TODD HAYWOOD: Busking, Awards & Misadventure

There’s no Plan B for the frontman of local band Misadventure…

15-year-old Todd Haywood blew us away last Friday when he fronted his band, Misadventure for a short set as part of the Bandwidth band comp at Hunter Performing Arts School.

An early start

Todd started playing at just 6 years old when his kinder garden teacher started a guitar group at his school. He started singing & busking around Newcastle at age 12 & has played at a number of events, festivals & talent quests.


Misadventure, Todd’s band, took out the top spot in last week’s Bandwidth band comp at Hunter Performing Arts School. And for good reason too. For such a young band they presented a unique sound, skilful playing for their age and to top it all off their set was entertaining – An asset even working bands still struggle with.

No Plan B

There’s no Plan B for Todd and his list of musical achievements is a good indication he’s on the right path. He recently placed 2nd in the Australian national busking championships and took out 1st place in the Slim Dusty Talent quest last year.

You can find out more about Todd’s band, Misadventure, by visiting their Facebook page

Written by Newcastle Live

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