Tura is excited to announce that Patrick Davies and Mick Manolis will be guest artists in the sold-out Broome concert at Sun Pictures. Performing alongside, and in collaboration with, Olive Knight, Stephen Pigram, Esfandiar Shahmir, Tristen Parr, and Tos Mahoney, the two Kimberley artists bring a lifetime of rich, vibrant sounds to Broome audiences.
Fitzroy Crossing leader Patrick Davies, a spiritual health educator, and who has worked in Aboriginal affairs for more than 20 years, who’s songs reflect on many aspects of the Kimberley and a proud heritage that spans both Irish ancestry and family links with the Kalkadoon and Waanyi peoples. ABC Radio National has said that “[Davies’] song Wet Season Again could become an anthem for all Northern Australians.”
Broome born and based Mick Manolis works with Nyamba Buru Yawuru restoring Yawuru language for future generations, and has been playing the guitar since the age of 14. He formed the Broome band Kuckles in 1980 with Jimmy Chi, Garry Gower, Patrick Bin Amat, and Stephen Pigram.
Mick, along with Jimmy Chi and his band members, created the musical play “Bran Nue Dae” which has performed in every major Australian city, and the film is a regular favourite at Sun Pictures.
The experience and stories that Patrick and Mick bring to the performance is an invaluable aspect of the Touring Program, as Artistic Director Tos Mahoney says “this exchange of music and knowledge has formed a dialogue of artistic collaboration, providing a new platform for communities and local artists to celebrate the sounds of their country.”