SINGER | SONGWRITER | PERFORMER
Hailing from the Australian city of Brisbane, Ned realised music was his passion from the tender age of 4 when he used to sit beside his Grandfather at the piano. Those moments stirred a thirst for music which saw him start the keyboard at age 5, followed by the organ at age 8, flute at age 10, sax at age 13 and guitar in his late teens.
He began writing songs from the age of 15 and began playing in bands from the age of 17. From 2000 to 2006, Ned was a member of Shifter – winners of Australian national radio competition ‘JJJ Unearthed’. During his time with Shifter, he played support shows for Blondie, Evermore, Eskimo Joe, Grinspoon and The Living End to name a few. The band went on to play the well known Big Day Out Festival, as well as tours of both Australia and the US where they picked up US Management.
Ned left Shifter to pursue a solo career in 2006 and after spending time travelling through Europe, he returned to Australia to record his debut EP, Where to From Here. Ned recorded his second EP, The Line, at Nevo Sound studios in London where he lived for 7 years.
Now back in Australia, Ned has recently released his third EP, Mirage – Live at Recordworks. As the name suggested this EP was recorded fully live and has accompanying videos. With his distinctive voice, strong melodies and soulful lyrics, Ned’s music really connects with audiences of all ages.
Be it at one of his originals gigs, or performing covers at countless weddings, corporate events, bars, clubs and private parties, Ned really knows how to engage and entertain any audience.
Ned is available as a solo piano man, guitar and vocals, or in various duo formations or full band.