Clelia ADAMS (2010)
1950 - Born on September 3rd in Bonito, Italy, on St
Clelia's Day. Family moved to Australia in 1954.
1967 - Started her music career as a journalist and girl
Friday with Australia’s first pop magazine “Go-Set”.
Early 1970’s - Joined the product and marketing division
of W.E.A. Records in Sydney, before moving to London and Canada.
1974 – Moved to Tamworth.
Late 1970’s to
1980’s- Backing vocalist for live radio shows "Country Muster"
and live television show, "It Must Be Country" and the Tamworth
Country Music Awards Band, throughout the 70’s & 80’s.This
includes an all girl trio “Skarlet” (with Kate McCarthy and
Jacqui Glynn) who specialised in recording studio and live radio
back-up work, and the ground breaking “New England Rangers”, the
first country rock group.
1975 to 2000 -Backing vocalist on hundreds of country
music albums recorded in the many Tamworth studios.
1985 - Female
Vocalist and Duo of the Year with the album "Angel Band" at the
inaugural Australasian Country Gospel Awards.
1996 - Released her debut solo album “Fine Company”. Her
“self indulgent project from the heart wove” together her
life-time musical influences with intense emotional depth and
passion and music spanning the spectrum from country, blues,
jazz, R & B, “Roots music”, universal and ageless.
1997 – Performed at the Tamworth Country Music Festival
Opening Concert in front of 18,000 people.
2000 - Clelia moved to the far north coast of NSW.
2001- Release of a new CD “Bring It On”, once again
combining musical genres, with its roots firmly in country,
western swing, honky tonk and rockabilly.
2006 - TIARA
winner of the Gentleman Geoff Brown Memorial Award for
"Heartbeat Highway". Nominated in the first round of the
European Country Music Awards for Best Female Vocalist and
Artist of the Year. Nominated
for Female Vocalist of the Year, NSW Gold Medallion Awards
2008 - Inductee to the Australian Country Music LBS WALL
OF HONOUR for making an important contribution to the
Professional Recording Industry. Won the NSW Gold Medallion
Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the
"Wildflowers" takes out the Contemporary Country Song category
and Country Song of The Year at the Northern Territory Country
Songwriting Awards in May 2008. Gold
Medallion Award for Female Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter
of the year for "Wildflowers".
2008/2009 - Four nominations in the European ECMA
Country Music Awards for Artist of the Year, Female Vocalist of
the Year, and Newcomer Artist of the year, whilst "Wildflowers"
was nominated for Song of the Year.
2009 - TIARA nomination for "My Mothers Wedding Band".
2010 - Inducted
into the Hands of Fame in Tamworth on January 23rd.
2012 – April. Inducted into
Axeman’s Wall of Fame in Latrobe, alongside fellow artists Jean
Stafford, Phil Emmanuel and Wayne Horsburgh.
2013 – “River Valley Express”,
second radio single reached #1 on the ECMA (European) charts.
information about Clelia, her albums and tour dates please visit
her web site