Heath Cullen has emerged as one of Australia's greatest independent musical voices. He hails from the rural village of Candelo (7 hrs south of Sydney, population c. 500) in south east New South Wales. Over the past 7 years he has forged an international career: touring and recording in Australia and the US, while remaining based in the regional NSW town where he was raised.
He has released three self-produced albums: A Storm Was Coming But I Didn’t Feel Nothing (2010); The Still And The Steep (2013, nominated for the Australian Music Prize); and Outsiders (2015), which was named “One of the finest, most inspired Australian rock albums in quite some time… the work of a man well on top of his game” by Rhythms magazine, and garnered rave reviews in The Australian, Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times. The AU Review described Cullen as “stunning and raw… one of the country’s criminally underrated songwriters and performers” and “a writer in a creatively thriving period of his career” The album was recorded with Elvis Costello’s legendary band the Imposters - the only time in their 35 year career the band have collaborated with a singer other than Costello.
In January 2017 he was one of five Australian artists invited (alongside Bernard Fanning, Sarah Blasko, Chris Cheney and Paul Dempsey) to sing at the Sydney Opera House as part of the sold out international tour “Celebrating David Bowie”, presented by (and featuring) members of Bowie’s own band.