Ngaiire will support Ecca Vandal on Ausmusic t-shirt day

It’s almost time for Ausmusic T-Shirt Day with the annual event celebrating the best in Australian music taking place this Friday, November 19th.

This is the day we are all encouraged to wear our favorite Aussie music t-shirt while also raising money for those who are making music at the same time.

And it’s not just music fans who get involved – the greats and the good of the music world are also supporting their fellow Australian artists.

A record number of musicians are on board as Ausmusic T-Shirt Day Ambassadors, including 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark, Lime Cordiale, Peking Duk, The Amity Affliction, Jessica Mauboy and many more.

R&B star Ngaiire is happy to support Ecca Vandal on Ausmusic T-Shirt Day. Why exactly? “Fire performer. Crazy songwriter. Always in awe of her, ”she said.

Ngaiire is not wrong about Vandal. The Sri Lankan artist of South African descent had a great year in 2021, lending his skills to tracks from Void of Vision and DZ Deathrays.

Her self-titled debut album was released in 2017 with good reviews. The album crossed several genres with ease, including hip hop, punk, and alternative rock.

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Ngaiire’s pick for best Australian release of 2021 is “Good As What You Give” by pop group I Know Leopard. “They have been in my outskirts for quite some time,” she said.

“My husband is obsessed with them and always tried to get me on them and I was a total snob. Then one day something clicked in my brain and I was like, “Where was I? ! They are incredible ”.

Ngaiire could be on the verge of having a great end to the year 2021: she is nominated for four ARIA Awards for her third album, 3, including the best artist and the best R & B / Soul release.

Looking ahead to 2022, it will be another big year for Ngaiire herself. “I have an order for the NSW Art Gallery for a Friends ‘Kalaga Atu’ production to be released in the gallery for the Sydney Festival,” she explained.

“It will also take place on the sidelines of the Matisse exhibition. I’ve never composed a suite of music on my own for anything before so I’m really excited and terrified people will hear it!

In the spirit of Ausmusic T-Shirt Day, and to keep you from burning a hole in your pocket, we’re offering a reader the chance to win a $ 1,000 gift card to splurge at THE PEOPLE VS .

THE PEOPLE Vs. is inspired by the streets and those who occupy them, and deeply rooted in music and art. They create vintage-inspired pieces designed to be beaten. Their ranges for men and women include jackets, swim shorts, dresses, bags and more – they even have a nice selection of genuine vintage group products.

The national Ausmusic T-shirt Day campaign, led by Support Act, has the dual purpose of supporting Australian musos and raising much-needed funds for music workers affected by the pandemic.

Since the early days of the pandemic, Support Act has provided $ 22.8 million in 10,000 crisis relief grants to live music and performing arts professionals in need, and provided support in mental health and wellness to thousands more.

Sign up for Ausmusic T-shirt Day or donate now here.

Discover Ecca Vandal’s “Battle Royale” here:

Elizabeth J. Harless