A DAY ON THE GREEN – John Farnham to perform “Whispering Jack”
JOHN FARNHAM’s iconic Whispering Jack may be one of the most successful Australian albums of all time, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a record that is indelibly marked in Australia’s collective consciousness, an album that means so much to so many people.
In news that will thrill fans across the country, it’s time to relive all that this summer whenJOHN FARNHAM performs songs from Whispering Jack for a special series of a day on the green concerts. John and his amazing band will play the much-loved 1986 album, plus a selection of other greatest hits.
Joining John will be a stellar cast of guests – DARYL BRAITHWAITE, US singer/songwriter RICHARD MARX, RUSSELL MORRIS and BACHELOR GIRL.
The tour plays Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale SA on Saturday November 24, Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley NSW on Saturday December 1, Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD on Sunday December 2 and at Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC on Saturday December 8.
Tickets go on sale 10.00am on Friday July 13 from Ticketmaster.
Manager Glenn Wheatley said: “John enjoys doing these outdoor shows. The environment and the audiences are always great. And he loves performing the ‘Whispering Jack’ songs – he knows how much this album means to the fans. It will also be good to hear Richard Marx again.”
Roundhouse Entertainment Promoter Michael Newton said: “How fantastic it will be to hear all those great Whispering Jack songs again! The album has undoubtedly stood the test of time – it’s a testament to John’s extraordinary career. It’s such a thrill and honour to have John play these classic tunes for a day on the green audiences.”
Released in 1986, Whispering Jack had a profound effect on Australian music. It was the first local album to sell more than one million copies, it held the number one position on the charts for a staggering 25 weeks, sold a remarkable 24 times Platinum, won every award going and produced a bona fide Aussie anthem in You’re The Voice. It remains the highest selling Australian album of all time by an Australian artist with more than 1.7 million sales.
The 19-time ARIA Award winner and all-round top bloke continues to be “The Voice” of Australian music, thrilling audiences with his onstage charisma and those incredible vocals. John has had an extraordinary career with hits in six decades, and in 2013 was voted Australia’s greatest singer of all time by a panel of his peers and the general public.
Joining John will be another Aussie music legend and a day on the green favourite,DARYL BRAITHWAITE. With an arsenal of hits including Howzat, Summer Love, Rise, One Summer, As The Days Go By and his now classic The Horses, Daryl’s career spans more than five decades, with audiences of all ages embracing him. Daryl was an incredibly popular ARIA Hall of Fame inductee last year.
Grammy Award winner RICHARD MARX returns to Australia to make his a day on the green debut. A prolific singer, songwriter and producer with more than 30 million album sales over the past three decades, RICHARD MARX remains the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. With a loyal Australian following, Richard enjoyed eight Top 40 hits including number one singlesRight Here Waiting and Hazard. With other smash hits like Should’ve Known Better, Endless Summer Nights, Satisfied, Angelia, Keep Coming Back, Take This Heart and Now and Forever, his songs have stood the test of time. Currently on tour in America, he has just released the single, Dance With My Father, his version of the Grammy Award-winning song he wrote with Luther Vandross.
Richard is also a long-time John Farnham fan and is looking forward to a reunion on the upcoming tour. He co-wrote four songs on John’s 1993’s number one and ARIA Award winning record, Then Again, and in a nice touch, presented John with the ARIA Award for Highest Selling Album. When Richard first heard You’re The Voice he says it changed his musical life. “I became obsessed with John Farnham. I think Sam Cooke is the greatest singer who ever lived. I think John Farnham is the greatest singer alive!”
ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, number one selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian Icon … these are a few phrases used to describe Aussie legend RUSSELL MORRIS. From his early pop hits The Real Thing, The Girl That I Love, Sweet Sweet Love andWings of an Eagle, Russell was reborn in 2012 with the blues/rock album Sharkmouth, earning his first Top Ten album and ARIA award at the age of 64! The follow-ups, 2014’sVan Diemen’s Land and 2015’s Red Dirt – Red Heart, also topped the ARIA charts. As one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters, Russell is indeed The Real Thing!
Twenty years since the release of their double-Platinum hit single Buses and Trains and their ARIA Award-winning debut album Waiting For The Day, BACHELOR GIRL – Tania Doko and James Roche – have re-formed to mark their 20th anniversary and released a brand-new single Speak, their first collaboration in 12 years. One of the biggest and most-loved Australian acts of the ’90s, the band released hits including Treat Me Good, Lucky Me, Permission To Shine, Blown Away, I’m Just A Girl, as well as a cover of Duran Duran’s Come Undone.
With its across-the-board appeal and songs that continue to be discovered and loved by new generations, this is sure to be an unforgettable a day on the green concert.
|SATURDAY NOV 24||LECONFIELD WINES, McLAREN VALE, SA|
|SATURDAY DEC 1||BIMBADGEN, HUNTER VALLEY, NSW|
|SUNDAY DEC 2||SIRROMET WINES, MT COTTON, QLD|
|SATURDAY DEC 8||ROCHFORD WINES, YARRA VALLEY, VIC|
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