Jessie Lloyd is a Songkeeper. An Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait singer, social historian and cultural practitioner of Indigenous song and founder of her award-winning Mission Songs Project. As a cultural ambassador, Lloyd takes audiences on a profoundly-moving musical journey into the depths and diversity of Australia’s Aboriginal culture, history and identity.
Jessie’s work continues the songlines of Aboriginal Australian, a body of traditional songs that carries the 60,000-year history of the world’s oldest living culture. She engages her audiences through intimate storytelling, moving harmonies and historical insights, using her humour and truth to share the voices of her elders, just as they would around a warm campfire or kitchen table.
Since graduation from Abmusic – Aboriginal Music College in Perth in 2002, Jessie and performed and toured across Australia and the globe. Singing in various bands and choirs throughout her career and now producing her own themed shows and music projects. As an experienced arts administrator and music producer, her first passion is singing and performing the songs of her people.