A YOUNG Australian musician Chris Tamwoy arrived yesterday in the capital ahead of the Australia Day celebration.
Speaking during an interview at Paoa FM, Tamwoy acknowledged his island heritage and says it contributed to his music.
“I grew up with a lot of Papua New Guinea people and listening to the language and their music and I’m just inspired by that island flavour,” he said.
Tamwoy is a self-taught guitarist and is well known for participating in the Australian Got Talent show in 2016 in which he managed to reach the grand finals and in 2018 Tamwoy was on TV weekly as a judge on ‘All Together Now’.
Having played some of Australia’s largest festivals he often surprises crowds with sensational on-stage collaborations.
In his remarks he encouraged young artists to pursue their dreams regardless of the obstacles.
“Some people always going to say you can’t do it and other people going to say you can do it but always believe in yourself,” he said.
Chris Tamwoy also performed a piece of his music on-air, a tune he composed when he was 17.
During his stay he will also work with local young musicians and strengthen relationships between the two countries.
Though it’s his first time in the country, the artist is already familiar with the local musicians whom he met in Australia.
His distinctive guitar-tap style and vibrant personality shows just how much this youngster is capable of achieving in the music world as he added Solomon Islands to his trips as both an artist and a youth ambassador.
Tamwoy’s album is set to be released this year.
He is in the capital to be part of the Australian Day Celebration on the 26th of January.
The public can catch Chris Tamwoy’s unique performance at Coral Sea Resort today evening.