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#itouchmyselfproject
#itouchmyselfproject

Ten singers.
One very touching song.

Some of Australia's leading female music artists have come together to reincarnate Chrissy Amphlett's anthem. From rock goddesses to indie pop sensations, soul singers to sopranos, each has interpreted “I Touch Myself' in her own distinctive way. Touch each artist to hear how Chrissy touched her life.

You can purchase the song below – proceeds go to Cancer Council NSW.

Deborah Conway

“It's a terrible waste when someone dies at such a young age.”

Deborah Conway's diverse career encompasses recording, performing, composing, producing, acting and Artistic Directing of The Queensland Music Festival.

Debra has been prominent in the Australian music scene ever since her first band Do Re Mi topped the charts in 1985 with the single 'Man Overboard'. She released her first solo album String Of Pearls in 1991 and the single 'It's Only The Beginning' dominated radio play lists for months. Debra has continued to release albums with musical partner Willy Zygier. In 2013 they released their 9th album, Stories Of Ghosts.

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Kate Ceberano

“One of the great things we have in life is music. It allows us to recover – it's therapy for all senses.”

There is something truly spectacular about award-winning singer-songwriter Kate Ceberano. She first found fame with her funk band I'm Talking, which produced three Top 10 singles, went Platinum and won Best New Talent (1984) at the Countdown Awards. Kate also won Best Female Vocalist (1985) and Best Female Singer (1985) at the ARIA Awards.

Whether it's her soulful voice, charismatic nature or exotic looks, Kate is a woman widely respected not only by the music industry, but also for her ability to juggle an abundance of other roles from her work as an Ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Artistic Director of Adelaide Cabaret Festival or her award-winning performance in South Pacific.

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Katie Noonan

“A touching reminder of a very important issue for all women.”

Katie Noonan's technical mastery and pure voice makes her one of Australia's most versatile and beloved vocalists. This multi ARIA Award-winning and Platinum selling songstress first received widespread praise as the angel-voiced singer of indie-pop band George and has since taken audiences on sublime excursions through jazz, pop and classical music.

Her various releases include two albums with her folk jazz trio Elixir, the No. 1 selling classical album Two of a Kind with her mother Maggie and her gold-selling Top 10 solo album Skin.

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Little Pattie

“We're doing this for Chrissy, but even more than that, we're doing it for every woman.”

Little Pattie Amphlett still enjoys a successful career which began in the sixties when she was a bright school girl with a double-sided hit record called 'He's my Blonde Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy' and 'Stompin' at Maroubra'.

Recently, Little Pattie was awarded an Order of Australia, and like Chrissy was inducted into the prestigious ARIA Hall of Fame. She received the “Mo” Humanitarian Award for ongoing contribution to the welfare of Vietnam Veterans. And has assisted in establishing the 'Chrissy Amphlett Lane' in memory of her cousin.

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Megan Washington

“It's a really empowering song to sing and you do embody that beautiful message.”

Megan Washington is a 2-time ARIA Award winner, multi-platinum album seller, an APRA Breakthrough Songwriter, the inaugural Vanda & Young Songwriter of The Year and recipient of numerous other industry accolades for her debut album I Believe You Liar.

Megan has achieved much over recent years from headlining the Sydney Festival and sold-out concerts at Sydney Opera House with the ACO to serving as a mentor to Keith Urban on the inaugural series of The Voice. Her highly anticipated single 'Who Are You' is out now.

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Connie Mitchell

“She was so sexy and sassy and spinning it round.”

Probably most familiar to you as the spectacular singer-songwriter for multi-ARIA Award winning Sneaky Sound System, Miss Connie is also known for her eclectic fashion sense and reputation for fast wheels and vintage cars (she drives a 1970s Jaguar).

Sneaky Sound System's three albums have topped the local charts and they've had No.1 dance tracks in the US and UK. Critics have described their music as 'polished, near perfect electro' and 'it shows electronic music can have heart, soul and brains'. But it's her superstar peers (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rick Ross etc) who, in requesting Connie for their projects, confirm what a truly world-class talent she is.

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Sarah Blasko

“I feel really emotional to be a part of this.”

Sarah Blasko is a consummate artist and performer who directs her art with an unfaltering creative vision and an eye for detail. Sarah recently completed a European tour, followed by a tour of churches across Australia, leaving audiences entranced.

Sarah undertook a producer role for the first time on her recent ARIA-nominated album I Awake, performing songs from the album with Symphony Orchestras to sold-out audiences across Australia, including two Sydney Opera House performances. Prior to recording I Awake, Blasko released three critically acclaimed studio albums. As Day Follows Night, What The Sea Wants, The Sea Will Have and The Overture & The Underscore.

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Sarah Mcleod

“We were all so rocked when it happened to Chrissy, we just want to do her proud.”

Sarah McLeod grew to fame as the lead singer of The Superjesus and has become one of Australia's most diverse and powerhouse songwriters and performers and is a multi award-winning, double platinum selling, internationally acclaimed artist.

Cementing herself as one of the country's great rock chicks, she has continued to carve a name for herself within the international spotlight. Fuelled by a musical curiosity, recent highlights include becoming a revered artist, performer, songwriter, and producer, who can comfortably nestle in amongst the realms of genres of rock, pop, and acoustic on a global scale.

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Suze DeMarchi

“She didn't settle for anything less than brilliant.”

Suze DeMarchi, of Baby Animals fame, is the quintessential Aussie rock-chick and a hard-working mother of two. She is open, honest, opinionated, and a natural born performer.

Suze has written and performed many memorable hits, including 'Early Warning', 'Rush You', 'Painless' and 'One Word'.

Her band's eponymous album spent six weeks at No.1, converting platinum sales eight. There have been ARIA Awards, shows at Wembley Stadium, and induction into the Western Australian Music Industry Association's (WAMI) Hall of Fame. With a recent Top 20 album release and sell out national tour, Suze shows no sign of slowing down.

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Olivia Newton-John

“(Singing this song) has an extra meaning for me, because I feel so grateful that I am here.”

With a career spanning more than four decades and with over 100 million albums sold, Olivia's successes include four Grammy Awards, an Emmy, numerous Aria, Country Music, American Music, and Peoples Choice Awards, ten No. 1 hits, and over 15 Top 10 singles. In 1978, she co-starred with John Travolta in Grease, the most successful musical in history, and was catapulted into super-stardom.

In 1992, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer and now 22 years later, she recently opened the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in her hometown of Melbourne. In 2005, Olivia opened the Gaia Retreat & Spa in Byron Bay, NSW Australia, as an ideal place to renew, refresh and restore.

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