He is an elder in the Torres Strait and teaches indigenous spirituality. Just returned from a stint in Hong Kong… ‘A Narrator of Life Stories’ – Getano Bann is an Award Winning and Celebrated Singer, Songwriter and Storyteller of Scottish and Torres Strait Islander descent.
Getano’s songs are a fusion of poignant moments, lethal insight and real passion. As Getano translates his mixed Heritage and Life experience into judicious, emotional and engaging songs. 2015 also sees Getano Bann performing with ‘Sol-TALK’ , his exceptionally talented and highly polished band, who deliver a smooth and sultry sophistication to Getano’s well crafted and superior songs.
Getano has supported and shared the stage with numerous acts including: The Soweto String Quartet, Shane Howard and Goanna Band, Tim Freedman, Blue King Brown, Kavisha Mazzella, Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, Christine Anu, Chris Wilson, Kevin Carmody, The Wurrupi Band, Mary G, Lindsey Pollack, Mel Webb, Greg Sheehan, Humphrey ‘B’ Bear, Bart Willoughby, Coloured Stones, No Fixed Address and many, many more artists.
“One of my greatest pleasures in Life, is meeting interesting people, from fascinating places. Listening to their ‘Stories’, helps to enrich and inspire me. You can truly learn a lot about Life and the World. Hopefully through my music, I can also inspire and enrich the lives of others”.