BURROWS ON A JAZZ MISSION
Afew years ago, Liam Burrows launched a mission to get everyone hooked on jazz.
That would seem a tall order considering Burrows, of the Central Coast, was still a teenager and at an age where most youngsters would be listening to rap or hard rock.
“People wonder why I sing jazz at my age, they think it’s old people’s music but it’s not at all,” he says. “It’s very free and has this whole charisma about it. It’s great people really like jazz now but I want it to get bigger.’’
The young crooner, who a was finalist on Australia’s Got Talent in 2011, arrives on the Gold Coast this weekend to headline Colgate Palmolive Carols in the Park.
Held at Arundel, the free Christmas event will be hosted by Eva Milic and Paul Burt and feature a special appearance from Santa himself.
Now 20, Burrows recently won two awards for vocal performance in a major international competition.
Last month he was awarded second place in the vocal performance category of the USbased Unsigned Only Music Competition for his rendition of Skylark and was selected from almost 8000 worldwide entries from 100 countries.
Judged by high-profile artists and influential journalists, Unsigned Only is a competition for solo artists and bands who are unsigned to a major label.
This was the third year in succession that Burrows has won awards in the contest.
Stunning the public with his mature vocal style and stage presence that is way beyond his years, Burrows is already a respected, prodigious jazz performer whose amazing talent has kept him in high demand.
With his Australia’s Got Talent audition videos clocking up almost two million views, Burrows is a truly gifted young performer. And he has recently released You Shook Me.
Young Central Coast jazz singer Liam Burrows.