50 years of epic, Russell Morris to hit Macksville

The incomparable Russell Morris
The incomparable Russell Morris

ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, No.1 selling artist, King of Pop, Australian icon - Russell Morris is coming to Macksville.

Shooting to fame in the middle '60s with Somebody's Image, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue.

And you can catch him and his band with with support from Kailey Pallas live at the Macksville Ex-Services Club on Saturday, January 16.

In 1969 Russell and producer Molly Meldrum released The Real Thing, Australia's only true psychedelic No.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 many more.

Kailey Pallas

Kailey Pallas

Ever in demand, Russell stills tours nationally throughout the year as well as appearances internationally.

In 2012 Russell released the Sharkmouth album, a collection of tunes written about Australian historical characters.

Sharkmouth reached the top spot on the iTunes Blues Charts as well as on the Australian Blues Radio Charts.

Russell won the 2013 ARIA award for Best Blues n Roots album for Sharkmouth.

In 2019 he released a new album produced by Nick DiDia and Bernard Fanning.

After five decades on the road, an album can almost write itself. It might arrive in the space of a few months, fully formed in vision and texture in the mind of the vigilant creator. But it takes a rare combination of talent and circumstances to realise that vision as vividly as Black and Blue Heart.

"I'd met Bernard (Fanning) years ago," Russell said. The Powderfinger frontman came backstage at one of the Australian rock legend's countless gigs to pay his respects with a mutual friend - "but It wasn't until I moved up to Queensland 2017 that we sat down and started talking".

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