Mor­ris ready to rock Caloun­dra RSL

Maroochy Weekly - - LIFE -

ON Satur­day Oc­to­ber 7, the Caloun­dra RSL will come alive with the sound of mu­sic.

Coast solo act Ma­son Hope will open the show, fol­lowed by Aria Hall of Fame in­ductee Rus­sell Mor­ris.

Rus­sell shot to fame in the 1960s with ‘Some­body’s Image’, fol­lowed by a string of hits in­clud­ing Hush and the Bob Dy­lan classic Baby Blue.

In 1969 he and pro­ducer Molly Mel­drum re­leased ‘The Real Thing’, a psy­che­delic #1 hit played reg­u­larly on com­mer­cial ra­dio to this day.

Rus­sell penned a num­ber of hits such as Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Ea­gle, Rachel, Part 3 into Pa­per Walls, The Girl and more.

In 2012 he un­veiled ‘Shark­mouth’, the first of a tril­ogy of al­bums re-telling some amaz­ing sto­ries in Aus­tralia's dis­tant past -some fa­mous, some not so fa­mous- cre­at­ing a his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ment us­ing blues and rock to cel­e­brate the yarns that modern Aus­tralia was built on the back of.

In 2014 he re­leased Van Damien’s Land, pick­ing up where Shark­mouth left off, this time cov­er­ing great Aus­tralian char­ac­ters and sto­ries in­clud­ing Breaker Mo­rant, San­dakan, the Eu­reka Stock­ade and many more. Mor­ris is joined on Van Diemen's Land by a host of special guest artists in­clud­ing Joe Camil­leri, Rick Spring­field, Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Scott Owen (The Liv­ing End), Ross Han­naford (Daddy Cool), Vika & Linda Bull, Phil Man­ning (Chain) and Joe Robin­son.

Van Diemen’s Land made its de­but at #4 on the Na­tional Aria charts and was nom­i­nated for Best Blues n Roots al­bum in the 2014 ARIA awards.

Van Diemen’s Land won best Aus­tralian Blues Al­bum 2015 and Rus­sell Mor­ris won best male vo­cal­ist at the Chain awards

In 2015 Rus­sell Re­leased the third Al­bum in his Blues Tril­ogy Red Dirt, which de­buted at #6 on the Na­tional Aria Charts and hit #1 on the Na­tional Aria Blues/Jazz Charts.

Tick­ets for this 18+ sit down show are $30 and on sale online or via the club at 5438 5800.

Doors open at 8pm.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Rus­sell Mor­ris.

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