ABOUT THE MERINDAS
The Merindas are a Contemporary R&B/Electropop duo that present a much anticipated show never seen before on the Australian music scene. They're the synthesis of warrior queen, bringing an on-trend style of rhythmic, expressive and beautiful music dedicated to the preservation of Indigenous language and culture in a modern form.
The Merindas are, Candice Lorrae of Jawoyn and Thursday Islander herritage (born Darwin NT) and Nyoongar Ballardong Whadjuk woman Kristel Kickett (from Tammin WA). They discovered their mutual passion for music in Perth more than 7 years ago. Now based in Melbourne, these soul sisters are set to trail-blaze their innovative style of Indigenous music.
The group formed in Perth singing Motown hits for the premier of The Sapphires film in 2012. Pursuing with a stream of success, they went on to sell out shows receiving a 2013 Deadly award nomination, won the Indigenous WAM Song of the Year, headlined major corporate events, festivals and fashion shows along with supporting some of Australia’s biggest stars, including, among others, Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan, Moju and International Grammy Award winning artists, Brandy and Craig David.
With a global movement in Women Empowerment and LGBTQ communities push for Equality, the duo have taken on the mission to improve self worth and love to inspire others to do the same. This is prevalent in everything that is 'The Merindas'. Often throughout the years the duo set aside their music to deliver workshops in remote and rural communinties across Australia to work with young Indigenous women in building confidence and creative leadership skills through fashion, dance and modelling.
With several singles under their belt, their hotly anticipated debut album We Sing Until Sunrise (“Ngangk Ngoorndiny Ngala Warangka - strongly reflects that we are forever singing, forever dancing and forever celebrating our culture”). Keeping culture alive and strong through language and song, the album was released in June 2020.
The Merindas are set to release new music in late 2021.