Media Quote – “Voice of an Angel” - Matt Dowling ABC Goulburn Murray Radio
Laura Byrnes is one of Australian music’s exciting emerging
singer-songwriters, performing songs about her family and
life on the land in Northern Victoria. Laura is a storyteller who's
unique sound blends Folk, Roots and Americana, mixing the
energy of both modern and traditional sounds with meaningful
lyrics, and harmonies.
2017 has seen Laura achieve recognition both as a songwriter
and performer, with recent appearances as part of Lee Kernaghan's
Boys From The Bush 25th Annervestary Tour, The Tamworth Opry
and Maton Showcase.
At just 19 years of age, Laura is a Battle of the Bands Winner, a graduate of both the Junior and Senior Academy of Country Music and released her self-titled debut EP in January 2016. The EP was produced by Simon Johnston and features her song ‘Pearl’ co-written with Brianna Lee. Pearl was played on Triple J’s Sarah Howells -Roots N All, and reached number 15 on the unearthed charts as well as being placed 4th in the Australian Songwriters Association 2016 Folk song of the year.
Laura also gained recognition for her heart - warming song 'Growing Up' with a top
Ten Finalist placing in the 2017 Tamworth Song Writers Association Bush Ballad of the Year.
Laura’s singing style is influenced by Casey Chambers, Fanny Lumsden, Cam and First Aid Kit, her original songs are an honest reflection of her experiences growing up and living on the land.
* Top Five Finalist for her song “1950” (co-written with Chloe Styler) Anzac Song of the Year 2017 Tamworth Songwriters Association.
* Fourth for her song ‘Pearl’ (co-written with Brianna Lee) in the 2016 Folk Song of the year – Australian Songwriters Association
* Top Ten Finalist for her song ‘Growing Up’ (co-written with Allan Caswell) in the 2017 Bush Ballad of the year – Tamworth Songwriters Association
Woodlock, Amber Lawrence, Christie Lamb, Dana Hassall, Ted Egan, Carter & Carter, Iain Archibald Band and Pete Denahy
Lee Kernaghan Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour, Tamworth Opry, Maton Showcase, Carter & Carter Shine, Pure Country Spectacular, Hill Billy Hut Showcase TCMF, Rising Stars Showcase TCMF, 2017 CMAA Academy Graduate Concert.
Battle of the Bands 2014/2015/2016
Kix, ABC Goulburn Murray, Triple J Roots n All, Tamworth 88.9 fm, 98.5 fm local, 96.5 Inner fm Melbourne, Casey Radio 97.9 fm
*Tamworth Country Music Festival 2014/2015/2016/2017
*Elmore Field Days 2016
*Echuca Moama Blues Festival 2016
*Winter Sessions 2015/2016
*Secret Gardens 2017
*Barmah Muster 2014/2015/2016
*Echuca/Moama Country Music Festival 2015