Stewart Barton is a young talented - singer, songwriter and guitarist - that has already made a huge impression on the wider Australian music community.
“To be this talented at this age is remarkable”
Justin Thomson - KIX Radio Network
“Stewarts energy on stage is infectious”
Mick Bond - Country Rocks
“Talented Song writer beyond his years”
Born in Canberra, Stewart grew up surrounded by music and was determined to become a guitarist. Initially self-taught, he developed his skills through programs for emerging Indigenous artists in the ACT region and studying the Keith Urban online guitar program “30 songs in 30 days”. Completing these with the strong support of his family and his community, he gained enough confidence to start performing at local talent shows.
Stewart has drawn from many Country and Rock influences such as Keith Urban, INXS, Brooks & Dunn, Bruce Springsteen, Brain Adams & Luke Combes.
Stewart’s abilities were already very apparent when he performed at an Open Mic event in Queanbeyan, NSW, run by Michael Bond from Country Rocks. Michael was blown away by the raw talent Stewart displayed, despite finding out he was only 15 years old. Shortly after, Stewart was offered a development opportunity under the Country Rocks Spot Light program. This program has helped Stewart develop his craft and given him the opportunity to work with, and appear on stage with, many Australian Country Music names, such as Drew McAlister, Bill Chambers, Brewn, and the great Tommy Emmanuel.
After developing his skills from this experience, Stewart was invited to sign with Country Rocks Records and start his recording career. Stewart released his debut single “Your Are Beautiful’ music produced by Matt Fell at Love Hez studios in Sydney and vocals with Gordon Wood at Gordon’s Studios in Queanbeyan. The track brings a Country Rock sound like no other, combining a modern Nashville Country Sound with an old school Aussie Pub rock feel, together with an edgy Country Rock mix.
Stewart has a massive future in the music industry and this is only the beginning of something huge!