Ngaiire Joseph, Vocals

Ngaiire Joseph, Vocals

“I feel like I’ve been pregnant for years and at any point I’m just gonna explode all over everyone. Amongst the blood and guts there must be a musical masterpiece or something I won’t be ashamed to call my child. If it’s just blood and guts, I think I’ll quit!” Ngaiire.

Ngaiire has never been one to reside within the confines of a musical box – constantly bleeding out the corners – a reflection of her diverse upbringing. Ngaiire came to Australia at just 16 having spent a lot of her life living in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Starting a new life in the little NSW town of Lismore meant a significant change of lifestyle. amidst trying to sync herself with the ways of her new society she sparked an extensive love affair with Sarah Vaughn and Jeff Buckley.

At 18 she began a Jazz degree at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Mackay. half way through her degree she felt Mackay was becoming a creative barrage for her prompting her to move to Sydney. Within a year Rolling Stone had recognised her as a rising star to look out and Her growing reputation attracted bands from Paul Mac, Sarah Blasko, ARIA award winning Monsieur Camembert, and Blue King Brown.

“When I first heard Ngaiire it was one of those moments when you just go, that has all the right bits in all the right places. It was like a soulful massage for my eardrums. Beautiful harmonies, great songs, sass, sincerity and soul to spare.” John Butler.

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