Joe has been playing music and writing songs for over three decades. He is a renowned singer/songwriter, guitarist, didgeridoo player and influential figure in the development of contemporary Indigenous music. He writes music of bravery and beauty, telling of Aboriginal life in Australia, of the quest for justice and belonging, of history, family and love.
He is widely regarded as a pioneer of contemporary Aboriginal music, first coming to prominence as a member of the influential band, No Fixed Address. And now his solo career has been captured with a special three-disc compilation that brings together his remarkable solo releases for the first time.
The release includes his classic albums Yil Lull (1988) and Nunga, Koori and A Murri Love (2005) and last year’s, North, South, East & West.
“I want to promote change and understanding, melodically and harmoniously,” Joe says, “While at the same time still sharing the little known aspects of Aboriginal history.”
He is perhaps best known for his song and album of the same name “Yil Lull”, regularly described as Australia’s unofficial Indigenous anthem. “Yil Lull” has been covered by many of Australia’s best-known recording artists. In Kuku Yalanji language Yil Lull means “sing”.
Joe has never stopped writing, recording and touring. You can buy his CDs and art prints on this website – just go to shop!
“To have all my music together in one set has been something I have been hoping to do for a very long time,” Joe says. “And I can’t wait to get out for some more shows playing as much of it as we can.”