Scene News: Peter Garrett & Kev Carmody – Two greats share the same stage for the first time

Twilight at the Zoos treats Sydney & Melbourne music fans with two greats sharing the same stage for the first time!

Kev Carmody plays Newcastle for the first time in over a decade.

Both Peter Garrett and Kev Carmody have spent decades recording and performing songs which tap deeply into the Australian psyche. Until now the two have never shared the same stage but will later this month as they open the Twilight at Taronga series in Sydney on Friday January 27th and Melbourne Zoo Twilights on Saturday January 28th. Tickets are still available for these spectacular open air concert events but they won’t last long… grab them now from twilightattaronga.org.au

After nearly 15 years away from the recording studio, Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett made a triumphant return in July 2016 with his debut solo album ‘A Version Of Now’ entering the national album charts at number 3 and earning an ARIA nomination. Described as “Aussie anthems with ripper, real words ringing in your ears” Stack Mag ‘… this was Peter Garrett as you’ve never hear him with songs of love, songs of home and sweet memories chafing against songs of relentless resistance with, as ever, a steely eye on a better future.‘ Check out the exclusive MAX documentary ‘Peter Garrett: A Version of Now (The Full Story)’ here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYcN–FmtV8

Soon after the album was released Peter Garrett led The Alter Egos on a national sell out tour receiving great acclaim for their authentic engaging live sets. With Martin Rotsey from the Oils on guitar, Mark Wilson from Jet on bass, Peter Luscombe (Rockwiz, Paul Kelly, Black Sorrows) on drums, Abbe May on guitar and Rosa Morgan (Red Ghost) on keyboards the band deliver a potent mix of Garrett’s new tunes along with a few surprises.

PETER GARRETT AND THE ALTER EGOS – LIVE REVIEW  QUEENSCLIFF MUSIC FESTIVAL – Nov 27th 2016 – By Martin Boulton – The Age Newspaper

Peter Garrett released his new solo album A Version of Now with a crack band of musicians two months ago; his first new music since leaving federal parliament and first creative output in many more years. The majority of the players on Garrett’s new album, including drummer Peter Luscombe, former Jet bass player Mark Wilson and Midnight Oil guitarist Martin Rotsey, joined Garrett on stage on Saturday night.

The impact was not only impressive, blasting new tracks off the stage to a full house of grateful fans, but truly spine-tingling; particularly when the Oils track Don’t Wanna Be the One was delivered with Garrett’s trademark on-stage energy in full flight. If that wasn’t enough, an encore of The Dead Heart from the Oils’ ’87 album Diesel and Dust nearly lifted the roof of the enormous main stage tent. The Oils return to the stage for next year’s reunion tour, but if you get a chance to see Garrett with his own band the Alter Egos, grab it. http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/music/strong-lineup-wows-queenscliff-music-festival-crowds-20161127-gsyhla.html

Kev Carmody is one of Australia’s pre-eminent singer songwriters, a storyteller of Aboriginal and Irish heritage. Often referred to as the gentleman of music, he has blessed us with many a poignant tune including one of the most important Indigenous rights songs of all time, ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’ penned with his great friend and long-time fan Paul Kelly.  Renowned for his affable delivery and emotive performances Kev is equally at home on world stages as he is with youth and prison inmates, or at the many song writing and recording workshops he has shared with communities in Western NSW, NT and QLD.

In October 2015 Kev Carmody released ‘Recollections…Reflections… (A Journey)’ his first album in 12 years. The 4 CD set presented in deluxe packaging with a superb photo booklet features 40 songs – a collection of stories, written and collected over forty years – politically charged, driven by the history of his peoples’ struggles and set on the land he loves.

See below current tour dates for Kev Carmody including a rare performance in Newcastle at the city’s number one intimate dedicated music venue Lizotte’s in Lambton.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Peter Garrett and The Alter Egos at the Taronga Twilight Series 2017 as he closes off his solo album cycle with his respected friend and peer Kev Carmody opening proceedings in the glorious grounds of Taronga Zoo Sydney and Melbourne.

PETER GARRETT & KEV CARMODY PERFORMANCES

Friday 27 January – TWILIGHT AT TARONGA – SYDNEY
Tickets from twilightattaronga.org.au

Saturday 28 January – MELBOURNE ZOO TWILIGHTS
Tickets from twilightattaronga.org.au

KEV CARMODY TOUR DATES

Saturday 21 January – MONA FOMA, Hobart, TAS
Tickets from https://mofo.net.au/kev-carmody
Tuesday 24 January – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Tickets from http://www.lizottes.com.au/
Thursday 26 January – Yabun Festival, Victoria Park, Camperdown – Sydney NSW
More info at https://yabun.org.au/

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