THE STORY SO FAR...
Levi McGrath is an independent Singer/Songwriter from Melbourne, Australia who 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 has played alongside artists like THIRD DAY, NEEDTOBREATHE, Darlene Zschech and Building 429. He has shared his music alongside World Vision spokesperson Tim Costello, and renown US author/speaker Tony Campolo.
He regularly tours nationally and internationally and is preparing to tour Australia, New Zealand and Germany in 2020.
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.
His 4th studio album ‘Be Here Now’ releases worldwide on March 1st 2020.
BE HERE NOW BIO...
'Be Here Now' was written to encourage listeners to 'be in the moment'. I want to motivate audiences to live generously, to be responsive to the needs of others and God's calling on their lives.
These songs were inspired by my personal reflections on fatherhood raising my two young sons. The album speaks into the things I want for their lives, resilience, hope, honesty and finishing the race well.
Sonically, 'Be Here Now' moves in a totally new direction, replacing acoustic sounds with keyboards and electric guitars for a 80's style synth-pop sound that is upbeat and dynamic.
The album features stories from my work over the past few years running music projects with Indigenous young people in the Northern Territory and Melbourne’s homeless community through the Choir of Hard Knocks.