Sunday 23rd March, Victory Park, Traralgon
THE BLACK SORROWS & CHOCOLATE STARFISH
With a massive line-up of Australian talent we're coming to grace the stage at Victory Park in Traralgon. Featuring a line-up of Australian royalty with James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows and Chocolate Starfish, this event promises to be one of the most unforgettable concert experiences of the year. The annual Harvest’n’Graze festival, held at various venues around Australia, is a celebration of wine, food and music, showcasing some of the best local produce on offer. With up to 40 stallholders of local producers, cooking demonstrations, children’s amusements and an enviable line-up of some of the country’s best musicians, this day is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family.
James Reyne needs no introduction to Aussie audiences. From his time fronting the legendary Australian Crawl through to his successful solo career, James’ music is part of Australian history. As a prolific songwriter and strong vocalist, it’s no surprise that James’ has won accolade after accolade for his contribution to music. All of Australian Crawl’s albums earned Top 5 status in the charts, winning band, music and video awards, while James himself scored Best Male Vocalist gongs. With songs like Reckless, Australian Crawl is part of Aussie music history. When the band split in the mid-1980s, James embarked on a solo career. His debut self-titled solo album went triple platinum and included three Top 10 singles. Since then, he hasn’t looked back, or stopped producing great music.
When it comes to recognisable voices in the Australian music scene, there are few as impressive as that of Daryl Braithwaite. In a diverse career that has spanned decades, Daryl’s consistency as a performer has never wavered, something that sees him performing regularly to packed crowds around the country. Starting his career in the 1970s as the frontman for Sherbet, Daryl was crowned King of Pop and the band produced 20 national Top 40 singles. Songs like Howzat and Summer Love became ingrained in the national psyche. In the 1980’s Daryl set out on his own solo career, kicking off with the smash hit album Edge featuring singles such as One Summer and As The Days Go By. His follow-up album Rise spawned the single The Horses, a song which never fails to get massive audience participation. Daryl recently released a new EP Forever The Tourist.
Another icon of Australian music, Joe Camilleri, will be bringing his legendary band The Black Sorrowsto the line-up. An incredible songwriter, Joe penned some unforgettable hits with The Black Sorrows, from tracks like Harley & Rose, Dear Children, The Chosen Ones, Never Let Me Go and Chained to the Wheel to Hold On To Me and New Craze, any live show is guaranteed to get audeinces on their feet dancing. After the success of his first band Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons, Joe pulled together a group of musicians and launced The Black Sorrows. Since then, the band have sold more than a million albums world-wide, toured Europe (to sell-out shows) and won an ARIA for Best Band. Over the past decades, the line-up of The Black Sorrows has been ‘elastic’ and has been home to about 40 musicians, all who have hung their hats on Joe’s beloved songs. Joe Camilleri also has an established solo career.
For music lovers looking for a special bit of concert showmanship, then they’re in for a real treat as Chocolate Starfish take to the stage. Fronted by the enigmatic Adam Thompson, the band is known for their high energy live performances. With songs like Four Letter Word, Mountain and You’re So Vain, Chocolate Starfish powered onto the Australian music scene in the 1990s and quickly secured themselves a space as an influential force. They produced two Top 10 albums and six Top 50 singles. While the band took a hiatus after their second album, they never officially broke up and essentially just took a break from touring every week. This is a great opportunity for music fans to see one of the country’s most energetic bands in true festival style.
In the coming days we will be announcing the lineup for Howitt Park, Bright...so stay tuned.
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