Bursting onto the music scene with mesmerising vocals and haunting piano melodies, Perth singer-songwriter Bri Clark surfaced in early 2015 on the waves of her debut single Never Far Enough. Receiving national airplay, the track became known amongst listeners for its unassuming dark pop, and Clark’s striking vocals. Shiver, recorded and produced by James Newhouse (The Waifs) and Joel Quartermain (MEGMAC), scored a spot in the Top 10 on the AMRAP Metro Charts for two weeks in a row and was nominated in the pop category for WAM Song of the Year for 2015/16.
In 2016 she was diagnosed with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that forced her to take 18 months off to heal and to write. In 2017 she played WAM’s Wheatbelt Touring Circuit, and received a grant from the AMP Foundation to make her debut EP with producer Jono Steer (Ainslie Wills, Ben Abraham), which was completed in the second half of 2017 across Castlemaine, Melbourne and Perth. The 5-track EP is due out early 2019, with the record already gaining industry attention, as first single Giving Up was shortlisted for the 2018 Vanda & Young Songwriting competition, as well as being chosen for APRA’s inaugural female songwriter mentorship with Mark Lizotte (Diesel) and lead to her songwriter showcase at BIGSOUND 2018. The single was premiered on triple j’s Home & Hosed, and added to Spotify’s New Music Friday AU&NZ playlist.
Having shared the stage with many talented local and national artists and appearing as support for ’98 Grammy Award winner Shawn Colvin, the resilient Perth songwriter is fast becoming a noteworthy name within Australian music.