Her music has been described as eloquent, uplifting, melodic, catchy pop and “Don’t Make Plans”, Milly James’ debut single, is the start of a whole new direction for the talented singer/songwriter.
The John Curtin Gallery staffer, AKA Nicole Reid, choreographed the accompanying video which was shot by Curtin film and television students.
“Don’t make Plans” has already been garnering praise since it was posted;
” Well written… has a Dusty Springfield quality ” John Bissell, Mothlight Music, Ugly Betty
” A very contemporary sound… a lot of potential ” Rob Scott, Sandcastle Music
” A great piano hook… very upbeat ” Kim Green, Music Supervisor Australia
” It’s got a Bacharach thing going on… very catchy! ” Clive Hodson, Shock Publishing.
This is a new direction for James who has performed with her backing band, The Insubordinates since 2008.
In addition, this multi-talented artist has been lending her vocals to the KU-LING BROTHERS, made up of Stephen Malinder, UK (Cabaret Voltaire, Sassy and Loco) Shane Norton, Aus (Soundlab) Jack Lucas, Aus (Yummy Fur) performing locally and nationally. Milly also co-wrote 3 songs on their latest album HERE COME THE ASTRONAUTS, which was released in October 2008.
Re-casting herself as a solo singer/songwriter Milly is revelling in her new musical guise as it affords her with more opportunities to do what she most enjoys; that is write and perform her own songs in new directions.
” I find the whole song writing process engaging and entirely addictive,” she said.
” I just love embracing the challenge of constructing a narrative or some small vignette in song, there’s nothing quite like it. And you never know quite where a song will take you ”
Visit Milly’s MySpace page to hear her music.