News: Budjerah releases stunning live EP – catch his national tour now

Budjerah's music provides a joyful juxtaposition of soulful elements that act like a soothing balm

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One of Australia’s most exciting new voices, Budjerah shares new EP Budjerah – Live At Rainbow Valley via Warner Music Australia.  The four-track collection is a wonderful re-interpretation of the 19-year-old artist’s debut self-titled EP, released in March. It not only highlights Budjerah at his powerful, soulful best but it also features stunning appearances from Ainslie Wills, JK-47, Matt Corby, Ngaiire and Stevan, each collaboration bringing something new and unique to the songs.

Budjerah’s music provides a joyful juxtaposition of elements that include R&B, soul and gospel; a soothing balm of beautiful hazy harmonies, reflective lyricism and full-bodied melodies. Produced and co-written by ARIA and J Award winning artist Matt Corby, ‘Budjerah – Live At Rainbow Valley’ was recorded at Corby’s Rainbow Valley studio in the Northern Rivers, NSW.   

“I love live music, so the original idea for this project was just do a live version of Missing You and have Matt Corby be a feature. But I started to think more on it and I thought “Why don’t we do the whole EP and get a different person to feature on each song?’ I’ve been a fan of Ngaiire and Ainslie’s music for such a long time, and JK-47 and Stevan are killing it right now. It’s been an honour to collaborate, they’ve all brought something unique to each of the songs. I’m so excited to share it” – Budjerah. 

Budjerah has been announced to support The Avalanches at their forthcoming sold-out Enmore Theatre show on Saturday 29 May. He also recently took the stage for a breathtaking performance at Music From The Home Front, alongside special guest appearances with Jack River, Lime Cordiale and Thelma Plum. In what looks set to be a massive year for the rising star, his self-titled debut EP was released earlier this year to widespread acclaim. It included the compelling debut single Missing You, which claimed the #1 position on the triple j airplay chart.

Budjerah will travel the nation for the first time with his mesmerising live show for performances in Adelaide, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay, Gold Coast and Brisbane.   

Budjerah – Live At Rainbow Valley EP tracklist:
1. Missing You feat. Matt Corby
2. Higher feat. Ngaiire
3. Shoulda Coulda feat. Ainslie Wills
4. Pyro feat. JK-47 and Stevan

Tickets on sale now from
Friday 21 May |  Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC – SOLD OUT
w/ Sam Windley + Seph Cove
Friday 28 May | Lansdowne, Sydney NSW – SOLD OUT
w/ Kirsten Salty + Liyah Knight
Friday 4 June | Byron Theatre, Byron NSW
w/ Sam Windley
Saturday 5  June | Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD
w/ Sam Windley + Bronte Eve
Sunday 6 June | The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
w/ Sam Windley + Bronte Eve

Live At Rainbow Valley OUT NOW
New single Higher – OUT NOW
Debut self-titled EP – OUT NOW

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