Cael McLeish

Cael McLeish always has a song in his head, or at least an idea on which to write one.

This young solo, acoustic guitarist/vocalist plays a variety of music between blues and hard rock, with a bit of country and pop thrown into the mix.

Born and raised in Bunbury, Cael has been a muso from an early age.

Since his first Rock n Roll High end-of-term gig, Cael has craved the chance to perform for people, and these days goes virtually nowhere without a guitar.

Taking influence from friends and musical inspirations alike, he decided to learn how to play the guitar. Though at first he didn't get very far, he continued studying music by learning drums, vocals and song writing.

Eventually, he picked up the guitar and learnt it all again from scratch. Over the last six years, Cael has kept striving to be a better artist and has composed several songs for solo performance.

In 2015, Cael recorded his debut solo album, "Score Minus Four", with James Newhouse. The album features eight original songs. He also recorded parts for the "Oh Flop" album for the Southern College of Music.

In 2016, Cael studied his Certificate IV, leading to another collaboration album, "Dot". Cael performs songs from both ''Score Minus Four'' and ''Dot'' at each gig, as well as other original songs written for a follow-up to ''Score Minus Four''.

Cael has taken part in a number of musical projects, including two bands through Rock n Roll High, both the Concert and Jazz Bands at Bunbury Senior High School, and has been part of numerous drama productions. This has been continued throughout 2016 with drumming for the Bunbury City Band. He plays a mix of covers and originals and has played some good gigs, including as a guest musician with NitroNet at the Burlington on New Year's Eve 2013, Gardstock 2014 and Relay for Life 2016. He also joined the band Copyright as a session member to support James Reyne in February.

Bands often covered by Cael are Metallica, Rush, INXS, The Animals, Green Day and even Gerry Rafferty. His Play List contains modern hits like "Hey Brother" and "Radioactive" while also including older hits like "House of the Rising Sun" and "Never Tear Us Apart".

Cael is a young musician who wants to perform, and gives each performance everything he's got!

Contact -

Phone: 0488 297 761





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