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Troy Chats With Dan Sultan About Upcoming Performance At Share The Spirit Festival on Invasion Day

Dan Sultan is an Australian singer/songwriter and actor based in Melbourne. His electric roots rock sound has won him fans across the country.

Sultan began playing music at a young age, influenced by Jimi Hendrix and classic guitar rock, though tribal culture was also a mainstay of his youth and would later find a place in his musical life. Working with guitarist and collaborator Scott Wilson, Sultan released his debut album, Homemade Biscuits, in 2006 aided by a grant from musician John Butler's Seed Fund. His soulful, country-influenced rock was well-received and his second album, 2009's Get Out While You Can, made it to number one on Australia's independent album chart. He and his band went on to play most of the country's prominent musical festivals. That same year, he made his acting debut in the film adaptation of the musical Bran Nue Day. Continuing to honour his tribal roots, Sultan was pegged to join the aboriginal music collective The Black Arm Band.

In 2010, he was the recipient of two ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Awards) awards for Best Blues and Roots Album and Best Male Artist. For his third long-player, he and his band travelled to the U.S. to record with producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse) in Nashville. The album Blackbird was released in the summer of 2014, reaching number four on the Australian charts and eventually going gold. For his fourth LP, 2017's Killer, Sultan moved in more of a hard-hitting pop and neo-soul direction with production from Jan Skubiszewski.

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