Nominiert als Beste*r Newcomer*in

M.Byrd’s story starts somewhere between Amsterdam and Paris. Whilst being the tour bassist for Ilgen-Nur, M.Byrd showed the rest of the band his own demos and their reaction was what gave him the final push to focus on his solo career. Fast-forward to the end of the tour and just one single-release and two months later the 27 year-old artist has more than 2 million Spotify streams under his belt. M.Byrd swiftly forged his own path in the industry with his infectious indie neo-psych-folk sound.

In August 2021, he released his first EP called “Orion” and next to high streaming results, M. Byrd was featured in international magazines (Rolling Stone France, Earmilk, onestowatch, and more). Next to support shows of Roosevelt and Leoniden, he played festival shows like Reeperbahn Festival, Spot Festival in Aarhus and first own headline shows in London, Copenhagen and Paris.

M.Byrd’s timeless songs shine with a feeling of strength and self-understanding that can be rarely found at the beginning of a young musicians’s career - they transport the listener to the American west coast, emitting a sense of melancholic future and euphoric youth, urging them to trust their intuition and find their inner-self. “I spent many years soaking up personal and musical experiences and I’ve been learning a lot in different studios and touring situations. The music I make is thus inspired by being on the road, moving on and allowing growth to happen. I realized that the experiences on my path might also inspire other people and I hope that this will continue in the future with the songs we release.”

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