Veteran of Byron’s music scene on TV

Singer Harry Healy, who grew up in Toowoomba and until recently lived in Byron Bay, will appear in this year's blind auditions of The Voice Australia.
Singer Harry Healy, who grew up in Toowoomba and until recently lived in Byron Bay, will appear in this year's blind auditions of The Voice Australia. NIGEL WRIGHT

A FAMILIAR face, and voice, from the Northern Rivers will appear on The Voice tonight.

Harry Healy, 56, will feature in tonight's third round of blind auditions on Channel 9's singing talent show.

The music veteran lived in Byron Bay for more than 20 years before moving to Melbourne last year with his wife Lois, a contract manager for Bluesfest.

"My wife suggested that I should (audition) and a very good friend of mine also suggested it, so I thought maybe I should go and have a crack at it," he said.

Mr Healy had a regular gig at the Great Northern Hotel for 14 years and even had a brief publishing deal in the 1990s with Warner Chappell Music.

In the 1980s he was also a member of covers bands Under Rapz with Mi-Sex founder Steve Gilpin.

But even with all that experience, he said there was no substitute for the nationwide exposure from a show like The Voice.

"In this industry, it's pretty hard to get in the face of some people," he said.

""It's an opportunity that not many people get."

The Voice airs on Channel 9 tonight at 7.30pm.

Topics:  music, the voice, tv

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