Artists

This project supported by Folk Alliance Australia Small Grants Scheme.

Friday 23 February 2018 at The West End Sessions

Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

WINNER: Aboriginal Category, 2017 West Australian of the Year Awards

WINNER: Indigenous Category, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 WA Music Industry Awards

WINNER: 2014 Artist of the Year,  NAIDOC Perth Awards

Incandescent vocals…guitar brilliance…rare language…songs of hope…and a whole lot of heart…

Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse are one of those rare acts which connect and capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences through the power and pure emotion of song. They bring a fresh, modern take on ancient traditions; merging evocative sounds, poignant stories, rare language and that beautiful voice.

The songs and performances are informed by four principles; Koort (Heart), Moort (Family), Boodja (Land) and Koorlangka (Children/Legacy).I

Gina is a proud Balladong (Noongar) daughter with links, through her grandmother, to the Gitja people of the East Kimberley. Her music is informed by an ancient Indigenous culture and she has drawn from a deep well of recent West Australian and an even deeper personal history.

Performing with the all-important blessings of her elders and her community, Gina and Guy will take you on a journey you will not get anywhere else in the world. And it’s one you are not likely to forget.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

WINNER: Aboriginal category, 2017 Western Australian of the Year Awards  |  WINNER: Indigenous Act of the Year, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015  &  2016 WA Music Industry (WAMi) Awards  |    Australian Representative: 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts, Guam  |  Performing Artist, 2016 National Folk Festival  |  Artist of the Year: 2014 NAIDOC Perth Awards  |  Performing artist, Woodford Folk Festival  |  Performing artist, Cygnet Folk Festival (Tas)  |  Performing Artist, Illawarra Folk Festival (NSW)  |  Performing artist, Opening of the National ANZAC Centre | Performing artist, Wesfarmers Centenary Celebration Concert (with the WA Symphony Orchestra) | Opening Act, 2014 National Folk Festival | Opening Act, 2014 Fairbridge Festival | Headline Artist, 2013 Keela Dreaming Festival, WA | Opening Act, 2013 Perth International Jazz Festival | Performing Artist, 2014 Nannup Music Festival (also booked for 2015) | Performing Artist, 2013 & 2014 Nanga Music Festival | Performing Artist, 2013/14 Support; Archie Roach (WA, NSW & VIC) | Headline Artist, 2014 Jazz by the Bay, Dunsborough | Performing Artist, NAIDOC Perth Awards

 

 

 

Opening act:

TBC – details coming soon.

 

 

 


 

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