David Lazarus Biography
With his curly hair and warm pure vocals, South African-born Perth based singer-songwriter David Lazarus is one of Australia’s exciting young artists. His catchy beachside acoustic-pop-rock tunes take one on a true journey, exploring the everyday joys of life, love and the simple pleasures we encounter.
With roots in South Africa and brought up among five sisters, David's originality comes out through his maturity and simplicity.
Having written and co-produced all tracks on his debut album (released at the humble age of 19), there is no doubt that a very exciting career lies ahead for the young musician.
David has been invited to play at some of Western Australia's biggest arenas and events from opening the Chris Mainwaring Tribute Match at Patterson's Stadium, appearing on Channel 7's Telethon and most recently supporting one of the biggest names in the Australian music industry Australia's Got Talent winners Justice Crew.
After winning gold in the Contemporary Vocal Open section at the North Perth Music Festival, as well as the top prize in the Open Singer-Songwriter category at the West Australian Music Eisteddfod, David went on to represent Australia at the World Championships of Performing Arts (held in L.A, USA). At this international event, described as the 'Olympics' for performing arts, David took out gold in all five singer-songwriter categories.
"Aside from being talented in music, Lazarus also happens to be a gifted actor. This multi-skilled young talent had his first introduction to the acting scene at just 9 years old, where he played the child lead in the feature film Sumuru, directed by academy award nominee Darryl Roodt. The film was the first of a long list of achievements that built Lazarus' acting career..." Marion Lopez, 3rd Degree News.
David played the lead role in Ronan's Escape, which has won a staggering 11 international film awards; most notably winning Best International Film at the Hollywood Shorts Film Festival, held in Hollywood, California. Combining his two talents, David has performed in several musicals, most renowned for playing The Artful Dodger in 'Oliver!'.
But singing and acting are far from being the only two strings weaving David's identity:
David recently won gold in the 2km Beach Run at the Rescue 2012 World Life Saving Championships held in Adelaide, Australia making him the 2km Beach Run Junior World Champion. He has also represented his state in cross-country running for 6 consecutive years and was honored as vice captain of the WA state school team.
His ambitious nature has been evident from a young age. Attesting to his 'always up for a challenge' attitude, David at just 11 years old conquered Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro a world record for being the youngest person to do so at the time.
A hard working individual, David is avidly pursuing his music career while also studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Curtin University. His everlasting ambition and hunger for life has enriched him both as an artist and as an individual an exciting musician to follow, the future certainly seems ever bright for this inspiring young artist.