Uncle Vic Simms is a Bidjigal man and singer-songwriter from La Perouse, who did his first professional performance in 1957 at age 11. While incarcerated in Bathurst Gaol he learnt how to play guitar and started writing songs, recording and releasing an album called The Loner. It has been described as “Australia’s great lost classic album of black protest music”.
Uncle Vic Simms spoke live at the Sydney Opera House for Yarning Country, a night of storytelling, dance and song on Gadigal land. Curated by Warlpiri woman Rachael Hocking.