Nancy Bates is a Song Woman originating from Far Western NSW. Her Barkindji roots, the transformative power of love over pain, and what it means to be a woman in the 21st century drive her soulful, moving song writing.
Whether on a global stage with Archie Roach, or writing songs with incarcerated women, Nancy uses her music to share her country, her culture, and her personal experience with the world in the hopes of making it better.
“Music is a way for me to give voice to the voiceless, and to open the hearts and minds of people in the world to the plight of Indigenous people, women, and children.”
Four years on the road with arguably Australia’s most compelling and talented writers and performers, Archie Roach, has left an undeniable imprint on Bates' original compositions.