Alongside popular Australian band, The Wolfe Brothers, Liam was a member of the touring band for Lee Kernaghan’s ‘25th Anniversary Album’ tour across Australia during 2017 and 2018.

In 2016 and 2017, Liam earned himself a place as a top 10 finalist in the Toyota Star Maker contest, and in 2016 went on to become a Mentor at the CMAA Academy of Country Music in Tamworth.

A multi-instrumentalist, Liam draws his inspiration from many genres from Blues, Country to Rock, and has been described as having a ‘rich, old-school’ sound. “A brilliant new singer songwriter, a gun guitarist … one of Australian country music’s fastest rising stars!” – Lee Kernaghan

Following on from the success of his second EP “Travelling Lines”, now based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Liam plans to hit the studio to produce his new album – including new songs, with a fresh new sound. His latest single “Old Family Home” has just been released through Social Family Records.

 



 

Liam's achievements to date include:
2019

  • Queens Arms, Roma

  • Woodford Folk Festival With The Bushwackers 

  • CMAA Academy Of Country Music mentor. Tamworth 

  • Fanzone Stage Tamworth

  • Bushwackers Bogan Beach Party, Longyard Hotel

  • Yamaha Stage, Pig & Tinder Box Tamworth

  • Yamaha Stage, Pig & Tinder Box Tamworth

  • Pure Country Spectacular, Capitol Theatre Tamworth

  • Lee Kernaghan band, TRECC Tamworth

  • Lyn Bowtell Band, Albert Hotel Tamworth

2017

  • Guitarist/Pianist in Lee Kernaghan's Outback Club 25th Anniversary Tour

  • Top 10 Finalist ~ Toyota Star Maker, Tamworth Country Music Festival 2016

2016

  • Piano Player in Adam Harvey's Back Yard Bar Tour

  • Top 10 Finalist ~ Toyota Star Maker, Tamworth Country Music Festival 2016

  • Announced as a Fender endorsed artist 

 

2015

  • QLD Champion of Champion Senior Overall Winner (with Cassi Hilbers)

  • Overall Senior Winner at the ACMA Country Music Festival (QLD)

  • Winner of Senior Duo Section at the ACMA Country Music Festival (QLD)

  • Winner of the Senior Authentic Vocal section at the ACMA Country Music Festival (QLD)

  • Winner of the Senior Modern Country section at the ACMA Country Music Festival (QLD)

  • Winner of the Senior Instrumental section at the ACMA Country Music Festival (QLD)

  • Encouragement Award from Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards (TSA)

  • Top 5 Finalist in New Songwriter of the Year category at Tamworth Songwriting Awards

  • Winner of the Senior male section of CCMA Music awards (Tamworth)

 

2014

  • Release of co-produced Debut Album ‘The Road Out’

  • Soloist in Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park (NZ)

  • Smoke free Rock Quest Regional winner & Top 30 in NZ

  • Performance on New Zealand breakfast TV Show ‘Good Morning’

  • Performance on New Zealand TV Show ‘The 4.30 Show’

  • New Zealand Country Music Assn - Intermediate Entertainer of the Year

  • Winner of Junior male section of CCMA Music awards (Tamworth)

  • Voice of Urban Runner Up at the Urban Country Music Festival (Queensland)

  • Overall winner of Aristocrat Entertainer of the Year – Junior section (Tamworth)

  • Overall Senior winner of Coca-Cola/Yamaha Battle of the Young Stars (Tamworth)

  • Overall Intermediate Winner Waikato Country Music Assn Awards

  • Overall Intermediate Winner Sun City Awards (Nelson)

  • Graduated from CMAA Academy of Country Music (Australia)

  • Awarded an ‘Achievers Award’ from the Asthma Foundation of NZ – presented by the Governor General of NZ at Government House, Wellington NZ

 

2013

  • Announced as a Yamaha Endorsed Artist

  • Solo Performer (vocal and lead guitar) in Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park (NZ)

  • Solo and also band performance in Ashburton’s Christmas in the Park (NZ)

  • Overall Runner-up Southern Alps Country Music awards (Timaru, NZ)

  • Overall Runner-up Best of the West Awards (Westport, NZ)

  • Overall runner-up Aristocrat Entertainer of the Year awards (Tamworth)

  • NZ X-Factor – Top 24

  • Finalist of the Yamaha Battle of the Youngstars (Tamworth

  • Intermediate Overall Winner NZ Gold Guitar awards: including

    • Winner of Traditional section

    • Winner of Open Group (“State Highway One” band)

    • Winner of NZ composition section (won with a co-written original song)

    • Winner of Gospel section

    • Winner of Duo section

    • Winner of Country Rock section

    • Winner of “Freeze Ya Bits off” Busking Competition (State Highway Band)


2012

  • Winner of the Intermediate Traditional section at NZ Gold Guitar Awards

  • Winner of the Senior Open Group at NZ Gold Guitar awards (band State Highway One)

  • Winners of the “Freeze Ya Bits Off” Busking Comp with the (band State Highway One)

  • Winner of Ashburton’s Got Talent

  • Overall Winner Southern Alps Country Music Awards (Timaru, NZ)

  • Overall Winner of the Whitestone Country Music awards

  • First place Open Song Writing Section at Whitestone Country Music Awards, (NZ)

  • Overall Winner of the Waimate Competitions Society awards (Waimate, NZ)

  • Overall Winner of the Central Coast Country Music awards (Oamaru, NZ)

  • Overall Winner at Best of the West Awards (Westport, NZ)

  • Winner of the Scholarship to attend the CMAA Academy of Country Music

  • Overall Winner Sun City Country Music awards (Nelson, NZ)

  • New Zealand’s Got Talent – voted 2nd nationally in online voting

 

2011

  • Overall Winner Southern Alps Country Music awards (Timaru, NZ)

  • Overall Runner-up Sun City Country Music awards (Nelson, NZ)

Bio

 

Originally hailing from the small town of Ashburton, Liam Kennedy-Clark certainly didn’t let that hold him back from achieving big things! He started learning piano and trumpet, as well as performing in theatre shows at age 7. By age 10, Liam started singing and playing solo on stage, then at 11 picked up his first guitar.

Liam then swept through the Country Music award scene, with many accolades to his name.

At only 21, Liam is already an internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and a respected session and backing musician to some of the great names of country music, such as Lee Kernaghan, Adam Harvey and the Bushwackers.

© Liam Kennedy Clark 2016

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