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Mitch Tambo, a Gamilaraay Man talks about his journey and his new single - ‘Yugal Yulu-gi’.

Updated: Jun 9, 2023

Singer, song writer, instrumentalist and Sony Music recording artist, Mitch Tambo, a Gamilaraay Man returns with his brand-new high energy single, ‘Yugal Yulu-gi’. On the track, Mitch muses “I wanted to share the freedom and healing that music and movement can bring to someone’s life. This track is a feel good upbeat anthemic song to really uplift and help listeners feel free. I love how it makes me feel.”

Mitch Tambo new single combines the sounds of the yidaki (didgeridoo) with the sound of electronic synthesizers. Yugal Yulu-gi means 'song and dance' and celebrates being under the open night sky and celebrating life while letting go of the weight and pressures of the world.

The self-described 'banger' is meant to transcend language barriers by being sung completely in Gamilaraay. Tambo said the whole point of the song is to uplift listeners.

"I wanted to share the freedom and healing that music and movement can bring to someone's life," he said. "This track is a feel good upbeat athemic song to really uplift and help listeners feel free.

"I love how it makes me feel."

Mitch Tambo is one of Australia’s most unique and electrifying First Nations entertainers, hailed as “the new voice of our generation”. Now an international sensation in the World Music scene, Mitch’s debut album, Guurrama-Li, raced up music charts within Australia, the UK, US, Europe, Asia and New Zealand on its release.

In February 2020 Mitch performed his single ‘Together’ as part of Eurovision Australia Decides and closed out the historic Fire Fight Concert singing ‘You’re the Voice’ with John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Queen’s Brian May in a performance for the ages. Not slowing down, he also released ‘LOVE’, an upbeat anthem, sung in his Gamilaraay language, as well as his electro-pop Gamilaraay language version of Vanessa Amarosi’s ‘Absolutely Everybody’.

Committed to social causes, Mitch an ambassador for Support Act Aus Music T-shirt Day and recently collaborated with Commercial Radio Australia on The Voice mental health campaign across Australian radio.

Electrifying on stage, Mitch has performed at Expo 2020 (Dubai), the Australian Commercial Radio Awards, Australian Open, Channel 9 Upfronts, Rugby World Cup and T20. His TV appearances include The Project, Q and A, NITV, as well as the December 2022 Carols by Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. There he performed an incredible rendition of the holiday classic, ‘Silent Night’ with the Melbourne Gospel Choir. He has been nominated for two Golden Guitar Awards for his work on ‘Come Together’ alongside Lee Kernaghan and Isaiah Firebrace for Vocal Collaboration of the Year and Heritage Song of the Year.

Earlier this year, Mitch released a version of the anthemic ICEHOUSE classic, ‘Great Southern Land’ featuring Reigan. The track, first released in August 1982, still rings true today with its passionate message. With Mitch and Reigan singing in Gamilaraay and English, the song was given an emotive makeover for the current day’s landscape to rave reviews.


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