Lois Olney, now living in Fremantle, Western Australia, was born in her mother's country at Roebourne, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Her father was a Yamatji man from Meekatharra.
Lois' love of singing and music began at age 13 when she first heard a Billie Holiday recording. She sings jazz and blues, paints in a traditional style and acted a lead role in the ABC Telemovie 'The Coolbaroo Club'.
In 1998 Lois recorded a CD of jazz standards and originals, Red Earth - Blue Sky with a variety of musicans who have accompanied her during her career.