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Oscar Dawson is a guitarist, composer and songwriter based in Melbourne, Australia.

His time with the ARIA-nominated outfit Dukes Of Windsor (2005-2010) took him throughout Australia and across to Europe. Dukes Of Windsor released two albums during their career; debut The Others, which spawned the hit-single title-track, and follow-up release, Minus.

Oscar Dawson: GEAR

Oscar Dawson plays the following Maton instruments

After spending time living in Berlin through 2010/11,  Oscar moved back to Australia where he currently plays in the band HOLY HOLY. Debut album ‘When the Storms Would Come’ debuted at #11 on the ARIA album charts. The band have toured extensively through both Australia and Europe, has received extensive Australian triple j airplay, support tours with acts such as Vance Joy, The Preatures, Boy & Bear, Ballpark Music; festival slots at Splendour In The Grass, Primavera Sound (Barcelona) and Falls Festival; and a feature on triple j’s annual ‘Like A Version’ CD release.

In the meantime, Oscar writes, produces and plays guitar with singer-songwriter Ali Barter. Most recent single ‘Far Away’ was released in early 2016 on the pair’s very own label Ronnie Records, being added directly to high-rotation on triple j ahead of her slots at Laneway Festival 2016. The pair are currently working on material for Barter’s debut album, due out in 2016. 

Oscar also produces and writes with local artist Ben Wright Smith. His recent single 'No One', released again via Ronnie Records in early 2015, was placed on high rotation on triple j and saw Ben tour extensively throughout Australia. Oscar is now working closely with Ben on material for his debut album. 

He has collaborated as a session guitarist with artists and projects such as Guy Sebastian; Pez; Seth Sentry; Illy; Thelma Plum and MPhazes. He has also scored several short films and documentaries, winning an award at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival (2013) for his work on the short film ‘Belle De Jour’. He was also nominated in the ‘Best Music’ category at the St Kilda Film Festival (2013) for his work on the short ‘Swim’.