Thomas Rhett, Katy Perry & More Join Monday’s KIX Live!

17 November 2022 | 10:51 am | Mallory Arbour

Tune in this Monday from 7pm!

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On Monday, November 21 at 7pm, KIX Live will feature performances from Andrew Farriss, Matt Cornell and Chloe Styler, plus Justin will chat to Katy Perry and Thomas Rhett and announce the week's 'Centre Stage' artist.


Andrew Farriss

Andrew Farriss hardly needs an introduction to music fans. For the uninitiated, he is the man behind the songs that saw INXS sell more than 50-million albums throughout their career. However, these days, Farriss has ventured into pushing boundaries in the country music scene.

He released his self-titled debut solo album in March 2021, in which he received a 2022 Golden Guitar nomination for ‘Heritage Song of the Year’ for the track With The Kelly Gang. It also reached #5 on the Australia ARIA Country Album Chart. The debut followed his Love Makes The World EP which was released in later 2020. That same year, he was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia.

For 40 years, Farriss has written, produced, and performed music all over the globe. He has written for or produced various other acts, such as Yothu Yindi, Tom Jones, Alisan Porter, Tania Kernaghan, and Jenny Morris.

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Matt Cornell

As one half of Golden Guitar nominated duo, Cornell & Carr, the five-time Golden Guitar nominee had had his solo career on the backburner in recent years, before the release of his new single, Stick Around, earlier this month. Despite his brief solo hiatus, Cornell has been anything but idle throughout his lifelong music career. Sneaking in the back doors of venues to play professionally when he was just 16, he’s enjoyed an illustrious career as a bass player to some music royalty.

He’s plucked the 4-string for Baby Animals, Richard Clapton, Rose Tattoo, Shannon Noll and now, Adam Brand. Matt has also fronted the stage at the famous SXSW festival in Texas and supported Richard Marx on both his 2016 and 2018 Australian tours.

Cornell grew up in an extremely musical family. The son of performers Cheryl Assange and former Delltone Wayne Cornell, his parents would often rehearse shows in the loungeroom. Cornell’s uncle, George Assange (also performed under the name Vic Sabrino), was also influential, being the first Australian to make a rock ‘n ’roll recording in 1955.

Chloe Styler

Known for her authentic approach to country pop that gently melds indie and folk elements through intense storytelling, the Gold Coast singer-songwriter has been wrapping audiences in her wholesome indie embrace since her debut. In that time, she has delivered multiple alluring singles that have earned her a nomination at last year's Gold Coast Music Awards plus finalist status in the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition.

Her current single Vaguer Than Vegas follows Girlfriend, Loving You and Where We Stand, which landed on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart. She also earned a nomination at last year's Gold Coast Music Awards and reached finalist status in the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition for Consider Me Gone.

Styler has also supported Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley and Fanny Lumsden and was confirmed to play at CMA Fest in Nashville in 2020 before being cancelled due to covid.

Thomas Rhett

Born into a musical family, Thomas Rhett has carved out a stellar career in country music just like his father, singer-songwriter Rhett Atkins. Growing up around other singers including Tim McGraw and Brooks & Dunn, Rhett began learning to play drums in high school, later joining his father onstage to play. He released his 2013 debut album, It Goes Like It, which features previously released singles from his prior self-titled EP release.

Since then, his six studio albums have produced 17 multi-platinum and gold-certified #1 singles, nearly 10 billion streams, back-to-back GRAMMY nominations and Billboard 200 debuts. He was named ‘Male Artist of the Year’ at the 2021 ACM Awards, adding to his already impression collection of trophies from CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Awards and more.

Also a talented songwriter, the 32-year-old has written singles for Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, Florida Georgia Line and Michael Ray. He also co-wrote Old Dominion’s Some People Do, which was nominated for a 2021 GRAMMY Award in the ‘Best Country Song’ category.

His latest album Where We Started, released in April this year, features collaborations with Riley Green, Tyler Hubbard, Russell Dickerson and Katy Perry. He will release Side B to his highly anticipated Country Again double project in 2023. Side A was released in April 2021.