Recently crowned West Australian Music’s Best Regional Act 2019, Blue Child Collective is a conscious roots collaboration born on the rugged coastline of Margaret River, Western Australia.
At its heart is Dan White, director of The West Australian Guitar Festival, prolific songwriter, keen producer and fingerstyle artisan who has a swathe of albums, documentaries, tours and more to his name.
From his thought-provoking lyrics to the Collective’s engaging live performances, “Blue Child Collective is connecting people through music” (Scenstr), creating waves that have earned them supports for The Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd, Sticky Fingers, San Cisco, The Teskey Brothers and many more.
The Collective's fourth record, “Wake Up To The Sound”, released November 2018 and featuring an all class line up including OJ Newcomb (John Butler Trio), Bobby Alu, Ken Allars (Caravana Sun) and more has seen them build upon what is now hundreds of shows across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia in the group’s 5 years of bringing both full band dance offs and stripped back solo/duo performances to a rapidly growing global following.
Having just released their third documentary, titled “The Art Of Sound”, in November, the Collective will be kicking off 2020 with the release of their new single “Golden” January 17th plus music video shot on Super 8 Film which will pave the way for two follow up singles and the release of their fifth studio record in October.
Plug in, connect and get involved: Blue Child Collective is more than a band, but a movement which is fast becoming a major catalyst for positive change on a global scale towards a “Culture Of Connection”.
Australian-based trouvere EMJAY ANGENI is no stranger to experimentation and reinvention. Overtures of laid-back reggae broadcast elements of her still-strong Kiwi roots, which over time have been inflected by the soft, storied-style of Australian Folk and an ongoing affinity with Jazz, Blues and World Music.
A Jazz School drop-out, who once fronted an NZ Indie-Pop band and has featured as a soloist and backing vocalist with various South West acts, Emjay has had the pleasure of supporting a diverse array of major artists including NZ’s The Mint Chicks, So So Modern and The Checks, and Australia’s Xavier Rudd, Little Quirks, Band of Frequencies, Blue Child Collective, ASKYA and Luke Fox.