The Pigram Brothers

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The Pigram Brothers
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The Pigram Brothers
Background information
Origin Broome, Western Australia
Years active 1996–present
Labels Pigram Music
MGM Distribution
Associated acts Jimmy Chi, Scrap Metal, Kuckles
Website Pigram Brothers Home Page
Members Alan Pigram
Steven Pigram
David Pigram
Colin Pigram
Gavin Pigram
Phillip Pigram
Peter Pigram
Past members Paul Mamid

The Pigram Brothers are a seven-piece Indigenous Australian band from the pearling town of Broome, Western Australia, formed in 1996.

They were heavily involved in Broome's musical and theatrical exports – forming the original backing band for Jimmy Chi's Bran Nue Dae in 1990 – a musical that received international acclaim.

The Pigram Brothers had a large music influence from an early age, and grew up in the rich musical culture of Broome. Alan, Steven and Phillip were members of Scrap Metal from 1983 until its separation in 1995.[1]

In 2000 they were the subject of the one-hour documentary, Saltwater Country, part of ABCs Message Stick series.[2]

In 2006 Steven and Alan were inducted into the Western Australian Music Hall of Fame.

In 2011, Alan and Steven Pigram began touring with Alex Lloyd as part of the Mad Bastards Trio, performing music from the upcoming Movie Mad Bastards.

Members[edit]

Alan Pigram – Lead guitar, mandolin, ukulele, tiple.
Steven Pigram – Singer, acoustic guitar, harmonica, requinto, vahlia, ukulele, dulcimer.
David Pigram – Singer, acoustic guitar.
Colin Pigram – Singer, acoustic guitar.
Philip Pigram – Singer, drums.
Peter Pigram – Bass guitar.
Gavin Pigram – percussion.

Discography[edit]

The Pigram Brothers

Jimmy Chi, Pigram Brothers, Kuckles & Friends

Awards[edit]

  • 1998 – Deadly Award – Best Debut Album (Saltwater Country)[1]
  • 1998 – National Indigenous Music Awards – Best Debut Album (Saltwater Country)
  • 2011 – Western Australian Music Industry Association (WAMi) Awards – Best Indigenous Act
  • 2012 – ARIA Music Awards – Best World Music Album (Under The Mango Tree) (nominated)[3]
  • 2006 – Deadly Award – Best Album (Under The Mango Tree) (nominated)
  • 2006 – Deadly Award – Best Artist (Saltwater Country) (nominated)
  • 2006 – Western Australian Music Industry Association (WAMi) Awards – Best Indigenous Act (nominated)
  • 2007 – Western Australian Music Industry Association (WAMi) Awards – Best Indigenous Act

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Radio National – live on stage The Pigram Brothers Friday 22 August 2003
  2. ^ ABC -Message Stick Saltwater Country
  3. ^ Aria Awards Pigram Brothers award history

External links[edit]