Russell Morris - 19 March 2022
Supported by Taylor Sheridan
ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling Platinum artist, Australian Icon! A few phrases commonly used when describing Aussie legend Russell Morris...
Shooting to fame in the 60's with Somebody's Image, 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. 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 many more.
Russell has worked with Cher, The Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys.
In 2012 Russell released the Sharkmouth Album, a collection of tunes written about Australian historical characters. Sharkmouth reached the #1 position on the iTunes Blues Charts. Russell won the 2013 ARIA award for Best Blues n Roots album for Sharkmouth.
In 2014 Russell released Van Diemen's Land picks up where Sharkmouth left off, with great Australian characters and stories including Breaker Morant, Sandakan, the Eureka Stockade and more. Morris was joined on the album by Joe Camilleri, Rick Springfield, Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Scott Owen (The Living End), Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), Vika & Linda Bull, Phil Manning (Chain) and Joe Robinson. The album won best Australian Blues Album 2015 and Russell Morris won best male vocalist at the Chain awards.
In 2015 he released Red Dirt - Red Heart, reaching the #1 on the ARIA Blues/Jazz Charts.