Alison Hams is recognised as one of Australian country music’s most professional and versatile performers.
Already known for her colourful onstage appearance and fine musicianship, Ali’s public profile has expanded through features in broadcast medias including a 2004 live performance on Bert Newton’s “Good Morning Australia” television show across Australia.
Alison’s music has seen her perform nationally, in New Zealand and Nashville – and be a Grand Finalist in TOYOTA Star Maker, arguably Australian country music’s greatest professional talent search.
As a successful singer, songwriter and recording artist Alison has been support act for Kate Ceberano, Lee Kernaghan and UK star Charlie Landsborough on his Australian National tour and performed as a special guest at Adelaide’s Carols By Candlelight in Elder Park in front of 35,000 people. Her musical journey has seen her release 6 albums, reach number 3 on the national charts and perform on stages all over Australia, New Zealand, and in Nashville, Tennessee.
As a philanthropist she dedicates time, money and her reputation to many charitable causes both publicly and privately. She is a strong advocate for medical research into children’s genetic and autoimmune diseases, cares about environmental issues and is proudly passionate about the regional area in which she lives.
As co-owner of Stormfront Productions Alison offers an international-standard community service that nurtures and supports others in their quest to make music (especially young people) – in turn enhancing a relatively remote regional community’s life significantly.
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 co-written “Finally Home” with Gina Jeffreys and Mark Drilling, 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 Berklee College Of Music – and both Mark & Alison were inducted into the South Australian Country Music Hall Of Fame in Barmera in June 2007 and received the Country Music SA Industry Award in 2013.
In 2010 the duo won the prestigious Advantage SA Award for the Arts. 2013 was 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) reaching #3 on iTunes!
Hot on the heels of her very succesful charity release JELLY BABY SONG, Alison and Mark received the 2014 Tamworth Peel Valley LIONS Club Award at the Tamworth Country Music Festival
2014 was the year that Mark & Alison’s business Stormfront Productions celebrated 10 years of service in Whyalla, South Australia. Stormfront Productions now boasts not just the marketing & management of Mark & Alison’s professional music careers – but also significant achievements in major event management, graphic art, website design, music tuition services to over 100 students per week and now an in-house professional recording studio facility.
2015 was also fruitful with induction into the BRAND SOUTH AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME…and Alison was named the 2015 Australia Day CITIZEN OF THE YEAR in Whyalla.
Stormfront Productions are three times finalists for the prestigious ARTS SA RUBY AWARDS (2015, 2017, 2018), 2017 finalist for BEST STUDIO at the SOUTH AUSTRALIA MUSIC AWARDS, and 2018 TOP 4 Finalists for BEST SMALL BUSINESS (and Runner-Up People’s Choice Award) at the SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS – they also fully sponsor and produce the amazing WHYALLA RECORDING SCHOLARSHIP for emerging regional talent – continuing their musical journey from their home base in Whyalla, South Australia.