Ricki-Lee Coulter has intimate knowledge of the gay community. In fact her first boyfriend -˜jumped camps’ after the pair split ­-” but she is adamant he is still the hottest man on the Gold Coast.
I should have known considering we met while making a musical that there were risks involved and he was too good to be true, Coulter told Sydney Star Observer.
It would only happen to me, of course! Like I said, there is something for everyone with Ricki-Lee. He is still the hottest man on the Gold Coast and we laugh all the time over our story.
Coulter is back on the promo tour, this time for her new single Don’t Miss You, which will be launched at Arq this Sunday night.
Don’t Miss You is a break-up anthem and nothing less. It says just about everything you want to say about the person who hurt you, in a song, with the focus being on the fact that you are okay in the end… you are back after being down in the land of break-up hell, Coulter said.
It was a track that I never thought would get released as a single because it was just too full-on, but the label loved it. The current single and the new album definitely mark the start of a new phase for Rick-Lee -” I mean the core of who I am is still there but there is so much more going on.
Coulter said her new material had a more focused direction and better represents who she is as an artist.
I think I’ve found myself to a degree (finally!) and that’s reflected in every way in my music, she said.
There’s more definition, more attitude, more intensity, more honesty and a great big, hot new sound. I’m so proud of where I’m at -” it’s an exciting time for me to get this new look, new sound out there! Three months in the US helped me sort a lot of this stuff out.
Of course Coulter has returned to our small screens in recent weeks with her co-hosting job on Australian Idol. Unlike many Idol alumni before her, Coulter has never tried to publicly distance herself from the show.
Idol was the platform that gave me my start and I will always be grateful for the role it played in my career, she said.
When the team at Ten and Idol asked me to return to the show as part of the presenting team, I was honoured to help support the next phase of talent for the Australian music industry. I didn’t have to think about it for a second -” it was a natural instinct to give back to the show that helped me five years ago.
Coulter says she is looking forward to returning to Arq for the fourth time in her career and planning her solo tour for later in the year.
I love the venue, I love the guys who run Arq and as a music artist, to perform with that sound in the round is unbelievable. Its an amazing club and there is no denying that, she said.
We’re looking at a really different concept for touring in 2009. Its going to be dark, sexy, edgy -” and super dooper hot. Stay tuned -” either December 2009 or January 2010. It will be confirmed very soon.

info: Ricki-Lee Coulter will play Arq on Sunday, August 30. Doors open 9pm, entry $10, including a copy of Coulter’s new single, Don’t Miss You.

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