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Giiyong Festival/Artist /No Fixed Address

No Fixed Address

No Fixed Address

No Fixed Address formed at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) in North Adelaide in 1979.

It was there that the band began writing and developing music arrangements.

NFA had lots of time to rehearse as there wasn’t anyone else around at the time.  Having time to be able to work together on material meant that the band were able to accomplish a lot more and compete a level playing field.  “Compete I mean music wise.

Its what the crowd comes to experience. Can we blow them away, yer why not, its like a subconscious response to the beat, as music radiates emotion’.

No Fixed Address (NFA) co-starred in the 1981 movie Wrong Side of the Road with fellow student band ‘Us Mob’ from CASM.  It was the movie that caught the eye of Legendary pianist/songwriter Don Walker who invited NFA to be the support act for Cold Chisel.

The band not only perform with Cold Chisel but also with INXS, Men At Work, Midnight OIl, Goanna Band, Redgum, and Mental As Anything but also with international acts Peter Tosh, The Clash, Ian Drury and Taj Mahal.

Touring England in 1984 the band performed in numerous cities throughout England including Battersea Park, Notting Hill, Exeter, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchestor, Birmingham

and also at Elephant Fare in St Germans.  The tour was filmed as a documentary for SBS.  The band also performed at the Royal Albert Hall alongside music legends Misty and Roots, dub poet Lynton Quazi Johnson and Jimmy Page.

The band released 2 album the first being the sound to the movie the second ‘From My Eyes’ was launched at the Hilton Hotel by Bob Hawke in 1982. The band appeared on numerous television programs including ABCs music program ‘Countdown’.

In 1981 the band performed at the Royal Charity performance for Autistic children, in the presence of HRH Prince Charles.  The show was telecast live on Channel 7. The band members have been busy, working in the recording studio on a new album, which they hope to release by the end of July.

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