What the Media have to Say...
‘Million Star Hotel’
Maybe us city folk have forgotten what its like to look up at the stars at night and ponder which room we're in, in the biggest hotel of them all: 'A Million Star Hotel'. Kym Pitman lives in a country full of big sky views that vibrate an essence we rarely see in the northern hemisphere. Her heartfelt connection to Earth is poetically expressed in every song on her new album. Though critics have given more accolades to the title track, there are others that are of equal poignancy, "Hold You In A Circle," won third place in Eco Arts Awards, 2012 songwriting competition. This song is a true love song from the perspective of Earth to us, as Kym sings: "She wants to hold you, She want to love you, and sing to you with running water, and cry on you fresh tears of dew, and kiss you with her sweet, sweet breath."
When pondering the question can a song move us to change, Kym Pitman's, 'Hold You In A Circle' as well as, 'A Million Star Hotel' will make you consider that perhaps this is true. Is there a greater motivator in all the world than, love? Though it has been said that what the world needs now is love, sweet love, what the world truly needs is to feel our love for her. Kym, thank you, for utilizing your obvious talent toward reminding us all about the million star hotel we live in, and how she simply wants to hold us in a circle.
Born in South Australia, Kym began performing as a singer songwriter in Adelaide’s music bars and cafes as a teenager, in the late seventies and early eighties. She later moved to regional NSW where she recorded three albums and performed extensively on Australia’s festival circuit. As a multi instrumentalist playing guitar, fiddle, viola and banjo, Kym’s enchanting concerts are a poignant journey rambling evocatively between coast, desert, gorge and tableland. She inspires hope and leaves her audiences moved and uplifted.
In her home town of Bellingen NSW, Kym is founder of the Bellingen Wilderness Youth Theatre - a unique rite of passage for young people, integrating wilderness treks with theatre and music to help teenagers develop a sense of place and belonging. This work is also a great source of musical and lyrical inspiration.
May more and more artists generate as much insightful compassion toward our home as Kym Pitman.
(Kathryn Edwards, www.examiner.com, August 2012)
“Casual, cool, calming and evocative. The clarity of the vocal and its delicate approach serve perfectly to carry the vast landscapes painted by the lyrics. Same can be said of the subtle instrumentation. To highlight particular tracks really would do a disservice to the album as a whole. Just know it really is food for the soul and best consumed complete. Definitely deserving of many a listen/repeat exploration.”
(Matt Lawrence, Capital News, January 2011).
“Smooth & obviously quality. Kym will get ABC Radio National Airplay.”
(Tim Ritchie, MD, ABC Radio National)
“Congratulations on a great album and Kym’s voice is a pleasure to listen to. Not often a complete album is released that one wants to sit back and enjoy.”
(Bryan Pickthall, “Best & Latest in Country Music”, PowerCountry 88FM Network Victoria)
“What a shear delight! Every so often an album comes along to knock your socks off! CD of the week.”
(John Fanning, Artsound FM)
“What a sweet sound.”
(Felicity Urquhart, ABC Saturday Night Country)
“I can clearly see why Rouseabout are such a strong believer in Kym and this CD. I love the clarity of voice and overall mix, and the stories included in the songs.”
(Wayne Shearman, ABC Wide Bay)
“What a fantastic album! Kym has a wonderful clear voice …”
(Julie Rowbottom, Leading Edge Music Shepparton)
“Brilliant! It will get lots of airplay.”
(Anne McAllister, Celtic Folk Show, 3CR)
“I have received the album "Million Star Hotel" by Kym Pitman and all tracks have been added to my data base. I am enjoying being able to promote these songs on my program.”
(Daphne Gleeason, 2MAX)
“ ‘Million Star Hotel’ is an excellent release that deserves support from radio across Australia.”
(Daryl Kirkup, Capital News)
“I heard ‘Million Star Hotel’ (on NfS) and have been raving about it ever since - it's a superb song and Kym has a glorious voice. I'm delighted that you've sent me the full CD and I look forward to playing many tracks from it on my show.”
(John Funnell, 88.9 WYN-FM)
"Kym’s ‘Million Star Hotel’ is the stand out track on this NfS release. It is a pleasure to add “Million Star Hotel” to program rotation.”
(Raymond Phillips, Country Harvest)