M. E. Baird
Saturday May 27, 7:30
One off intimate show featuring critically acclaimed Northern Rivers Singer-Songwriter M.E. Baird
joined by special guests Sali Bracewell (piano) and Julian Smith (bass)
Opening the night will be Sali Bracewell
‘ A true ‘Artist’ in every sense of the word'.
M.E. Baird is a critically acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter and visual artist.
He is passionate about art, film, literature and people. His songwriting and arrangements possess a distinct visual richness and depth where each song can be a cinematic vignette full of elegance, beauty, tragedy and longing. The lyrical content delivered with M.E. Baird’s rich vocal tone is always compelling, direct and at times deeply personal.
M.E. Baird (Matthew Ede Baird) is originally from the Mornington Peninsular located an hour south of Melbourne, Australia. He moved to Melbourne at eighteen later he had a short stint in Europe, lived in Sydney, spent time on the wild West Coast of Victoria but now calls the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales home. His music career started in Melbourne as part of the late 90’s indie grunge, folk, and rock scene. He had several bands during this period the most successful being his folk-pop trio Zen For Head which gathered a good following in Melbourne and beyond. In 2006 M.E. Baird assumed the nome de plume of Lionel Lee and under the banner of Lionel Lee’s Curse released an Ep and the critically acclaimed album Mysteries of the heart; Vagaries of the mind, (2010). More recently (2014) he decided to disband the monikers and write and record the deeply personal and first truly solo album under his own name (albeit just his initials) entitled Fall - Fall was released officially in 2016 to critical acclaim!
Sali Bracewell is a pianist and songstress hailing from South Wales, UK and currently based in Byron Bay, NSW. Her Welsh roots shine through in her often whimsical tales of adventures at sea and primal living, where she serenades with her deep vibrato dulcets, songs of Cave Bears, sometimes using the ancient Welsh language to whisk away her audience to faraway lands.