Skye’s not the limit at Sound Doctor this Saturday
Wergaia songwriter Alice Skye will journey to Anglesea this Saturday to perform alongside fellow artist and friend, Emily Wurramara.
Hailing from Horsham, Alice released her debut album Friends with Feelings in 2018 and spent much of the year on the road with her band.
Alice said she was 19 when she began writing the songs which feature on her inaugural record.
“The songs were written before I knew I was going to make it into an album, or before I knew it was going to be an
album. They were really just songs for myself,” she said.
“When I was asked if I wanted to do an album, I just said ‘yes’. It was pretty unexpected, but I’m really glad it’s
happened and that I was able to share them with people.”
Now 23, Alice’s voice has been compared to the likes of British singersongwriter, Birdy.
Hauntingly beautiful and equally ethereal, Alice’s talent is making waves in the Australian music scene.
Having toured with Emily last year as her album was submitted for public consumption, Alice said the pair
have since developed a supportive friendship.
And while their music unites them, it is their deep connection to their Indigenous roots that people recognise in each of their styles.
“We toured together last year and that was really great; she’s one of my best friends. It’s also really nice to have somebody that’s got your back in the music industry and is looking out for you and supporting you,” Alice said.
To add to her list of successes, Alice recently signed a record deal with Bad Apples Music, the label founded by Indigenous Australian rapper, Briggs.
Alice said while she’s not a hip-hop act, she’s an admirer of Briggs and his label has been “really supportive” of her music since day one.
“I don’t think that being signed to a label and being successful are synonymous to each other, but it’s really nice having a group of people who are supporting you,” Alice said of the signing.
Alice most recently recorded a cover of “Speak Your Language” by Leah Flanagan as part of Deadly Hearts 2, a compilation album which features ten First Nations artists.
The cover was number one on the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (AMRAP) metro charts last week.
“It’s always nice to know that community radio is plugging your music. Me and my band had a really good time recording that song,” Alice said.
The Sound Doctor Presents “An Evening with Alice Skye and Emily Wurramara” this Saturday at Anglesea Community House (1B McMillan Street, Anglesea) from 7.30pm.
Tickets are $35 per person and available via trybooking.com.