The Songs Of Paul Kelly (Villa Noosa)


The Songs Of Paul Kelly (Villa Noosa) Tickets

8:00pm, Sat 5 November, 2016
Villa Noosa Hotel, Noosaville, QLD

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To create a mental picture of some of Paul Kelly's characters and settings, we already have a head start. We know them from Australian history (Bradman, Jundamurra, Lingari and Whitlam) in familiar places (St Kilda, Kings Cross, Maralinga and the MCG) and many more. They are all uniquely Australian.

Paul Kelly has written over 350 songs in his lengthy career spanning 35 years, having released 18 albums, 5 film scores, co-written with Nick Cave, Kev Carmody and Yothu Yindi, and written for Jenny Morris and Renee Geyer amongst many others.

He has never stood still musically, performing and recording with bands like The Dots, The Messengers, The Coloured Girls, Professor Ratbaggy, the Stormwater Boys and his acoustic A-Z shows with his nephew Dan Kelly, also recently released his memoirs in a book and is also an ARIA hall of fame inductee.

This show trims the huge volume of Kelly's work down to the most essential and powerful essence of his appeal. It is designed as a high energy performance relying on audience interaction, being performed by a group of six seasoned professional musicians, conscious of the huge task set for them and respectful of the value of Kelly's music.

All this appeal is packed into two x 1 hour powerful musical sets supported by lighting and visuals. No time for navel gazing and introspection here, but a real "show" to send audiences home singing.

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