Like many Australian musicians, it's been a whole year of significant disruption for two-time Golden Guitar winner Andrew Swift on the gig front.
But with prospects looking more promising for live music again, Swift has recommenced touring and on March 20, will visit Bathurst for the first time to perform at The Victoria.
Swift said he's excited to share his engaging show with a Bathurst crowd.
"My shows are pretty light-hearted; I like to have a good laugh and share some stories and I feel it's paramount to build an engaging rapport with audiences," he said.
"My shows are pretty light-hearted; I like to have a good laugh and share some stories and I feel it's paramount to build an engaging rapport with audiences."Andrew Swift
"I'll be performing a bunch of singles I've already released, as well as previews of some tracks from the upcoming album, which is due out in a few months time."
Swift was a Toyota Starmaker grand finalist at the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival, and released his debut country album, Call out for the Cavalry, the next year.
He has since released a host of singles, the most recent one being 'Head Full of Honey', released last month.
But Swift's career had a rather different beginning in comparison to the emerging country star he's known as today.
"I actually started off in a pop punk band straight out of school in Melbourne and once I went solo, the songs started to possess a real country vibe," he said.
"It took me ages to embrace country music, and it wasn't until Starmaker when I really felt the genre was my calling."
"Everything I write is based off my own experiences, so songs tend to broach the subjects of relationships, personal loss, which I know many can relate to."
Swift will be supported by local music star Andy Nelson, who is fresh off a serene gig at the recent Inland Sea of Sound festival.
"We met briefly in Tamworth, but I'm looking forward to seeing a full set of his finally, I'm honoured that he's opening the show for me, it should be a great gig," he said.
The event will get under way from 6pm. Tickets cost $28.60 and are available from tickets.oztix.com.au.
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