Since Mar 21, 2017
|Bio||Dawn is a Contemporary Folk Rock singer/songwriter based in Denmark, WA. She is a traditional storyteller at heart and her catchy choruses and rich lyrical content make for an engaging performance. Her distinctive sound and the spirit in which she sings her songs has likened her to artists such as Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. Dawn released her album “Break of the Day” March of 2016 at the Nannup Music Festival and the following year she released her album "When did it Change?" at the Denmark Festival of Voice. She has clocked up over 150 shows in the past four years or so years performing at venues across much of WA. Dawn also likes to tour the East Coast on a regular basis. She has performed at Festivals, local events, Aussie pubs, restaurants and house concerts and her tracks are getting regular national and international airplay.
“Dawn Barrington is a folk singer from WA ... I would describe Dawn’s music as a set of carefully crafted lyrics’ riding an original meandering tune to simultaneously arrive at a point. A few months back ..... I was lucky enough to have her as a guest on Rare Traxx & Eclectic where she sang live in the studio. Later that same week, I went to the Illawarra Folk Club to see Dawn perform live. I witnessed a very warm exchange between artist and audience which I thoroughly enjoyed........” Michael Hayes - Producer 2MCR 100.3FM NSW
“The irrepressible Folk artist Dawn Barrington is a truly inspirational Musician. ... she commenced writing and recording her first EP ‘ Voices ‘ followed soon after by single ‘ Women of War ‘ and an LP ‘ Break of the day ‘, all while simultaneously forging herself a performing career. No slouch when it comes to work ethic, Dawn has recorded and independently released her second album ‘When did it change‘ and it is astounding how far that this songwriter has progressed in so few years. With the courage of her convictions and some help from a core of exemplary musicians.....Dawn has crafted a wonderful Folk recording. ‘It was you‘ and ‘Cross to bear‘ are two of my favourites, both songs verging on folk rock, propelled along by robust melodies and exquisite musicianship. ‘A young lady i once knew‘ is another highlight on this album, as are the inspired covers of Leaving on a Jet plane and Blowing in the wind. In fact ‘When did it change‘ sounds very much like a sixties recording, even without the covers just mentioned, yet it still manages to be of the here and now, Tony King’s guitar work has a lot to do with that, though i think it has more to do with the songwriters own influences and her modern interpretations of a bygone era. ... I truly enjoyed listening to 'When did it change' and wish Dawn the greatest success for this formidable album ....” Pete Williams - 3NRG fm