Portrait of Amos Roach

Amos Roach

Amos Roach is a Ngarrandjeri/Gunditj Mara man who is a musician and dancer. His music presents a narrative of healing, told with song and dance. His voice travels between the Desert, the Riverland and the Saltwater to the city like smoke from a fire. 

Amos is a cultural practitioner. Traditional First Nations culture informs the fundamentals of his craft. His music is part of the song-line that connects people and Country. 

Everything Amos does is music. If he is not playing an instrument, he is listening and exploring new sounds. He has been playing didgeridoo, guitar and piano since he was eight years old.

His appearances include:

  • Director/Choreographer ‘Neon Corroboree’
  • Director, Musician, NAIDOC 2019 ‘Spirit U All 2’ Swamplands Bar
  • Solo Performance July 12 Swamplands Bar
  • Scholarship Presentation, Community Banking Sector, July 2019
  • ‘BlakWiz,’ Reconciliation Week 2019 (Also won The Trophy)
  • Off Grid Festival El Dorado, May 2019
  • Melbourne Polytechnic Concert May 2019
  • Charcoal Lane Musical Residency: January to April 2019
  • March 23 2019 – Opening act for Archie Roach, Anglesea Memorial Hall
  • February 2019 – Spirit U All, Northcote Social Club Feb 2019
  • Survival Day After Party 2018 – The Tote
  • Lentil As Anything Thornbury, Feb – April 2018
  • Peter Rottumah Benefit – The Tote 2018
  • Ruby Hunter Foundation Benefit - The Tote, 2018
  • Residency, Fitzroy Stars Football Club, 2018 Season
  • Koori Kristmas, Koori Heritage Trust, Federation Square, Dec 2018   

He has appeared with:

  • Keyboard and lead guitar for Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter
  • Ruby Hunter and the Rotators
  • The Deadly Band
  • Lead guitar with the Roach family band
  • Lead guitar for Dave Arden
  • Amos Roach Band
  • Black Magic         
  • Koori Kinection
  • No Fixed Address
  • Coloured Stone
  • Bart Willoughby Band
  • Selwyn Burns
  • Playing Didgeridoo
  • George Dreyfuss 2010