Family the inspiration for Harvey’s new album

Adam Harvey will bring his Family Life Tour to WA in July.
Adam Harvey will bring his Family Life Tour to WA in July.

WHILE friends Kasey Chambers and Beccy Cole may joke about hoping for heartbreak and devastation before writing a new album, Adam Harvey said his latest inspiration was staring him in the face.

�I was sitting down and I thought �right what can I think up to try and write some things about�,� the country music singer said.

�The kids were sitting there getting ready for school and I thought �well there it is right in front of me, why don�t I write about things that mean the most to me�.

And so his latest album Family Life was born.

Making sure he has plenty of balance between being at home and on the road, the husband and father-of-two (aged 12 and 13) has already started his national album tour, which hits WA in July.

�We�ve done a few gigs already up and down the east coast just to iron out the creases and it�s all a finely tuned, well-oiled machine now,� he said.

Supporting him is Perth sister duo The Sunny Cowgirls and emerging county artist Chelsea Basham, also from WA.

�We all get on really well and get out and have a sing together and each do our own thing � it�s always good fun,� Harvey said.

�It�s like a great big holiday. You get to do what you love every night and the next day you hop in the car and drive off to a new town and another adventure.�

Harvey said he was looking forward to getting back to WA and bringing his fans a �good value for money� show.

�We do a couple of the new songs but a lot of the older songs we�ve had over the years,� he said.

�Troy Cassar-Daley and I recorded an album of all these classic old country songs that we grew up with, so I do a few of those too.

�And we�ve got the big screen up behind us and we play a lot of footage and video clips � it�s like going to the movies only with a live music show thrown in to it.�

Tyler Brown