SMOOTH MELODIES: Indigenous musician Lloyd Saunders performed at the NAIDOC community day on Thursday.
SMOOTH MELODIES: Indigenous musician Lloyd Saunders performed at the NAIDOC community day on Thursday. Sarah Dionysius

Lloyd Saunders returns to his roots to perform at Roma’s NAIDOC week

LLOYD Saunders’ smooth flowing melodies and laid back vibe were the perfect accompaniment to the NAIDOC community day in Adungadoo park.

The Indigenous musician made the trip back to his hometown and the land of the Gungarri people to perform at this week’s NAIDOC celebrations.

“This is my first time performing as a musician at the NAIDOC week celebrations,” he said.

“When I was younger I performed in the dancing, but not a whole lot because I was too shy.”

Lloyd has been performing as a professional musician for over 10 years now.

“It’s special to me to be able to perform and come back here because this is where my family is from.”

“I was born here, I grew up here and so I still have a lot of family ties here.”

Lloyd was impressed with the involvement from the community and the number of people who turned up for the celebrations.

“It’s a great turnout, I love to be involved in these community events and am looking forward to being involved in more in the future.”

“It’s good to see people I’ve grown up with, the families , the people I’ve gone to school with and who I haven’t seen in years.”

“And it’s good to see all of the kids getting involved with the music.”

“Because you sort have have to go to the pub if you want to see live entertainment and kids can’t do that.”

Lloyd is just about to release a CD and plans on touring on the coast with his four-piece band.


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