ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling artist, King of Pop, and all-round Australian music legend Russell Morris returns to The Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Wednesday 5 January 2021.
Shooting to fame in the mid ’60s with Somebody’s Image, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue. In 1969 he and producer Molly Meldrum released ‘The Real Thing’, Australia’s only true psychedelic #1 hit and a song that is played regularly on commercial radio to this day. Following that, Russell penned breakthrough hits such as Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Eagle, Rachel, Part 3 into Paper Walls, The Girl That I Love and many more.
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.
In 2012 Russell released ‘Sharkmouth’ – a collection of blues and rock tunes written about Australian historical characters and yarns. ‘Sharkmouth’ reached #1 position on the iTunes Blues Charts #1 on the Australian Blues Radio Charts, and Russell won the 2013 ARIA award for Best Blues n Roots album.
In 2014 Russell released ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ – picking up where ‘Sharkmouth’ left off, and covering characters and stories including Breaker Morant, Sandakan, the Eureka Stockade and many more. The album debuted at #4 on the ARIA Charts and won best Australian Blues Album 2015. Russell also won best male vocalist at the Chain awards that year.
Russell released his third album in the trilogy ‘Red Dirt – Red Heart’ in 2015 – telling the story of the Australian interior and celebrating some of our great Indigenous heroes.
In 2019, he released the album ‘Black And Blue Heart’. Produced by the legendary Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam) alongside Bernard Fanning, and backed by a dream studio band (Declan Kelly on drums, Wolfmother’s Ian Peres on keyboards, Matt Englebrecht on bass, and Dan Kelly on guitar), ‘Black And Blue Heart’ is a testament to Russell’s commitment to find unique ways to challenge himself creatively.
His most recent album ‘Jack Chrome and the Darkness Waltz’ is in collaboration with long-time friend Rick Springfield. It starts a new blues journey celebrating Dia de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see what is sure be a very special show in Eumundi.
TICKETS $40 (+ booking fee) and available through Oztix. 18+ event
Doors open 7:30pm.
There is LIMITED seating at this event. Seating is non-allocated – first come, first served. There will be plenty of standing room.
To comply with Covid-safe practices, ticket holders’ information will be collected for the purposes of Track & Tracing to comply with current restrictions. Providing your info is a condition of entry to this event.
Imperial Hotel Courtesy Bus
The Imperial Hotel’s FREE courtesy bus operates Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm, travelling to Eumundi, Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm, and Verrierdale. Phone Aaron on 0478 814 169 on the day to book.