Robbie Miller Wins Indigenous Unearthed Competition

10 July 2013 | 5:20 pm | Staff Writer

24-year-old follows in Thelma Plus footsteps

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Brisbane's 24-year-old Robbie Miller has followed in the footsteps of Thelma Plum and won this year's triple j Unearthed National Indigenous Music Awards competition.

The talent search held by the radio station and the NIMAs chose Miller for his obscurity and “raw talent”, with the singer/songwriter now set to perform at the awards ceremony in August.

“This is a once in a lifetime opp to kick start my career and getting to play in front of thousands of people means a lot to me and my family,” Miller said today.

Triple j Unearthed's Executive Producer Stephanie Carrick said, “We now have over 650 tracks from artists who identify as Indigenous on which is enormous growth in the last year. The great success of Thelma Plum last year has shown how important the partnership between the NIMAs and triple j Unearthed can be.

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“We had a wealth of new talent to choose from this year and we deliberated at length on our overall winner. In the end it was the obvious raw talent and relative obscurity of Robbie Miller that convinced us he would benefit most from this opportunity.”