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biography

Learn more about Abi Muir

Abi Muir immediately hooks the listener with goosebump-inducing vocals reminiscent of Ariana Grande and Hayley Williams, captivating her audience with her unique indie-pop sound. From the wistful, dreaminess of her debut single heebiejeebies, to her high energy, subtly sarcastic dance track First Date, and her powerfully moving rock track Stockholm, Abi’s creative storytelling from her youthful perspective releases a rush of emotions and memories for her audience.

From humble Highland beginnings on the tiny Isle of Barra in Scotland, and at only 19 years young, Abi has already managed to collect an incredible number of accolades to her name, including: an international win in the International Unsigned Only Songwriting competition, Grand Prize winner & John Lennon Award winner in the Rock category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, a Finalist in the International Song writing competition for Vocal Performance, winner of the Passport to Airlie Cairns, a Finalist in the Road to Nashville Songwriting contest, and a Finalist in the Queensland Music Awards for two consecutive years, as well as multiple wins for her music video First Date.

 

Having caught the attention of industry professionals and being the recipient of a Regional Arts Development Grant, she worked throughout the Covid years writing and producing her 5-song debut EP, To You, with her band, whilst also completing her grade 12 exams! Described as "an intoxicating maelstrom of competing emotions", the EP delved deeply into the many facets of love; a cleverly written story of falling in love, losing yourself over love and being trapped by love, an emotional rollercoaster of lyrics, with musical richness and drama showing the growth & maturity developing in this young artist. Abi is currently writing her debut album and is set to release this in the US later in 2023.

 

After winning the Cairns Dinner Theatre Singing competition in January 2018, Abi was inspired to start writing and recording her own songs in her parents garage. Following on from the success of heebiejeebies, she gained popularity collecting fans and followers from all around the world, and has been placed on over three thousand playlists. Her homemade video for this song won the Port Shorts Film Festival Music Video Shout Out Award. She is the 2020 winner of the Cairns Regional Council Australia Day Junior Cultural Award, and is locally recognised as a triple threat performer, captivating those who have seen her on stage. Abi was the only student from Cairns selected as a Featured Vocalist at Creative Generation 2019, Queensland’s largest youth performing arts show at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Here, she impressed the industry panel of judges with her vocal skills, stage presence and performance dedication, and from this was also selected as a featured soloist, making her TV debut in their highlights show on Channel 10.

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