Keynote Speaker

Josh Pyke

Singer-songwriter, producer, musician and children’s book author.

Since breaking out to widespread success with the release of debut album MEMORIES & DUST in 2007, ARIA Award winner Josh Pyke has cultivated a strong community of supporters around Australia and beyond. Testament to his authentic and deep - set connection to the craft of music and its uniting appeal, each record Pyke has released in the years since have brought him closer to his fans, while his profile has elevated to being one of the most beloved and respected Australian songwriters of the last decade. With six acclaimed albums under his belt, Pyke ’s creativity has long extended well beyond that discipline. He has ventured into the world of children’s books, releasing the award - nominated Lights Out, Leonard as well as the much loved Chatterpuss series. His upcoming book Family Tree has been announced as the ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2022, where it will be read by over a million children at the same time. His philanthropic work has included the development of the Josh Pyke Partnership , as well as his Busking For Change initiative and continued work as a lifetime ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation . After the success of 2020’s aria nominated Rome album, Pyke has been releasing new music in 2021 ahead of his 7th album To Find Happiness.