Russell Morris has been a lot of things to a lot of people over the years: Aria Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian Icon, Producer, Songwriter, and Idol.
Bursting into stardom during the mid-60s Russell Morris had several instant hits such as Somebody’s Image, Hush, Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Eagle, Rachel, The Girl That I Love, and many more. These classics resonate with audiences everywhere and are still being played in homes, on radios, and in movies today. 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 has been just as busy recently creating and releasing three albums of blues and roots music that pertains to some of the iconic characters, events and moments in our rich tapestry of Australian history.
The first album released was Sharkmouth which went on to be the highest selling Australian album of 2013, picking up an ARIA Award for best Blues and Roots, reaching number 1 in the charts and surpassing Platinum sales. Sharkmouth was all about the urban back blocks and the characters that inhabited them.
The following album was Van Diemen’s Land which had a focus on larger events rather than individuals, from the prison ships that began Australia as a penal settlement to the union strikes, the First and Second World Wars as well as paddle steamers on the Murray River. Van Diemen’s Land was nominated for Best Blues and Roots at the 2014 ARIA Awards, certified Gold sales and was the highest charting album of Russell’s 50 year career to date debuting at No.4 on the overall ARIA Charts.
The third and final album in the series of Australian stories was released last year and reached No. 21 on the ARIA Charts. Titled “Red Dirt – Red Heart” this album is all about the Australian Interior.
Constantly in demand, Russell stills tours nationally throughout the year as well as appearances internationally. Even more astounding than the calibre and longevity of Russell Morris’ career is the fact that Sunshine Coast audiences will be able to catch him live at the Tewantin Noosa RSL on Thursday 3 November at 8pm. Tickets are only $30 for members and $35 for non-members and are available for purchase at reception or via Dial ‘n’ Charge on 5447 1766.
Aria Hall of Famer in Tewantin
Thursday 3 November
Tewantin Noosa RSL
$30 for members and $35 for non-members
Tewantin-Noosa RSL & Citizens Memorial Club Inc, Tewantin
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