“Oh No No” by Kylie Edmond is the fifth song in The FIRST Alive with Clive Top 20.
Kylie, who has appeared on Alive with Clive twice, performed “Oh No No” accompanied by William Rottman during her first interview on Alive with Clive on November 7, 2008.
Here is a picture of me with Kylie that was taken in the TV studio before her interview on Alive with Clive on November 7, 2008:
This is what Kylie has written about herself in her Bio on her MySpace page at www.myspace.com/kylieedmond:
Being an Aussie girl, now living and writing in the fabulously crazy NYC, I look to the sun, the beach and all things glorious for inspiration. Originally from sunny Perth, Western Australia, I came to NYC in search of inspiration and adventure. New York has since become my home and my muse.
While I had been writing on and off over the years, it wasn’t until a trip to London that I decided to make things happen. Sitting in a hotel room, watching the London rain, I decided it was time to follow my heart and pursue my passions.
So, I moved to NYC and had a few cultural differences to deal with like using the words “flip flop” instead of “thong,” people thinking I’m from Sweden or Texas (seriously), and trying to give it a red hot go in one of the coolest, but toughest markets in the world. NYC is definitely a unique city. And it’s affected me as a songwriter and human in so many ways.
I was signed to music publishing company Missing Link Music in January 2009 and am in the studio recording new songs with my co-writer Griffin. I recently performed for the SESAC Writers on the Storm showcase for up and coming talent and was featured as a Spotlight Member with the Songwriters Guild of America. I’ve played in famous NYC venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, Baggot Inn, The Bitter End, Caffe Vivaldi, The Sidewalk Cafe, Banjo Jim’s, Parkside Lounge and Waltz-Astoria.
But at the end of the day, you can take a girl from Australia, but you can’t take Australia out of the girl. And you can give an Aussie a flip flop, but it’s still a thong.
So, welcome to my music. These songs remind me of endless summer days back in Australia, the beach and sunshine. I hope you enjoy them!
In recent months, at established music venues in and outside New York City, Kylie has been participating in a popular series of concerts she created called “Girls Rock The Night!” alongside such other emerging female musicians who have been on Alive with Clive as Jessica Labus, Athena Reich, Melissa Wrolstad, Dani Tersini, Cassandra Kubinski, Anna Troy, Lisa Redford, and Kelsey Rauber. When the series was launched, Robert Daniels, who has also been on Alive with Clive, was one lucky guy who performed with them.
Kylie is also a lover of animals and with her husband, publicist Sean-Patrick Hillman at Corbin PR, is the proud owner of their pooch, Snickers Edmond Hillman, who they adopted through the ASPCA and has her own following on Facebook! Kylie often donates proceeds from her concerts to charities that support animals that are being mistreated.
Kylie is one of the most inspiring, energetic and entertaining emerging musicians to have been interviewed on Alive with Clive. At the start of her second interview on Alive with Clive recently, I described her as an I-D-E-A-L role model, with the word I-D-E-A-L representing an acronym for:
I – Inspiring
D – Dynamic
E – Exciting
A – Action-Oriented
L – Loving
In short, you can learn a lot about turning your passion into profit and multiplying your magnificence from Kylie Edmond. And it’s wonderful to see her blossoming as a musician too.
Kylie wrote “Oh No No” after a friend of hers told her that she was trapped in a relationship in which she was being subjected to violent abuse. Statistics reveal that a disturbingly high percentage of women are victims of domestic abuse in their relationships. The message of the song provides powerful words of encouragement to women to ignore the internal voice that causes them to justify staying in that kind of relationship so they can disentangle themselves from their living nightmare and start anew.
Here is one of the verses from “Oh No No”:
And leave your hell in the past
Better off alone
Alone at last
Take your pride
Leave everything else behind
Got wings to fly
You shine so bright
While the song is focused primarily to provide support for women who are in relationships in which they are being violently abused, the message can be applied by anyone who is being victimized by adverse circumstances over which they feel they don’t have any power or control.
Here’s the video clip for you to enjoy of Kylie Edmond singing “Oh No No” accompanied by William Rottman on Alive with Clive:
You can find out more about Kylie Edmond and hear a few of her other songs at www.myspace.com/kylieedmond.
Kylie is currently in fifth place in The Alive with Clive Top 20. To vote for Kylie to move into the top spot in The Alive with Clive Top 20, click here.
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