MP3 Nik Phillips - Songs From the Fourth Floor (re-issue)
Australian singer/song writer who sits in the alternative country market. An award nomination artist, Nik is also the first Aussie to have his songs released in mainland China through a Chinese record company.
15 MP3 Songs in this album (55:18) !
Related styles: COUNTRY: Alt-Country, FOLK: Modern Folk
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A long time leading light in the Queensland music scene, Nik Phillips has gone on to perform across Australia, China, the USA and New Zealand. He is an independent artist who has released 6 albums and his most recent has just become the 1st Australian CD to be released in mainland China through a major Chinese record company.
As a song writer, says music historian Glenn A Baker “Simply put, Nik Phillips is one of Australia’s most impressive singer-songwriters. You need only listen to the magnificently crafted Not In This Life to marvel over his deft ability to weave beguiling textures into mature, incisive song.”
He has received Golden Guitar nominations and receives strong radio and TV coverage as an alternative country artist. Currently Nik is receiving popular airplay across China.
Nik Phillips began his career hosting an Australian TV music show called Saturday Juke Box. During this time his first single "Something About You’, released by Festival Records, reached #10 in the Queensland music charts.
Shortly after he moved to Los Angeles, where he recorded his first album, ‘Poetry and Beer’, under the production skills of famous US producers the Robb Brothers. This album has since become a cult classic among Nik fans. Whilst in the USA, he performed on the famed Santa Monica Pier as part of the Soccer World Cup celebrations.
His next album ‘Four Poet Steps’ was released through BMG and featured the single ‘Bleeding Valentine", a song described at the time by some critics as the year’s most radio friendly single.
His other CDs have been Six Pack 2001, Northern Rivers Child 2003, Songs From the Fourth Floor 2006, Postcard (Chinese release 2007).
Other songs to have shaped Nik''s career include "Forever Queensland", the official anthem for Australia''s biggest sporting event, the Rugby League State of Origin series. He also wrote and recorded the official song for Queensland''s other leading sporting team, the Queensland Reds. He regularly performed at their matches before crowds ranging from 25,000 to 56,000 people.
In 2001, while Australian troops where undertaking Peacekeeping duties in East Timor, Nik penned the song "Come Back Soon". This song was endorsed by the Queensland Premier Mr Peter Beattie and was involved in projects which raised over AU$70, 000 for two East Timor orphanages. During this period, Nik was the only independent artist to have 3 singles play listed on major radio stations.
In 2007 Nik received a Golden Guitar nomination at Australia''s leading Country Music awards for the song "Not In This Life". His song "Postcard" was nominated for a major award at the Mildura Independent Country Music Awards festival last October. Throughout his career most of Nik''s success has been as an independent artist, recording and financing his own releases.
Music historian Ritchie Yorke (who has worked closely with John Lennon, Led Zeppelin and many others) proclaims about Songs From The Fourth Floor, “this is an album with depth and conviction, the product of a creative life well lived and craftily occupied.”
The Country Music Chanel and country radio have supported the songs Postcard, Not In This Life, No One Is To Blame and My Town off the CD Songs From The Fourth Floor. Venues who use the Night Life music system can find all these film clips plus a 1997 release Bleeding Valentine on the system.
In 2007 Nik travelled with country with his good friends James Blundell and Karl Broadie, as the Like Minded Felons.
Nik Released his CD “Postcard” through the Guangdong company Pacific Audio and Video (a subsidiary of the Southern Media Group and Guangdong Radio) in Nov 2007. He became the 1st western artist to sign with a mainland Chinese record company.
Since that time he has been building his media and industry relationships and performing at events such as
• Guangdong Trade and Tourism Festival, 2006, 2007, 2008
• Beijing Government events
• Guangzhou City of University
• Wuhan Institute Of Technology
• Shenzhen True Color Bar
• DJ Lam Concert at Guangzhou Military Stadium
• Red Cross Concert Guangzhou.
• Receiving strong radio play through Guangdong Radio.
In June 2008, Nik wrote the song Hold Their Spirits High for the people of Sichuan. This was recorded in mandarin with Guangdong artist DJ Lam and released at a concert in Guangzhou which helped raise over 4 million RMB for the Chinese Red Cross. (The film clip for Hold Their Spirits High can be viewed https://www.tradebit.com. This clip, shot on the Sunshine Coast has been receiving wide coverage and promotion for the region, in Southern China).
Recently Nik has joined forces with the Fang Liang Culture Spread Co., Ltd. It is a subsidiary of Beijing Fangxiong Investment Management Co., Ltd. They promote many of China’s leading performers, as well as producing many Chinese movies. They are closely tied in with CCTV.
This is a very unique situation as it is the 1st time a western artist has worked with a major marketing company within China and also worked with a number of famous Chinese performers.
Presently they are creating a marketing plan to help make Nik’s music known throughout China. This plan will include releasing 2 new MTVs, recorded with Nik and famous Chinese artists, doing many live performances and TV performances and releasing a new CD in about 6 months time. It will also include a major internet campaign. This union is already receiving business and media attention in Australia and the USA.