Dawn Barrington is an inspirational singer/songwriter living in Denmark, Western Australia. A storyteller at heart, Dawn expresses life experiences through her music. Her sound is contemporary folk with driving rhythms. Dawn is passionate to communicate through her words and music, she engages with the audience who are invited in on a rewarding journey. Her most recent release “When did it Change?” was reviewed as a ‘modern interpretation of a bygone era’.
Dawn released her 2nd album “When did it change?” at the Denmark Festival of Voice this year only a year after releasing her album “Break of the Day” at the Nannup Music Festival 2016. She performs regularly, clocking up over almost 200 shows over the last four years at festivals, events, pubs, restaurants and house concerts. In addition to playing locally, tours have reached across Western Australia and the Eastern States. Dawn’s recent release – her second album When did it Change? – is reviewed as “a modern interpretation of a bygone era”, and is receiving regular national and international airplay.
TO DATE, DAWN HAS RELEASED:
EP “Voices” June 2014
Single “Women of War” February 2015
Album “Break of the Day” March 2016
Album “When did it Change?” to be released June 2017
“The magic and depth of the lyrics of Dawn’s music, symbolises dawn of a new age when artists dedicate their creativity to something beyond entertainment: Social Change for a Better World.” Farvardin Daliri, Co founder and organiser for Townsville Cultural Fest 2017
“The irrepressible Folk artist Dawn Barrington is a truly inspirational Musician… she commenced writing and recording her first EP ‘Voices‘ followed soon after by single ‘Women of War‘ and an LP ‘Break of the day‘, all while simultaneously forging herself a performing career. …..Dawn has recorded and independently released her second album ‘When did it change‘ and it is astounding how far that this songwriter has progressed in so few years. With the courage of her convictions and some help from a core of exemplary musicians …. Dawn has crafted a wonderful Folk recording. ‘It was you‘ and ‘Cross to bear‘ are two of my favourites, both songs verging on folk rock, propelled along by robust melodies and exquisite musicianship. ‘A young lady I Once knew‘ is another highlight on this album, as are the inspired covers of Leaving on a Jet plane and Blowing in the wind. In fact ‘When did it change‘ sounds very much like a sixties recording, even without the covers just mentioned, yet it still manages to be of the here and now, Tony King’s guitar work has a lot to do with that, though I think it has more to do with the songwriters own influences and her modern interpretations of a bygone era. In a nutshell Dawn Barrington has found her voice.
I truly enjoyed listening to ‘ When did it change ‘ ….” Pete Williams – Presenter 3NRG 99.3FM, Sunbury, VIC
“Dawn Barrington is a folk singer from Western Australia and I became aware of her music in September of 2014 when I downloaded her track Voices from AMRAP. Early 2015 saw the release of the single “Women of War” to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli and put the war in a perspective not often acknowledged, that of the women who either took part directly or who stepped up to support the war effort from Australia as well as generally keeping the home fires burning.
I would describe Dawn’s music as a set of carefully crafted lyrics’ riding an original meandering tune to simultaneously arrive at a point.
A few months back, Dawn toured the east coast for the first time and I was lucky enough to have her as a guest on Rare Traxx & Eclectic where she sang live in the studio. Later that same week, I went to the Illawarra Folk Club to see Dawn perform live. I witnessed a very warm exchange between artist and audience which I thoroughly enjoyed. I look forward to Dawns next visit and the possibility of seeing her perform live at a house concert venue.” Michael Hayes – Producer 2MCR 100.3FM, MacArthur, NSW
What a delightful evening’s concert featuring two wonderful acts in Swimming to Florida & Dawn Barrington. Both presented the audience with an eclectic choice of music in differing genres. Would not hesitate to recommend either acts for their next performances! Thank you! Jeannette Lawrence, Humph Hall, Allambie Heights, NSW Apr 9th 2017
“Inspired by a documentary on the women left behind by war, Great Southern Institute of Technology’s Dawn Barrington has released her single, Women of War…….Ms Barrington said the song was an important one for her and she wanted use her music to highlight other social issues. Ms Barrington will be playing at the Denmark Festival of Voice this weekend.” T Wolfe – Albany Advertiser May 2015.