Singer-songwriter Phil Walley-Stack is a Noongar man raised in Country Western Australia. Phil has been performing since he was a child, and is an accomplished performing artist, musician, dancer and author. Phil has traditional connections to Whadjuk, Yued, Ballardong and Wardarndi language groups.
Phil studied at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Academy (NAISDA). It was here Phil was introduced to many forms of dance and music, from traditional Aboriginal songs and dance from all over Australia to modern contemporary Jazz, Ballet and Tap. Since leaving NAISDA Phil has shared the stage with many different cultures. From this experience he has created his unique sound influenced by Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop and his CULTURE. From here he created his first album “Strong”, a fully costumed stage show of the same name based around the album.
Phil has performed in the USA, Middle East, Germany, France, China, Indonesia and Malaysia. His ultimate goal is to take his style of music and dance to the world stage through Broadway style productions that showcase Nyoongar and Aboriginal culture.
Phil is also a presenter and cultural advisor for the popular NITV series Aussie Bush Tales and a broadcaster. He has also co-authored a book "Rocky and Louie" published by Penguin Australia and created “Jinda”, the first Aboriginal designed luxury sleepwear.
Phil launched his 2nd album “Storytellah” an upbeat fusion of pop and rock in 2019, co-written and produced by internationally acclaimed sound engineer Malcolm Luker to a sold out audience.
An ambassador for arts in Western Australia, Phil was a finalist in the 2017 West Australian of the Year Awards (WAOTYA) for services to the Aboriginal community, and a finalist in the 2018 WAOTYA in the Arts and Culture Category.
In 2012 Phil established Aboriginal Shows and Productions and has been producing his own stage shows around his music and performing this throughout the world, in addition to managing and producing events for clients across the corporate, government and non profit sector. In 2020 Phil established a not for profit Indigenous Arts Foundation to give Aboriginal youth pathways to education, training and career opportunities in the arts.