Aria Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling Platinum artist, King of Pop and Australian Icon! These are just a few phrases commonly used to describe Aussie legend Russell Morris. Shooting to fame in the mid-60’s, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue. In 1969 he and producer Molly Meldrum released “The Real Thing”, Australia’s only true psychedelic #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 more. Russell has worked alongside industry heavyweights like Cher, The Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt, and The Beach Boys.
In 2012 Russell captured the hearts of Australians when he unveiled 'Sharkmouth', the first of a trilogy of albums re-telling some amazing stories in Australia's distant-past creating a historical document using blues and rock to celebrate the yarns that modern Australia was built on. Sharkmouth reached #1 position on the iTunes Blues Charts & #1 on the Australian Blues Radio Charts. Russell also won the 2013 ARIA award for Best Blues n Roots album for Sharkmouth.
Russell followed up on this success with the critically claimed and award winning Van Diemen’s Land in 2014, and Red Dirt – Red Heart in 2015. Russell also won best male vocalist at the 2015 Chain awards
Russell Morris will play a free concert at The Star Gold Coast on Friday May 19. Tickets are required. A first release will be available from The Star Box Office from 9am Friday May 12 and a second release from 9am Thursday May 18 until the allocation is exhausted. Tickets are limited to 2 per person and can only be collected in person. For full terms and conditions visit the frequently asked questions page.
Or visit The Star Gold Coast Website: https://www.star.com.au/goldcoast/whats-on/entertainment/live-concerts/russell-morris