December 10, 2014


Wednesday 10 December, 2014                                                                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Much-loved country duo, McAlister Kemp, have this morning announced that they will take a break in 2015, posting a message to fans on their Facebook page.

Comprising of Drew McAlister and Troy Kemp, the band released three studio albums across the past six years, topping the ARIA Country Albums chart and the Country Radio Airplay chart, taking out a CMC Music Award, earning a slew of Golden Guitar nominations, and performing to audiences of thousands both in Australia and in the US.

A McAlister Kemp Best Of compilation will be released through ABC Music in March 2015, featuring previously unreleased songs and new music, including the latest single ‘100 Years The ANZAC’.


Hey Facebook Family,

So here we are..... Six years down the road and what a ride it has been! We are so appreciative of the amazing journey we've had so far - for the incredible audiences that come to our shows, and the people who buy our albums, thank you so much!! 

Adam Brand, Linda Chamarette and our incredible record company, ABC Music, really took a chance signing us as a duo after considerable time developing our solo careers, a huge blessing which opened up unexpected and incredible new phase in our lives. 

Now it's time for a change and a new chapter in both of our careers.

We both want to explore some solo projects, so from March next year we will taking an indefinite break from MK.

We still have some awesome shows ahead as McAlister Kemp and we really hope you can make it to those shows. As we make plans for 2015, we want to include you in both our journeys and share the tonnes of exciting things we are planning on different paths.

So, we look forward to seeing you out on the road, don’t miss out, come say hi and enjoy the MK ride for the next little while and don’t worry, we’ll be there for Cruisin’ Country 2015 as promised (who’d want to miss that!!).

And please know there is no bad blood here! We are two brothers that just need to scratch an itch creatively speaking.

We don't know what the future holds but you can be guaranteed that some great songs are coming your way from both of us… Finally to celebrate our 6 years, we are pulling together a Best Of Album which will include our new single ‘100 YEARS THE ANZAC’, plus previously unreleased tracks.

We love you guys and maybe we haven't expressed that as much as we should have but please know that the only reason we have had the last amazing 6 years is because of YOU!!

Drew & Troy

The band is nominated in the following categories for the 2015 Country Music Awards of Australia:

·       Group or Duo of the Year, Harder to Tame
·       APRA Song of the Year, Fight Me
·       Video Clip of the Year, Fight Me
·       Top Selling Australian Album of the Year, Harder to Tame


For further information please contact:

National Promotions Manager – ABC Contemporary Music | Nicole Stringer 02 9207 0600 or

July 10, 2014

McAlister Kemp - Fight Me (Official Music Video)

For Drew McAlister and Troy Kemp, “Fight Me is our effort to make people aware of, and more importantly, understand the effects of bullying, not only in Australia but all over the world.  It's about strength in numbers and people standing together in the face of adversity.”

“'Fight me is one of those songs for us that just resonates with people! From a 10 year old girl at a gig in Goulburn to a 40 year old father in Perth! A lot of people have been or will be bullied! It's time for that stuff to stop!”

Directed by Duncan Toombes Published on 1 Jul 2014
#MKFIGHTME proudly supporting the fight against bullying.

Download Album Here:

Fight Me is the third single from the album "Harder To Tame" - Released January 17, 2014 through ABC Music/Universal Music Australia.

March 03, 2014

McAlister Kemp Canberra Show Moved to May 24

The McAlister Kemp concert scheduled for Saturday 15 March has been postponed.

The show will now be held Saturday 24 May.

The Canberra Southern Cross Club apologises for any inconvenience.

January 18, 2014

MK Say "Thanks to ALL OF YOU" On Harder To Tame Release Day

On the day of the release of their third album Harder To Tame, Troy Kemp from McAlister Kemp posted the following message on their Facebook Page this afternoon....


From D Mac and myself we would like to say a big THANK YOU to "all of you" for your love and support over the last 5 years.
We are so excited about the release of Harder To Tame today and we hope you love it as much as we do !!

Also a special thank you to the following people ( our team ), that keep us afloat day in day out:

All at ABC and Universal Music
The Artist Network
Dennis Dunstan
Mick Hackney, Matt Thomas, Rod Moar and Pete Kreft.
Kelly Alexander and Justina McAlister
Vinnie Kelly, Kieren Sainsbury & Kirsten Grosman at Soguru Media
Melinda Murray @ PSM Publicity
Jeremy Stover and the team in Nashville
Country Radio
Rob Potts

The list goes on so if we forgot you, thank you.

Now CRANK IT UP and we'll see you in Tamworth !!!


PS: Would love to hear your thoughts on the album, favourite songs etc, so don't be shy ... C Ya !

January 17, 2014

Watch COUNTRY PROUD IN THE USA featuring Big & Rich!

The title track to McAlister Kemp's last album Country Proud helped take the boys to the top of Australian Country Music with a #1 on the ARIA Country Charts.

After meeting Big & Rich at CMC Rocks The Hunter last year, the two duos became friends and when on to play music together in the USA.

Here's a video of McAlister Kemp performing Australia's latest country anthem in the USA to Big & Rich's crowd of over 30,000 in Wisconsin USA.

The full video appears on the CD/DVD Deluxe Edition of Harder To Tame. Get it right now at: 

January 09, 2014

Watch McAlister Kemp's Official "Harder To Tame" Preview Video

Drew McAlister and Troy Kemp from McAlister Kemp have this afternoon released their official preview video for their new album "Harder To Tame" - released on January 17.

It features all 10 tracks from the new album!

Check it out below....

December 17, 2013

McAlister Kemp Release Tracks & Videos for Harder To Tame CD/DVD Deluxe!

McAlister Kemp have now revealed the video listing for the Deluxe CD/DVD edition of Harder To Tame. 

The Deluxe DVD features 5 Music Videos, 4 Live Performances from CMC Rocks The Hunter and a real treat for longtime McAlister Kemp fans, ‘County Proud in the USA’ with Big & Rich.

The complete track and video listing for the CD/DVD Deluxe Edition of Harder To Tame is as follows:

1. Harder To Tame
2. Night On Fire
3. What A Woman Can Do
4. The Only Way I Know How
5. There's Always A Girl
6. Stand A Little Taller
7. Tats
8. Fight Me
9. To Say I Love You
10. Close If It Ain't

1. Harder To Tame
2. Country Proud
3. Cold Beer, Hot Women
4. A Good Idea
5. Home
6. Feed My Tractor (Live @ CMC Rocks The Hunter)
7. It Don’t Buy You Love (Live @ CMC Rocks The Hunter)
8. Hard Work (Live @ CMC Rocks The Hunter)
9. Working Class Man (Live @ CMC Rocks The Hunter)
10. Country Proud in the USA (featuring Big & Rich)

You can pre-order Signed Copies now at:
* Sanity Online - and you'll get the 'Harder To Tame' track instantly and go into the draw to WIN an MK IPAD!)
* JB Hifi - and you'll get the 'Harder To Tame' track instantly