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Allara Pattison

Guitar / Drums / Lil’ Rockstar

Hello, my name is Allara Pattison. I am originally from Bendigo, central Victoria but am came to Melbourne to attend Box Hill Institute of TAFE, studying a Bachelor of Music Performance and living locally in Box Hill.

My first instrument is electric bass, but I also play guitar and am learning the double bass. I am a hard working student and love working with kids as part of what we do here at The SoundLab. In future I hope to complete a Diploma of Education, and study Aboriginal health in an effort to help “Close The Gap”.

I myself am Aboriginal and my people are the Yorta Yorta people from Barmah, on the Murray River. My mum Sue Briggs is a primary school teacher and writes educational picture storybooks about Aboriginal culture. She is my inspiration and my rock. I love to play and teach music.

My Funk/Soul band, Up Up Away gig weekly around Melbourne, often playing at venues such as The Evelyn, The Penny Black, The Espy, 303bar and The Workers Club, just to name a few. I am a proud recipient to a large Indigenous Tertiary scholarship, awarded by the Rotary Club of Balwyn to allow me to study here in Melbourne. I am very lucky as all of the other recipients were also as deserving as me and so here I am, trying to make the very best of my experience!’

My recent career highlight has been performing and touring with well-loved Australian Icon Archie Roach.

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