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Irish-born, Tasmania-based singer-songwriter DC Cardwell has gathered devoted fans around the globe with his smart, melodic songs, affecting voice, and skillful, inventive guitar playing. Reminiscent of songwriting icons such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Ray Davies & Neil Young, but influenced by a multitude of music styles, DC likes to describe his music as “Omnipop”.

DC is a “triple threat” singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and he sealed his credentials by taking out BOTH top prizes in the Australian Catapult Song Contest in 2011 with his profoundly moving song “I Am Still The Same”. The video for this song, directed by DC’s film student friend David McGorlick, has also gathered plaudits around the world, and, remarkably for a 'zero-budget' film, was an official selection of both the Socal and Newport Beach Film Festivals. DC’s distinctive and affecting voice is perfect for his songs which take an honest and often wry look at life, peppered with positivity and redemptive possibility. Combine that with his maddeningly catchy hooks, pop-smart arrangements and melodic lead guitar breaks and you have Beatlesque songs that you will want to hear again and again.

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