Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
I’ve got a new album coming out on November 20th called “Harvey’s Bar…The Backyard Sessions” which I’m really excited about because I recorded it in my favourite place in the world…my bar at home! I often get told by people at my shows that they would love to spend a night in my bar so I figured I’d try and capture one of those nights on tape and make a record. I’m currently doing a few Man In Black shows celebrating the life of Johnny Cash which I’m loving and ironically, we sing a lot of Cash songs in the bar on any given night!
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Hmmmm…that a tricky question… I reckon it’s like a good old BBQ on a warm summer day. A few friends, a few drinks, and the smell of some snags and steaks cooking away just to help create the right atmosphere. My music is like my cooking… ‘down home country’…nothing fancy, just something you can sink your teeth into and enjoy with friends.
Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?
Surprisingly my drinking songs seem to resonate with people. Songs like “The Genie In The Jim Beam Bottle” and “Beauty’s In The Eye Of The Beerholder” always get a good reaction. I’ve got a few new one’s on this album I hope will connect too. Plus people always love to hear the classic old country songs. Songs from Slim Dusty, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, and of course Johnny Cash always get a great reaction from the crowd.
Tell us a quick, on the road, anecdote.
I was touring with Beccy Cole who had a beautiful song called “Poster Girl” at the time. One night as she started to sing this ‘show stopper’ I threw a stink bomb out onto the stage and once it went off, the smell was unbearable. Beccy stood there and sang the songs with tears running down her face.
Later that night people from the back of the theatre came up to her and said it was the most heart wrenching rendition of “Poster Girl” they had ever heard…the front row thought she must have had a curry for dinner!
Where do you draw inspiration from?
Lots of different people. My kids inspire me every day, but musically I am inspired by the country legends my dad used to brain wash me with. My father had a huge country record collection and had country music playing day and night. Once again Johnny Cash records played a big part in building my love for country music. I just loved the stories, and the deep , emotional vocals of those classic artists.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
I Walk The Line…never has a song so simply and honestly summed up how a man feels about his unconditional love for his woman.
What’s next for you?
I’m looking forward to doing some more of these “Man In Black” shows next year in regional Australia, along with touring and promoting my new album.
What’s your scene?
I’m a home body…my scene is spending time at home. Sometimes it might be in my garden relaxing, or hanging out with the kids in the backyard. Other times it’s in my bar with my friends, playing some of my favourite country songs on the stereo, and just enjoying each other’s company.
About Adam Harvey
With a career spanning almost two decades and with half a million album sales under his belt, including gold and platinum albums, Adam Harvey is one of Australia’s most beloved country stars. He boasts eight Golden Guitar awards and numerous hit singles. As one of the country music’s most enduring artists, Harvey is well placed to take up the mantel of The Man in Black.Performing with Catherine Britt, the two will reveal the tumultuous love story between Cash and his second wife, June Carter.
Over the two hour performance, Harvey’s full bass voice will wrap itself around the lyrics of 20 of the best known Cash songs, all of which are timeless classics, including the likes of Ring of Fire, I Walk The Line, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue and Jackson, along with the boom-chica-boom rhythms of his backing band, The Tennessee Three. Britt’s voice is honey toHarvey’s bass and their duet of the Grammy award-winning Jackson is an unforgettable highlight.
An angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other, The Man in Black is guaranteed to be a highlight.
Saturday 21st November 2015 | 2pm & 8pm
The Athenaeum Theatre, MELBOURNE VIC
www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849