Popular and talented Che Orton is a New Zealand born singer-songwriter and a Nashville Recording Artist.
The past 20 years have seen Che performing professionally across New Zealand and around the world, picking up awards including 2012 Top Male Artist and 2013 Top Group at the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Awards. Recently Che was awarded 2016 Face TV Top Male Vocal Of The Year and 2016 Face TV Entertainer Of The Year.
Starting out with a stunning debut album titled A Big Hunk O’Love in 2012, Che showcased his astounding musical ability through Rock n Roll covers. This was shortly followed up with his 2013 release Boogie Woogie All Night Long which presented Che’s song-writing flair and impressive vocals to the world. Most recently, Che released You’re The Reason in 2015. A romantic track dedicated to his wife, You’re The Reason has become a solid favourite among top New Zealand radio stations including The Breeze.
With a loyal following in the USA and his tracks becoming successful on iTunes, Che is quickly gaining an exciting reputation as a country artist. In the near future, he will be releasing his new country album featuring some of Nashville’s hottest names. With roots in Rock N Roll, Che is set to merge his old style with Nashville’s latest country influences to produce an exciting and utterly unique sound.
2012 Top Male Artist: Variety Artists Of New Zealand Awards.
2013 Top Group: Variety Artists of New Zealand Awards.
2016 Top Male Vocals: Face TV Awards.
2016 Entertainer Of The Year: Face TV Awards.
2012 “A Big Hunk O’Love”
His first album release, showcasing the style of music that Che has been performing for the past 16 years, with some great Rock n Roll covers, including the great tribute to the King, “I Want to Be Elvis Tonight”
2013 “Boogie Woogie All Night Long”
Now writing his own music, Che released his first single “Boogie Woogie All Night Long” in November 2013 which he recorded in Nashville. The superb backing musicians behind Che’s great vocal, just give a hint of things to come.
2015 “You’re The Reason”
Once again Che has written another great song “You’re The Reason” which was written for his wife and was also recorded in Nashville. Che’s song can be heard on the Breeze and found on iTunes.
2016 “Songs From Nashville”
The New EP from Che features five of his own songs recorded in Nashville.