Leah Flanagan is a singer-songwriter from Darwin, Northern Territory. She has Italian, Aboriginal and Irish heritage. She graduated from the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide with a degree in Classical Music.
She received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2008 Deadly Awards. As well as performing solo and with her band she has toured with various groups including Liz Stringer and Jess McAvoy and is a member of the Black Arm Band. With the Black Arm Band she appeared in the shows, Murundak, Hidden Republic and dirtsong. In 2010 she appeared at the Melbourne International Arts Festival's production "Seven Songs To Leave Behind" with John Cale, Ricki-Lee Jones, Sinead O'Connor, Meshell Ndegeocello and Gurrumul with Black Arm Band members Ursula Yovich, Dan Sultan and Shellie Morris.
Leah composed a show based on the poetry of award winning Brisbane poet Sam Wagan-Watson entitled "Midnight Muses" for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. It premiered in 2011 and has since appeared at the 2013 Sydney Festival. As of 2013, Leah has been based in Sydney and working on her next release with Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil, The Break).
Her songs have appeared in the ABC TV shows Dirt Games and The Gods of Wheat Street plus various community TV and radio advertisements. In late 2015 Leah was invited by Archie Roach to record a duet of his song I've Lied with Marlon Williams for the 25th Anniversary release of Charcoal Lane. Rolling Stone praised the collaboration and gave the anniversary album 4 1/2 stars. Television
Leah has appeared on the Australian TV music quiz shows Spicks and Specks and Rockwiz where she performed Elvis Costello's "Shipbuilding" as a duet with multiple ARIA Award Winning composer David Bridie. She performed on the light comedy sports program, Marngrook Footy Show, performing a version of Stevie Wonders "For Once in My Life".
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A prolific song-writer and multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, piano and ukulele, Emily Wurramara is a young Aboriginal woman who has been writing songs since she was 6. Singing in both English and Annandilyakwa, the traditional language of her home, Groote Eylandt.
Emily has performed at numerous events and festivals in Queensland and the Northern Territory, including: Woodford Folk Festival, Clancestry, Island Vibe, Garma Festival, The Gathering, Kaleidoscope Festival, Singout Sista and a number of Harmony Day, Sorry Day and NAIDOC events. Additionally, as part of BEMAC's Ethno project, Emily has performed in Sweden and France and across regional Queensland
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