YOUNG: Singer songwriter Adam Harpaz moved from Sydney to Byron Bay to join music scene.
YOUNG: Singer songwriter Adam Harpaz moved from Sydney to Byron Bay to join music scene. Javier Encalada

Dancing in the streets of Byron with Adam Harpaz

BUSKERS abound in Byron Bay during summer, but not many make people stop in their tracks and sit down to listen.

Young singer songwriter Adam Harpaz, 20, moved to Lennox Head from Bondi in Sydney three months ago.

In this short period the musician has become a fixture in the Bay's street music landscape with his powerful voice, strong original songs, popular covers and easy smile.

Adam Harpaz said he decided to move to the Northern Rivers because of its vibrant music scene.

"I have come here before as a tourist with my parents, and I was here for Splendour in the Grass 2015 where I performed in the Busking Stage," he said.

Harpaz started busking in Sydney aged 18 but decided to try his luck in Byron Bay because it offers "a younger, more vibrant crowd."

The singer songwriter released his first ever EP late last year, called Live at Red Elephant Productions.

 

Released under the Traditional Folk genre on iTunes and other platforms, the EP has a raw and DIY sound that is close to Harpaz's street performances.

Harpaz has performed his original songs such as Linger and All Out Trains, in Jonson St, but the young musician is looking to step up his music career, booking shows in the Gold Coast, Tweed and Northern Rivers areas.

"I would love to be selected for the Busking Stage at Bluesfest, plus other festivals and events around the area," he said.

He will also be submitting his first single to Triple J Unearthed shortly.

"Local artist Garrett Kato is mentoring me and helping me with an upcoming music release with a full production and a better mix than my first one," he said.

"The first single will be a re-release of Waterslide, a song from my first EP, to be out in April, with the full album to be launched later this year."

Adam Harpaz will be performing his biggest gig so far at the Coolangatta Hotel this Sunday, supporting Art of Sleeping.



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