Great to see the highly talented Michael Paynter back in the spotlight again, this time auditioning on Channel 9′s The Voice last week.
Although I was surprised to hear he had auditioned, I can understand his reasons for doing so given how his long-anticipated debut album never quite got released by Sony.
I first saw Michael performing as a support act for Kate Miller-Heidke at the Northcote Hotel back in 2006 and was impressed with his confident stage presence and powerful voice. So too were his vocally exuberant group of fans at the front of the stage, indicating that this was someone we’d likely see more of in the future.
If his upcoming performances on The Voice are anything like his cover of John Farnham’s Burn For You below, he will be a tough one to beat.
These are a couple of songs he released over the last few years.