Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Indie, Roots


Tags

Soul Rnb


Sounds like

Emma Donovan, Ruby Hunter, Monica Weightman


band members

Yirgjhilya Lawrie - Vocals Jamie Stroud - Guitar


Influences

Emma Donovan, Marilyn Manson, Warumpi Band, Coloured Stone


Bio

From South Australia to Far North Queensland and now Melbourne, brings Yirgjhilya, a talented singer who finds her inspiration, confidence and strength within her community and family.

Daughter of Coloured Stone's Bunna Lawrie, Yirgjhilya grew up in a musical family allowing her to develop her creativity and musical expression from a very young age. Her dedication to being a mentor for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth resulted in being awarded and crowned Victorian Miss NAIDOC 2019. She uses her musical talent to persevere in upholding the indigenous culture.

After performing at shows such as Share the Spirit Festival, The 80th anniversary of the Cummeragunja Walk-Off, St Kilda Festival, Yirramboi Festival, Umi Arts: Big Talk One Fire and the ABC’s NAIDOC Special, Yirgjhilya will finally release 'Baganar,' her debut single on July 20, 2020.

‘Baganar’ is written in Yergala-Mirning, an Aboriginal language from the Far West Coast of South Australia and translates to ‘call out’ and ‘rise up’. There are approximately less than six fluent speakers of Mirning left and as a new wave of Indigenous Artists emerge, they're now returning to their mother tongue.

Yirgjhilya honours her family ties and culture through her own self-expression, bringing you a powerful and soul tingling call for unity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the troubling times ahead.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

19 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

i saw bridie play this when she filled in on home & hosed and spied you on the bigsound list and had to come check this one out. it sounds like you've travelled far and wide in australia and i'm hoping there's plenty more beautiful stories from your life to come.

i saw bridie play this when she filled in on home & hosed and spied you on the bigsound list and had to come check this one out. it sounds like you've travelled far and wide in australia and i'm hoping there's plenty more beautiful stories from your life to come.

Review

Review by Bree Steele Bree Steele

13 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

The category is: 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' but make it better. Beautiful voice, I am relaxed now (I wasn't before)

The category is: 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' but make it better. Beautiful voice, I am relaxed now (I wasn't before)