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Russell Morris Live In Concert

Russell Morris Live In Concert
Redcliffe Guide - Sep 26, 2017 16:52
The Redcliffe Leagues Club will be hosting Australian music royalty in October when Russell Morris rolls into town! 

It was 1966 when Russell Morris first showed up on the Australian music scene, and he quickly took it by storm. After a career spanning more than 50 years, Morris is still going strong.

Redcliffe Leagues Club Marketing Manager Tomara Spreadborough is understandably excited.

“The Redcliffe Leagues Club provides over half a million dollars in free entertainment each year for our members and guests. Russell Morris is an Australian music icon, and we are very proud to be bringing him to the club absolutely free.”

In 1969 Morris released his debut solo single ‘The Real Thing’, a swirling piece of pop psychedelia that reached number one and became the biggest selling Australian single of the year, and a series of top ten hits soon followed including ‘Sweet, Sweet Love’.

This legend of Australian music is showing no signs of slowing down; in recent years carving a place for himself in the blues and roots scene with a series of amazing albums. In 2012 ‘Sharkmouth’ went platinum and reached number six on the ARIA charts.

“ With the success of Sharkmouth, it really let me off my leash so to speak,” said Morris. “It showed me that people want music that tells them a story and moves them.”

Sharkmouth was followed by ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ in 2014, which was certified gold, and ‘Red Dirt — Red Heart’ (2015) which won an ARIA for Best Blues and Roots Album.

“These albums are about looking back at the characters that deserve to be remembered and then doing that in the best way I know how – through song. It’s about leaving a legacy,” Russell says. His career has seen a series of highlights, and he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2008. 

Russell Morris’ musical journey has been very much ‘The Real Thing’, and you’ll have the chance to see him in action at the Redcliffe Leagues Club on 6th October from 8pm. This is a free event.