AODHAN (Aidan Whitehall) is a sixteen year old Dhawaral songwriter from Wollongong Australia who is already taking the world by storm. His early single releases caught the attention of Communion Publishing UK which saw him signing a deal where her joins a roster that includes Bears Den & Catfish & The Bottlemen. His 2019 single “Butterflies” is already well over one million streams.
2020 saw AODHAN record his debut EP “Flies In The Room” with producer Ryan Miller (Angus & Julia Stone/Thelma Plum) which is due for release in May 2021 and features the singles “Twelve Again & I’m Closed”. Triple J seem to dig what they hear so far with AODHAN winning the Unearthed High Indigenous initiative and landing a spot in the finals for Unearthed High for “Twelve Again”. AODHAN was also part of the BIGSOUND Big 50 for 2020.
AODHAN is building a quite the team, signing a management deal with Kadence/Footstomp and joining the illustrious Select Music bookings team. He and his band are in the process of announcing their first ever headline tour to celebrate the EP release this July.
Taking influence from a huge range of writers, genres, and eras in Aodhan fuses heartfelt writing with soulful musicality. Aodhan is broadening his tastes and has begun to experiment with his production, finding his feet at the door of a dreamy indie sound without losing the acoustic folk that inspired him to pick up a guitar in the first place. He has also recently relished the opportunity to write with some of his favourite artists Josh Pyke and Holy Holy and has a few special collaborations still on the cards.
This is very beginning of what everyone expects to be a long and fascinating career.