SUNDAY 10 AUGUST, 2014
WHERE: CABLE BEACH AMPHITHEATRE, BROOME
Stephen Pigram with BAND
Arguably one of the greatest Australian singers, songwriters and performers of all time, Paul Kelly is heading to the Cable Beach Amphitheatre for what promises to be one of the shows of the year, Cable Sounds, Sunday 10 August (part of WA Country Cups).
Also performing at this incredible event on one of the most iconic beaches in the world is local act Stephen Pigram with band and opener Naomi Pigram.
Cable Sounds kicks off the Broome Cup Carnival highlighted by Ladies Day (Tuesday 12th August) and the Broome Cup (Saturday 16th August).
Cable Beach Amphitheatre is situated in front of the Cable Beach Club Resort and overlooks Broome’s world-famous Cable Beach. The amphitheatre has previously played host to concerts from Opera Under The Stars, Hilltop Hoods and Icehouse amongst a myriad of other big national touring artists.
All Cable Sounds ticket purchasers will also receive free entry to Ladies Day, Tuesday 12th August.
The concert is a WA Country Cups initiative and is supported by Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program. The funding has provided enhanced marketing and events management initiatives to create and elevate peripheral activities around regional thoroughbred race meets in Kalgoorlie, Bunbury & Broome over the next three years.
TICKETS ON SALE 9am THURSDAY 17 APRIL
For tickets head to www.ticketmaster.com.au (136 100), Broome Visitor Centre (08 9195 2200)
For full event information head to: www.mellenevents.com
All information on WA Country Cups head to: www.wacountrycups.com.au
Paul Kelly has recorded nineteen studio albums as well as several film soundtracks (Lantana and the Cannes 2006 highlight, Jindabyne) and two live albums, in an influential career spanning more than thirty years. He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997.
Songs From The South, a selection of his popular songs first assembled in 1997 and expanded to a double album in 2008, contains many of his songs now lodged deep in the Australian psyche.
He continues to cross musical boundaries. The Triple J tribute album Before Too Long, released in 2010, featuring John Butler, Missy Higgins, Megan Washington, Paul Dempsey, Ozi Batla and many others is evidence of his influence on generations of musicians.
His first work of prose How To Make Gravy, a self described ‘mongrel memoir’, was published in 2010 with Penguin and is accompanied by a CD box set of live recordings and an audio book with readings from Paul and some of Australia’s finest actors Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Judy Davis and Ben Mendelsohn.
The book, the audio book and the A-Z recordings now make up a unique app. An app which in Paul’s words is “the closest thing to how I imagined the book to be – something that sings and talks and plays.”
In August 2012, Paul Kelly – Stories Of Me, a feature-length documentary premiered in Melbourne. Distributed by Madman Films, the documentary is an intimate portrait of the very private man behind the music. For the first time on film, Kelly speaks candidly about the people who have helped shape his life and music.
Featuring rare archival footage, Paul Kelly – Stories Of Me also unveils newly recorded live performances, as well as interviews with family members, former and current band members, music contemporaries and music media.
Paul Kelly’s most recent album, Spring And Fall, was released on 19th October 2012 in Australia and 6th November 2012 in North America.
Matt McMullen at Mellen Events (08) 9382 2677 or email@example.com