Frank Yamma is without a doubt one of Australia’s most significant indigenous songwriters with an ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries . When he sings, you listen and travel with him and his unique story and music.
Frank sings in his native language and English, producing mighty songs, magical guitar playing and a deeply evocative voice. Although he’s lived in Adelaide for many years, Frank’s spirit belongs to the heart of Australia - as Frank says, “wherever the Pitjantjatjara mob come from”.
Following a ten-year hiatus, Frank released critically-acclaimed album ‘Countryman’ in 2010, gaining international attention and a licensing deal with Proper Records UK. He has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe and Canada. In their 5-star review, Songlines/BBC3 said Frank is “one of Australia’s most sought after indigenous artists. Yamma’s heartfelt set of husky, beautiful songs hit the…crowd like a sucker punch”.