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Biography

Tom Cooney is an Australian musician from Brisbane.

Cooney quit his job to record and release a mini album.  People seemed to like it, he was suprised.  He got to tour the country and play with two of his favourite artists, Fionn Regan and M. Ward.  He also got to play at two great festivals, Splendour in the Grass and Homebake.   

In between touring, Cooney recorded songs for his debut album, Presque Vu.  While the album sonically pivots on Cooney's guitar, lyrics and melodies, many friends added the spokes to roll Presque Vu along.  Jamie Trevaskis recorded the songs and played saw and guitar, Corinna Scanlon sung, Whitley played lonesome cowboy guitar on a few songs, Simon and Ryan from Subaudible Hum played drums and keys, Tony Dupe played all sorts of things, McKisko played some keys, Stu Barry played double bass and James from the Boat People played electric bass.

The songs on Presque Vu are different bricks from the same clay.  Presque Vu means almost seen.  It is the feeling of being on the edge of something extremely important but never quite stepping over, or truth that leaves as quickly as it arrives.   Tom feels listening to a song or reading a book can be like looking into a mirror.  Whether you have been longing for the reflection or avoiding it, there's something in that spark of recognition that makes you feel real; if only for a moment.

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