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Fresh off a debut EP, an interstate tour and a single featuring ARIA nominee Gretta Ray, the indie rock poetry of Seb Szabo is set to take 2022 by storm.
San Francisco-born and Melbourne-raised, the Australian songwriter bloomed late as a musician, attending law school while harbouring secret dreams of a life onstage. After beginning his solo career supporting San Cisco whilst still at university in 2019, the 26-year-old has become a mainstay of Victoria’s hardworking music scene.
Think Coldplay’s Chris Martin with a splash of Gang of Youths’ Dave Le’Aupepe, Seb’s songwriting bursts with life and energy, blending cinematic indie rock with thoughtful lyricism to paint soaring, colourful canvases of life and love.
Recorded through lockdown with producer Josh Barber (Gretta Ray) and engineer Stephen Mowat (Ali Barter, Tyne-James Organ), his debut EP, the autobiographical and cinematic voyage "Staring Out the Windows", was released in July 2021, telling the stories of young romance and offering a sincere portrait of a young, openhearted artist.
Lead single "Even If You Break My Heart" debuted on Triple J's Roots & All and was launched to a sold-out crowd at the Gasometer Hotel Bandroom in May 2021. "Twice Over", the final single for the "Windows" era featuring vocals from pop powerhouse Gretta Ray, was added to Triple J Unearthed rotation in November 2021.
Seb was also invited to appear on "The Voice Australia" in 2021, joining Keith Urban's team. His performance of "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac has since garnered over 180K views on YouTube.
2022 has seen the first interstate and international performances of Seb's career in Milwaukee, New York City, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, performing alongside the likes of Dylan J, Charley and Aya Yves.
Seb is currently in the studio recording new material with drummer/producer Dave Jenkins (Vera Blue, Fergus James, Daniel Johns), set for release in late 2022.
R E V I E W S / P R E S S
TRIPLE J UNEARTHED
DAVE RUBY HOWE,
"The stuff of lighters-in-the-air magic."
EP PREMIERE, 2021
“What a gorgeous golden tone - a striking duet that weaves a story and dynamic so well.”
“Seb’s yearning voice is good enough alone to make your heart swell… vocals from Gretta Ray has it ready to burst.”