Lionheir is a pop-rock animal known for pushing artistic boundaries. His debut album Lair was uncaged late in 2012 with its tracks being played on Triple J, FBI Sydney, ABC Darwin and more, including US stations.
Lair was recorded at Studios 301 in Byron Bay by award-winning producer Anthony Lycenko (Busby Marou) and features some of Australia’s finest musicians, such as drummer Terepai Richmond (Gurrumul, DIG, Lanie Lane), bass player OJ ‘Juice’ Newcomb (Band of Frequencies) and drummer Grant Gerathy (Bobby Alu), and the awards keep piling up…
Just this week, Lionheir’s clip for the single Reality won the Dolphin for the North Coast Entertainment Industry Awards’ Best Music Video.
Earlier this year Lionheir also made the semifinals of the prestigious International Songwriting Competition 2013 for his song Shooting Stars – a warm ballad about artists who have died too young. Another of his songs, My Friend (a track with a 15-part vocal harmony in the chorus), won him Best Production at the 2012 North Coast Entertainment Industry Dolphin Awards.
After two massive Australian tours in 2012, Lionheir will bring bold sounds and a whopping new live show to audiences in northern NSW and southern QLD this August/September. With a hunger for setting live stages alight, he’s a fiend for foot-stomping breakdowns and solos. On the upcoming tour expect to hear energised versions of the songs from Lair and some new tracks Lionheir has been co-writing with artistic counterpart and drummer Grant Gerathy.
See Lionheir tonight at the Treehouse on Belongil at Byron Bay from 7.30pm.
Find this and many other great gigs in Echonetdaily’s North Coast Gig Guide.