Adopting her childhood nickname – adorned due to a knack for bumping into all kinds of obstacles – Bumpy pulls from the strength found in tenderness, scars and all. The Noongar woman and Naarm artist’s stirring voice is transportive, arresting listeners with complex, intimate and multi-faceted truths of loss, joy and connection.
Whether paired-backed to just her voice and a guitar (‘Falling’), adorned with luscious strings (‘Return Home’) or playing off a live band (‘Leave It All Behind’), Bumpy’s music is always honest, raw yet awfully controlled. She’s received regular airplay from the country’s tastemakers, including Triple J, Triple R, 4ZZZ, Koori Radio, triple j Unearthed, PBSFM and more.
Live, Bumpy brings all facets of herself to the stage: vulnerable and strong, melancholic and energetic, serious and silly, always entrancing. Having previously played festivals such as Boogie Festival, Strawberry Fields, Melbourne Music Week and more, Bumpy most recently appeared as part of VIVID Festival at the Sydney Opera House forecourt, alongside Yussef Dayes, Hiatus Kaiyote, Mildlife and others — and was nominated for Music Victoria’s Archie Roach Award for Emerging Talent in 2021.