Gene Phoa is an emerging Adelaide-born singer-songwriter.
Classically trained in piano and self-taught in guitar, Gene spent most of his life searching for where he fit in. Eventually quitting his job and cramming his life into a backpack to travel the world, an open mic night in India made him realise that what he was searching for was within him all along.
Since then, Gene has performed at over 200 events and his original song “Folklore War” won the lyrics category at the 2019 SCALA Festival of Original Music.
Pairing a luminous voice with infectious hooks and intimate storytelling, '500 Nights of Winter' marks the first chapter of Gene's artistic journey and will give audiences a sneak peak into the inspiration behind and music within his forthcoming debut album.