THE STORY SO FAR...
Levi McGrath is committed to music and social justice – and he wants to motivate and inspire a new generation of people to stand up and make a difference.
Levi is passionate about bringing music to disadvantaged and isolated young people. He is currently involved in two projects... Instruments for The Outback – engaging with, and providing opportunities for young indigenous musicians to perform, record and be mentored by professional musicians, and Instruments for Ethiopia – a similar project delivering traditional instruments and funding for teaching those instruments to homeless and marginalised street children in Addis Ababa.
Levi began his professional music career in 2007 with the release of his debut album MOVE. In 2009 Levi spent 6 months living in Uganda working with former child soldiers, this led to his critically acclaimed album CHILDREN OF WAR – rich in passion for social change and heart-rending stories of suffering, hope and dignity.
Levi’s third studio album COME HOME continues with his powerful mix of musical storytelling and passion for social change. Levi bought an exciting new sound to COME HOME “I wanted to create an up-beat, catchy record that would grab people’s attention and inspire them at the same time”, says Levi.
Levi has toured Canada supporting former NEWSBOYS frontman, Peter Furler, and has supported US Rock bands THIRD DAY and NEEDTOBREATHE on their Australian national tour. He has featured with artists; Building 429 and Darlene Zschech, has shared his music alongside World Vision spokesperson Tim Costello, and renown US author/speaker Tony Campolo. Levi regularly tours Australia, New Zealand and Europe, and is returning to the UK next year – this time, adding Switzerland and The Netherlands to his European Tour.
The future is exciting – as an Independent Singer/Songwriter and Assistant Musical Director of the Choir of Hard Knocks, there is much work to be done and music to be made, to help turn the tide of poverty, apathy and human suffering. On tour, at schools, conferences, festivals and in interviews, Levi continues to reach out with his message of positive social action.