Chris Tamwoy is a self-taught guitarist with a unique playing style and sound. Spending his childhood years with family in the Torres Strait Islands, he now resides in Brisbane. Chris has attracted a lot of attention in recent years, in print media, radio, touring nationally, appearing on various documentaries and television shows including ‘Australia’s Got Talent’, and at many large events including TEDx.

His unique guitar-tap style and vibrant personality see him in high-demand, with highlight gigs including Byron Bay Blues Festival 25th Anniversary, Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC), Darwin Festival, and many other shows throughout Australia and the Torres Strait Islands.

2016 saw Chris reach national audiences as he made his way thru to the grand finals of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ TV Program – finishing in the top 5 contestants.  He won the National NAIDOC AWARD for Youth of the Year (2015), has been nominated for Young Citizens Australia Day Award, was the feature of a documentary unearthing talented young Australian artists on SBS/ NITV and appears in numerous other short videos and documentaries.

2015 also saw the release of his debut EP – Ngaw Laag (My Home), available now via Impossible Odds Records.  Dubbed as a ‘guitar virtuoso’, this humble young man is on the cusp of a promising music career.

To purchase Chris’ debut EP visit



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