Damon Paraha (A.K.A. Nomad) is an APRA award-winning, rapper/poet of Maori & Samoan descent. At 21 years of age, this Melbourne based artist is a co-founder of an independent Record Label called “The Movement Recording Company” (A.K.A. TMRC), a father of two, and the second oldest of six talented siblings. Nomad, can be found at various Melbourne venues heating up the stage, including the ever popular, Laundry Bar in Fitzroy, Stay Gold bar in Brunswick & Little Lonsdale Street’s very own Horse Bazaar, where he’s collaborated with world famous, DJ Spell, as part of the weekly “Spell & Friends” night. But more often than not, you can find Nomad in the community facilitating youth programs as part of CoHealth/ArtsGen’s, “Benchmark” crew & “Stir It Up” crew, whilst also fronting performance lineups for shows such as Glenroy Festival 2019 and Stonnington’s Hip-Hop showcase, “Lyrics With A Stain”. In 2019 alone, Nomad, has performed at St Kilda Festival as a Grand Finalist for “The Push Start - Battle of the Bands”, earned mentorships through The Push with Joelistics and Francoistunes, and gained a spot in the “GRID Series - Deep West” artist development program which will culminate in the release of his next single, “Destined” (Produced by iconicbeats) Within the next year, he hopes to unveil a new youth music program for the City of Wyndham, drop his debut EP “Intermission”, as well as reveal his work as part of the “DayHunnid” collective.