WMC All Stars

Community: Tennant Creek

Language songs are in:  Walpari /English

Band Members: Brenden Hines – Vocal/Guitar/Keyboard | Brain Morton – Vocals/Guitar | Jordan Newcastle – Bass | Leslie Thompson – Vocal/ Guitar | Marcus Finlay – Vocal | Reggie O’Riley – Drums

Band Biography: Part of Winanjjikari Music Centre since its inception in 2006 the All Stars in 2013 are Brenden Hines, Brian Morton, Leslie Thompson, Jordan Newcastle Marcus Finlay and Reggie O’Riley. All band members are multi instrumentalists and write  both their own songs or songs in collaboration with each other. Last year the All Stars recorded their first album of all original material and released later in the year at AWME. The songs talk of love for country and a desire to be strong in culture along with a message of hope and inspiration for other Aboriginal Australians. They hone their craft constantly by rehearsing daily, recording often and applying live and studio skills when they tour throughout the Barkly region in the Northern Territory. The style of music varies from contemporary rock and roll through to smooth rock reggae to hard edge  out and out rock. Songs are sung in English and traditional language of the chosen singers Aboriginal country of origin.

Music: Jarra Jarra – Brenden Hines | Walapanmba – Leslie Thopson