Wampana Band

Community: Yuendumu and Lajamanu

Language songs are in: Warlpiri,Yolngu and English

Band Members: Adam Gallagher – Vocals | Zedric Kelly – Back up Vocals & Keyboard | Aiden Kelly – Drums | Warwick Dickson – Bass Guitar | Dion Patterson – Lead Guitar & Keyboard | Simon Brown – Rhythm Guitar | Clifford Brown – Mentor & fill in Guitar

Band Biography: Wampana means Rock Wallaby dreaming. Wampana band started in Lajamanu in 2007 when lead singer Zedric Kelly asked the traditional owners of Wampana dreaming whether he could start a band with that name. In the late 2000s, Wampana Band played concerts in Billiluna, Balgo, Ali Curung, Yuendumu, Wave Hill and Lajamanu. After a couple of quiet years, Wampana Band has made a comeback in 2013.  They have moved to Yuendumu, and recruited some young, up-and-coming musicians. New Wampana Band members previously played with Rising Wind and Desert Mulga Band in Yuendumu. Wampana Band create rock, pop-reggae and country-reggae music. They sing about country, love and family problems. Band members say they hope their music brings people together and makes their communities happy.

Music: Don’t Waste Your LIfe – Wampana Band | Kurdu – Wampana Band