Joe Camilleri is an ARIA Hall of Famer, an icon of Australian music, our own hardest-working man in show business. Every time he sets foot on stage, Joe gives 100 per cent. That's why his band, The Black Sorrows, are renowned as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fans.
At the helm, Joe Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well-crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Spontaneous (forget set lists) and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same.
Camilleri's mantra is simple - 'We come to play and leave the audience feeling exhilarated'. The writer of milestone Australian songs such as So Young, Hit and Run, Shape I'm In, Hold on To Me, Harley and Rose, Chained to the Wheel, Never Let Me Go and The Chosen Ones, Joe Camilleri's music has become part of Australian music culture. Just as he continues to write new songs, his love or bringing the words and melodies to life onstage remains as strong as ever.
Supported by Abbey Stone.