Ngaiire is one-of-a-kind in Australia, and one of its finest vocalists, an international artist who “occupies a space somewhere between Solange and Erykah Badu with a coolness matched by a fine mastery” [The Interns].

    Ngaiire’s heartbreaking voice, jazz degree from Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music, flamboyant costuming and a downbeat but inspiration-funk / nu-soul sound, earn her well-deserved Janelle Monae comparisons, with live reviews beyond favourable. 

    The successful release of Ngaiire’s 2013 debut album Lamentations resulted in her 2014 Glastonbury debut and support slots for Alicia Keys, John Legend and Cody ChestnuTT. Early reviews for second record Blastoma praise Ngaiire’s “incredible” voice and “dynamic capabilities”.

    Ngaiire will headline the closing night of AWME 2015 at Max Watts with support from Ella ThompsonLatinaotearoaCumbia Cosmonauts + DJ’s.