Glen Heald is a multi instrumental singer / songwriter who was born in Australia and took up the Guitar after hearing Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Roy Buchanan, Santana and Robin Trower. After completing an Associate diploma in music he led the first of many original bands and started playing Flute, Banjo, Blues harp and Chapman Stick. In 1992 Glen established the first fully contemporary music course in Darwin Australia. In 2001 he started performing with the Australian Aboriginal singer songwriter Shellie Morris, recording and producing her CD "Waiting Road". Glen composed the acoustic music for the Aboriginal film "Merrepen" in 2005. Toured Europe with Shellie Morris in 2007 and performed at the Sydney Opera House in 2008. Glen produced the music for the Aboriginal film "In a League of their own" in 2009 and produced and released his debut album and his second album in 2010. In December 2013 Glen produced and released his third studio album "Outsider".2015 saw the release of Glen's fourth studio album "The Hanged Man" with his brother Dave Heald on Bass. The album fuses progressive rock and funk with slide guitar, blues harp and slide guitar.
About this track...
"Sovereignty" is and electric rock song about the right for indigenous Australians to seek Sovereignty in Australia. It is also about the failure of capitalism, surveillance, imprisonment and the continued assimilation of Aboriginals. It also features some great guitar performed by Glen with his brother Dave Heald on electric Bass.
Other tracks by Glen Heald:
Washed Away Her Sins