Byron Short
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Byron Short

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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"Press Snippets"

'Rarely do you see such a depth of talent in a young person as Byron displays. He has a divine voice and is an entertaining performer'
- Kelly Sykes, JUTE Theater

'This top teen artist will surely turn some heads in the music industry'
- The Vibe, Barfly

'A very fine young artist with a lifetime of creation ahead of him. Byron Short is one of the country's best kept secrets'
- John Reidy, Genuine Talent

'Byron Short has the world in the palm of his hand'
- Timeoff Magazine

- Here's what has been said about Byron in the press


'King James EP' (2005) ('The Ballad of King James' from this EP is receiving national airplay on Australian community radio stations)

'Before My Time' (2006) Debut LP. Available now! @ and



Playing guitar and singing from an early age, Byron was playing pubs, clubs, parties and special events by his early teens around his hometown of Cairns in many bands, winning 3 regional Battle of the Bands along the way.
In 2004 Byron established himself as a solo artist, recording his debut EP ‘King James’ at Pegasus Studios where he wrote and produced all the tracks himself before moving to Brisbane to further his career.
The EP was released in 2005 and lead track ‘The Ballad of King James’ was incredibly well received in the Soundcheck Music Competition, securing a top ten position out of over 400 entries through public internet voting. The track ‘Believe Me’ was recorded live in Brisbane but was especially written for and performed to his graduating class at Cairns High’s 2004 Valedictory, the lyrics uplifting and optimistic. The tracks ‘Get By’ and ‘You Wanna Talk’ were written by Byron at the age of 16 and are sure to be memorable selections from Byron’s musical canon well into the future.
Byron was performing live in Brisbane when his EP attracted the attention of Daniel Jones (formerly of Savage Garden) at Meridien Musik who offered to engineer Byron’s yet-to-be released debut album, ‘Before My Time’. The album contains 12 original tracks and has again been written and produced by the man himself at the tender age of 18. It is scheduled for independent release in 2006.
The EP also attracted the attention of the Pushworths Agency who provided Industry night opportunities for Byron to present his music in live performances. Byron and his newly formed band have recently played a set of Saturday night shows at the Waterloo Hotel where they performed songs from the EP and upcoming album to enthusiastic crowds.
The EP was also distributed by AMRAP to more than 60 community radio stations throughout Australia. Reports showed the songs received good reviews and were included in play lists at many of the stations.
To end 2005 on a high note, Byron received his first royalties check from APRA for his original songs.
At 19 years of age, Byron is certainly poised for exciting things in the music industry. With his ever expanding catalogue of original material and his swelling fan base, he is a career artist with a promising future.