Arian Pearson is acoustic guitarist and songwriter of East Journey and worked with Timmy Djawa Burarrwanga at Bawaka and Lirrwi Tourism. He is now a sound engineer and co- ordinator for the Mulka Project in Yirrkala. With East Journey band members he has established the East Journey Aboriginal Corporation, that mentors young Yolngu musicians and uses music to promote ideas such as education, employment and health. He is a descendant of Mandawuy Yunupingu, singer songwriter of Yothu Yindi and was mentored and inspired by Yunupingu who was also the principal of their school. East Journey is a fusion of mainstream rock and traditional song cycles and instruments. Their 2012 debut album Guwak in April 2012 which won five nominations at the National Indigenous Museum Awards.