1 - Jazz by the Bay, Dunsborough
Lions Park, Dunsborough. Details here.
6 - 2014 NAIDOC Perth Awards
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre Perth. Details here.
13 - Archie Roach Support
Roebuck Bay Hotel, Broome. Details here.
13- 15 2014 Nurlu Jarlbingan, Broome
Professional Music Development Camp. Details here.
22 - Inside: Life in Children’s Homes and Institutions
10am - noon WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle. Details here.
4 - Kidogo Arthouse 7.30pm
Bathers Beach, Mews Rd, Fremantle. Tickets available here.
6 - West Australian Aboriginal Health Conference
Parmelia Hilton, Perth
7 - Belmont NAIDOC celebration
11.30am, Faulkner Park, Progress Way, Cloverdale (behind the Belmont Council Office).
7 - NAIDOC celebration, 6 - 7pm
U 4, 48 Central Walk Joondalup (blender gallery). Details here.
8 - NAIDOC @ the Perth Blues Club
Charles Hotel, Charles St, North Perth. Details here.
9 - NAIDOC @ Perth Cultural Centre (Wetlands Stage)
Onstage from 1pm - 2pm
17 - Harbourside concert series
Albany Entertainment Centre
24 - Private concert, Port Hedland
Guy and Gina are available for private functions. To make an enquiry, go here.
4 - Balingup family concert (plus workshops)
Brockman St, Balingup. Details to come soon.
10, 11, 12 - Nanga Music Festival
Gina and Guy are super excited to be returning to where it all began, the glorious Nanga Music Festival. Details and tickets are available here.
GINA TAKES 2014 NAIDOC AWARD
Gina Williams was named Artist of the Year at the recent NAIDOC Perth Awards.
The NAIDOC Perth Awards honour the outstanding achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, organisations and businesses in Perth. NAIDOC Perth have been managing these awards since 2007. Held at the Heath Ledger Theatre at the State Theatre Centre, Gina and Guy also performed a selection of songs from their debut album Kalyakoorl.
In accepting her award, Gina acknowledged and honoured the elders and members of community who had language taken from them, and also honoured and humbly paid respects to those "rare ones in our community who are able to speak language fluently and freely, and who have gently and persistently encouraged us (and corrected pronunciation, spelling and grammar!)"
"Thanks to you, we are afforded the chance to start rewriting the script. We are humbled by your trust and support," said Gina.
More information about the awards, as well as images from the night can be found here.
ALBUM OUT NOW!
It's finally here! Gina and Guy have released their debut album Kalyakoorl on Friday April 4 at the Fly By Night Club in Fremantle.
Kalyakoorl (which means Forever), is a glorious journey into the incredibly rare and beautiful Noongar language. Kalyakoorl is brimming with evocative, beautifully crafted songs and showcases the jaw dropping combination of Guy’s guitar mastery and Gina’s incredible voice.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Crank Studios with Lee Buddle (Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber, Katie Noonan, Joni inthe Moon), Kalyakoorl is informed by four principles; Koort (Heart), Moort (Family), Boodja (Land) and Koorlangka (children and legacy). Kalyakoorl features the extraordinary talents of Russell Holmes (Piano), Roy Martinez (Bass), Arunachala Satgunasingam (Percussion) and introduces Gina’s daughters Lauren and Bella McGill (backing vocals).
Get your copy online.
Review by Stephen Bevis, Arts Editor of The West Australian
Article in X-Press Magazine by Bob Gordon
Clip on NITV by Craig Quartermaine
Clip on ABCTV 7.30WA
Interview on Awaye! with Daniel Browning
Review by Cam Findlay, The Music
Interview with Have a Go News.
Gina and Guy are delighted to be filming their upcoming performance at the Ellington Jazz Club on February 23. Filming is happening as part of the Indigenous Community Stories (ICS) program, an initiative managed by the Film and Television Institute in partnership with Screenwest, Rio Tinto and Leighton Holdings.
ICS records Western Australia's Indigenous heritage, cultural and historical stories using future-proof, high definition digital video technology and professional film crews. The initiative aims to record 100 Indigenous oral histories, so they can be viewed by future generations as well as creating invaluable records of Australia's national cultural identity.
Last year, Gina's story was selected for inclusion in the collection of stories. It is anticipated a DVD of the performance will be released later in the year.
Gina and Guy will team up with friends Russell Holmes (Piano), Roy Martinez (Bass) and Arun Satgunasingam (percussion) to preview the upcoming album Kalyakoorl.
It promises to be a night to remember. Tickets can be bought here.
Gina's been announced winner of the 2013 WA Music Industry WAM Awards, in the Indigenous category.
Gina's daughters, Lauren and Bella accepted the award on their mother's behalf.
For more information, including a full list of nominees, check here.
ABC RADIO INTERVIEW
Gina spoke to Geoff Hutchinson on 720 ABC Radio as part of his regular "Who Are You?" segment.
Tune in Wednesday October 23, from 10am.
For more information, check out the 720 ABC Radio link