Artist info

Genre

Rock


band members

Derek Roderick - Lead Vocals Jezeniah Turner - Bass Guitar Matthew Gibson - Rhythm Guitar Kieren Michaels - Drums


Influences

Desert Mulga Band, Desert Wind Band, Rising Wind, Wampana


Website

Bio

Karrku is a mountain located in the Central Australian desert community of Nyirripi and is well known in the Tanami Desert for its red ochre, used often for ceremony.

Karrku Reggae Band were formed in Nyirripi under their namesake Karrku and sing a mix of desert rock/reggae in their native languages of Anmatjere and Warlpiri.

Made up of Derek Roderick on lead vocals, Jezeniah Turner on bass, Matthew Gibson on Rhythm Guitar and Kieran Michaels on drums.

2020 has seen them perform live on ICTV for the Kumanjayi Walker Memorial Concert and at the PAW Media and Communications Darby book launch.

Review

Please Come Back

Karrku Reggae Band

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

01 Jun 2021

Triple J
35

Channelling the greats of this desert reggae sound. It's got the right mix of dust and groove.

Channelling the greats of this desert reggae sound. It's got the right mix of dust and groove.