Melbourne-based songwriter Brendan Welch has been writing and recording original music for more than nine years, with his first EP ‘The Unbeat’ from 2005 receiving national radio play and leading to a tour with Paul Kelly. His first single ‘Burn Away’ was featured in the penultimate episode of the classic Australian TV series ‘Love My Way’.
This was followed up with 2007′s EP ‘That Ghost’ which also received national radio play and a dedicated following among songwriters and music lovers as well as shows with Tim Rodgers, The Sleepy Jackson and Something For Kate among others. ‘The Gleaner’ was one of the most beautiful and accomplished records of 2009 – the album, produced by Paul Dempsey, was featured in The Age’s EG Magazine as one of the top ten releases of that year. More recently, Brendan provided original songs for the acclaimed Australian TV drama ‘The Slap’.
Brendan’s stripped back, one-take piano version of Robyn‘s ‘Dancing On My Own’ is evidence of his love for all types of songwriting. If something hits you right in the gut – does it matter what direction it comes from?
2015 will see the completion of a long gestating follow-up collection of songs, produced by Nick Huggins. Word has quietly made it’s way round about this young man, whose haunting voice and honest approach to songwriting and performing make him someone to watch in the coming year.