About

One of Melbourne’s most loved singer-songwriters, Kurt is a seasoned, though young, solo musician amongst the Australian Blues-Roots scene. Gracing the stage with humility, Kurt delivers a beautifully crafted set full of high energy stomp, overdriven lap slide guitar, old school fingerstyle shred, all within an atmosphere of soul-baring songwriting. Kurt plays a variety of instruments that he blends into his unique sound – numerous guitars, harmonica, stompbox, tambourine, and vocals.

Kurt will get your toes tapping with his stomp and bold, overdriven riffs. But he will also strip back the layers to sing from his heart, where his lyrics are clearly formed.

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From 2010 up to 2016, Kurt toured, gigged, recorded, and shared his music throughout Australia, grasping the eyes and ears of many. He released his 10-track debut album ‘Barefoot Freedom’  to a sold out Evelyn Hotel show on a Sunday night in 2012. He has appeared at many music festivals around Australia, such as: The Australian Blues Festival, Queenscliffe Music Festival, The Apollo Bay Music Festival, Gulgong Folk Festival, The Basin Music Festival, The Echuca Blues Festival, and The Healesville Music Festival, to name a few.

Throughout his first few years as a performer, he completed numerous self-managed, interstate tours around the country, and a two year signing with Boxer Records.

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Kurt has now a new portfolio of tunes and has just completed the recording of his new full length studio album ‘Heart’s Fire’. This new music sees Kurt move into a slightly different direction, playing with a band this music is heavier, has more grit and is full of excitement. Fat, overdriven riffs, with passionate vocals and the backing of incredible stomp drums that’d get your feet dancing. 2017 holds exciting and wonderful opportunities for Kurt, such as performing in the USA and Canada, the recording/release of new music, plus gigging and touring in the land down under! Big things to come!

Winner of:

-Queenscliif Music Festival Blues and Roots Comp 2011
-Melbourne Live and Unsigned Comp 2012
-Apollo Bay Music festival Best Street performer 2012
-Channel V’s John Butler Trio Comp 2010
-The Basin Music Festivals Get Up On Stage Award 2011
-Maton Guitars Acoustic Comp Finalist 2010