Behind the Artist


Vivien Aisi is described as a sultry, soulful voice -one of Far North Queensland's upcoming performers. Discovering her love of singing from an early age, music has been a major part of her life and upbringing. Vivien, originally from Papua New Guinea, moved to Cairns to further her career opportunities.

Motivated by her own journey as well as the stories of others, Vivien writes about life, creating an experience she likes to refer to as, ‘music for the soul’ blending various genres embellished with Soul and R&B undertones.

Vivien has graced stages such as Cairns Performing Arts Centre opening for one of Australia biggest artist Jess Mauboy, The Tanks Art Centre, Courthouse Gallery, Munro Martin Parklands to a residency amongst the Crystalbrook Collection Hotels and many more venues. 

With her Debut EP under her belt, Vivien was selected as one of eight Regional Delegates for the Australian Woman in Music Awards & Conference in May 2022 followed by Women In Music Mentor Program - Professional Development which she is currently undertaking under the guidance of the Australian Independent Record Labels Association 

Vivien’s aim is to take her music from the Far North and highlight her versatility as a singer, songwriter, and a performer on stages throughout Australia and around the world. 

*Opening Act for Aloe Blacc / Tanks Art Centre Cairns
*Bank of PNG 50th Anniversary APEC House Papua New Guinea
*Re-Opening of Cairns Convention Centre Premier of QLD / Cairns, Australia
*Cairns Festival 2023 / Official Opening Crystalbrook Collections & Roots & Reggae Night Cairns Court House             

*Townsville Folk Festival/ Stop Box Stage

*Entertainment for the President of Indonesia / APEC House Papua New Guinea
*Opening Act for Jess Mauboy /  Cairns Summer Sounds Cairns Performing Arts Centre
*Opening Act for Paulini Sings American Divas / Cairns Performing Arts Centre

*Main Act for the Royal Papua Yacht Club Commodore’s Ball / Port Moresby Papua New Guinea
*Women In Music Mentor Program- / Australian Independent Record Labels Association


*Australian Women in Music Awards – Regional Delegate / Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD
*Cairns Festival 2022 / The Court House Gallery


*International Women’s Day Masquerade Ball / Pullman International
*Northern Exposure /  Skypark Cairns
*Eco Fiesta / Cairns Munro Martin Parklands
*Grassroots Series / Tanks Art Centre





Written by John O'Brien


Vivien Aisi, Lost in Time (EP)

(Independent) ***

Providing backing vocals for fellow Cairns artist Mc Pyrit (more on him next week) inspired PNG product Vivien Aisi to try her hand at her own EP, and the results showcase the versatility of her velvety tones. Opening the set in affirmative style is Kiss the Stars, while doo-wop meets smoky lounge music on Yesterday. The slow percussive march of Nine to Five bemoans the soul-crushing workaday routine, while piano power ballad Just Leave is the penultimate peak, and she maintains the high with the outro Lost in Time.