Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Michael Dunstan Joseph Franzone (Drums) Wayan Dana (Bass) Pat Devlin (live bass player)


Bio

Michael Dunstan is a pensive Perth-based folk writer born in Wheatbelt Western Australia, with a peaceful focus on all things bigger than us.
Venturing far from his quaint regional upbringing in Northam, at 24 years of age Michael has independently, and swiftly sprawled his intricate song writing globally since the release of his debut EP ‘Solace’ in January 2017. Following up with the sophomore EP ‘Partly Cloudy’ and third EP ‘New Normal’, Michael has now loyally garnered in excess of 8 million streams to date on Spotify alone.

Extensively headline touring Australia four times and New Zealand twice in the last 24 months with shows sold out across all corners, Dunstan has been welcomed with a warm and large following for his intricate craft. Openly sharing personal past struggles with heavy anxiety, Michael hopes to leave all with a piece of mindfulness, and share a new-found appreciation of the beautiful world in which we live.

With a deep love for the open road, Michael’s musings reflect and explore periods of travel, calm and silence, and the accompanying revelations and growth found while transitioning through light to dark periods of our lives.

The debut album ‘In the Grand Scheme’ marked the fourth chapter; a diverse 14 track journey that promises to further consolidate Michael Dunstan as a profound Australian singer-songwriter. Following the great success of its release in February of 2020 which was accompanied by a National sold out tour, Michael draws a close to 2020 with the creation of a new EP set for release in 2021.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

Michael's music could cool down a nuclear reactor, it's that calming and serene.

Michael's music could cool down a nuclear reactor, it's that calming and serene.

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

30 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

Michael takes you away from whatever you're worrying about. He makes you nostalgic for camping trips out bush with friends or lovers you never even had. He makes you wanna climb a mountain and take in the world and be humbled by it all.

Michael takes you away from whatever you're worrying about. He makes you nostalgic for camping trips out bush with friends or lovers you never even had. He makes you wanna climb a mountain and take in the world and be humbled by it all.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

12 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

it's raining outside and i was craving an ocean swim but this is gonna be a pretty good second as i float along with the effortless grooves and ebb and flow.

it's raining outside and i was craving an ocean swim but this is gonna be a pretty good second as i float along with the effortless grooves and ebb and flow.