Song, story and soul at the National Archives

Media release: Thursday, 27 February 2014

Award-winning Indigenous singer-songwriter Troy Brady will rock the National Archives in Canberra on 8 March, celebrating stories of Indigenous rail workers in Australia through song.

For one night only, during the Enlighten festival, Troy will put his R&B/soul flavoured vocals and song writing skills to work, performing specially written songs based on personal stories from the exhibition I've Been Working on the Railway, currently on show at the National Archives.

An Aboriginal man from the Ku-ku Yelangi and Birri Gubba clan, Troy has had a colourful and varied career as a musician. He began his singing career as a member of Indigenous Australian band Aim 4 More, formed in his parent's garage with some like-minded school friends.

He went on to be a Top 7 finalist on the second series of Popstars in Australia from over 6,000 hopefuls, before forming the energetic soul/funk/reggae band Banawurun with equally talented wife Trevelyn, playing extensive festival tours and winning the 2007 Deadly Award for Best New Indigenous Band.

Troy can also be recognised from his recent appearance on the 2013 series of Australia's Got Talent alongside son Dean, who went on to be a grand finalist in the competition, proving that talent definitely runs in the family.

Troy will deliver a one-night only performance at the National Archives on Saturday 8 March at 8pm. Tickets at $30 ($25 concession) are available from ticketek.com.

Contact information

  • Elizabeth Masters (Media Officer)
    t (02) 6212 3957 m 0417 247 157 e elizabeth.masters@naa.gov.au
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