Harry Cleverdon has become a familiar name in the Riverina music scene and beyond, carving a promising career in singing and song writing.
The 17-year-old from Young has just released his first EP titled From My Side of the Stage, which features six songs - one of which has a music video to go along.
"Each individual song tells its own story, I write them as a story teller and less based on personal experience," he said.
"A couple of stories were from friends of mine, or things I've observed and heard about."
Taking six months to write, record and produce, Cleverdon said a lot of the songs touched on issues of social exclusion, bullying and mental health.
"My feature song and music video Hit Me While I'm Down follows this teenage girl experiencing social exclusion and bullying, and shows how important it is to have friends," he said.
"It sends a positive message at the end of looking after our mental health, which is such an important issue particularly for people my age."
The feature track, while a proud result for Cleverdon, is not his pick of the songs released on the EP.
"My personal favourite is actually Time to Time, I think it has a great vibe and I just enjoyed producing it," he said.
Already beginning work on new songs for an album he hopes to release next year, Cleverdon has big goals for the future.
"I guess everyone in the music industry hopes they'll get picked up by a label or get noticed, but I just want some form of being able to express my music to a big audience," he said.