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Alex Lloyd is, quite simply, one of the finest and most popular singer-songwriters Australia has produced. His musical career can be traced all the way back to his teen years when, as a 13 year old upstart, he started playing in pubs with his first band, the blues based The Beefs. After a stint in ragged Sydney indie rockers, Mother Hubbard, Lloyd went solo in 1997 and has since had a remarkable career that has garnered critical and public acclaim in Australia and overseas. His three solo albums – 1999′s Black The Sun , 2001′s Watching Angels Mend and 2003′s Distant Light – have collectively sold more than 500 000 copies and following the release of each album he has been awarded an ARIA for Best Male Artist (2000, 2001, 2003). 2000 also saw him win an ARIA for Best New Talent. But Lloyd is more than an accomplished album artist with a penchant for experimentation and an intuitive gift for melody: his now iconic 2001 single, “Amazing” was not only voted Song of the Year in the prestigious, listener voted Triple J Hottest 100 poll in 2001 – it also secured an APRA Award (the songwriters awards) in 2002 for Song of the Year and was also the most played song on Australian radio that same year.