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M.E. Baird is a remarkable and somewhat mysterious talent. Not only is M.E. Baird a skilled singer, songwriter, and musician, but he also creates artwork as unique and captivating as his music.  From his deep lamenting voice and beguiling songs to his intricate thought-provoking artwork, M.E. Baird is an artist in every sense. As a singer-songwriter and musician with a nearly three decades career, he has written and recorded five critically acclaimed solo albums, and numerous other recordings with bands and musical monikers, including song placement and original soundtrack work in film and television.  As a visual artist, he has exhibited widely and has more recently expanded his art practice into short audio-visual projects combining his music and images. Originally from Melbourne, M.E. Baird has lived in many places since and has been for the last decade based in Bundjalung Country, New South Wales.




"His songs are visually rich possessing a novelistic quality that is dark and warm. The music of M.E. Baird cajoles and challenges.

Images flow and tunes beguile. A treat."

★★★★ - The Music Collective

"M.E. Baird's live performances are nothing short of compelling with his deep lamenting vocal style and singular stage presence."

 Holden Hill Music


"There is a haunting quality to M.E. Baird’s music, a type of dark folk and blues noir that permeates the songs.  Baird knows how to balance the beauty successfully and the despair on 'Time' and as a result, this is an album that should fit nicely in the record collections of fans of songwriters such as Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, and Will Oldman."

★★★★  - The Music (Australia)

"The slowly developing, intimately held tracks, which are neither folk, nor country, but maybe a Cohen/Dylan inspired interpretation of both, are meant for the small, dark, alone spaces of your life. Being also a visual artist,  there is no surprise that his songs are often described as possessing a distinct visual richness and depth where each song can be like cinematic vignettes."

★★★★ - Sydney Morning Herald

"Deeply emotive, M.E. Baird is driven by emotion. Whether in the carefully crafted lyrics, the music itself, or his lamenting singular voice, emotion drips from everywhere, it trickles down walls and pools on the floor. It aches and hurts...and it’s beautiful."

★★★★ - Rhythms Magazine

"Baird speaks of lost loves and scarred hearts, and while he paints life in a harsh light, he still finds something to hold onto, be it a memory or dream not yet faded. This dark folk at its finest, sad, bitter, and beautiful."

★★★★The Brag Magazine, Sydney

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