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Having just released his debut album Influences, Alastair Lee is well on track to fulfil his ambition to become Australia’s number one performer and recording artist.

Influences is a tribute album to the many great music styles and performers that have influenced Alastair’s musical development over the years and presents an opportunity to showcase his fledgling song-writing skills on songs such as, Why’d you have to happen?, Don’t treat me like a fool, Come back to me, Black Dreams and Dreamin’ of you.

“One of my greatest strengths as a singer is that I always sing from the heart. I had it drummed into me by music teachers over the years that you must strive to tell the story of the lyrics - that you must sell the song to your audience no matter what the circumstances.”

Heavily influenced by the great crooners of the 40’s and 50’s like Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, to rock and roll’s king Elvis Presley and modern day stars Elton John, Harry Connick Jnr, Robert Palmer, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain and Royal Crown Revue, Alastair has developed a ‘big and versatile’ vocal range and is lauded as, “truly having a voice from the heavens.”

“One of my greatest strengths as a singer is that I always sing from the heart. I had it drummed into me by music teachers over the years that you must strive to tell the story of the lyrics - that you must sell the song to your audience no matter what the circumstances. I believe that my ability to do this sets me apart from many other performers.”

It was gospel music that Alastair first begun performing as a young teenager at many of the local catholic churches around the Ballarat district with his four-piece band the Shardonnays.

Alastair has performed at hundreds of concerts, weddings and other events around Victoria in recent years including appearing in the shows, Oliver! The Musical, with the Ballarat Light Opera Company 2001, Les Miserables (Ballarat Lyric Theatre Company) 2002, Les Miserables (Geelong Lyric Theatre) 2005 and as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes (Geelong Lyric Theatre) 2006. Alastair’s music can also be heard across community and gospel radio stations around Australia and New Zealand.

“It really is my goal to become Australia’s best performer and most importantly entertain as many people as possible in such a way as when they listen to me they can forget their daily cares and worries and be swept away by my music and hopefully keep coming back for more. All I need now is a label to help me do it!”

Heard in media outlets around Australia and overseas this year, Alastair has also written and recorded the advertising jingle Screen Goddess for the controversial Women in IT calendar 2007.