A gifted singer and storeyteller
Supported by Sietta
One of those rare performers with a gift, a presence, Dewayne Everettsmith simply tells his story to a crowded room and most individuals listening feel he’s singing just for them. He can’t explain it and he’s not consciously trying to use it; it’s just there, it’s just him.
He’s an Aboriginal man, descended from both the Aboriginal community of Cape Barren Island and the Gunai/Kurnai people of Victoria, but his music can’t be neatly pigeonholed as Indigenous. It’s been influenced by his heritage, and then shaped by his tough early years and love of so many musical styles and great singers.
A fusion of live vocals that penetrate the futuristic atmosphere conjured by programmed beats that roll deep through each track is one of the main impressions a sietta listener will come away from each experience with. Whether it’s through a gig at The Vanguard in Sydney, or a showcase at Liverpool Sound City to some international newcomers, Caiti and James are always thinking ahead to how they can make each production a standout and more memorable than the last.
Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre: $32.00
Locally supported by 783 ABC Alice Springs