Austin Mackay is a 19 year old, Singer/Songwriter from Newcastle, Australia. Entering the East Coast gigging scene at only 13 years of age, Austin has gained years of valuable experience as both a writer and a performer, which to date has opened many doors for this young musician. In this time, Austin has had the opportunity to open for a bunch of established, Australian acts including ‘Kim Churchill’, ‘Boo Seeka’, ‘The Dreggs’ and ‘Diesel’, to name a few. His fusion of Indie/Pop/Rock music extends from his love for artists such as Matt Corby, James Bay and John Mayer.
In July of 2019, Austin released his Debut Single 'Back To Me', which was produced by himself and co-producer Dane Baldwin. Being still in school at the time, the track was entered into the 'Triple J Unearthed High' competition, where it caught the ears of Triple J staff, including Music Director 'Dave Ruby Howe', who commented "It's got that wavy psych wash over it - it works pretty well with Austin's heart-throbbery.".
2020 brings a whole new wave of excitement for Austin's career, with the release of his Debut EP ‘The Distance Between’. Consisting of 5 tracks which fuse together the genres of Indie/Pop/Rock, this EP takes you on an emotional journey, which surrounds the notions of both the highs and lows of Austin’s life and past relationships. Coming off the back of two recent headline release shows in his hometown of Newcastle, Austin plans to tour his Debut EP in 2021, where he will showcase his brand new music and captivating live presence to audiences all across Australia.
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