When Jeff Buckley exults, when Janis Joplin keens, and Aldous Harding contorts her face to inhabit the character she’s portraying, I see kindreds of Harmony Byrne. Harmony isn’t your typical child flute prodigy/Mormon Youth leader turned incredible vocalist and performer.
A woman full of surprises, the most startling perhaps being how long it’s taken the larger world to recognize her talents. Long before her break out UK tour with the Tesky Brothers she’s been marked for greatness by the Melbourne music scene and destined for a major motion biopic.
Harmony’s story has everything; Religious zealotry, choir honed vocals, forbidden desire, self liberation, European adventures and a sound track to match. She has traversed many musical and societal landscapes to arrive at the apex of her talents with a debut album for the ages.