Singer, songwriter, ‘guitar virtuoso’
Chris Tamwoy is an emerging Indigenous singer, songwriter and musician with both Eastern and Western Torres Strait Islander blood running through his veins.
His distinctive guitar-tap style and vibrant personality see him in high-demand for gigs across Australia, the USA, ongoing media appearances and documentary features. In 2016 national TV audiences watched Chris make his way through to the grand finals of Australia’s Got Talent, and 2018 saw him on TV weekly as a judge on All Together Now.
Having played some of Australia’s largest music festivals he often surprises crowds with sensational on-stage collaborations. He has also represented proudly at high profile events such as G’day USA Gala, Los Angeles and National Indigenous Music Awards where he was awarded 2016 Young Indigenous Musician of The Year. 2018 saw an inspired performance and Acknowledgment of Country and People at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony, collaborating with Colin Hay, Aloe Blacc, Birds of Tokyo and many more talented musicians.
Chris’ debut EP Ngaw Laag ‘My Home’ in 2015 was well received earning him the prestigious honour of National NAIDOC Youth of the Year Award. Over the last few years Chris has been rehearsing and recording his full album debut Reality Is set for release in 2020 which includes an inspiring collaboration with Christine Anu on Australian song classic Kulba Yaday.
Dubbed a ‘guitar virtuoso’, this humble young man’s music, personality and vibe are unforgettable.
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