Hidden away in one of the most remote locations in Australia, in the Marlinja Community, NT, RAYELLA bring their debut album to an awaiting worldwide audience. Their lyrics deliver a journey into the heartbeat of Australia’s centre and are filled with tales of life and history from the Indigenous Mudburra people’s homeland.

RAYELLA-2-PAGE-BOOKLETExpressed through a crafty blend of genres including: pop, country, rock and reggae and presented in a mix of Mudburra and English language, their engaging, eclectic style appeals to a wide audience.

Despite their isolation from mainstream Australia, Rayella come from a long line of musical history. Raymond Dixon was a guitarist with the Kulimindini Band who released three successful albums throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. Ray’s daughter and lead singer, Eleanor Dixon, was raised during this era and as a result of a rich musical upbringing has been singing for most of her life.


Recorded on location in Marlinja Community, 700km’s south of Darwin, and mixed in the Winanjjikari Music Centre Studios in Tennant Creek. Tracks from Rayella have already featured on Triple J, ABC Darwin, ABC Alice Springs, CAAMA Radio, Radio PBS (Vic) and 8CCC.


“Eleanor and Raymond’s father/daughter vocal frontline lend authenticity to their stories of life, aspirations and place… Their music is a deep blend of modern life and ancient energy” Brian Ritchie – Violent Femmes, Curator Mona Foma Festival.

“ ..the most enjoyable introduction to a new band — and great new songwriting talents — that I’ve seen and heard in many years.” Bob Gosford – The Daily Review – Crickey.com.au

page1image11736Rayella performed in 2014 throughout the NT, including a highlight performance at the Bush Bands Bash in Alice Springs – where Eleanor Dixon was the first woman to attend the Bush Bands Business workshops. They made their first trip to Tasmania to perform at MONA Museum and crossed the Tasman again to perform at Folk, Rhythm and Life Festival in Bilyana VIC.


With an exciting 2015 evolving as we speak, Rayella is a name that should be on every music listener’s radar.

Purchase the album from iTunes or email admin@barklyarts.com.au to order a physical copy for $20,

For more information, audio files, promo requests, or to set-up an interview, contact:
James Winwood
Barkly Regional Arts’ Winanjjikari Music Centre:
Ph: 08 8962 27 99.

Listen to ‘Wrong Kind of Man’ by RAYELLA

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