Andrew Gurruwiwi Band
Andrew Gurruwiwi Band are a high-energy 7-piece funk and reggae band who have honed their chops on the beach at Birrtjimi and in the dirt of Yirrkala. Their ‘Yolngu Funk’ sound is truly fresh – a style only hinted at previously on the rare pair of 7-inches cut by George Rrurrambu and Birdwave. Just like King Stingray and Baker Boy before them, the Andrew Gurruwiwi Band are the next hot musical act to burst out of Arnhem Land. The band is led by the one and only Andrew Gurruwiwi – a shy but extravagant, blind, keytar-wielding Yolngu elder with a passion to make people dance while sharing his culture. Their explosive debut single “Gatjumak” has gone far and wide, turning many heads, and getting people excited about what’s to come.