Stephen Pigram
Broome, WA

Born and raised in the multi-racial  pearling town of Broome in Australia's far northwest Kimberley region, singer/songwriter/guitarist Stephen Pigram has been performing and songwriting since the the mid 1970’s.

 

He has been a member of the Broome bands Kuckles (1981 to present),Scrap Metal (1983 to 1992), and was Musical Director for the original production of the 1990 stage musical "Bran Nue Dae" by Jimmy Chi and Kuckles.

 

Since 1994 he has performed and recorded with six of his siblings in the Pigram Brothers pioneering a  vocal/acoustic  'saltwater country' style of music .He played a major role in the development and production  of the  AACTA 2011 nominated Australian film "Mad Bastards" as composer, actor and co-producer. He has toured the nation and internationally as a featured artist in the Black Arm Band, Tura Music Ensembles and the Australian Chamber Orchestra for their 2012/13 production “The Reef” which toured the U.S. in February 2016.

More recent collaborations have been with the Australian String Quartet and solo performances at Port Fairy Music Festival2019

Stephen now steps out solo with his guitar fingerpickin’, ukulele tinkling, harmonica blowin’, folk'n country blues snapshots of life in the last frontier with songs from his debut CD "Wanderer", (an almost all acoustic recording produced by long time associate and member of the Dingoes, Kerryn Tolhurst) and local cult classics, drawn from thirty five years of composing and performing in the singer songwriter tradition.

© 2019 Strings Attached Guitar Festival

Images © David Dare Parker & Martine Perret

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