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by | Nov 5, 2021 | Community, Events

Logan locals can catch Aria Hall of Fame inductee Russell Morris at the Beenleigh Tavern next weekend

Logan locals will be able to catch Aria Hall of Fame inductee and Number 1 selling artist Russell Morris who will be performing at the Beenleigh Tavern next Saturday night.

On November 13th, Russell will be performing tracks from his new album Sharkmouth – which hit number on the National ARIA charts – and all the classic songs from a five-decade career.

Shooting to fame in the 60s 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, a song that is played regularly on commercial radio to this day.

Following that, Russell penned breakthrough hits such as Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Eagle, Rachel, Part 3 into Paper Walls, and The Girl That I Love.

In 2012 Russell released the Sharkmouth album a collection of tunes written about Australian historical characters. Sharkmouth reached #1 position on the iTunes Blues Charts #1 on the Australian Blues Radio Charts.

Russell, who still tours nationally throughout the year as well as appearances internationally, also won the 2013 ARIA award for Best Blues n Roots album for Sharkmouth.

In 2019 Russell released another new album produced by Nick DiDia and Bernard Fanning.

“I’d met Bernard [Fanning] years ago,” Russell Morris says. The Powderfinger frontman came backstage at one of the Australian rock legend’s countless gigs to pay his respects with a mutual friend.

 

“But It wasn’t ‘til I moved up to Queensland 2017 that we sat down and started talking.” Black and Blue Heart being the result of the collaboration.

Limited tickets at the door, you can book online at Beenleigh Tavern.

 

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