6 May 2021 Once Only Event
With special guest Matty Rogers
“I’m on my 49th album. 21st with the Black Sorrows,” says Joe Camilleri, the giant of Australian rhythm and blues with a sideways glance that dares you to believe it. “So, there’s a lot of past sins I have to repent!”
For those who came in late, those include the ’70s soul-ska revolution of Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, the peerless FM radio conquest of Hold Onto Me and Harley & Rose and, from the Drollies circa ’65 to Bakelite Radio and the Revelators, more soul-fed, sweat-soaked bar bands than he cares to count. Right now though, with CITIZEN JOHN garnering five star reviews there’s only one album that matters. All that came before it — six decades’ worth of songs that flow like molten gold through the annals of Australian music — has been leading to this expertly crafted world of soul and intrigue which debuted locally at #2 on the AIR Chart and #11 on the ARIA Album Chart earlier this year.
Once Only Event
6 May 2021