In all honesty – after what he’s been through recently, he’s lucky to be alive. Managing a diagnosis of severe illness and tragic grief in his family – his debut album is a journey through the eyes of a survivor.
Boomalli kicked off his musical journey when he was just 14 years old, participating in a series of songwriting and music mentoring projects through charity organisation, Desert Pea Media. The projects evolved to create ‘The Colli Crew’, a group of ‘diminutive yet razor-sharp’ rappers from the remote Indigenous community of Collarenebri in Northwest NSW.
He has since performed on stages around Australia, including Yabun Festival, NRL Indigenous All Stars games, even the ARIA Awards at Sydney Opera House in 2011. He was awarded ‘Youth of the Year’ in the Walgett Shire in 2015 and has been working with Desert Pea Media as a mentor and music facilitator ever since.
‘The Promise’ is a commitment he made to his family, and his people to continue this journey. To never give up, and to speak with the voice of his mob from the Walli Reserve. We are very excited for what is coming in January 2020.