Aodhan may be a relatively new name in the Australian music scene having released his first self-produced singles only last year, but he’s been making tunes for a very long time. The Albion Park singer/songwriter has been playing guitar since he was five, and took up the piano when he was nine before putting pen to paper way back in 2016. Last year, Aodhan was crowned the winner of the triple j Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative.
“I make music because I love it. I've grown up in a really musical family. My dad is also a songwriter and performer and he's a music teacher. I got into the production side of things listening to electronic music and wanting to create my own so just taught myself how to record at home in my bedroom.”
Aodhan’s looking forward to stepping back onto the stage, having recently gathered a 5 piece band to bring his warm indie-pop gems to life. But in the meantime, he’s been keeping busy in Zoom songwriting sessions and connecting with those discovering his music for the first time. “The music community has really come together during this time and have found other ways to connect with fans.” And once the live music world is back on its feet again, Aodhan is keen to make the most of it by “making music my career and having people really resonate with my music. Touring around the world, supporting my favourite bands, producing music for other artists.” All at the ripe age of 16, we have a feeling that Aodhan’s only just getting started.