First Nations artist Mitch Tambo joins Sony Music Australia
Rising First Nations artist Mitch Tambo has joined the Sony Music Entertainment Australia roster.
The Sydney-born Tamworth-raised Melbourne-based Gamilaraay and Birri Gubba man blends traditional sounds and language with contemporary beats and production.
In announcing the signing, the label says Tambo is “a new voice for a generation seeking music that cuts across cultures”.
Wearing his trademark headpiece of Dhinawan feathers and the crest of the Murray, a totem of his people, the singer came to national attention this year on TV’s Australia’s Got Talent
A stand-out performance was an in-language rendition of John Farnham’s ‘You’re The Voice’, which he says “was for everybody, anyone could dance to it”.
“I’m so honoured to become part of the Sony Music Australia family,” says Tambo of his signing.
“Denis Handlin is the country’s most passionate supporter of local artists, so Sony is the perfect place for me to realise my dreams of bringing traditional and contemporary Aboriginal music to all Australians – and the world.”
The artist runs a program called True Culture to encourage people to come to grips with their identity through cultural performance, mentor workshops, bush tucker and art.