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Three boys from Northern Australia have created their own unique style that blends Indigenous Rock Reggae with a mix of Tropical Island Reggae, to create the band OZ ISLAND.
OZ ISLAND is made up of Geoffrey James from Beagle Bay, Japeth James from Maningrida & Fabian Cox originally from Perth. Ranging in age between 20 to 30, each naturally talented OZ ISLAND member is now trained musician through Perth's Abmusic, having graduated from or finishing a Diploma in Music.
The band has strong musical connections with the lead singer Japheth James who has blood running through the Letterstick Band, Saltwater Band and its most famous member, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. Fabian Cox and Geoffrey James are related to the wildly popular Kimberley's Artists and bands like, Footprince, Kerrianne Cox, Francis Cox, Mervyn Murlardy 'Yatangal' and Mary G, Black Queen of the Kimberley.
They released their Debut Album 'Better Life' in 2012. Since then they where Nominated WAM song of the year 2012, Artist of the year Naidoc Perth 2013 and Deadly Awards for Most Promising New Talent 2013.
OZ ISLAND has performed at big festivals and national events like National Naidoc Awards, Survival Day Concert Perth and other festivals around Western Australia and Northern Territory. Sharing the stage with big artist such as Jessica Mauboy, Christine Anu, Troy Cassar Daley, Casey Donavon and Queen of the Kimberley Mary G.
"We always want the crowd feel the good vibe's of our music, dance and have fun" OZ ISLAND.
I'm not sure how many times I've listened to this song today (Gorrngunya), but it's a lot. Top quality stuff.
Rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dom Alessio, Triple J
15 Mar, 2013
On the strength of this song alone (Gorrngunya), I'm going to track down their debut album. Quality stuff.
rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Richard Kingsmill, triple j
10 Mar, 2013
Great to see a new song here (Party)- a super positive fun vibe - we all love a party
Rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Rosie Beaton, triple j
20 Aug, 2013