Artist of the Month: Jerikye Williams
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month is indigenous artist Jerikye Williams. Throughout the month, Highland FM 107.1 will showcase a selection of Jerikye’s music including his latest singles “Dreaming my Life Away” and indigenous rock ballad, “Ngunnawal Warrior” recorded in the studios of Highland FM.
Adam will introduce our feature Artist of the Month on Highland FM’s award winning 100% Home-Grown program on Saturday 4 June between 5-7pm. Adam will chat to Jerikye and feature his music.
If you like what you hear, you can discover more about our feature artist on this page, find out how they got into music, what makes them tick and listen to their latest releases on demand.
Jerikye Williams is a Wiradjuri man, born in Cowra and living in Queanbeyan on Ngambri/Ngunnawal land. Jerikye is said to have been born with a guitar in his hand and a great love for 1950’s and 60’s rock’n roll.
At 20, he embodies the spirit of great artists with effortless musicianship and charisma. A natural showman, he lights up any stage, whether performing classics or his own original songs.
Jerikye has been playing live shows in his local region since the end of his high school years originally performing solo or with his aunty Maria Williams’ backing guitar and harmony vocals and since with other well-known artists.
This indigenous rocker prowls the stage with mega-bravado. His swagger, chord progressions and blistering guitar reflect the 1960’s rock revolution.
Jerikye Williams goes far deeper than teenage impulses by tracing a path from rock ‘n’ roll to jazz, to blues, to the music of pre-colonial Australia and the vibrant musical traditions they carried.
Truly an entertaining and enthralling performer that crosses all age groups and genres.
Recorded in the studios of Highland FM
Highland FM Live is a platform dedicated to giving a voice to the rich diversity of contemporary Australian musicians and songwriters that tell our stories, contribute to our culture and give voice to our communities.
LISTEN TO JERIKYE WILLIAMS ON 100% HOME-GROWN
Lea chats to this months Artist of the Month, indigenous rocker Jerikye Williams about his introduction to music and his love of performing. Click on the tab below to hear the full interview, as recorded in Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown studios.