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Q&A with Stephen Pigram

Creative powerhouse Stephen Pigram has carved an influential path over the past 35 years. As a Yawuru singer songwriter from Broome in the Kimberley and one seventh of the influential Pigram Brothers band, Pigram stands as an important early pioneer of Aboriginal rock. 

This solo set gets the audience up close and personal with this multi-talented artist as he brings his unique brand of fingerpicking folk music to The Lighthouse this Darwin Festival. Armed with his guitar, a six-string ukulele, harmonica and stompbox, Pigram multitasks his way through his Broome country blues and reimagines life in West Australia’s last frontier. His gravelly vocals and throwback Delta blues style bring to life the country’s tropical northwest coast.

After forging a path for the ‘saltwater country’ genre in the 90s with his seven sibling band, Pigram has gone on to perform in numerous other groups as well as becoming a musical director, actor and producer.

Pigram was a member of influential 80s Broome bands Kuckles and Scrap Metal. In the 90s he went on to become the musical director for the original production of the first Aboriginal musical Bran Nue Dae, as well as acting in and producing the acclaimed film Mad Bastards.

Join Pigram as he journeys through original compositions from his 2013 debut album Wanderer, as well as some well-loved classics from his expansive musical career.

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