Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Sounds like

The Gowrie Boys, The Condo Crew


band members

Toby Finlayson - Producer/ Writer Matthew Priestley - Writer Michael Graham - Writer Young people from Collarenebri NSW Young people from Collarenebri Central School - Writers/ Performers Indigenous Young People from around Australia - Writers/ Performers Nigel Westlake - Producer/ Composer James Bruce - Producer/ Composer Joel Westlake - Producer/ Writer


Influences

aussie hip hop, Traditional indigenous music, reggae/ roots


Bio

The Colli Crew are a group of "diminutive, but razor-sharp rappers" from a remote community on the NSW/QLD border, Collarenebri. This group of ten indigenous young people aged 12 - 16yrs have been participants in a mentoring program with Desert Pea Media, a community & cultural development organisation working in remote and regional indigenous communities since 2003. Desert Pea Media delivers innovative 'hip hop literacy programs', where songs are written with young people, with the objective of empowering, educating and advocating awareness of local social and cultural issues. Over 2 years, The Colli Crew have created six songs and music videos, and performed in cities all around Australia such as The ARIA Awards at The Sydney Opera House, Stylin' Up Festival in Inala, Brisbane and many more. Since the program started, attendance rates at the school have increased by 70%. All proceeds go to developing further opportunities for marginalised young people to be heard and to create...

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

21 Nov 2011

Triple J
40

Wow, that production is just incredibe, so impressed.

Wow, that production is just incredibe, so impressed.

Review

BrokenTree

30 Mar 2014

50

Loving the message, loving the beats!

Loving the message, loving the beats!

Review

Mazaru

21 Feb 2013

50

The Colli crew have been gracing the J's and Unearthed for a while now, and I find myself returning time and again to get a fix of the great lyrics - impeccable storytelling conveying a powerful message has been coupled so well with a rich mix and great attitude. I really hope we see more from the Colli Crew in conjunction with Desert Pea, or on their own - it'll all be good!

The Colli crew have been gracing the J's and Unearthed for a while now, and I find myself returning time and again to get a fix of the great lyrics - impeccable storytelling conveying a powerful message has been coupled so well with a rich mix and great attitude. I really hope we see more from the Colli Crew in conjunction with Desert Pea, or on their own - it'll all be good!