NGAIIRE – Friday 4th October


Ngaiire (pron nyrie) stands on the JJJ’s 2010 Next Crop list alongside Kimbra, Lanie Lane, and The Jezabels.
The Papua New Guinean born singer-songwriter, who came to Australia at just 16, is building a reputation for herself as one of the country’s most unique and dynamic vocalists and performers. Moving to Sydney after a brief stint studying for a Jazz degree at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Ngaiire embarked on a long period of touring overseas and in Australia with roots collective Blue King Brown, and mentor and electronic maestro Paul Mac. Years later the need to focus on her own pursuits caused Ngaiire to quit the road and settle back in Sydney where she could discover and build herself as an artist.

Adventuring through a long musical journey of discovery from folk soul to jazz hop to indie pop to everything in between, Ngaiire has finally settled on an eclectic sonic identity that is uniquely hers, and with great delivery, reflected through her long-awaited and highly anticipated debut album, ‘Lamentations’ due out June 2013.