Lash is a Kokatha & Greek Woman from Ceduna, South Australia. Currently living in Melbourne, she combines jazz and hip hop interwoven with spiritual storytelling.
Lash cut her teeth in 2009 with 7 Deadly Sins playing on Triple J. Her first EP Pearl (2010) landed the track Busy Bee on ABC TV series Ready for This. Nominated for a Deadly Award, she played The One Movement Festival in Perth whilst winning Redfern Records’ Female of the Year.
Re-branding as Crystal Mercy in 2012, she released a multi-award-winning album, The Fisherman’s Daughter. Produced by Mercury Prize-winning Wayne ‘Lotek’ Bennett, this hit the ‘Highly Regarded’ list for the 2013 Australian Music Prize alongside Bliss & Eso, Mantra and Ngaire.
Lash has taken out a Victorian Indigenous Performer Award for Most Promising Act of 2013 and Age Music’s 2013 Songlines Best Indigenous Act. Her single Green Cherries was featured in NITV’s dance show Move it Mob Style.
In the wake of her third release Milky Way in 2015 she was nominated for Best Aboriginal Act for The Age Awards 2016. Having performed at the Sydney Opera House as a cast member of Deborah Cheetham’s first Indigenous Opera Pecan Summer, she has supported the likes of Jessica Mauboy, Archie Roach, Paul Kelly, Dan Sultan, REMI, Urthboy, L-Fresh The Lion, Jimblah and Paris Wells.