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Axle Whitehead – musician, TV presenter and actor. Axle is currently working on his second album set for release sometime in the near future. He is a highly sought after MC and host and available for appropriate events.
Born in Melbourne on 16 December 1980, Axle grew up on his family’s farm in country Victoria where his dad worked as a farmer. When his dad toiled in the fields his mum would drag Axle and his two older brothers out to live music shows, while at home someone would always be playing music somewhere. The sounds of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon or Creedence Clearwater were never far away.
Axle eventually moved to Melbourne to attend the prestigious VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) to study music. In 2003, he was a contestant on the first series of Australian Idol reaching the final 20. After being spotted on Idol, he was hired to front the television music show “Video Hits” on Network Ten, hosting from 2004 - 2006, which saw him travel the world and interview the likes of Justin Timberlake, Oasis and Duran Duran. “Video Hits” became the highest rating music show on Australian TV.
In 2006 Axle returned to work on the family farm which allowed him to focus on his passion for making music. At the beginning of 2007 he moved to Sydney to launch his recording career and signed deals with Roadshow Music and SonyATV Publishing.
His debut single “I Don't Do Surprises” came in at No.1 on the iTunes music and video charts and his album, “Losing Sleep” debuted in the Top 10 on the Aria chart in August 2008.
In 2008 Axle also became the face of Marcs clothing fronting a six month national campaign featuring on everything from point of sale to billboards.
In 2009 Axle joined the cast of “Home and Away” as rocker Liam Murphy who creates some waves in Summer Bay. Axle’s character on “Home and Away” debuted on air March 5th. On acting, Axle says, “I’ve been taking classes for the last 18 months and it’s wonderful to be able to put it into practice. “Home and Away” has been very supportive, the pace of the show is very challenging and it’s been a fantastic opportunity for me to further my skills.” Liam will return to Summer Bay as a full time character later in the year.
Also in 2009 Axle continued to go from strength to strength winning the prestigious “Cleo Bachelor of the Year” Award and began hosting Ch 7’s prime-time hit show “Worlds Strictest Parents”.
In 2010/2011 Axle continues with “Home and Away” as well as focusing on writing for his new album.