Artist info


Indie, Roots

Sounds like

Gambirra, Chocolate Strings, Nneka, Jahfe Music-Group, Blue King Brown

band members

Lead Singer & Rhythm Guitar - Gambirra Bass - Ben Grono & Dave Butler. Drums - Luke Fraser & Pete Smith. Percussion - Steve & Luke Fraser Lead Guitar - David Williams. Keys - Gary Gatter Horns - Jodi Kell Backup Vocals - Ena Ayshe & Katja Baidoo Sound & FX Engineer - Izi DogEarz


Indigenous , Funk, Ska, Roots/Reggae, Soul, Dub, fusion


GAMBIRRA MOB - Where words fail... Music speaks. Be prepared to be enchanted and uplifted!

A Yolngu songstress, performer, composer, producer, painter & cultural educator hailing from northeast Arnhem Land. Related to many tribal family members of significant recognition such as Gurrumul Yunipingu, Yothu Yindi, East Journey, the Chooky Dancers etc.. Their message is powerful and simple; "our spirituality is inseparably linked to the land, we all vibrate with the planet. We are one blood”.

Gambirra is an alluring performer gracing many stages throughout the country. With a diverse musical background (rock bands, choirs, orchestras, tribal and ethnic fusion) makes her an eclectic and versatile talent. Collaborating in various musical projects performing with artists such as Declan Kelly’s Diesel N Dub and Richard Petkovic’s Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra.

Creating music, painting and conducting workshops is a spiritual and philosophical expression for Gambirra.
Her own band brings together a dynamic & diverse multicultural family in song, expanding up to an 11-piece - The ‘GAMBIRRA MOB’. An enlivening crew with an innovative sound on the front lines of the analog and digital domain. A fusion of soulful progressive roots, reggae, funk and Dub. Together they bring a positive message of Unity & Love.

Artist’s Statement: “We delve into the creative, into the unknown. To places of fear, joy, hope, images, sound, colour, words, melody and technology. We are explorers of the unseen and the unknown. Chartering thru the wondrous and magical oceans of our minds and souls. We all affect one another; we enhance, provoke, embrace, divide, hate & love. Human’s are social creatures - we need each other for reflection, guidance and fulfillment” Gambirra

"A stand-out performer at the 2011/2012 Woodford Folk Festival featuring the Dreaming. Gambirra was not only a festival highlight on-stage but she also embraced new networks, colleagues and opportunities with absolute professionalism and generosity." Sam Cook - Director at The Dreaming.

"It was great to finally meet you and experience your great music. What an ensemble!!! You had an amazing turn out for a busy weekend in Mallacoota. You must come back. There has been nothing but raves about Gambirra's singing, the great players and production values of the concert. Great show! Lux invicta"

"2010 International Women's Day. Your performance was simply outstanding and moving. You are a wonderful role model to all women. As a Yolngu woman, your contribution towards sustaining your people's culture is evident through your passion and love of your music and art. Thank you once again." Nova Peris OAM Media & Communications Executive Unit - AIATSIS