Folk/ Roots, Singer-Songwriter
Young and upcoming musician, Liam Wright, is a folk and roots artist from the nation’s capital, Canberra. It was in 2016 the singer-songwriter started off by playing at open mic nights and busking at markets in Canberra. Liam had played at family birthdays growing up and it wasn’t until later in his teen years that he decided to start playing live and sharing his music. His voice has a relaxed and soothing tone that partners well with his acoustic guitar. The lyrics used in his songs often tell detailed stories and create a strong setting in the listener’s mind.
It was at an open mic night that Liam was discovered by Canberra based musician, Jack Biilmann. He noticed that Liam had talent and was quite good for his age. From there Liam was introduced to a producer & sound engineer by the name of Matt Barnes. He had worked with Biilmann and it was this connection that got Liam recording.
At the end of 2016, ‘Anymore’ was released as Liam’s first single. It was received well by his mates and family but didn’t travel as far as he wanted it to. Early 2017 Liam headed back to the studio with an ambition to record and release another single followed by a debut EP. It was then that ‘Younger’ was recorded. Released on Triple J Unearthed and many other platforms, the second single from Liam was a success. The song was featured on Triple J’s show ‘Roots N All’ and from this he received a lot of great feedback. The song was at number 23 on the Triple J Unearthed roots charts.
Over the year that is 2017, Liam has supported and opened up for some great musicians who have passed through Canberra, such as, Kim Churchill, James Bennett, Jack Biilmann and the Bronze Whalers, Lazy Colts etc. In June 2017, Liam released his debut EP ‘Castaway’ and with this was his first headline show. Playing at The Front Gallery and Bar, the show was nearly sold out.
In an article by Happy Mag, Liam was added as one of the artist for ‘5 artists from the ACT that we’re digging right now’. Amongst some big names from Canberra such as Citizen Kay, Coda Conduct, Hands like Houses and Moaning Lisa.