Aboriginal musician

Jess Beck

Origin
Luritja people, Alice Springs, Central Australia
Genre/styles
Folk, Soul
About

Jess Beck is from the area south-west of Alice Springs. She was a 2010 Deadly Award nominee for Most Promising New Talent in Music.

Beck’s heritage is irrevocably intertwined with the history of black and white relations over the last century. The great-granddaughter of an Irish station owner, Beck’s grandmother was stolen from her family in Central Australia aged four and transported to Croker Island, north of Darwin. Beck’s mother was then forcibly adopted out at birth. Beck discovered her family heritage at an early age when her mother and grandmother were reunited in the late 1980s.

Website: http://www.jessbeck.com

We had this old hay-carting trailer, a big wooden trailer, and I used to get up on that and pretend that it was a stage and sing out into the paddock.

Jess Beck continues to make music as the lead singer of Sydney indie/pop band Pirra.

Discography

Hometown Dress

Released
2012-02-14
Tracks
  1. Blissing
  2. The Lighthouse Song
  3. Memoirs Of A Thing
  4. Hometown Dress
  5. Running Around
Notes

This is Jess Beck’s EP album.


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