Alice Skye is a singer-songwriter, Wergaia woman and universal little sister. Originally from country Victoria, she grew up aside the sandstone mountains and wildflowers of the Grampians. Still inspired by her roots, Alice now calls Melbourne home and says “I take great pride in my heritage and to combine both music and my background brings me an unexplainable amount of pride and happiness.”
Alice spent a month at the top of AMRAP AirIt charts, her 2018 debut album Friends With Feelings made quite the entrance premiering on ABC Local Radio programs across the country, was added to double J rotation and was a feature on both Spotify and Apple Music. She’s the new kid on the block but has caught attention early honoured as the inaugural recipient of the ‘First Peoples Emerging Artist Award’ on International Women’s Day, Fbi radio’s independent artist of the week and Triple J Unearthed’s feature artist for a week. Alice was the featured artist across ABC Local Radio and a part of a NAIDOC Week collaboration project with Trials & Ziggy Ramo. Alice recently appeared live on The Tonightly Show with Tom Ballard. To further celebrate the album’s release and success, Alice co-headlined a June/July ‘River Eylandt’ national tour with with fellow singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara and was selected by triple j Unearthed as the artist they will present at the 2018 National Indigenous Music Awards.
In 2015 Alice entered the Alukura Competition, run by Australia’s longest running Indigenous music label CAAMA Music, and her original song ‘You Are The Mountains’ was selected to lead the compilation album. Funnily enough up until then, Alice’s family and friends had no idea she could write music and had never seen her perform! Alice Skye’s songs sparkle with a sensitivity and maturity well beyond her years, accompanied by the gentle and hauntingly sparse melodies of a piano score. Very like young British singer-songwriter Birdy, Alice’s voice is a combination of hopeful and haunting, naturally sweet and slow and dreamlike. Her stripped back piano melodies elevate the gentle moodiness of her songwriting, transforming her once bedroom scribblings into well-crafted and articulated lyrics on love, loss and life. Alice Skye is a name set to soar in the Australian music scene as music lovers begin to learn more about this young yet mature new music talent.