28 August, 2022
King Stingray to strike at Savannah
AFTER propelling to surprise popularity over recent years, homegrown and unique band King Stingray will be taking to the stage in Mareeba for October’s Savannah in the Round country music festival.
Growing up together in Yirrkala in North- East Arnhem Land, founding members of the band Yirrŋa Yunupiŋu (frontman) and Roy Kellaway (guitar) have been playing and making music together for as long as they can remember.
Yirrŋa and Roy formed the band with mates Dimathaya Burarrwanga (rhythm guitar backing vocals and yidaki), Campbell Messer (bass) and Lewis Stiles (drums).
The band seamlessly blends ancient indigenous melodies with surf, indie and funk influences to create a unique sound of their own, Yolŋu surf-rock.
In just over 12 months King Stingray have performed for triple j’s Live at the Wireless, appeared on ABC TV’s The Sound, been profiled in The Guardian and Rolling Stone, and won triple j’s Unearthed Artist of the Year J award.
Now the up-and-coming group will join some of the biggest Australian and overseas name in country music for Savannah in the Round over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
With acts still to come the tickets have been flying off the shelves for this year’s event, head to www.savannahintheround.com.au to get your tickets now before they sell out.