Shemmie hails from the Pitjara people in Central Queensland. He started to play music at a very young age, and developed interest in various musical styles ranging from country, rock, reggae to tribal sounds. He taught himself how to play the guitar.

Over the years, Shemmie has developed musically; writing and arranging his own songs such as “Searching” and “Pitjara” which featured prominently on the Emerging Artists CD which was recorded live at the 1998 Barambah Beltout festival in Murgon, Qld.

Shemmie is a very promising singer/songwriter.

He was a founding member of the group Aboriginal Culture Shock and has performed in many festivals/concerts such as

  • Barambah Beltout festival
    Cherbourg, Qld. 1995 – 1999
  • Yag’ubi festival
    Hervey Bay, Qld., 1999
  • Youth Week Performances
    Brisbane 1994 – 1998
  • Brisbane Day Concert
    King George Square, 1994
  • Indigenous Conference
    Carlton Crest hotel, Brisbane 1998
  • Fiesta Cultural festival
    Musgrave Park, 31 July 1994
  • Office of Public Service Conference
    Rydges Capricorn Int’l, Qld. 1999
  • NAIDOC Week festival
    Musgrave Park, 1994 – 1999

and numerous showcases. In 1991, Shemmie attended the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) at the University of Adelaide to further his musical skills.

After many years of performing with Aboriginal Culture Shock, Shemmie decided to pursue a solo career which culminated in the recording of his debut CD Indigenous People. With this move, he hopes to take his career to a new height in the industry.


“Indigenous People”

For further information, please contact:
Daki Budtcha Records
PO Box 3261
Tel: (07) 3846 7722 / 0408 265 656
Fax: (07) 3889 4822