18 Mar Wal Neilsen
Queensland based Singer/Songwriter Wal Neilsen is rising through the ranks of Australia’s country music scene.
In 2014, Wal along with his young family decided it was time to pursue his dream of music. That opportunity was the coveted ‘Voice of Urban’ competition at the Urban Country Music Festival. It was here Wal marked his name within the Country music scene, taking out the competition.
With music being his full time career, he started performing at venues around Queensland, gaining a fan base while growing into a confident and energetic performer. His songwriting was once again put into the spot light when his original song ‘Cold As Dry Ice’ was placed 4th in the Australian Songwriting Contest in 2015. His second single release off his debut album ‘Night Rider’ successfully charted on the Top 30 Country tracks chart while gaining radio airplay across the country, Las Vegas and Canada.
On the touring front, Wal has performed in front of hundreds at the Urban Country Music Festival 2016, with previous performances at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, embracing the iconic Fanzone Stage. He is fast becoming a well- recognised songwriter within the country music industry, sharing the stage with Karrie Hayward, Linc Phelps, Dana Hassall, The Bobkatz, James Blundell and Ruby Gilbert.
Wal is currently working on his 2nd album and touring extensively.