In Need Of Sleep is a dynamic indigenous duo from Brisbane which consists of Aniesha (The Huntsmen) on vocals and James (Banawurun, Mr Laneous & the Family-Yah) on keyboards.
Aniesha Hunt first appeared on stage at age 4 and has devoted her whole life to music. At 12 she formed a band with her younger brother Glen Lee and released their first covers CD when she was only 15, appeared on Cheez TV at 16 and has since been writing songs which resulted in an album of original songs. One of their songs made it to the finals of the Australian Songwriters Association Contest in 2004 and in 2006 she and her brother Glen Lee made it to the Top 10 in the National Musicoz Awards Indigenous Category. Aniesha has performed at a number of festivals including NAIDOC events in Brisbane, the Yaamma Festival in Bourke (alongside Archie Roach, Jimmy Little, Leah Purcell & the Stiff Gins), the 2006/07 Woodford Folk Festival, and the 2010 Dreaming Festival.
James Feagai has worked as repetiteur and musical director for theatre productions in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. After leaving theatre he went to study jazz piano under Steve Newcomb at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. In the years following he worked in many covers and originals Brisbane bands (including Honey, Mr Laneous & the Family-Yah and Banawurun) which have toured and performed at many major festivals in Australia and overseas. He has also written and orchestrated music arrangements for a wide range of artists and styles including an unusual arrangement of Michael Jackson's 'Don't Stop Til You Get Enough' featured on Melissa Forbes' debut album "No More Mondays." James currently teaches piano/keyboard and is the keyboard player for the 2009 Australian Idol Winner, Stan Walker.