Sony Music Entertainment Australia is pleased to announce that Dami Im's new album, Classic Carpenters has tonight come in at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart, #1 on the Australian Album Chart and #1 on the Physical Chart. The album showcases the stellar singer range through pop's past with Classic Carpenters a covers album with a twist. Highlights include -There's A Kind Of Hush', -Rainy Days' and -Mondays, Close To You' and a personal favourite for Dami, -A Song For You'. For Dami personally, Karen Carpenter's resonance as an artist runs deep. Great songs are meant to be sung, and with this album, Dami Im takes us on a journey that encapsulates everything from homage to re-invention; and she does it wonderfully.
As Dami explains, 'My intention wasn't to copy Karen Carpenter's voice or her tone. Our voices naturally sound so different, so I tried to bring out the joy and the innocence in the songs while trying to sing them as honest and raw as I could as Dami."
'With this album and through my live performances, I hope to be remembered as the girl who is a real musician at heart who speaks truthfully through her craft."
This weekend, Dami will jet off to Europe ahead of her representing Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden, set for broadcast on May 13th on SBS TV.
On Eurovision, Dami said, 'I am so thrilled and honoured to be representing Australia at Eurovision this year in Stockholm. I am really excited to be following in the footsteps of Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy who have both graced the Eurovision stage before me. I truly believe that the Australian public and Eurovision fans around the world are going to love the song I will be performing in Sweden. I cannot wait to showcase it to the world and represent Australia to the best of my ability!"
After Guy Sebastian wowed Europe with a top 5 finish as Australia's first ever Eurovision contestant in 2015, the European Broadcasting Union and Swedish broadcaster SVT have invited Australia back for another dose of Eurovision glitz and glamour and another shot at Eurovision glory.
SBS have selected Dami as the perfect artist to capture Europe's attention with her unique personal style and show-stopping voice; an artist who is ready to showcase our musical talent to the world.
For more information Head to the SBS Eurovision website http://www.sbs.com.au/programs/eurovision
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Born in South Korea, Dami moved to Brisbane, Australia with her family when she was 9 years old. Her adventures with music started earlier at just five years of age, which led to classical piano and a Masters degree in singing jazz. Although Dami had a noticeable talent for this genre, pop music was her real passion.
In 2013 Dami Im arrived in the spotlight, seemingly out of nowhere, and found herself a home in the sonic heart of Australia. Dami won The X Factor on the strength of her astonishing voice and palpable sense of artistry. More success followed as Dami earned multiple ARIA accreditations, including #1 chart positions and multi-platinum sales for the likes of her self-titled debut album and hit singles -Alive', -Super Love' and -Gladiator'.
It is obvious that Dami is not only an artist of the new millennium, but possesses a remarkably dynamic artistry that can transcend Australian borders. Her success has extended from her home in Australia to Asia including China, Hong Kong, Singapore and most satisfyingly, her birth country of Korea. Now 2016 is the year for Dami to exhibit her talent globally.
Dami will be hitting the road from July 1st to showcase the Classic Carpenters album – dates below with tickets on sale now.
Yesterday Once More: Classic Carpenters Tour
Friday 1 July FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE, FRANKSTON, VIC
www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au ~ 03 9784 1060 (child tickets available)
Saturday 2 July COSTA HALL, GEELONG PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, GEELING, VIC
www.gpac.org.au ~ 03 5225 1200 (child tickets available)
Friday 15 July ILLAWARRA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, WOLLONGONG, NSW
www.merrigong.com.au ~ 02 4224 5999 (child tickets available)
Saturday 16 July THE PLAYHOUSE, CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE, CANBERRA, ACT
www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au ~02 6275 2700 (child tickets available)
Friday 22 July CONCERT HALL, CONCOURSE THEATRE CHATSWOOD, CHATSWOOD, NSW
Saturday 23 July REVESBY WORKERS CLUB, REVESBY, NSW
www.rwc.org.au ~ 02 9772 2100 (child tickets available)
Friday 29 July DEE WHY RSL, DEE WHY, NSW
www.deewhyrsl.com.au ~ 02 9454 4000 (child tickets available)
Saturday 30 July ROOTY HILL RSL, ROOTY HILL, NSW
www.rootyhillrsl.com.au ~ 02 9677 4916 (child tickets available)
Friday 5 August MOUNTIES, MT PRITCHARD, NSW
www.mounties.com.au ~ 02 9822 3555 (child tickets available)
Saturday 6 August WAGGA CIVIC THEATRE, WAGGA WAGGA, NSW
www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/civic-theatre ~ 02 6926 9688 (child tickets available)
Friday 12 August CLUB SAPPHIRE, MERIMBULA, NSW
www.clubsapphire.com.au ~ 02 6495 1306 (child tickets available)
Saturday 13 August SHOALHAVEN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SHOALHAVEN, NSW
www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au ~ 1300 788 503 (child tickets available)
Friday 19 August SOUTH SYDNEY JUNIORS, KINGSFORD, NSW
www.thejuniors.com.au ~ 02 9349 7555 (child tickets available)
Saturday 20 August CASTLE HILL RSL, CASTLE HILL, NSW
www.castlehillrsl.com.au ~ 02 8858 4800 (child tickets available)
Saturday 27 August BELMONT 16s, BELMONT, NSW
www.16s.com.au ~ 02 4945 0888
Friday 9 September CLUB CENTRAL, HURSTVILLE, NSW
www.clubcentralhurstville.com.au ~ 02 9570 3355
Saturday 10 September NORTH SYDNEY LEAGUES, CAMMERAY, NSW
www.norths.com.au ~ 02 9245 3000
Saturday 17 September THE CUBE, CAMPBELLTOWN, NSW
www.thecube.net.au ~ 02 4625 0000
Sunday 18 September LAYCOCK STREET THEATRE, GOSFORD, NSW
www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/theatres ~ 02 4323 3233 (child tickets available)
Friday 7 October ORANGE EX SERVICES, ORANGE, NSW
www.oesc.com.au ~ 02 6362 2666 (child tickets available)
Saturday 8 October DUBBO RSL, DUBBO, NSW
www.dubborsl.com.au ~ 02 6882 4411 (child tickets available)
Friday 14 October WRESTPOINT ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, HOBART, TAS
www.tixtas.com.au ~ 1300 795 257
Saturday 15 October LAUNCESTON COUNTRY CLUB, LAUNCESTON, TAS
www.tixtas.com.au ~ 1300 795 257
Saturday 22 October WENTWORTHVILLE LEAGUES CLUB, WENWORTHVILLE, NSW
www.wentyleagues.com.au ~ 02 8868 9200 (child tickets available)
Friday 4 November KEDRON WAVELL CLUB, BRISBANE, QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au ~ 1300 135 915
Saturday 5 November TWIN TOWNS, GOLD COAST, QLD
www.twintowns.com.au ~ 1800 014 014 (child tickets available)
Friday 11 November EMPIRE THEATRE, TOOWOOMBA, QLD
www.empiretheatre.com.au ~ 1300 655 299 (child tickets available)
Saturday 12 November THE EVENTS CENTRE, CALOUNDRA, QLD
www.theeventscentre.com.au ~ 07 5491 4240 (child tickets available)
Friday 18 November CAPITAL THEATRE, BENDIGO, VIC
www.thecapital.com.au ~ 03 5434 6100 (child tickets available)
Saturday 19 November THE ATHENAEUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE, VIC
www.ticketek.com.au ~ 1300 795 012 (child tickets available)
Friday 25 November PORT MACQUARIE PANTHERS, PORT MACQUARIE, NSW
www.portmacquarie.panthers.com.au ~ 02 6580 2300 (child tickets available)
Saturday 26 November C.EX, COFFS HARBOUR, NSW
www.cex.com.au ~ 02 6652 3888 (child tickets available)
Friday 9 December THE DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE, ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE, SA
www.bass.net.au ~ 131 246 (child tickets available)
Saturday 10 December THE ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH, WA
www.tickets.theticketgroup.com.au ~ 1300 111 369