Western Gugu Yalanji & Birri Gubba songman, Formely Troy Brady, has been performing in various bands around the world for the past three decades.
Formed in Inala, Brisbane in 1993, AIM4MORE became the first to explore the music of Motown and Boy II Men styled music. In 2013, ‘Aim4More’ reformed for a special performance at Stylin’ Up, Australia’s largest First Nations Hip Hop festival in his suburb of Inala, Brisbane, to great acclaim and excitement. In 2023, the four original members, including Jungaji, Rodney Stuurman, Harry Whaleboat and RJ (William Johnson) did three shows in Barangaroo, QLD Naidoc ball and a 30th year reunion show at Judith Wright Arts Centre, Brisbane.
In between, he has been part of the incredible Banawurun (Running Water) Band, the Black Arm Band and the family group ‘Troy n Trevelyn and the Tribe’.
He is now known as Jungaji. This is because he has forged a reputation based on integrity and alongside his solo career, he has been delving deep into the language and culture of his ancestral lands; talking to elders, learning language and creating art both visually and aurally. Hence the name changed from Troy to Jungaji, to be aligned with his cultural ways and knowledge.
Jungaji has been writing exciting new songs and also utilising songs in his own language of his people.
June 26th Jungaji and his band performed in Brisbane at BEMAC LIVE. Yonder Festival in November 2022, St Kilda Festival 2023, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2023 and many more great shows.
He is also the chair of The Dhadjowi Foundation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. He is also involved in mainstream services such as correctional services, providing mentoring, songwriting and storytelling opportunities across the country.
Jungaji is being booked across Australia, is regularly played on NITV and is sought out for his gifts as a story teller, song man, workshop facilitator, actor (on the stage with the award-winning Barbara and the Campdogs at Belvoir Theatre Company) and arts practitioner mentoring youth and adults around healing and cultural ways.
He has performed in Los Angeles at the Muse Expo World Music Conference, Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, QMusic Awards, Yonder Festival 22, St Kilda Festival 23, Adelaide Fringe Festival 23 (w/Glenn Skuthorpe and others and winning the best music show) and the National NAIDOC Awards.
Have a look at some of his previous musical journeys across his three decade creative career.
AIM 4 MORE – 1990’s Corporate performance
Banawarun Band – 2004
Troy Brady solo – 2016
Troy Brady performed on League Nation Live in July 2016. Kalkurr translates to “The Road” and is sung in the traditional language of Gugu Yalanji from Troy’s traditional country.
Troy Brady solo – 2016
Waka Waka Woman was written by Troy Brady and Steve Hart. Troy Brady performed as part of League Nation Live broadcast on NITV.
Troy Jungaji Brady – 2017
Ancient Kings, written by Troy Jungaji Brady and Greg Tschernez