Liam Burrows

At just 22 years of age, Liam Burrows is a truly gifted young performer whose amazing talents have certainly kept him in high demand.

 

Over the past four and a half years Liam has performed over 300 corporate and private shows (including many for some of the largest corporations and charities in Australia) and headlined at most of Australia’s better-known jazz clubs and at major venues such as Crown Casino, Jupiters Casino, Twin Towns Services Club, Jupiters Townsville and at events including the Broadbeach Jazz Festival, Norfolk Island Jazz Festival, Adelaide Hill’s Jazz Festival, Noosa Jazz Festival (twice), the Manly Jazz Festival and the Waiheke International Jazz Festival (N.Z.)

 

He has also performed as the headline act on Australian, British and American cruise ships. Besides appearing as a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent 2011, Liam has performed on Channel 7 Melbourne’s Good Friday Telethon, Channel 10’s The Circle and Channel 7’s The Morning Show (three times) and Channel 7 Perth’s Telethon, at which time he received a standing ovation.

Liam’s numerous YouTube videos have been watched by thousands of fans, with his Australia’s Got Talent audition achieving over two million views.

 

Since July 2011, Liam has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the music scene whilst continuing to develop as an exceptional and unique entertainer, performing all over Australia as well as overseas. He has earned the respect of fellow professionals and stunned the public with a mature vocal style and stage presence that is way beyond his years.

 

Receiving accolades is not new to Liam. In 2009, when just 14, he captivated audiences at the famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and received a standing ovation.

At just 17, Liam independently released his own album “All Of Me” and this has achieved critical acclaim and airplay around the world. The album was launched with Liam appearing in his own 3 hour concert with an 18 piece “Big Band” to a full house in the Palms Showroom at Melbourne’s Crown Casino Complex, at which time he again received standing ovations.

In 2012 Liam was thrilled to be named “BEST JAZZ ARTIST” at the Australian Music Industry’s MusicOz Awards. He also won Second Place in the Vocal Performance category of the International Unsigned-Only Music Competition.

 

In 2013 he won an Australian Entertainment Industry MO Award for live performance and recorded some new and original material.

 

As a Finalist in the 2013 Unsigned-Only Music Competition, Liam won an Honourable Mention for his rendition of an original song, “You Shook Me”. There were over 9,000 entries from over 100 countries worldwide. Only 1% of all entries made to the finalist status and even fewer received awards.

Mid-2014 Liam released a video of a new song, “You Shook Me” and the video went on to win “Best Music Video” and “Best Visual Effects” at the 6th Annual MovieClub International Short Film Festival in Palestrina, Italy.

 

Liam also won two awards in the Vocal Performance category of the International Unsigned-Only Music Competition: Second Place of with his rendition of “Skylark” and an Honourable Mention with “Never Fallen In Love So Easily Before”.

In December, Liam performed at two corporate events in Hong Kong and also completed the Musical Theatre Open Course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

In 2015 Liam was awarded the Vocal Scholarship at Generations in Jazz. This was presented by James Morrison who described him as “a great ambassador for Jazz”.

In August Liam was named StarCentral Magazine’s Unsigned Male Artist of the Month and in September was awarded Second Prize in the Vocal Performance Category of the International Unsigned-Only Competition 2015 and Two Honourable Mentions.

In November, Liam was one of only eleven entrants world-wide to achieve Semi-Finalist status in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition which took place in Los Angeles. The competition takes place every 5 years and attracts hundreds of entries from all over the world. Liam was the only Semi-Finalist from the Southern Hemisphere.

 

In that same month he appeared for the first time in Auckland in a major Sinatra Centenary Concert, accompanied by a 24-piece orchestra.

Liam, who is also an accomplished pianist, is currently completing a Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in Contemporary Performance.

Awards and Milestones:

 

2016:

Performance Highlights

  • 4 Shows at Waiheke International Jazz Festival (N.Z.)

  • Performed 2 shows on Carnival Australia’s MS Pacific Pearl

  • Performed 2 shows on Carnival UK’s MS Aurora.

  • Performed at Valentine’s Day Ball on Holland America Line’s MS Amsterdam.

2015:

Awards

  • Semi-Finalist – 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocal Competition

  • Second Prize – Vocal Performance Category – International Unsigned-Only Competition 2015

  • Two Honourable Mentions – Vocal Performance Category – International Unsigned-Only Competition 2015

  • StarCentral Magazine’s Male Artist of the Month – August

  • Awarded the Vocal Scholarship at Generations in Jazz

Performance Highlights

  • Sinatra Centenary Celebration – Civic Theatre, Auckland – with 24 piece orchestra

  • Performed three shows on Carnival Australia’s ‘Pacific Jewel’

  • Sold-out 2 shows at Rising Sun Hotel Jazz Night, South Melbourne

  • Sold-out 2 shows at Brisbane Jazz Club

TV Appearances

  • The Morning Show (Channel 7)

2014:

Awards

  • Awarded Second Place in the Vocal Performance category of the International Unsigned-Only Music Competition with “Skylark”. The competition received 8,000 entries from over 100 countries.

  • Awarded “Honourable Mention” as a Finalist in the Vocal Performance category of the International Unsigned-Only Music Competition for “Never Fallen In Love So Easily Before”.

Performance Highlights

  • Two corporate shows in Hong Kong

  • Jupiters Casino, Townsville

  • Australia Day celebrations Dee Why Beach

TV Appearances

  • The Morning Show (Channel 7)

2013:
Awards

  • Awarded “Honourable Mention” as a Finalist in the Vocal Performance category of the International Unsigned-Only Music Competition. The competition received 9,000 entries from over 100 countries.

  • Presented with the Johnny O’Keefe Award at the Mo Awards which was created to acknowledge outstanding performance by a newcomer to the live performance circuit.

Performance Highlights

  • Mercedes-Benz car launch Melbourne

  • The Red Ball – Crown Casino Melbourne

  • Manly Jazz Festival

  • Broadbeach Jazz Festival

  • Hoot! Adelaide Hills Jazz Festival

  • Surfers Paradise “A La Carte in the Park” festival

  • Liam Burrows in Concert – Laycock Theatre, Gosford.

 TV Appearances

  • Telethon (Channel 7 Perth)

  • The Morning Show (Channel 7)

2012:

  • Won Second Place in the Vocal Performance category of the InternationalUnsigned-Only Music Competition. The competition received 7,500 entries from over 80 countries.

  • Named “BEST JAZZ ARTIST” at the Australian Music Industry’s MusicOz Awards at the Sydney Opera House.

 Performance Highlights

  • Norfolk Island Jazz Festival

  • Southern Cross Club, Canberra – with James Morrison

  • Noosa Jazz Festival

  • Jazz With The Stars – Jupiters Casino showroom

  • Surfers Paradise “A La Carte in the Park” Festival

TV Appearances

  • The Morning Show (Channel 7)

  • Good Friday Appeal (Channel 7)

2011:

Performance Highlights

  • New Year’s Eve at Sydney’s Taronga Park Zoo

  • The Presidents Cup Dinner

  • Opening act for the legendary Pointer Sisters during entire National Tour

  • Album Launch – Showroom, Crown Casino Melbourne

  • Noosa Jazz Festival

  • Jupiters Casino – Broadbeach Jazz Festival

TV Appearances

  • The Circle (Network Ten)

  • Australia’s Got Talent – The Decider (as Grand Finalist)

  • Australia’s Got Talent – Grand Final (as Grand Finalist)

  • Australia’s Got Talent – Semi Final (as Semi-Finalist)

  • Australia’s Got Talent – Heat (as Contestant)

  • Australia’s Got Talent – Auditions (as Auditionee)

2010:

Performance Highlights

  • New Year’s Eve at Sydney’s Taronga Park Zoo

  • Featured as an outstanding rising talent at Newcastle Jazz Festival where Liam performed
    with his Quartet.

 

2008:

  • Received the Central Coast Jazz League scholarship for Most Promising Young Jazz Artist.

  • Won the highly-competitive Open-Age Jazz Vocal Division of the Sydney Eisteddfod when just fourteen. 

2006:

Commenced singing Jazz and Swing (at the age of 12).

Performance History Highlights:

- P&O Pacific Pearl Cruise Ship and P&O UK Aurora 

- Mercedes-Benz Car Launch

- Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon (Langham Hotel)
- Jazz Concert for Vanuatu

- Hong Kong Polo After Dark (Hong Kong)

- Channel 7’s The Morning Show

- MusicOz Awards

- Ch.7’s Perth Telethon

- The Gabriel Method Gala Dinner

- BUPA Awards Dinner

- Australia Day Concert (Whitehorse Civic Centre)

- Spring Racing Carnival Dinner

- Stars For Their Eyes Charity Event

- Earth Hour Concert

- Chrysler Jeep Dodge Annual Gala Dinner

- Qantas First Lounge Xmas Party

- Association for Women in Insurance

- Myer Supplier of the Year Awards

- Channel 10’s The Circle

- Jeans For Genes Dinner

- The Palms at Crown Casino

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