Australian "Champion of Champions", the SA Council for Country Music Showcase and the South Australian Country Music Awards. She is a graduate of the elite Australian College of Country Music - and both Mark and Alison were inducted into the South Australian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. In December 2008 Mark and Alison performed in front of 35,000 people at Adelaide’s Elder Park for “Carols By Candlelight” and in 2010 the duo won the prestigious Advantage SA Award for the Arts. 2013 has been a very busy and successful year with the release of their charity single “JELLY BABY SONG” raising funds and awareness for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (visit www.jellybabysong.com)