Playing guitar from age 12, Lawrence’s formal musical endevours began at the Victorian College of the Arts where he studied a Bachelor of Music performance, spending time in various ensembles exploring the art of sonic interaction via texture, groove and melody by means of improvisation. It was here Lawrence garnered the Dr Phillip law Award for Innovation and began strong musical friendships that continue to this day.
Upon leaving the VCA Lawrence began exploring various experimental music production and composition techniques. His infuences range from Debussy to Elliott Smith to Aphex Twin to name a few. Lawrence’s diverse sound pallete has led him to be a key collaborator with a number of artists – most notably Ainslie Wills.
Lawrence’s sonic and compositional contributions to Ainslie Wills’ live and recorded music began formally in 2010 with the release of Wills’ Somebody For Everyone EP. This marked the beginning of a strong musical relationship, which led to the pair co-writing and producing the LP You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine, which was nominated for the Australian and Melbourne Music Prizes in 2013 and scored 4/5 stars via Rolling Stone Australia. The pair’s most recent offering comes in the form of EP Oh The Gold, with the single Drive added to high rotation on Triple J, while the track, Constellations was deemed Headphones Moment of the Day on BBC 6.
Lawrence’s performance experience include supporting the likes of: Vance Joy, Leon Bridges (US), Hiatus Kaiyote, Michael Kiwanuka (UK), Lianne La Havas (UK), Clare Bowditch, Daniel Merriweather and Andy Bull. He has also played a number of festivals including: Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Womadelaide, Falls Festival, Homebake Festival and Panama Festival.