From working with former child soldiers in Uganda, to social work on the streets of Melbourne, Australia, Levi McGrath demonstrates a passionate commitment to changing the world for the better that goes beyond his 24 years. He is passionately committed to the belief that music is one of the most powerful influences in the world. Thats why he aims to for his music to motivate and inspire a new generation of people who are willing to stand up and make a difference.
I want for my music to impact peoples hearts and change peoples lives. I want to be a voice of challenge to inspire people to open up their hearts to a bigger world, McGrath enthuses.
2007 saw the release of his debut album Move on the Australia/USA independent Small House Records label. Move has sold over 3000 units since its release and has garnered over 300 radio interviews, national television appearances, feature articles and community radio airplay on 300+ stations nationwide, including several syndicated national programs.
2008 saw Levi touring Australia for six months, followed with a Australian Government-funded USA tour of the South East. In 2009 Levi returned to Uganda to work with former child soldiers for five months, with World Vision in Gulu. This led to his sophomore album Children of War — rich in passion for social change and heart-rending stories of suffering and dignity.
Children of War was released on Small House Records in April 2010, and Levi is currently on an 100-venue, Australia-wide tour sponsored by World Vision Australia to spread the message of rescuing the child victims of war and exploitation.