Bluesy Rus­sell is the real thing

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COM­ING to Sawtell RSL on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, is Aria Hall of Fame in­ductee Rus­sell Morris.

Best known for his hit sin­gles The Real Thing and Wings of an Ea­gle, Rus­sell Morris shot to fame in the mid-1960s with Some­body’s Im­age.

Rus­sell had a string of hits in­clud­ing Hush and the Bob Dy­lan clas­sic Baby Blue.

Con­stantly in de­mand, Rus­sell tours na­tion­ally through­out the year as well as mak­ing in­ter­na­tional ap­pear­ances.

Rus­sell has worked along­side in­dus­try heavy­weights like Cher, The Bee Gees, Linda Ron­stadt, The Beach Boys and toured Aus­tralia with the hugely suc­cess­ful Long Way To The Top in 2012.

Rus­sell cap­tured the hearts and imag­i­na­tion of Aus­tralians in 2012 when he un­veiled Shark­mouth, the first of a tril­ogy of al­bums retelling some amaz­ing sto­ries in Aus­tralia’s dis­tant past, cre­at­ing a his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ment us­ing blues and rock to cel­e­brate the yarns that mod­ern Aus­tralia was built on.

Van Diemen’s Land picks up where Shark­mouth left off, this time cov­er­ing great Aus­tralian char­ac­ters and sto­ries in­clud­ing Breaker Mo­rant, San­dakan, the Eureka Stock­ade and many more.

Rus­sell Morris plays the Sawtell RSL on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13. Tick­ets cost $35 and are avail­able from sawtellrsl.com.au.

PHOTO: JULEZ BRADY

STAR: Rus­sell Morris plays the Sawtell RSL on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13.

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