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Chris Tamwoy - Maulo

Chris Tamwoy - Maulo
Chris Tamwoy is a self-taught guitarist with a unique playing style and sound. Spending his childhood years with family on Badu Island in the Torres Strait, he now resides in Brisbane. Chris has attracted a lot of attention in recent years, in print media, radio, touring nationally, appearing on various documentaries and television shows including ‘Australia’s Got Talent’, and at many large events including TEDx.

Highlight gigs including Byron Bay Blues Festival 25th Anniversary, Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC), Darwin Festival, and many other shows throughout Australia and the Torres Strait Islands.

In 2016 reached a national audience through the grand finals of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ TV Program – finishing in the top 5. He won the National NAIDOC AWARD for Youth of the Year (2015), has been nominated for Young Citizens Australia Day Award, was the feature of a documentary unearthing talented young Australian artists on SBS/ NITV and appears in numerous other short videos and documentaries.

2015 also saw the release of his debut EP – Ngaw Laag (My Home), available now via Impossible Odds Records. Dubbed as a ‘guitar virtuoso’, this humble young man is on the cusp of a promising music career.

About this track...

Chris says "This track is a dedication to my grandmother, Maulo Tamwoy. She passed away in 2008, and I decided to put an instrumental piece together to recognize her hard work and endless love to raise myself along with all her children and grand children."

Number Of People In Act Solo
State/Territory Artist Is Based In QLD
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Brisbane
Taken From The Release Titled Ngaw Laag
Copyright Holder's Name Chris Tamwoy
Media Servicing Date 2015-12-01
Main Genre Folk
Genre 2 Indigenous
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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