Evie Irie

Hailing from the Central Coast of NSW, 18-year-old Evie Irie started playing guitar and writing original songs at the age of 12. At 15 with a dozen original tunes and a hundred open mics under her belt, Evie and her family headed off to Nashville, Tennessee to keep developing her singer songwriter skills. “The year in Nashville taught me so much, I learned the craft of songwriting from incredibly talented writers and producers and played out over 150 nights, anywhere that would have me, I played”. Industry buzz soon followed and on her sixteenth birthday, Irie signed a major record deal with Republic Records in NYC, the home of International Superstars, Taylor Swift, Drake, The Weekend, Ariana Grande, Lorde and many others. In 2019 Irie moved from Nashville to L.A. where she honed her Individual alternative pop sound and released her debut EP “Five Weeks in L.A.”, which to date has over 15 million streams and counting.

In 2019 Evie Irie played her own sold-out showcase shows in N.Y., L.A. and Sydney and opened for Norwegian singer Sigrid in London and British band Bastille in Sydney and Melbourne. Her second E.P., The Optimist, was released in September 2020 quickly followed by a companion E.P. entitled The Pessimist in November. In the same month Irie collaborated with Dillon Francis on the single “Be Somebody”.

Evie Irie has been labeled one of the best young songwriters of her generation and has a catalogue quickly approaching 300 songs. Irie songs have featured on many TV shows including Love Life (HBO MAX), The Bold Type (Freeform) The Rookie (ABC America), The Hills and Siesta Time (MTV), and a new animated (untitled) Netflix movie where Irie wrote and performs the opening title featured track.

Covid-19 put her 2020 commitments of 70 shows and major festivals in Europe and America on hold, forever the optimist Irie says, “The bright side of Covid was coming back home and reconnecting with Australia and getting to write and become part of the Australian music scene, we have the most supportive and wildly creative community in the world, I love Australia so much and can’t wait to get out there and play live”.

Evie Irie at just 18 years old has over 30 million collective streams, a growing enthusiastic fan base and an ever-burning desire to write new music and to perform live. 2021 already looks bright – Evie Irie will be supporting Amy Shark on her Australian Arena tour and releasing new music throughout the year with her first studio album slated for early 2022.