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Australian Rock Legend Russell Morris returns to SA

Legendary Australian singer songwriter Russell Morris will appear with a 5 piece band in a special series of SA shows playing songs from his celebrated career.

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Australian Rock Legend Russell Morris returns to SA

Stonyfell Winery Friday 23, Emu Hotel Sat 24th and Marion Hotel Sunday 25th September 2011

 

Legendary Australian singer songwriter Russell Morris will appear with a 5 piece band in a special series of SA shows playing songs from his celebrated career.

Russell’s long journey in the music industry has placed him as one of Australia’s finest artists of all time. Countless top 10 albums, hit singles and sold out concerts from the 60’s till the present day make Russell a true favourite.

Morris' career started in September 1966 with Melbourne group Somebody's Image, with his first hit "Hush." Next came Ian Meldrum’s ground breaking production "The Real Thing." It reached Australia's number one spot in June 1969 and number one in Chicago, Houston, and New York.

The second single — "Part Three Into Paper Walls" ("The Real Thing" revisited) and "The Girl That I Love" became a double-sided number one hit, the first time an Australian artist had scored consecutive number ones with their first two singles. Morris then travelled to the U.K. to help promote the release of "The Real Thing."

Morris now decided to concentrate on his own songwriting recording what became the ‘Bloodstone’ album. It was one of the first Australian albums of its kind, the first from an Australian singer/songwriter. The hit single from Bloodstone was the resonant, romantic "Sweet Sweet Love." The following year, in 1972, Morris delivered the equally beautiful "Wings of an Eagle."

In 1973, Morris moved to London to record then relocated to New York and set to work on an album there, including new versions of both "Sweet Sweet Love" and "Wings of an Eagle" and the single "Let's Do It." A second American album appeared in 1976.

In the 80’s he the formed the Russell Morris Band and threw himself into a busy round of live performances and writing songs designed to be played live rather than chasing radio airplay, but scoring a couple of minor hits on the way. Eventually, the band played and recorded as Russell Morris & the Rubes.

In 1991, Morris released A Thousand Suns, and spent the subsequent years as part of a highly successful performing trio with fellow '60s heroes Ronnie Burns and Darryl Cotton of the Zoot, with a repertoire made up of their individual hits from yesterday, as well as new songs. In 2000, Jim Keays of the Masters Apprentices replaced Burns the trio becoming Cotton Keays Morris. Also in 2000 Morris' "The Real Thing" and "Wings of an Eagle" featured prominently in the Australian-made movie The Dish  and Midnight Oil released their version of "The Real Thing" as a one-off single, the first time this highly regarded band had chosen to record a cover.

Russell’s SA based backing band for these shows is Rob Pippan Band featuring lead guitarist Rob Pippan (ex Zep Boys) backing singer Nanette Van Ruiten, Bassist Shaun Duncan, Drummer Chris Costello and keyboardist Dave Ross. The band are the regular South Australian backing group for John Swan (Swanee), Glenn Shorrock, Brian Canham and John Brewster (Angels).

 

Don’t Miss Russell Morris live in concert

Stonyfell Winery Friday 23, Emu Hotel Sat 24th and Marion Hotel Sunday 25th September 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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