Homage to classic album
Australian musical icons Vika Bull and Debra Byrne will perform at Horsham Town Hall on February 23.
The pair have included Horsham in a string of regional tour dates in celebration of Carole King’s1971 classic Tapestry.
The homage led to several sold-out performances at Melbourne Arts Centre in August last year and a show featuring Bull, Byrne, and the Brill Band.
Received favourably by fans and critics, Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King is a celebration and interpretation of a seminal album.
Released in 1971, Tapestry was Carole King’s sophomore album. It picked up four Grammy Awards in 1972 and came in at 36 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003. It was number-one on the Billboard 200 Chart for 15 weeks and sold more than 25-million copies world-wide.
Produced by Lou Adler from The Mamas and The Papas, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.
Classic tracks include I Feel The Earth Move, You’ve Got A Friend, A Natural Woman and Will You Love Me Tomorrow.
The Tapestry album holds a special place in the hearts of Bull and Byrne.
“Since I was a 13-year-old girl I have loved the music and lyrics of Carole King,” Byrne said. “On Young Talent Time I requested to sing her songs. On one of our early Young Talent Time albums I even recorded It’s Too Late.
“When I was asked to take part in the tour I truly jumped at the invitation, and especially knowing I would share the experience with Vika Bull, it was a big bonus.”
When Bull was asked to be part of the project with Byrne, she was nervous – the two having never worked together – but it was an opportunity that didn’t take much persuasion.
“I was worried if our voices would blend,” she said. “Luckily, once we sang together, it was great. Debra is so professional, so experienced and I have learned a lot from her. I love singing these songs with her because is she such a fan of the music, and she is an exceptional singer.”
People seeking more information about the show can visit website www.horshamtownhall. com.au.
Vika Bull and Debra Byrne