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Michael Brinkworth is a Berlin-based, world-travelling, guitar and harmonica wielding troubadour, originally hailing from Brisbane, Australia, with a backpack-full of heart-felt road-worn songs. He has honed a unique songwriting and performing style and developed his own idiosyncratic take on alternative-country-indie-folk-soul-Americana-blues-roots-rock-music, with an authenticity and candidness to match. Sustained by his ever-evolving set that is as diverse as it is dynamic, he enjoys taking his audiences on a journey that gets down to the heart of everything, keeping it spontaneous and making every concert a new experience.
After finishing university, he spent spent the best part of his twenties, from 2009 until 2013, vagabonding around 40+ countries, across 6 continents, hitch-hiking 40 000+ km, meeting countless characters, accruing too many travel tales to remember let alone tell, working every odd-job under the sun, all the while writing songs and building on his craft, performing anywhere from the West End Markets of Brisbane or in front of a Woolworths supermarket in the centre of Australia (Alice Springs) to sub-zero temperatures on a winter’s night in Reykjavik, Iceland, to the subways of Montreal and New York to the beach bars of El Salvador and gringo-filled cafes in the highlands of Guatemala, from the streets of southern Spain, Portugal and Morocco, to tip-bucket gigs in Nashville to impromptu Burning Man sets in the Black Rock Desert to busking the cool dimly-lit bars of Berlin. Since mid-2013, Berlin has become somewhat of a home-base for him, forming various projects such as the songwriting folk-duo, The Red Town Blues, and the alt-country-rock-quartet, WreckHeads, before finally embarking on his own solo project.
After touring solo through the USA, releasing a home-produced EP, Stranger (with Eric Timmann), as well as a live album in 2015, he released his debut studio album, Somewhere To Run From (with Michael Bennetsen), in June 2016. Since then he has played countless shows with various formations of his band and solo around Berlin and throughout Germany, France, Netherlands, England, Italy, Austria, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland. A lo-fi EP recorded on a 4-track tape recorder, Weird Ones, was released in February, and he recently returned from Finland where he recorded his next album. The yet-to-be-titled album is set for release in September 2017, with solo and band-accompanied tour announcements throughout Germany, mainland Europe, Ireland and Australia to follow.