Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


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Gig

DON WEST

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

19 Jun

Some Velvet Morning

Melbourne, 3068

Melbourne

7:00pm

Bio

DON WEST is an enigmatic and soulful artist hailing from Sydney’s northern beaches. A true showman in his live show, DON WEST has an unmistakable knack for songwriting and musicianship. He carries a voice that is deep and rugged and a palpable confidence that is drenched in a style all his own.

Marking his arrival in 2019, DON WEST first opened for Lime Cordiale without a song to his name. Within moments he had the crowd in his hand, flexing a showmanship that is impossible to deny.
Soon after, DON WEST released his debut single ‘Money’ uploading the track to music discovery platform triple j Unearthed where it went on to chart overall at #6. ‘Money’ was accompanied by a stunning official video with a live acoustic interpretation following later.

In 2020 DON WEST has revealed new single ‘Equaliser’ which features the guest vocals of Hayley Mary (solo artist and frontwoman of The Jezebels). ‘Equaliser’ is a self-assured sophomore single from an artist with plenty more up his sleeve.

DON WEST returns to limelight with the release of his retrospective single ‘Pink to Blue’, a ballad written as a ‘confession of adulation’ to a ‘lover I saw on and off’. The song describes his side of “the chat” that can make or break a relationship; a conversation often avoided by the fear of rejection.

Pink to Blue is immediately nostalgic - the warm acoustic guitars gradually build to a crescendo where Don declares his desire to be the ‘essence of your youth’. It is the ultimate love song.

The single coincides with the announcement of DON WEST’s first east coast tour. Building a reputation as a dynamic front man, these shows give fans one of the first opportunities to witness DON WEST and his band in full form since the beginning of the pandemic.

IG: @donwestmusic

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

Don West pouring his heart and soul into this bristling track. He builds something swelling and epic by the end and it's worth going with him on the ride.

Don West pouring his heart and soul into this bristling track. He builds something swelling and epic by the end and it's worth going with him on the ride.

Review

Review by Ash McGregor Ash McGregor

22 May 2021

Triple J
45

now on my bucket list: to be serenaded by Don West. what a heartfelt, warm, yet crushing track.

now on my bucket list: to be serenaded by Don West. what a heartfelt, warm, yet crushing track.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

04 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

DW hitting his stride on this track. With a voice like that he was born to sing.

DW hitting his stride on this track. With a voice like that he was born to sing.