About Brad Cole
BRAD COLE is arguably one of Australia’s hottest new independent singer/songwriters. Brad delivers a polished brand of music with broad market appeal.
As of Feb 2009 - Brad's current radio single - Come Home is charting at #2 behind US sensation 'Taylor Swift' on the Australian Music Network Charts.
In 2008 Brad achieved his 1st hit single with “Hits Me Like Lightning” being the first release from his debut ‘Icebreaker’ album. The track rocketed up the Australian Music Network Country Radio Charts where it held the #2 spot for 11 consecutive weeks amongst the company of major international and Australian artists. Brad’s single also charted on the Country Tracks Radio Charts and his accompanying music video reached #15 on CMC.
In 2008 Brad was again in the spotlight with the release of Australia’s 1st locally produced and manufactured Blu-ray Music video, a significant industry milestone and 1st by any Australian artist in any genre. Brad’s Blu-ray music video has been showcased on High Definition plasma and LCD screens in major electrical retail stores across Australia and has been archived by the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra.
Brad performed on the popular television show – ‘Mornings with Kerri-Anne’ and Network 10 – ‘Country Matters’. Brad has been featured and interviewed by many leading Australian radio personalities. Brad’s name and brand of music is growing rapidly and is being recognised across a broad cross section of music fans from around Australia.
Some selected industry highlights:
Winner 2009 – Winner – Peoples Choice Awards (Most Promising Future Star) - Australia
December 2008 – Single ‘Come Home’ debuts at #2 on Australian Music Network radio charts was the 6th most added song on all Australian radio (all genres)
December 2008 – Finalist - – “Male Vocalist Of The Year” - Victorian & National Country Music Awards – Australia
November 2008 – Finalist – Musicoz – Australia
November 2008 - Winner – “Best International Independent Artist” - Canadian Ontario Independent Music Awards - Canada
November 2008 - #2 on Australian Music Network radio charts for 9 consecutive weeks - Hits Me Like Lightning
November 2008 - Finalist – NSW Gold Medallion Radio Awards
October 2008 - #15 Music Video - Hits Me Like Lightning - CMC - Australia
June 2008 - 1st Australian made Blu-ray music video released within Australia by any artist and in any genre - Australia
August 2008 – Finalist “2008 Australian Songwriting Competition” – Australia
August 2008 – Finalist “2008 Independent Country Music Awards” – Australia
January 2008 – Finalist – “2007 New Oz Artist of the Year ” - Country Music Channel (peoples choice forum) – Australia
December 2007 - Finalist – “Best New Artist” - Victorian & National Country Music Awards – Australia
Brad recorded his “Icebreaker“ album with a stunning line up of premiere Australian producers, engineers and musicians. The album delivers a world class sound and level of production that compliments Brad’s songwriting and vocal abilities which allows Brad and his music to compete at the highest level.