They’re certainly an eclectic bunch; members hail from areas as diverse as north-east Arnhem Land , Central Australia, Darwin, south-west Western Australia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji . Each band member brings their own personal culture and style to the band’s music, creating an exciting blend of Indigenous harmony, funk, soul, rock and country.
Wild Water have headlined at countless musical festivals and large cultural events, as well as playing support gigs for the likes of Maxi Priest, Yothu Yindi, the Cruel Sea and Tiddas. Their debut EP Baltpa, which means “waves” in Brarra (Maningrida) language, received consistent airplay on radio stations around Australia as well as featuring on several national music television programs. They also received a special Northern Territory Youth Reconciliation award for their contribution to the process of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
The band is currently adding the finishing touches to their new album, which they’ve been working on for the past year. Wild Water formed in 1993, winning national awards. They have two albums, Baltpa and Rrawa, which means “home” in the Burarra language, Djolpas’ mother’s language.