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At age 12, Brielle signed with LGM Records and started work on her self–titled debut album. January 1998 saw her first single September's Sweet Child released through Columbia Sony. Six months later, the album followed, presenting a music style far beyond her tender years.
Soon after, Brielle was nominated for New Talent of the Year at the 1999 Australian Country Music Awards, making her the youngest nominee ever for the prestigious Golden Guitar Award.
Brielle received extensive coverage in global media with many of her performances televised throughout the Asia-pacific region. An appearance in The Fame Game garnered wide acclaim for both Brielle's vocal talents and acting ability.
US entertainment magazine Billboard (magazine) noted Brielle as an 'ARTIST TO WATCH'.
Since her invitation in 1999, Brielle has served as an Australia Day Ambassador and was the first performer to sing the Australian National Anthem at the Sydney Olympic Stadium.
She has performed before the likes of the NSW Premier, the Sydney Lord Mayor, Australian Prime Minister John Howard and US President Bill Clinton.
Many of Brielle's performances have assisted a variety of charities and community functions including the Starlight Foundation, The Variety Club Children's Christmas Party, McHappy Day for Ronald McDonald House, Wesley Mission, National Family Day and Earth Hour.
Proving her versatility as a vocalist, Brielle has amassed experience appearing with such artists as Julie Anthony, James Morrison, Lee Kernaghan and the legendary Slim Dusty.
Brielle was a NSW semi-finalist in the 1999 and 2000 Young Australian of the Year Awards and was a semi-finalist on Australian Idol singing Even God Must Get The Blues.
On her Hiatus:
"I felt I needed to step away after my last label pushed international artists and put me on the shelf... I learnt then after being promised the world that I was on my own."
Brielle returned in 2006 with her first studio release since 1998's Girl's In Love. Serial Thriller (co-written by Divinyls' front woman Chrissy Amphlett) debuted on the ARIA chart in July at No.44 but fell out of the Top 100 the following week, the song had an electro-rock beat, contrasting Brielle's older material. The single's B-side, a DNA remix of forthcoming album track Oxygen, became an instant cult classic across Australia and New Zealand.
On Chrissy Amphlett:
"Chrissy is such a powerful and unashamedly truthful performer – I have taken so much inspiration from her – read her biography, if it does not inspire you to be true to yourself then nothing will."
The follow-up single Take It Off was released in March 2007 and peaked at #11 on the ARIA Club Chart after remix treatment by US house producer Andy Caldwell. It also gained national airplay as part of the Nova network's Unsigned initiative and in radio ads for the Leukemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave campaign. Take It Off soared to the top of the Canadian BPM:TV Charts where it remained in the Top 10 for a number of weeks.
Brielle became the first celebrity fashion ambassador for Supre's Fashion Rocks campaign, an initiative to fuse fashion, celebrity and music. Brielle featured heavily on Supre's promotional material including websites, brochures, internal TV network and in-store media and Brielle's favourite clothing items were marked with special "Brielle's fave" swingtags.
Though an album, Other Side, was planned, it was not released at this time and promotional copies have become a highly sought-after item by dance music fans on illegal download sites because many of the tracks gained popularity and support during Brielle's extensive club tour. Initial previews of the album called it "...an Australian classic in waiting..." and "...a divine slice of Australian dance-pop..."
The latter half of 2007 saw Brielle continuing her many charity commitments including a tour of the Solomon Islands to entertain Australian troops stationed overseas before returning to Sydney to record her first acoustic EP.
On her Tour De Force:
"I couldn't even begin to explain what an amazing experience this was... It was breathtaking... I felt incredibly honoured being able to share even just this short period of time with both the police, soldiers and the islanders... When you hear others say that this experience will change your life, you don't believe it until it happens to you and I am lost for words knowing that i was able to experience this while being surrounded by such wonderful and inspiring people..."
Crossing The Line was released in September 2007 at Brielle's acoustic showcase hosted by The Vanguard (Newtown, Sydney) and features acoustic versions of Serial Thriller, the cult favourite Oxygen, unreleased album tracks Cybersexual and Mine plus new tracks written especially for the EP (Crossing The Line, Bang Bang). Brielle's acoustic rendition of Oxygen garnered particular attention due to its dramatic vocals and atmospheric production.
In early 2008, Brielle was asked once again to perform a tour of duty and entertain Australian troops - this time in Iraq and Afghanistan. The tour was filmed by crews from Australian Story and aired on ABC1 as a two-part documentary telling the brave story of the performers and the heroic troops currently serving in these countries.
Brielle is currently working the Australian live music scene and has many regular gigs (including The Vanguard, Newtown, Sydney and The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, Sydney) and can be regularly seen at industry events, both on the red carpet and supporting her fellow musicians.
- 1998: September's Sweet Child
- 1998: Girl's In Love
- 2006: Serial Thriller
- 2007: Take It Off
- 2007: Crossing The Line (EP)