Artist Catalog

Archie Roach

Born: January 8 1956
Born in: Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia
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Albums:
Genres:
  • alternative rock
  • roots
  • world music

Archie Roach

Archibald William "Archie" Roach, AM (born 8 January 1956, Mooroopna) is an Australian musician. A singer, songwriter and guitarist, he survived a turbulent upbringing to develop into a powerful voice for Indigenous Australians, a storyteller in the tradition of his ancestors, and a nationally popular and respected artist.

Roach's debut solo album Charcoal Lane was released in 1990. It featured the song "Took the Children Away", which was added to the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry in 2013. Also in 2013 he won a Deadly Award for Lifetime Contribution to Healing the Stolen Generations as well as for Album of the Year. Along with fellow Deadly winner Pat O'Shane, he called for an end to the Northern Territory Intervention.

In 2015 Roach announced the release of a remastered edition of his classic debut album Charcoal Lane, to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. The release was accompanied by a national tour in November and December 2015.