Check out our new single - NOT WAITING AROUND- Recorded and filmed at The Basesment In Sydney Australia, April 16 2016.
"CIRCLES IN THE SAND"
GANGgajang are the first band ever to be permitted to film on the sacred ground of Uluru.
Australia 2016: Circles In The Sand.
Against a backdrop of puerile politics, terror, asylum seekers and the continuing plight of the first Australians, GANGgajang’s music travels inland once again from the beaches to the heart of Australia. With the release of their first new single in over a decade, the Gang’s four original members Cal, Buzz, Geoff and Robbie along with bassist Peter Willersdorf, dig deep into the red dirt of our home, reconnecting with where it all began, doing what cultural music always endeavours to achieve – to keep the land and its stories alive.
To quote Bruce Chatwin, ‘An unsung land is a dead land’.
With a breathtaking video shot in front of majestic Uluru (with the kind permission of the traditional owners) by filmmakers Chris Tangey and Phil Evans, it features singers Danielle Young and indigenous icon Warren H Williams singing in Arente language. The song was produced by GANGgajang and Dave Nicholas and written by Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup and Geoffrey Stapleton.
Circles In The Sand takes us back to where it all began. It reminds us once again who we are, where we live - and in doing so offers a glimpse of a different, more inclusive future.
Donate For Ollie
A call out for your help and positive thoughts..... As you all would be aware, three years ago, we lost our beloved brother and bass player, Chris Bailey from the dreaded cancer. His passing left a huge hole in our lives, but even more so, in the lives of his wife Josie and their little boy Ollie who had just turned 3. We are upset to have to share, that now 6 years old, little Ollie is now fighting the same dreaded disease himself - in the form of a brain tumour - brain cancer.
ALL proceeds from the sale of this single will be donated to the Jimmy Little Foundation's "Thumbs Up" initiative.
GANGgajang have had a street named after them in Bundaberg called GANGgajang Way, not far from the patio where Mark "Cal" Callaghan wrote the classic "Sounnds Of Then (This Is Australia). The plan is to name side streets that run off the main road after the band members.