Singer-Songwriter / Multi-Instrumentalist
Hailing from the regional NSW town of Young, and growing up on a farm, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Harry Cleverdon was always going to have a country soul. As a born storyteller, his humble beginnings haven’t stopped him from being a hit in the city as well, even taking out the illustrious International Songwriting Competition (USA) in the People's Voice Category. At 20 years of age, this self-produced powerhouse is just getting started.
With his streaming stats already at a quarter of a million and rising, Harry is part of a new breed of contemporary Australian musicians creating an impact at home and on a global stage.
Despite an interrupted career during the global pandemic, Harry has shared the stage with several big names including Troy Cassar-Daley and Isaiah Firebrace, winning numerous national competitions including ‘Champion’ of the National Busking Championships and releasing a critically acclaimed EP.
Harry’s musical transition from that six-year-old naturally gifted performer to the accomplished recording artist he is today has seen his strength as a writer, vocalist and musician developed to new heights. Harry is not your average contemporary musician His trademark finely crafted and poignant lyrics, are overlaid with irresistible vocals, and underpinned by memorable and alluring melodies. Harry has put his own stamp on his releases, which feel like an enticing amalgamation of heartfelt musical power and a natural fusion of genres.
Cleverdon has been busy writing for the last two years and has a flow of amazing new music to share in 2022-23.
Harry has quite a collection of accomplishments for his young years including:
• Winner of International Songwriting Competition (ISC) | People's Voice Category - Nashville, USA
• Released debut EP 'From My Side Of The Stage' - October 2019
• Featuring as the emerging artist at the Toyota Goulburn-Gunderoo Music Festival in Octover 2019, launching original music
• Opened the 2019 Wagga Food and Wine Festival - BMW Riverina Food and Wine Festival
• Australian National Busking Championships - Runner up 2018
• Opened for Isaiah (Firebrace) in February 2018
• Opened for Troy Cassar-Daley at concert in December 2017
• Australian National Busking Champion 2017 (under 18)
• Fasttrack Talent Quest 2017 - Griffith October 2017
• Wagga Wagga Australia Day Talent Quest 2017 - Runner Up / Winner
• Urban Star 2016 Best New Young Male Artist NSW
• Junee Rhythm 'n' Rail Festival Search for a Star 2016 - Winner
• Tamworth 2015 - Placing 3rd in the popular 'People's Choice' Award for Street Buskers
• Blacktown City Show - Talent Quest March 2016 - Winner
• Quandialla Flood Buster Talent Quest Oct 2016 - Winner
• Australian National Busking Champion 2014 (Cooma - primary entry)