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NEAV is the alter-ego of young singer/songwriter Niamh Watson.

NEAV signed a world-wide publishing contract with ‘ORiGiN Music Publishing’ (Gotye, Megan Washington), at 16, and signed to Sydney-based boutique independent Record Label ‘Double Drummer’ (Greta Stanley, Cousin Tony's) at 17.  NEAV released her debut EP a year later in November of 2022.


NEAV has received critical acclaim from the music media (Rolling Stone [Australia], Amazing Radio [UK and USA], Triple J [Australia], and MTV [Australia]. She has also been recognised for her music by her industry peers, twice winning the Australian Songwriters Association's annual 'Australian Songwriting Competition' (2020 & 2021), winning the Listen Up Music National 'Songwriting Prize' (2020), and twice being nominated for the APRA AMCOS/ASA 'Songwriter of the Year' award.

NEAV has opened for or shared the stage with artists such as Greta Stanley, The Moving Stills, Dan Sultan, Pierce Brothers, Imogen Clark, Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird, Little Quirks, and Elaskia in well-known venues across Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast.

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Tyler Jenke

The future is extremely bright for NEAV.

Declan Byrne

NEAV has star power.

Tommy Faith

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Say one thing about NEAV, she can absolutely SING.


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