- Lismore Quadrangle
- Saturday 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Award winning Indigenous Singer/Songwriter/Producer Blakboi will take us on a musical and storytelling journey with the help of three Bundjalung Elders in this new work commissioned by Artstate. Blakboi has brought together some of the strongest song and lore men in the Bundjalung Nation to create this exciting new collaboration. Backed by Blakboi’s own 8 piece band, it will feature a 15 piece choir conducted by award winning conductor Peter Lehner and a small orchestra composed by Mark Bromely. This performance will be spectacular and should not be missed.
Blakboi (Tom Avery) is from the Gomeroi peoples of central NSW now living on the Bundjalung Nation around the Byron Bay / Lismore area. His father (Tom Avery) is a renowned Indigenous artist and surfer. His mother (Jennifer Avery) a talented singer/guitarist and full blood Maori from the Taranaki Province of New Zealand.
Recently winning the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards for Best Male Vocalist, the release of his Documentary Ocean Music screened on NITV and the production of his 1st studio LP The Gold Album Blakboi’s music and cultural message is stronger than ever.
Blakboi has played with Dubmarine, Archie Roach, Xavier Rudd, John Butler, Yung Warriors and Busby Marou.