AMOS ROACH

AMOS ROACH

Amos Roach is a Wiradjuri/ Gunditj Mara man who is a musician and dancer.

Amos Roach’s music presents a narrative of healing, told with song and dance.

His voice travels between the Desert, the Riverland and the Saltwater to the city like smoke from a fire.

Amos is a cultural practitioner. Traditional First Nations culture informs the fundamentals of his craft. His music is part of the song-line that connects people and Country.

Everything Amos does is music. If he is not playing an instrument, he is listening and exploring new sounds.

Australian Gypsy Reggae imagines a fusion of Australian traditional and modern indigenous music, founded in rhythm and the Didgeridoo with Flamenco influenced Rap music, ballads and Rock that shakes the ground and compels us to dance.

A lilt of smoke, the Riverland echoes and we can feel the sand and salt water rushing through the veins of Amos’s voice as he carries the song lines from the desert to our ears.

 

Festivals:

Music Director, Share the Spirit Festival, 2017

FRL 2008

Harmony Day 2016 – MC and Performance

 

 

Kinneman Dance Spirits:

Australasian World Music Expo/Melbourne Australia

The Speigeltent, 21st Nov 2008 Danced Opening for Liyarn Ngarn

Wedding Ceremony Nov 2008

Queenscliff Music Festival, Nov 2008 opened for Liyarn Ngarn

El Dorado (Bilyani) Folk Rhythm & Life, Dec 2008 opened for Liyarn Ngarn

WIPCE- World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, Nov ‘08- Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena Closing Ceremony, Danced Opening for Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter.

Tasmania Taste Festival-Hobert Jan-09 Opening for Liyarn Ngarn

Ceres-Aboriginal Family day Concert May 2009 Dancing opening for Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter

Yulkuum-Jerrang: 2nd Indigenous Economic Development Conference-Growing our future.

Melbourne, Albert Park May 2009

NAIDIOC WEEK PERFOMANCES- City of Melbourne Official Flag Raising, St Kilda-NAIDOC Family Day & RMIT NAIDOC Day.

RMIT- Indigenous International South American Latin Conference Oct 2009

Melbourne Museum Children’s Week – Romp & Stomp Day. Bunjilaka, Oct 2009

Koori Night Market- Northcote Town Hall, Nov 2009

Walk Against Violence Day-Albert Park, Nov 2009

Aboriginal Youth @ Risk – Jan 2010

Harmony Day Fairfield Amp Theatre Performance & Workshop March 21st2010

Ruby Hunter’s Tribute/Benefit Concert, Trades Hall Mar 21st2010

 

Band/ Musician Appearances:

Amos has been playing didgeridoo, guitar and piano since he was 8 years old.

Keyboard & Lead guitar for Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter

Ruby Hunter and the Rotators

The Deadly Band

Lead guitar with the Roach family band.

Lead guitar for Dave Arden

Amos Roach Band

Black Magic

Koori Kinection

No Fixed Address

Coloured Stone

Bart Willoughby Band

Selwyn Burns

Playing Didgeridoo

George Dreyfuss 2010

‘Horizon Lines.’ Rupert Guenther Collaboration, 2005 (See link provided).

Eva Duncan

5 Elements Music Production Tour with artists from India. 2010

Survival Day After Party 2018 – The Tote

Lentil As Anything Thornbury, Feb – April 2018

Peter Rottumah Benefit – The Tote 2018

Ruby Hunter Foundation Benefit – The Tote, 2018

Residency, Fitzroy Stars Football Club, 2018 Season.

 

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