Gurrumul is an Australian indigenous singer who has gained worldwide acclaim for his music and sings in his native Yolngu language. He was born blind but had a natural ability towards music. He only knows a few words of english and is known to be acutely shy. He plays the drums, keyboards, didgeridoo and guitar but it is his voice that has drawn worldwide attention. He sings stories of his land mainly in his native language and in english. He was formerly a member of the internationally renown band Yothu Yindi. He has played with many world artists such as Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, Delta Goodrem and the Australian Rapper Briggs.
Below is a single featured in his latest release The Gospel Album. Tom Williams says regarding his 2015 Australian national tour: “Gurrumul’s The Gospel Album is a dedication to the musician’s mother and aunts, who sung songs and lullabies from the church at Elcho Island throughout his childhood. The record captures the influence gospel music has had on Gurrumul, as well as the spiritual songs of north-east Arnhem Land.”
The Gospel Album has been produced by longtime collaborator Michael Hohnen, who says the record shows another side of Gurrumul. His music and his new album is available on itunes. We have also recommended another album that might be of interest to you. Click the icon below to purchase the album.