Liam Wright is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter hailing from Canberra, now based in Melbourne. His guitar skills and unique vocals are a reminiscent mash up of folk and rock. His live performances are filled with raw emotion, all whilst encouraging a head bob or two with the guitar hooks.
The Triple J Unearthed artist has been described by the music tastemakers at Happy Mag as: "With a brooding and soulful folk tone, Wright is walking in the footsteps of Australian folk greats Angus Stone and Lisa Mitchell. With a lyrical maturity that by no means reflects his eighteen years, this Canberra boy is on his way to big things."
Through his music, Liam has supported Australian artists Kim Churchill, Iluka and Shaun Kirk and entertained festival crowds at Groovin' the Moo and The Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival. He’s also taken stage at institutions like the Wesley Anne (Northcote), Spring Street Social (Bondi), The Phoenix (Canberra), Street Theatre (Canberra), The Milk Factory (Brisbane) and Sappho Books & Bar (Glebe).
Whilst recording through 2017/18, Liam played over 75 gigs whilst releasing his EP, Castaway, along with singles The Lighthouse and Younger. The first few years of his music career were spent busking and travelling along the East Coast of Australia, playing at pubs all over regional NSW, VIC & QLD.
Liam has opened a new chapter in his music by moving to Melbourne also with the release of his second EP set for 2021, following two years crafting and producing a new sound.
After years of writing and recording Liam Wright will be appearing at Sideway to launch his new EP ‘Time Will Tell’. The up and coming artist spent lockdown in Melbourne finishing off the final pieces to the EP and in November last year launched his single ‘Rabbit Trap’ into the world. His soulful tone and folk rock influence has helped create his sound drawing inspiration from some of the greats such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan and The War on Drugs. His lyrics can find a way under your skin as he performs his music with raw and honest emotion.
w/ special guests Evan M. Buckley and Jack Bird
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'Time Will Tell' available on all platforms March 24. Pre-save here: https://ditto.fm/time-will-tell-liam-wright