Singer/songwriter/multi instrumentalist / 2009
Australian singer/songwriter CHALLIS. captures life living amongst the shadows, composing work founded on strong stygian lyrical content and the haunting drones of slide guitar. Growing up in Darwin Australia CHALLIS. draws inspiration from nostalgic memories of the Australian outback, the suffocating thick heat and the resonating feeling of being home.
Currently CHALLIS. is studying their Bachelor of Contemporary Music from Victoria University with an expected Graduate date of 2019. While studying CHALLIS. has undertaken an international exchange program to St Paul MN, USA at the McNally Smith College of Music where they were mentored by notable musicians Lori Dokken and Mary-Jane Alm.
In 2016 CHALLIS. Was a finalist for the state songwriting competition ‘Melbourne Lyric’ with their debut original “Honest”. Following this success CHALLIS. has been focusing on maintaining their incline within the Melbourne music scene and is set to perform at high profile music festivals such as the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Port fairy Music Festival and Riverboats Music Festival this summer.
Melbourne Lyric songwriting competition/ 2017
Finalist for state songwriting competition with debut original "Honest"
Derebin Music Feast/ 2014
Named one of Melbourne's best up and coming singer/songwriters