Eastern Reggae (Santa Teresa)

  • David Wongway - drums
  • Wayne Young - bass
  • Maxwell Mineri - vocals
  • Charlie Lynch - rhythm guitar & vocals
  • Donovan Mulladad - lead guitar
  • Travis Alice – vocals

Eastern Reggae’s debut album ‘Grog’s No Good’ was released in April this year on CAAMA Music’s new ‘Therrka’ label. It is the first album to be entirely recorded and mixed by the Music Industry Rangers taking part in CAAMA’s Regional Music Development Program. Recorded out in the open air, overlooking their home community of Ltyentye Apurte (SantaTeresa) 80 km east of Alice Springs, the album features energetic desert reggae inspired by life in Santa Teresa, traditional stories and the desert reggae movement. Formed by Donovan Mulladad and Travis Alice, the band also consists of Charlie Lynch, Wayne Young, Maxwell Meneri and David Wongway. Singing in Eastern Arrente and English, Eastern Reggae Band have performed gigs across central desert in addition to The Alice Springs night market and Bush Bands Bash 2009 and 2013.

Eastern Reggae Band have been instrumental in the development of a music scene in Santa Teresa, mentoring younger bands and also hosting inter-community concerts.