Michael Brinkworth is a Berlin-based, world-travelling, guitar and harmonica wielding troubadour, originally hailing from Australia, with a backpack-full of heart-felt road-worn songs. He has honed a unique songwriting and performing style and developed his own idiosyncratic take on alternative-country-indie-folk-soul-Americana-blues-roots-rock-music. He draws upon a wide range of influences ranging from the classic singer-songwriter-based music from the 60s and 70s such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and The Band, to the more lo-fi pop-infused indie rock of the late 80s and 90s such as Elliot Smith, Pavement, The Flaming Lips and Yo La Tengo, along with enduring acts from the new wave of alternative-country era such Ryan Adams, Jason Molina, My Morning Jacket and Wilco, with an authenticity and candidness to match. Sustained by his ever-evolving set that is as diverse as it is dynamic, he enjoys taking his audiences on a journey that gets down to the heart of everything, keeping it spontaneous and making every concert a new experience.
After touring in the USA in 2015 and releasing a home-produced EP, Stranger, he recorded his first full band album at Funkhaus Studios, Somewhere To Run From, which was independently released in June 2016. Since then he has played countless shows with various formations of his band and solo around Berlin and throughout Europe. Amongst his continuously busy concert schedule, a lo-fi EP recorded on a 4-track tape recorder, Weird Ones, was released last February, and he recently returned from Finland where he undertook recording sessions for what will make up his next album coming in 2018. New developments happened after signing a publishing deal with Greywood Records, who will be re-releasing, Somewhere To Run From, on October 20th, 2017, including additional live tracks recorded with his band at The Famous Golden Watch Studios. A live concert release of his full band in their prime, recorded over 2 nights will be coming soon after. With the support of Greywood Records, he has an ambitious schedule of touring planned throughout Europe and Australia into the new year.