GARETH MALONE

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Hear Warm In The Sun:

Gareth was born in Sydney, Australia. After studying photography and film in Melbourne he began a career in performance as a singer and songwriter.  

 

He bears a smooth voice reminiscent of the great popular singers of the 20th Century, citing influences from Chet Baker, Jeff Buckley, Jon Hendricks, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell and Jacques Brel. A self-taught vocalist and guitarist, he trained with the legendary Australian jazz singer Gerry Scott at the Canberra School of Jazz. 

 

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He formed a band in Sydney with guitarist Charlie Meadows, bass player Nick Hoorweg and drummer James Hauptmann. They performed with some of Australia’s biggest acts, including Tim Freedman and Katie Noonan, and they were regulars at Sydney’s underground warehouse venues and the city’s popular clubs: The Basement, The Vanguard, The Factory, The Brass Monkey and 505.

 

 

In 2009 he released his debut album, The Night Swimmer. A collection of disarmingly beautiful songs, the album includes the debut single Darling Heart which was featured as the title track to the Natalie Imbruglia film, Closed for Winter, along with the song Warm In The Sun:

 

 

In producing his debut album, Malone teamed with award-winning producer Daniel Denholm (Midnight Oil, The Whitlams, Powderfinger), and signed to the independent Sydney label Left Centre Right records. The album includes nine original songs and a cover of the Freddie Mercury ballad My Melancholy Blues. It features performances by some of Australia’s best string players and added to the sole line-up of double bass, electric guitar and percussion are carefully layered touches of accordion, piano, Hammond organ, mandolin and brass. The beautifully crafted video to the single Darling Heart was shot by award-winning cinematographer Cordelia Beresford:

 

 
 

Performing The Singer's Gone with Charlie Meadows, Nick Hoorweg and James Hauptmann in Sydney:

Now based in Switzerland, Malone's current line-up features Alex Wilson on piano and Edwin Sanz on drums.

Hear Alex and Gareth perform Freddie Mercury's Melancholy Blues live: