Today we celebrate the release of Stuart Joel Nuggett’s single ‘Shy’ with video.
‘Shy’ is the first taste from Stuart’s debut album ‘Ngaaya-Ma Jingila Baaya’ via CAAMA Music.
Stuart says “I wrote Shy looking back at old school days when I was younger and how it was meeting your first girlfriend…but it can be Shy about anything in life really”
CAAMA Music is feeling proud. “It’s really exciting to have the first single to come out for the year by Stuart Joel Nuggett, it’s a fun, beautifully made song that will get you up and dancing.” Laurie May, CAAMA Music
Stuart Joel Nuggett / Kirriyangunji (Pronounced: Girri-yar-ga-newn-jee) is a Jingili man from Kulumindini (Elliott), about halfway between Darwin and Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.
Stuart has been writing songs and playing music from a young boy. Before branching out on his own he was the front man for Elliot band Storm Riders. In 2019 he released a solo self-titled EP which was sung in Jingili language, his mother’s language (Stuart also speaks Mudburra)..
In 2020 Stuart was nominated for National Indigenous Music Award in the Indigenous Language Award category for his track ‘Nayurni (woman)’ which he sings in Jingili.
‘Ngaaya-Ma Jingila Baaya’ was produced at CAAMA Studio by Jeremy Conlon with support from Damien Birch and musical support from Warren H Williams, Cain Gilmour & Malcolm McDonald.
The video was filmed with respect on Mparntwe country. Filmed by Pirate of the Black Wreath
“Give Stuart Joel Nuggett a listen … Beautiful music.”
Craig Reucassel, The Chaser / War on Waste