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ABOUT 

M.E. Baird is an incredible talent who has made a name for himself in the music and art world. bith nationally and internationally.  Not only is he a skilled singer, songwriter, and musician, but he also creates artwork that's as unique and captivating as his music. From his lamenting voice to lush cinematic songs to his intricate paintings, M.E. Baird is an artist in every sense of the word.  In parallel with his music and art career, he has also held academic positions at various art and design schools and universities in Australia.  Originally from Melbourne,  M.E. Baird has lived in many places since each a unique chapter in art and life and for the last decade has been based in Bundjalung Country (Northern New South Wales) Australia.

 

LATEST 

 

Late in 2019, M.E. Baird became ill midway through an Australian tour in support of his latest album, TIME and was subsequently diagnosed with advanced and aggressive prostate cancer which was unusual for his age In February 2020, M.E. Baird underwent surgery just as a rapidly spreading virus was about to become a global threat.  The surgery was deemed successful and he was pronounced cancer free. However, twelve months later and feeling unwell again, tests revealed that cancer had come back and had spread throughout his body. He underwent a new regime of treatments and is happy to announce as of late 2022 that he is cancer free.   

 

M.E. Baird has already written and recorded a new project in collaboration with good friend and Brisbane producer and musician, Jamie Trevaskis at his new studio Tape Land.  

The five-track project, ' Spinning Man', is scheduled for formal release in early 2023.

RECENT ALBUM PRESS

 

"His songs are visually rich possessing a novelistic quality that is dark and warm. The music of M.E. Baird cajoles and challenges.

Images flow and tunes beguile. A treat."

★★★★ - The Music Collective

"M.E. Baird's live performances are nothing short of compelling with his deep lamenting vocal style and singular stage presence."

 Holden Hill Music

 

"There is a haunting quality to M.E. Baird’s music, a type of dark folk and blues noir that permeates the songs.  Baird knows how to balance the beauty successfully and the despair on 'Time' and as a result, this is an album that should fit nicely in the record collections of fans of songwriters such as Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Will Oldman."

★★★★  - The Music (Australia)

"The slowly developing, intimately held tracks, which are neither folk, nor country, but maybe a Cohen/Dylan inspired interpretation of both, are meant for the small, dark, alone spaces of your life. Being also a visual artist,  there is no surprise that his songs are often described as possessing a distinct visual richness and depth where each song can be like cinematic vignettes."

★★★★ - Sydney Morning Herald

"Deeply emotive, M.E. Baird is driven by emotion. Whether in the carefully crafted lyrics, the music itself, or his lamenting singular voice, emotion drips from everywhere, it trickles down walls and pools on the floor. It aches and hurts...and it’s beautiful."

★★★★ - Rhythms Magazine

"Baird speaks of lost loves and scarred hearts, and while he paints life in a harsh light, he still finds something to hold onto, be it a memory or dream not yet faded. This dark folk at its finest, sad, bitter, and beautiful."

★★★★The Brag Magazine, Sydney

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