After receiving a guitar for his 7th birthday, Conor Farrell quickly became interested in writing and performing music. First trained in classical guitar, Conor began to learn more contemporary styles of today’s music and at the age of 16, he formed what was to go on to be ‘Namin’ a thrash-metal outfit hailing from Canberra, the capital of Australia. Namin burst onto Canberra’s, then-thriving band scene in 1995. They played for 4 years around local and interstate venues and quickly picked up a reputation for intense live performances with a uniquely heavy sound, complemented by soaring vocals. The band eventually broke up and Conor departed for overseas.
During his years overseas and after experiencing diverse cultures such as those found in the US, South America and Europe, Conor found himself being pulled in different directions musically and began creating his own music with the acoustic guitar that travelled with him. On his return to Australia, Conor played a handful of rare shows in his hometown of Canberra with a handpicked group of musicians. Each of these shows was packed to capacity with outstanding reviews with the band hailed as a “supergroup” in the Canberra press. Now living in Melbourne and with the addition of new members, rare live shows have received a fantastic response from audiences.
The future sees exciting new musical adventures with new material being recorded and set for online release, along with Conor contributing vocals on hip-hop and electronic tracks which are currently getting airplay around the country.