Brand brings a touch of country to Riviera
Country singer Adam Brand traded his boots for a pair of safety glasses as he stepped on board one of Riviera’s sensational new 70 Flybridge during his recent tour of the Coomera factory.
After rocking on stage at Melbourne's Crown Casino on Friday night, the star headed to Queensland's Mud Bulls and Music festival to perform in front of about 10,000 die hard fans on Saturday night.
Despite his gruelling touring schedule, Brand took time out to visit Riviera's Coomera facility with his Dancing with the Stars partner, Jade Hatcher.
The proud Aussie said he had a great interest in boats and had always loved Rivieras.
"I love cruising and fishing, anchoring up for the night and sitting on the back of the boat with a glass of wine," Brand said.
"If you are looking at boats in Australia your first port of call would be Riviera."
Still on cloud nine from his unexpected win late last year on Dancing with the Stars, Brand said it was a fantastic but challenging experience.
"I didn't want to spend the whole time stressing and miss the journey of it," he said.
"I discovered that you have to be fit to be a dancer but I really enjoyed the ballroom styles, mostly because Jade could control me."
Brand is tipped to be the next Keith Urban after signing a record deal with Sony Music Entertainment in Nashville and will head off for the States this year.
"I will be building my profile in the US so it will be like starting from scratch again," he said.
"I will be going on a national radio tour, during the course of that and they will release my first song - we are taking five songs from my current album Hell Of A Ride."
Follow Adam's career by visiting his website www.adambrand.com.au
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Country singer Adam Brand checks out the electronics in the new Riviera 70
Adam Brand and Dancing with the Stars partner Jade Hatcher visited Riviera's Coomera facility on the Gold Coast
Adam Brand and Jade Hatcher dance the Quickstep on 2009 Dancing with the Stars (image courtesy of Adam Brand's website)