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Kav Temperley
Fremantle, WA

Best known as the songwriter and frontman of 4 times platinum, multi ARIA Award winning band Eskimo Joe, Kav’s achievements include 8 ARIA awards, 15 WAMI (West Australian Music Industry) Awards, 2 APRA awards and featuring 3 songs in

the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Awards to bring home a careermaking 3 ISC Awards. An outstanding achievement includes a single “Black Fingernails Red Wine” in the TOP 50 for 62 weeks, and having 11 songs featured

in Triple J’s Hottest 100.

Kav has a passion for writing and performing, with performance highlights being Sound Relief, Live Earth, Make Poverty History, ARIA Awards, Big Day Out, Homebake, Splendour in the Grass, Triple J’s One Night Stand, Sundance Film Festival in Utah US and in the Australian showcase G’DAY USA in New York. Last year saw the re-invention of Eskimo Joe in orchestral form, performing to sold out shows with the WA Symphony Orchestra (WASO), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and playing with the world esteemed Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) at the Opera house.

Throughout his career as a musician Kav has written and recorded seven albums for Eskimo Joe, a record for Basement Birds, and recently released his own debut solo record, All Your Devotion. Kav has participated and collaborated on many Triple J ‘Like a Versions’, as well as written original content with the likes of Bernard Fanning and Jae Leffer in the Vast project.

Over the past four years Kav has also focused on his role in the industry as a mentor in songwriting. He has developed the Create, Explore, Produce model, a songwriting technique for budding young musicians and successfully taught this to young musicians throughout Australia. Kav is highly regarded in his field and has been invited been a judge and patron on numerous professional and emerging songwriting competitions including, Vander & Young, Fairbridge.


Participating in peer songwriting camps such as 50 songs in 5 days, song hubs and curating a Song Hub in Perth, Kav has refined his songwriting craft.

Kav is also focused on creating new projects and in 2016 Kav created a production 'Songs From The Suburbs, Songs From The Sea' for Fremantle Festival. He went on to compose and produce The Shower Song for water awareness in 2017. Kav and his wife Beth Temperley are in their fifth year of running songwriting workshops for teens and emerging musicians around the country. They have recently cofounded On a Boat Productions, a production house where they create, produce and educate in creative content.”

Kav Plays

Maton Acoustics

Warwick Star Bass 2