Day On The Plain Artists
One of the nation’s favourite musical sons, legendary songwriter Richard Clapton has earned himself a special place in the history of Australian contemporary music. Boasting a career that spans more than five decades, his defining came with ‘Girls on the Avenue’, which rocketed to #2 on the Australian charts, and transformed the obscure folk singer into a fully-fledged pop idol in a matter of weeks.
With a career spanning over 40 years, the English-born rocker first saw stardom in the 70’s as one of the founding members of Little River Band, cracking the lucrative United States market in 1976. With eight Top Ten hits across the world and 25 million album sales, the two-time ARIA-inductee is often credited for opening the door for many Australian acts on the international circuit.
Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde:
Take two legends of Australian show business, put them on stage with a hot band, and you get the recipe for superb, crowd-pleasing entertainment. Back doing what they do best, Frankie and Wilbur will have you dancing and singing along to the hits of Ol’ 55, the multi-platinum band that launched them into the hearts of audiences across Australia.
The Eurogliders story begins in Perth in 1981, with a chance encounter between Grace Knight and Bernie Lynch. Within decades of forming, Eurogliders had recorded four albums, enjoyed a multitude of chart-topping singles and been landed a swag of awards from around the globe. Crowd favourite ‘Heaven’ soared to the top of the Billboard USA charts in 1984, and saw the band win numerous Countdown and MTV Awards.
The Black Sorrows:
Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows have been at the forefront of Australia music for decades. Renowned for their high-energy live shows, musicianship and infectious raw, rootsy rhythms, The Black Sorrows have not stopped recording and performing since their inception in 1984. From sweet soul to wild rock’n’roll joyrides, no musical style is left in the corner waiting for a dance partner.
As an artist, Wendy Matthews has an expressive voice that never fails to move those who hear it. Best known for her soulful voice on ‘The Day You Went Away’, the single earned Wendy an ARIA for Best Female Artist and Best Single in 1992, and again in 1993 for Best Female Artist. From jazz to blues, rock to gospel, and of course, beautiful ballads, Wendy has an immense talent in making every style her own.