B2M formed in late December 2004 in their hometown of Nguiu (Bathurst Island). The band is made up of six Indigenous men who sing about issues facing all young people such as drugs, alcohol and suicide.
Their music is an R‘n’B Pop with a traditional Tiwi twist. The lyrics in their songs come from their life experiences growing up in an Aboriginal community and seeing first-hand the effects of drugs and alcohol on their own people.
Educating the kids of the future through their music and encouraging people to make a change in their lives is what keeps this band going. In the words of lead vocalist Jeffrey ‘Yello’ Simon: ‘We are giving the kids a voice through music.’
Band members past and present:
Gregory Orsto, Daniel Cunningham, Jimmy Kris, Jeffrey 'Yello' Simon, Darren Narul, Fabian Kantilla, Shelton Murray, Donald Puatjimi, Brendon Kerinaiua
B2M are a collective and we here at Skinnyfish Music are proud of supporting that cultural and creative group of musicians.
released February 20, 2015
Producer: Michael Hohnen
Engineers: Pip Norman, James Mangohig, Michael Hohnen & Matthew Cunliffe
Jeffrey Simon - Vocals, keys and guitar | Gregory Orsto - Vocals | Fabian Kantilla - Vocals | Daniel Cunningham - Vocals, keys and guitar | Jimmy Kris - Vocals and bass | Darren Narul - Drums | Ben Edgar - Lead and rhythms guitar (Electric & Acoustic) | Ben Grayson - Keys | Luke Hodgson - Bass | Tom Martin - Guitar | Mick Meagher - Bass | Rory McDougall - Drums | Pip Norman - Guitar, bass, keys, percussion and programming | Beats and extra production by James Mangohig
Mixing & Mastering: Matthew Cunliffe
Recorded at Nguiu/Bathurst Island, Warruwi/Goulburn Island in the Northern Territory, Subsonic Studio Darwin, Bounce County, Sing Sing South Melbourne and Skinnyfish Music.