Alison Hams is recognised as one of Australian country music’s most professional and versatile performers, recording artists and music educators.
A public profile expanded through features including a live performance on Bert Newton’s “Good Morning Australia” across national television, touring Nationally, in New Zealand and to Nashville, Alison Grand Finalist berth in TOYOTA Star Maker (arguably Australian country music’s greatest professional talent search) cemented her in the Australian Country Music scene.
Alison’s recording career includes several Albums, Singles and Music Videos – beginning with her “Alison Hams EP” produced by Bill & Nash Chambers of “Dead Ringer Band” fame in 1998.
“Second Fiddle” from her all-original album “Daisy Train” was named WINNER of the UK Songwriting Contest and the follow-up single “Romeo” was used on the soundtrack of Australian Feature Film “Offing David“.
As a proud South Australian Alison has claimed a prestigious S.A.M.I. (South Australian Music Industry Award), performed at the Young Australian of the Year awards at the Adelaide Hilton and is inducted into the BRAND SOUTH AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME. She has twice been named CITIZEN OF THE YEAR in her home town of Whyalla.
Her successes continue alongside her musical partner and husband Mark Tempany, with the duo inducted into the South Australian Country Music Hall Of Fame and receiving the Country Music SA Industry Award.
A graduate of the CMAA College of Country Music, Alison and her music made an impression on innovative American guitar company Daisy Rock with whom she gained a product endorsement deal.
Hot on the heels of her Top 3 charity single “JELLY BABY SONG” Alison and Mark received the Tamworth Peel Valley LIONS Club Award at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Launching a brand new initiative in 2016, Mark and Alison created the Whyalla Recording Scholarship which fully sponsors and supports a young regional artist to record & release their Debut Single!
The duo have been recognised for their work as musicians, educators, studio producers and engineers – and especially for their philanthropic work in the community.
In 2019 Alison was named 1 of 3 Finalists at the Australian Women In Music Awards “Humanitarian” Category in Brisbane alongside Eurovision star Dami Im, and Go-Betweens drummer Lindy Morrison OAM.
November 2021 saw Alison Inducted onto the South Australian Womens Honour Roll by The Governor Of South Australia at Government House in Adelaide – and WINNING a South Australian Music Award for “Best Music Educator”
2023 sees Alison and Mark make a hugely successful return to the commercial recording scene with their breakthrough album “Out Into The Blue”. Lead single LULLABY has seen radio chart success across the nation, with features on GOOD MORNING COUNTRY, SATURDAY NIGHT COUNTRY and reaching Number One on the AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY SONGWRITERS SHOW. With music videos and follow up singles to come, “Out Into The Blue’s eclectic mix of original country, bluegrass, acoustic pop and storytelling folk is achieving critical acclaim across Australia, and the globe.
Alison’s outreach as a Music Educator also continues to expand, adding remote and regional South Australia (for students of School Of The Air) to her roster of tuition and mentoring.
2023 again sees Alison named as a Top 3 Finalist in the Australian Women In Music Awards “Humanitarian” Category, to be announced in September in Brisbane/Meanjin.