Gene Phoa

Singer / Songwriter / Topliner

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Cut through the noise with impactful lyrics, infectious melodies and iconic male vocals.

Hi, I'm Gene and I'm an Australian singer, songwriter and topliner.

An ex-advertising copywriter for global brands and independent artist in my own right, I'm here to help craft modern yet moving and meaningful pop/dance music.

After graduating from sound production at the Adelaide College of the Arts, I began working as an acoustic cover artist, session musician (vox/guitar/bass/keys) and DJ.

Since then, I have co-written through the APRA 3-2-1 Sessions, won a songwriting award at the 2019 SCALA Festival of Original Music and debuted a soldout cabaret show at the 2021 Adelaide Fringe Festival featuring 8 songs from my yet-to-be-released indie dream-pop album.

With an interest in travel, culture, relationships, psychology and philosophy, my songwriting is real, relatable and remarkably catchy. Sonically, I am predominantly influenced by alternative, indie, pop, rock and dance music.

Vocally, I am a tenor with a 3+ octave range. I have a bright timbre similar to Bruno Mars, Brendon Urie and Billie Joe Armstrong, and have trained with various teachers including Jon Wiza (La Voz Colombia) and Daniela Scala (Scandal'us).

I'm interested in working with producers and artists who want to create great commercial pop/dance music that also has a bit of depth.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Gene Phoa

  1. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  2. A: Impactful lyrics. Infectious melodies. Iconic male vocals. Music and lyrics that people can relate to or be inspired by.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Producers: Avicii, The Chainsmokers, Lauv, George Martin Songwriters: John Lennon, Noel Gallagher, Amba Shepherd Singers: Brendon Urie, Bruno Mars

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Big ideas with all the right details.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I have a basic home studio set up including the following equipment: - Audient iD14 - Adam Audio T5V Monitors - Aston Halo - Epiphone Sheraton II Pro - Fender Tele Custom DLX - Taylor 214ce DLX - Ibanez SR300 - Percussion Instruments

GenresSounds Like
  • Bruno Mars
  • Brendon Urie
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Audient iD14
  • Adam Audio T5V Monitors
  • Epiphone Sheraton II Pro
  • Fender Tele Custom DLX
  • Taylor 214CE DLX
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