Grace Bawden

Grace Bawden

BandClassical

Described as one of Australia's greatest operatic discoveries, Grace Bawden delivers a rare and unique blend of Classical and Contemporary sounds.

Biography

Grace’s unique vocal talents are an unearthly, powerful and moving marvel, whose voice lingers in the memory and touches the hearts of her audience.

At the age of 15, Grace was a Judge's Choice Grand Finalist on Australia's Got Talent 2008. Her mature, operatic voice can soar from highs to lows across almost four octaves. Her warmth, personified in her smile and delivered in her voice, has made her an instant success with people of all ages.

At age 14, Grace was Guest Soloist at the 2006, Adelaide City Council/ The Advertiser Carols by Candlelight, where she wowed an audience of about 30,000.

In February 2007, Grace had co-written two songs and recorded her Showcase tracks with multi-award winning Producer/ Songwriter, Audius Mtawirira, who has worked with Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Paulini, Jess Mauboy and many others. Grace co-wrote "Always with My Love" with well known composer/ songwriter Barbara Griffin and her original songs had remained in the Broadjam Top 10 Charts for almost a year {including Classical-Contemporary and Australian}.

By July 2007, Grace was invited to perform live on The Today Show (Channel 9), with rave reviews from Richard Wilkins. Soon after, Grace won South Australian Junior Entertainer of the Year 2007 and had performed live on ABC Radio and Adelaide Radio's Live Music Festival.

After busking in Adelaide's Rundle Mall, Grace's successes continued with a further invitation to sing live on Radio 5AA by invitation of Australian Idol Judge, Mark Holden, which sparked a flurry of investor interest to help raise $50,000. She reached $80,000 within months.

Between February and July, Grace was one of the Judges Choice favourites on Australia's Got Talent.

In July 2008, beating a field of over 600 entries across the globe, Grace performed for "World Youth Day" as Soloist. Her show sold out at the Sydney Opera House, and finished to a standing ovation.

In October, Grace sang the National Anthem at AAMI stadium to a crowd of 40,000.

With a repertoire considerably over 500 songs, Grace regularly performs at festivals, fetes, parades and corporate functions across South Australia. She completed a series of High Tea shows as exclusive entertainer for the Hyatt Regency Adelaide and "Passion Series" with the Hilton Hotel's Grange Restaurant.

Grace is the next little big voice to come out of Australia. With a vocal resonance that will send shivers down your back, her vast vocal ability spans across all genres of music, from sacred arias, traditional and musical theatre to contemporary & jazz.

In 2008, at age 15, Grace recorded her Debut Album and released a 6-track EP in November 2008. Her Debut Album is due to be released in early 2009.

Discography

"Grace Bawden", 6-track EP