Tjupurru At Spirit Gallery- Face Bass & Didjeribone!

Brisbane Based International Didjeridu performer Adrian Fabila Tjupurrula aka Tjupurru was nice enough to pay us a visit on his most recent trip to Sydney and show us his unique brand of music.


A  proud descendant of the Djabera Djabera tribe of the West Australia Kimberleys, Tjupurru plays the DIDJERIBONE and the FACE BASS, both inventions of his close friend Charlie McMahon.


We have seen the Didjeribone before but what is the FACE BASS?  Its an internal seismic microphone that enables the slightest whisper and tremble in your mouth or body to be picked up. Any noise made in or around your mouth and neck – vocally, sub vocally, with your tongue, your teeth, your fingers, swallowing, humming or just breathing is amplified.


With the addition of sampling and electronic effects and you have a one mand band called Tjupurru. A unique mixture of sounds and songs that is thorughly entertaining.



Tjupurru has performed at many festivals and concerts, both in Australia and abroad. He is also very busy doing school performances all over Australia.


Would you like to see a live TJUPURRU performance in your town or at your festival or school. Find Tjupurru’s contact details at the following link or find him on facebook!/tjupurru


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