Fighting over the same guitar from the age of five, multi-talented brothers, Delson and Boyd Stokes, known today as Yabu Band, have created a powerful, unique desert rock sound which they showed when they performed at the Walkington Amphitheatre on May 23.
More than just an Indigenous band, they provide positive messages through song, a vehicle of inspiration that has encouraged children and adults to achieve all that they can.
Yabu singer/songwriter and 1999 Male Youth of the year Delson Stokes said people are trying to escape the real world.
“Letting it go in the bottom of a plastic bottle or shopping bag.
“You can see in their eyes, they are empty,” he said.
“It’s like a silent killer and it’s important we stop putting it under the carpet and sing about it in a way that you have hope and have life. I am pleading with them.
“This song is like a prayer for them to wake up.”
Yabu believe that there is nothing more important than encouraging today’s youth to have self-worth and chase one’s dreams.