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Whats On Logo image CHRIS BYRNE:
"...It's Sunday and you're sitting on the porch with a beer...gentle acoustic melodies carried along by a beautiful voice..." www.triplejunearthed.com
1233 ABC Newcastle Music Awards 2007 Winner - Adult Contemporary "Glide"

Chris Byrne plays acoustic guitar & sings from his heart. The singer/ songwriter was born & bred on the NSW Central Coast & has been sharing his music with audiences for many years. Playing in bands for most of his career so far, he has described his solo act as the culmination of a long journey home.

His music is intimately honest and melodic. He sings & plays with nothing to prove and his audience responds with a warmth & openness usually reserved for an old friend. Drawing on inspiration from years of searching for real happiness, Chris is one of those soulfully peaceful musicians that you just want to kick back & chill-out to.

In 2006 Chris earned the No. 1 chart position in the first week of the Triple J Unearthed competition. A few months later he was chosen as an artist in the spotlight for a week and to date he has racked up over 10,000 listens and 3000 downloads on that site alone.
In addition to that Chris won the 2007 Adult Contemporary section of the 1233 ABC Music Awards for his song Glide.

June 2008 sees him heading in the studio to record his debut album, purely funded by presales to his fans.

All this has been achieved in just over 2 years and with very little or no promotion, steadily building a local presence with regular gigs. With this in mind it remains to be seen just how contagious Chris’s music will be.
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Whats On Logo image CHRIS BYRNE - Live N Local: 6-12-2007
I finally had the chance to catch up with this wonderful performer at the most recent Live N Local at Lizottes restaurant and what a blessing it was.

Being a writer and a music lover I am often in awe of the amazing talents that some of our local performers have. Chris is no exception. Do these guys realise how blessed they are to have these gifts? Chris realise's this I feel, but is still a humble and loving soul with not a hint of ego in sight.

A great indicator of this was Chris' opening song. The birth of his first child running a couple of weeks late inspired the gorgeously penned "BEAUTIFUL ALREADY". BEAUTIFUL ALREADY radiates the expectations of mystery, love and care that comes hand in hand with the birth of a child. This is a stanzaic masterpiece on ledger lines.

Other original works performed tonight by Chris were, GLIDE (another extremely emotive, poignant ballad), A LITTLE LATE APOLOGY and BARE to name but a few.
Chris also did a cover of the Police song EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES. His version was interestingly down tempo and quite a lovely change. It had more heart and feel in its rendition than the original version.

The continuation of most hotels and clubs booking "Cover artists only" seems a necessary evil. What happens in the future when all the punters are sick of hearing the same tunes over and over and where did those tunes come from? They came from ORIGINAL singer songwriters in the past. We need original artists to keep the original works flowing.

Think about that next time you have the choice between someone who is flogging the dead horse and some one who is giving birth to a possible timeless classic that will be flogged in years to come.

Support the venues that support our new artists as well as the ones that have live music. After all - eventually they will go hand in hand.

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