Tom E Lewis

Ngukurr (Roper River), Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Tom E Lewis was born and raised in Ngukurr, a remote community in south eastern Arnhem Land. He has a decade-long performance career during the 1990s as half of Lewis & Young.

In 2005 Lewis released his debut album Sunshine After Rain, which landed him the 2006 Music Release of the of the Year at the Northern Territory Indigenous Music Awards.

Tom E Lewis is also an actor playing his first and the title role in the 1978 Fred Schepisi film The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith.

He died on 10 May 2018, aged 59.


Album formats explained Explain formats

  • 10": 10 inch vinyl records were played at 45 or 33 1/3 rounds per minute (rpm). The former could hold 9, the latter 12 minutes of music per side.
  • 7": 7 inch records (often referred to as 45s) were played at 45 rpm or 33 1/3 rpm, with about 4:30 or 6 minutes of music per side.
  • LP: Long play, is a vinyl record played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm with a 12 or 10-inch diameter.
  • EP: Extended play, are vinyl records that allowed two or even three songs on each side.

Sunshine After Rain

1 February 2005
  1. Two Dollar
  2. Rats of Tobruk
  3. Cry My Country
  4. Sunshine After Rain
  5. Weronica
  6. Riverdown
  7. White Dress
  8. Cafe del Wugularr
  9. Red Dust
  10. Boomerang

This is the debut CD of Tom E Lewis.

Muyngarnbi - Songs From Walking With Spirits

Tom E Lewis - Muyngarnbi - Songs From Walking With Spirits
  1. Millay Millay I
  2. Gam-Ba Lingmarra
  3. Gu Gu
  4. WarrkWarrk
  5. Ngg-Ung
  6. Ngarditj
  7. Gru Thal I
  8. U-Kun
  9. Behrk Behrk
  10. Millay Millay II
  11. Gru Tha II
  12. Gu Gu II
  13. Yolngu Man I
  14. Yolngu Man II
  15. Yolngu Man III

Beneath the Sun

7 February 2014
  1. Angels
  2. Can't Change Your Name
  3. 3 Crows
  4. Blue Shirt
  5. I Can't Make It On My Own
  6. Come Take My Tides
  7. Open Road
  8. Time Will Tell
  9. That Girl
  10. Cherie L'Amour
  11. Reckless
  12. Unfallen Rain

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Tom E Lewis, <>, retrieved 17 October 2019

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