Alf the Great is a proud Kalkadungu and Bidjira man of Mt. Isa and Carnarvon Gorge, currently based in Naarm (Melbourne). Alf the Great is multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer and songwriter. His alternative-indie style is built around acoustic instrumentation, layered yidaki/didgeridoo, and arpeggiated melodies reminiscent of Frank Ocean and Jeff Buckley. He also draws musical inspiration from the customs and people of his culture, most notably his uncle - acclaimed composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist William Barton.
Featuring vocals from fellow Blak Label Music musician doyouloveme?, 'Time Is Gone' explores the passage of time and the fleeting nature of life, while also acknowledging the importance of living in the moment. The result is a hauntingly beautiful track that speaks to the heart and soul of the listener.
With over 250k streams and a ton of love from Triple J, Alf the Great is already making waves with placements on FIRST, Just Chill, New Music Friday, Original Storytellers, Office Stereo, Deadly Beats, and Fresh Finds. He was also Highly Commended for previous single 'Running' at the 2023 QMusic Awards.
Over the last couple of years, Alf has worked to translate his complex production to the live stage. Armed with only a yidaki/didgeridoo, guitar, vocal looper, and effects pedal, Alf has created expansive soundscapes across Australia. Most recently he has performed at events including BLAKSOUND, Blak Day Out, Wavey Sessions, and a number of support shows.