Gig Guide

Check out where you can see HOTP’s clients – our gig guide includes what we are working on for our venue’s show dates, festival dates and our artist’s tour dates:

Note: Gig dates are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice, with start times listed as a guide only. Please check link in gig listing for up-to-date information.

Apr
17
Sat
2021
Andrew Farriss @ Manly Leagues Club, MANLY NSW
Apr 17 @ 12:33 pm – 1:33 pm

Songwriter Andrew Farriss announces string of intimate tour dates in April & May 2021

Self-Titled Debut Album Due For Release 19.03.21

Legendary songwriter, and founding member of INXS, Andrew Farriss will be performing a number of intimate shows in April and May 2021 to celebrate the release of his first solo album. Andrew’s self-titled LP features a selection of eclectic songs with a unique blend of rhythm, roots, Americana and country influences. The album, which is set for a 19 March 2021 release, follows the 2020 release of Andrew’s critically acclaimed EP Love Makes The World – a wonderful mix of folk, ballad, contemporary and experimental songs that focus on humans and their relationships with each other and also with the earth.

Andrew’s songs have sold INXS of fifty million albums during his career (pun intended). He is one of Australia’s most successful songwriters of all time with his works being played constantly on radio around the world over the last 40 years. In January 2020, he was honoured with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), acknowledging his considerable contribution to music.

Andrew released his debut country single, Come Midnight, in 2019, aptly demonstrating his versatility as a songwriter and endearing him to country music fans. His follow-up single, Good Momma Bad, which he debuted at Tamworth Country Music Festival this January, helped cement Andrew as a formidable presence on the country-roots scene. His last single, All The Stars Are Mine from his recently released EP, Love Makes The World, continued to showcase the many facets of Andrew’s songwriting.

Spend an evening with one of Australia’s most successful and respected artists and experience the craftsmanship and beauty of his music, and the stories that lay within his songs. Be taken on a journey through places, emotions, observations and the personal experiences of a true legend of the Australian music industry.

These shows have limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions so book now to avoid missing out on what will be an awesome night of music with Andrew Farriss and his friends.

Andrew Farriss will release his self-titled debut album on 19 March 2021 through BMG.

Friday 9th April 2021
Royal Queanbeyan Hotel, QUEANBEYAN NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.royalhotelqbn.com.au

Saturday 10th April 2021
Heritage Hotel, BULLI NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.heritagehotel.com.au

Friday 16th April 2021
Lizottes, NEWCASTLE NSW
Doors at 6pm | Show Starts at 8.30pm
www.lizottes.com.au

Saturday 17th April 2021
Manly Leagues Club, MANLY NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.manyleagues.com.au

Saturday 23rd April 2021
Paddington RSL Club, PADDINGTON NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.paddorsl.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Brass Monkey, CRONULLA NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.brassmonkey.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Thornbury Theatre, THORNBURY VIC
Doors at 8pm
www.thornburytheatre.com.au

Friday 14th May 2021
NightQuarter, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
Doors at 6pm
www.nightwyarter.com.au

Saturday 15th May 2021
Fitzy’s, LOGANHOLME QLD
Doors at 8pm
www.fitzysloganholme.com.au

Sunday 16th May 2021
Wallaby Hotel, MUDGEERABA QLD
Doors at 3pm
www.wallabyhotel.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Freo Social, FREMANTLE WA
Doors at 8pm
www.freo.social

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Charles Hotel, NORTH PERTH WA
Doors at 8pm
www.charleshotel.com.au

Friday 28th May 2021
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
Doors 7.30pm
www.thegov.com.au

For more information, or to book tickets please visit www.andrewfarriss.com

Apr
23
Fri
2021
Andrew Farriss @ Paddington RSL Club, PADDINGTON NSW
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Songwriter Andrew Farriss announces string of intimate tour dates in April & May 2021

Self-Titled Debut Album Due For Release 19.03.21

Legendary songwriter, and founding member of INXS, Andrew Farriss will be performing a number of intimate shows in April and May 2021 to celebrate the release of his first solo album. Andrew’s self-titled LP features a selection of eclectic songs with a unique blend of rhythm, roots, Americana and country influences. The album, which is set for a 19 March 2021 release, follows the 2020 release of Andrew’s critically acclaimed EP Love Makes The World – a wonderful mix of folk, ballad, contemporary and experimental songs that focus on humans and their relationships with each other and also with the earth.

Andrew’s songs have sold INXS of fifty million albums during his career (pun intended). He is one of Australia’s most successful songwriters of all time with his works being played constantly on radio around the world over the last 40 years. In January 2020, he was honoured with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), acknowledging his considerable contribution to music.

Andrew released his debut country single, Come Midnight, in 2019, aptly demonstrating his versatility as a songwriter and endearing him to country music fans. His follow-up single, Good Momma Bad, which he debuted at Tamworth Country Music Festival this January, helped cement Andrew as a formidable presence on the country-roots scene. His last single, All The Stars Are Mine from his recently released EP, Love Makes The World, continued to showcase the many facets of Andrew’s songwriting.

Spend an evening with one of Australia’s most successful and respected artists and experience the craftsmanship and beauty of his music, and the stories that lay within his songs. Be taken on a journey through places, emotions, observations and the personal experiences of a true legend of the Australian music industry.

These shows have limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions so book now to avoid missing out on what will be an awesome night of music with Andrew Farriss and his friends.

Andrew Farriss will release his self-titled debut album on 19 March 2021 through BMG.

Friday 9th April 2021
Royal Queanbeyan Hotel, QUEANBEYAN NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.royalhotelqbn.com.au

Saturday 10th April 2021
Heritage Hotel, BULLI NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.heritagehotel.com.au

Friday 16th April 2021
Lizottes, NEWCASTLE NSW
Doors at 6pm | Show Starts at 8.30pm
www.lizottes.com.au

Saturday 17th April 2021
Manly Leagues Club, MANLY NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.manyleagues.com.au

Saturday 23rd April 2021
Paddington RSL Club, PADDINGTON NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.paddorsl.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Brass Monkey, CRONULLA NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.brassmonkey.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Thornbury Theatre, THORNBURY VIC
Doors at 8pm
www.thornburytheatre.com.au

Friday 14th May 2021
NightQuarter, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
Doors at 6pm
www.nightwyarter.com.au

Saturday 15th May 2021
Fitzy’s, LOGANHOLME QLD
Doors at 8pm
www.fitzysloganholme.com.au

Sunday 16th May 2021
Wallaby Hotel, MUDGEERABA QLD
Doors at 3pm
www.wallabyhotel.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Freo Social, FREMANTLE WA
Doors at 8pm
www.freo.social

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Charles Hotel, NORTH PERTH WA
Doors at 8pm
www.charleshotel.com.au

Friday 28th May 2021
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
Doors 7.30pm
www.thegov.com.au

For more information, or to book tickets please visit www.andrewfarriss.com

Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

Apr
24
Sat
2021
Gippsland Country Music Festival @ Mossvale Park, Mossvale Park Road, Berry’s Creek, VIC
Apr 24 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

The inaugural Gippsland Country Music Festival has sold out

More than a month and a half ahead of the event, the inaugural Gippsland Country Music Festival has sold out. This is a massive coup for the festival, which sports an enviable line-up featuring headliner Lee Kernaghan, as well as Brad Cox, Casey Barnes, Felicity Urquhart, Andrew Swift and The Davidson Brothers to name a few. The one-day festival also includes whip-cracking demonstrations, to line-dancing classes, rides, market stalls and a host of delicious Gippsland food traders to sample from.

Organised by the crew at Red Hill Entertainment, including brothers Aidan and Rhett McLaren who grew up and live in Gippsland, and also put on the popular The Hills Are Alive and NYE on the Hill festivals, the Gippsland Country Music Festival was a dream to bring country music to their home region. A dream that has come to fruition thanks to the support of the local community and surrounding areas.

“After such a challenging 12-months for the live music and events industry, to have people show this level of support for a brand-new event is just wonderful,” says Aidan. “To be honest, it has been a highlight of the year for myself and the team. So many people work so hard to bring events like this to life and come April 24, there are going to be a whole lot of smiling faces when those acts get up on the Gippsland Country stage. I think it is also going to be really special for the artists. For many of them, this will be one of – if not the – first shows they’ve played in over a year. We feel very lucky and grateful.”

Plans are already in place for the 2022 event. Organisers are keen to make the Gippsland Country Music Festival more than just an event, but an opportunity for music fans to not only experience the region, but also get away for a break. “We’ve already started chatting to potential artists for 2022 and are really excited about how the line-up is coming together,” says Aidan. “Without giving away too much, if everything goes to plan, there is going to be a great mix of new and well-known acts that I think the audience are going to be really keen to see. More on that later.”

The long-term goal of the Gippsland Country Music Festival as to put the Gippsland region of Victoria on the country music map. Already the organisers are seeing great support from music fans from outside of their region and hope this will extend even further in the future. “Gippsland Country Music Festival is huge for our Gippsland region, both economically and socially,” says Aidan. “Our ticketing data shows that a lot of people are travelling from outside of Gippsland to attend. The knock-on effects of this to local business is immense, as many of these people will be staying overnight in Gippsland and will most likely be exploring some of the other amazing places the region has to offer. The event itself also engages many local contractors and businesses that benefit financially. For locals, having world-class artists performing on your doorstep is pretty special, and the event also provides people a chance to connect with each other and share an enjoyable day out connecting with family and friends of all ages and the local community. After the year we’ve all had, I think that’s really important and something we’re all looking forward to. For those from greater Melbourne and outside of Gippsland, be prepared to fall in love with Gippsland. Chances are, once you’ve spent some time down here, and seen how great a place this is, you’ll soon be looking to make the move down permanently.”

The Gippsland Country Music Festival is held at Mossvale Park, Berry’s Creek, Victoria on Saturday 24th April 2021.

Music fans wanting information on the 2022 Gippsland Country Music Festival are encouraged to sign-up to the event newsletter via the festival website – newsletter members will get first access to 2022 tickets, announcements and early-bird offers.

For more information, please visit www.gippslandcountrymusicfestival.com

Andrew Farriss @ Brass Monkey, CRONULLA NSW
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Songwriter Andrew Farriss announces string of intimate tour dates in April & May 2021

Self-Titled Debut Album Due For Release 19.03.21

Legendary songwriter, and founding member of INXS, Andrew Farriss will be performing a number of intimate shows in April and May 2021 to celebrate the release of his first solo album. Andrew’s self-titled LP features a selection of eclectic songs with a unique blend of rhythm, roots, Americana and country influences. The album, which is set for a 19 March 2021 release, follows the 2020 release of Andrew’s critically acclaimed EP Love Makes The World – a wonderful mix of folk, ballad, contemporary and experimental songs that focus on humans and their relationships with each other and also with the earth.

Andrew’s songs have sold INXS of fifty million albums during his career (pun intended). He is one of Australia’s most successful songwriters of all time with his works being played constantly on radio around the world over the last 40 years. In January 2020, he was honoured with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), acknowledging his considerable contribution to music.

Andrew released his debut country single, Come Midnight, in 2019, aptly demonstrating his versatility as a songwriter and endearing him to country music fans. His follow-up single, Good Momma Bad, which he debuted at Tamworth Country Music Festival this January, helped cement Andrew as a formidable presence on the country-roots scene. His last single, All The Stars Are Mine from his recently released EP, Love Makes The World, continued to showcase the many facets of Andrew’s songwriting.

Spend an evening with one of Australia’s most successful and respected artists and experience the craftsmanship and beauty of his music, and the stories that lay within his songs. Be taken on a journey through places, emotions, observations and the personal experiences of a true legend of the Australian music industry.

These shows have limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions so book now to avoid missing out on what will be an awesome night of music with Andrew Farriss and his friends.

Andrew Farriss will release his self-titled debut album on 19 March 2021 through BMG.

Friday 9th April 2021
Royal Queanbeyan Hotel, QUEANBEYAN NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.royalhotelqbn.com.au

Saturday 10th April 2021
Heritage Hotel, BULLI NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.heritagehotel.com.au

Friday 16th April 2021
Lizottes, NEWCASTLE NSW
Doors at 6pm | Show Starts at 8.30pm
www.lizottes.com.au

Saturday 17th April 2021
Manly Leagues Club, MANLY NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.manyleagues.com.au

Saturday 23rd April 2021
Paddington RSL Club, PADDINGTON NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.paddorsl.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Brass Monkey, CRONULLA NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.brassmonkey.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Thornbury Theatre, THORNBURY VIC
Doors at 8pm
www.thornburytheatre.com.au

Friday 14th May 2021
NightQuarter, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
Doors at 6pm
www.nightwyarter.com.au

Saturday 15th May 2021
Fitzy’s, LOGANHOLME QLD
Doors at 8pm
www.fitzysloganholme.com.au

Sunday 16th May 2021
Wallaby Hotel, MUDGEERABA QLD
Doors at 3pm
www.wallabyhotel.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Freo Social, FREMANTLE WA
Doors at 8pm
www.freo.social

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Charles Hotel, NORTH PERTH WA
Doors at 8pm
www.charleshotel.com.au

Friday 28th May 2021
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
Doors 7.30pm
www.thegov.com.au

For more information, or to book tickets please visit www.andrewfarriss.com

Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

May
1
Sat
2021
The Red Hot Summer Tour @ Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm

The Red Hot Summer Tour returns in 2021

Red Hot Summer Tour 2021

Jimmy Barnes | Hoodoo Gurus | Jon Stevens | Diesel | Vika & Linda | Chris Cheney

Tickets On Sale On November 12 From Ticketmaster

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR returns in 2021 with a COVID-safe festival sporting a massive line-up of Australian artists. Headlined by long-time supporters of the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR, Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, Jon Stevens, Diesel, Vika & Linda and Chris Cheney, the dates scheduled for Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland are the first to be announced for the 2021 tour. New South Wales and Victoria will be added to the tour pending further easing of restrictions.

Promoter Duane McDonald says the return of the festival in 2021 has been a result of continuous hard-work to ensure the tour can be presented in a COVID-safe manner, and can continue to support the incredible music scene within Australia. “We were disappointed to cancel much of the 2020 tour,” he says. “But safety was, and always is, our first priority. We continue to work with governments and stakeholders to make sure that we can continue the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR in 2021, and to ensure that all the shows are delivered in a COVID-safe way. We look forward to being able to announce more dates on the 2021 shortly, with Victoria and New South Wales joining the itinerary.”

Bringing together an enviable line-up of Aussie acts was paramount for the organisers, and Duane says everyone onboard for the 2021 run can’t wait. “We are excited to have the opportunity to hit the road in 2021 bringing some great music experiences that the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has been sharing with audiences for over a decade,” he says. “Bringing together our mates in the music industry and taking the tour around Australia has always been special, but next year’s run is going to mean a lot to everyone. We’ve invited some of the artists who have been championing the tour from the very beginning and know everyone can’t wait to put on an incredible show. We look forward to making new musical memories for the next decade and can’t wait to see all the music-lovers who have supported us over the years at one of the shows in 2021.”

The 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR line-up hardly needs an introduction to audiences, it features Australian music royalty.  Jimmy Barnes, affectionately known by all as Barnesy, is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll. He released his 17th solo album, My Criminal Record, in 2019 and recently dropped a new single, the haunting co-write with Don Walker Killing Time, which featured the Australian Chamber Orchestra. His third book, Killing Time: short stories from the long way home, debuted as #1 on the non-fiction book charts.

Hoodoo Gurus are one of the country’s favourite bands, melding together their distinctly Australian sound with a big chunk of punk attitude, making them a formidable force for more than 35 years.  This is a band that helped give loud guitars a new lease of life, back when synthesisers ruled the airwaves back in the early ‘80s.  The Gurus are still going strong releasing three new singles this year – Answered Prayers, Hung Out To Dry and Get Out Of Dodge – and have a new album, and 40th anniversary celebrations, scheduled for 2021.

After a sell-out tour in 2019, Jon Stevens returns to thrill audiences far and wide with the Noiseworks & INXS Collection, which pays homage to the bands that helped cement him as Aussie rock royalty. With a career that spans more than four decades, Jon has a swag of solo hits to his name, as well as songs which have become all-time favourites from his time with bands Noiseworks, INXS and the Dead Daisies. His performance will feature hit after hit and have punters on their feet from start to finish.

Diesel brings a special show to the stage in 2021, with Re-injected 30thAnniversary. It is hard to believe that it has been little over three decades since the release of his debut album Johnny Diesel and the Injectors. Since then Diesel has released a swag of albums and forged an impressive solo career, but has always had a soft spot for the classic singles spawned from that original release. His 2021 show will revisit the essence of that record, including singles Don’t Need Love, Cry In Shame and Soul Revival, to name a few, as well as other beloved hits from throughout his career.

Vika & Linda have long been revered for their soulful vocals, and their most recent album Sunday (The Gospel According to Iso), which smashed onto the ARIA charts in 2020 at #2, highlights they truly are an Australian treasure. Their previous release – Akilotoa – Anthology 1996-2004 – hit #1 on the ARIA Charts in 2020 also. As inductees in the Music Victoria Hall of Fame in 2019, they have been nominated for four ARIA awards, and have collaborated vocally on numerous #1 albums. They recorded three classic albums with The Black Sorrows, and have six studio albums, two live albums and a chart-topping Anthology to their name.

Chris Cheney is revered as one of the country’s most phenomenal guitarists, and as lead-singer of rockabilly band The Living End, has been touring the world for more than three decades. Responsible for penning the smash hit singles Second Solution / Prisoner of Society, All Torn Down and Roll on to name a few, he has released eight studio albums with The Living End and have a massive fan base not only in Australia, but also the United States and United Kingdom.

There is no doubt the 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR will create some unforgettable memories. Jimmy Barnes says 2020 has created the longest gap between tours since he left Adelaide with Cold Chisel as a teenager. “It’s time to stop playing songs in my house and start heading back out on the road,” he says. “I’m fired up and ready to go! And while this tour won’t be hitting New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria yet, please rest assured that we definitely haven’t forgotten you. We just need to make sure everyone can have a safe day out together, so hopefully we will be doing gigs for you later in 2021.”

Dave Faulkner from Hoodoo Gurus feels the same. “We’re really excited to finally get out and play some concerts after so many months of being cooped up at home,” he says. “As George Harrison said in his song, Here Comes The Sun, little darling, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter’. It certainly has, but summers coming and we can promise you that when Hoodoo Gurus get back on sage, we’re going to be red hot. Look out!”

This sentiment is echoed by Jon Stevens. “You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone,” he says. “I think 2020 has taught us all that. I have really missed performing and I can’t wait to get out there.”

Diesel says returning to the stage on the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR will mean so much more, to both artists and audiences, since COVID-19. “It is a real cathartic thing for people to get together, and music can bring spirits together,” he says. “It is a healthy escapism that people need, the power of music is therapeutic. In hindsight of what we have all been through, it is the escapism we need. If we can make people forget about stuff for a couple of hours, that is a good thing.”

For Vika & Linda, the return to the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is also about bringing people together. “’The life I love is making music with my friends’,” says Vika. “We agree with Willie Nelson and after the year we’ve all had, the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is bring us back together, and we can’t wait to get on the road again.”

Tickets for the 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR are on sale from 9am Thursday 12th November 2020. Tickets are only available through Ticketmaster. Punters are advised not to purchase tickets from Viagogo or other Third Party Sellers, as fraudulent tickets will not be honoured.

Saturday 13th March 2021
Country Club Lawns, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 14th March 2021
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, HOBART TAS
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 27th March 2021
Mannum Golf Club, MANNUM SA
Sounds By The River
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 28th March 2021
Seppeltsfield, BAROSSA SA
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 10th April 2021
Sandalford Wines, SWAN VALLEY WA
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 1st May 2021
Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 2nd May 2021
Queens Park, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 9th May 2021
Harrigans Drift Inn, JACOBS WELL QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

For more information, please visit www.redhotsummertour.com.au

May
2
Sun
2021
The Red Hot Summer Tour @ Queens Park, TOOWOOMBA QLD
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm

The Red Hot Summer Tour returns in 2021

Red Hot Summer Tour 2021

Jimmy Barnes | Hoodoo Gurus | Jon Stevens | Diesel | Vika & Linda | Chris Cheney

Tickets On Sale On November 12 From Ticketmaster

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR returns in 2021 with a COVID-safe festival sporting a massive line-up of Australian artists. Headlined by long-time supporters of the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR, Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, Jon Stevens, Diesel, Vika & Linda and Chris Cheney, the dates scheduled for Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland are the first to be announced for the 2021 tour. New South Wales and Victoria will be added to the tour pending further easing of restrictions.

Promoter Duane McDonald says the return of the festival in 2021 has been a result of continuous hard-work to ensure the tour can be presented in a COVID-safe manner, and can continue to support the incredible music scene within Australia. “We were disappointed to cancel much of the 2020 tour,” he says. “But safety was, and always is, our first priority. We continue to work with governments and stakeholders to make sure that we can continue the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR in 2021, and to ensure that all the shows are delivered in a COVID-safe way. We look forward to being able to announce more dates on the 2021 shortly, with Victoria and New South Wales joining the itinerary.”

Bringing together an enviable line-up of Aussie acts was paramount for the organisers, and Duane says everyone onboard for the 2021 run can’t wait. “We are excited to have the opportunity to hit the road in 2021 bringing some great music experiences that the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has been sharing with audiences for over a decade,” he says. “Bringing together our mates in the music industry and taking the tour around Australia has always been special, but next year’s run is going to mean a lot to everyone. We’ve invited some of the artists who have been championing the tour from the very beginning and know everyone can’t wait to put on an incredible show. We look forward to making new musical memories for the next decade and can’t wait to see all the music-lovers who have supported us over the years at one of the shows in 2021.”

The 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR line-up hardly needs an introduction to audiences, it features Australian music royalty.  Jimmy Barnes, affectionately known by all as Barnesy, is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll. He released his 17th solo album, My Criminal Record, in 2019 and recently dropped a new single, the haunting co-write with Don Walker Killing Time, which featured the Australian Chamber Orchestra. His third book, Killing Time: short stories from the long way home, debuted as #1 on the non-fiction book charts.

Hoodoo Gurus are one of the country’s favourite bands, melding together their distinctly Australian sound with a big chunk of punk attitude, making them a formidable force for more than 35 years.  This is a band that helped give loud guitars a new lease of life, back when synthesisers ruled the airwaves back in the early ‘80s.  The Gurus are still going strong releasing three new singles this year – Answered Prayers, Hung Out To Dry and Get Out Of Dodge – and have a new album, and 40th anniversary celebrations, scheduled for 2021.

After a sell-out tour in 2019, Jon Stevens returns to thrill audiences far and wide with the Noiseworks & INXS Collection, which pays homage to the bands that helped cement him as Aussie rock royalty. With a career that spans more than four decades, Jon has a swag of solo hits to his name, as well as songs which have become all-time favourites from his time with bands Noiseworks, INXS and the Dead Daisies. His performance will feature hit after hit and have punters on their feet from start to finish.

Diesel brings a special show to the stage in 2021, with Re-injected 30thAnniversary. It is hard to believe that it has been little over three decades since the release of his debut album Johnny Diesel and the Injectors. Since then Diesel has released a swag of albums and forged an impressive solo career, but has always had a soft spot for the classic singles spawned from that original release. His 2021 show will revisit the essence of that record, including singles Don’t Need Love, Cry In Shame and Soul Revival, to name a few, as well as other beloved hits from throughout his career.

Vika & Linda have long been revered for their soulful vocals, and their most recent album Sunday (The Gospel According to Iso), which smashed onto the ARIA charts in 2020 at #2, highlights they truly are an Australian treasure. Their previous release – Akilotoa – Anthology 1996-2004 – hit #1 on the ARIA Charts in 2020 also. As inductees in the Music Victoria Hall of Fame in 2019, they have been nominated for four ARIA awards, and have collaborated vocally on numerous #1 albums. They recorded three classic albums with The Black Sorrows, and have six studio albums, two live albums and a chart-topping Anthology to their name.

Chris Cheney is revered as one of the country’s most phenomenal guitarists, and as lead-singer of rockabilly band The Living End, has been touring the world for more than three decades. Responsible for penning the smash hit singles Second Solution / Prisoner of Society, All Torn Down and Roll on to name a few, he has released eight studio albums with The Living End and have a massive fan base not only in Australia, but also the United States and United Kingdom.

There is no doubt the 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR will create some unforgettable memories. Jimmy Barnes says 2020 has created the longest gap between tours since he left Adelaide with Cold Chisel as a teenager. “It’s time to stop playing songs in my house and start heading back out on the road,” he says. “I’m fired up and ready to go! And while this tour won’t be hitting New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria yet, please rest assured that we definitely haven’t forgotten you. We just need to make sure everyone can have a safe day out together, so hopefully we will be doing gigs for you later in 2021.”

Dave Faulkner from Hoodoo Gurus feels the same. “We’re really excited to finally get out and play some concerts after so many months of being cooped up at home,” he says. “As George Harrison said in his song, Here Comes The Sun, little darling, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter’. It certainly has, but summers coming and we can promise you that when Hoodoo Gurus get back on sage, we’re going to be red hot. Look out!”

This sentiment is echoed by Jon Stevens. “You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone,” he says. “I think 2020 has taught us all that. I have really missed performing and I can’t wait to get out there.”

Diesel says returning to the stage on the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR will mean so much more, to both artists and audiences, since COVID-19. “It is a real cathartic thing for people to get together, and music can bring spirits together,” he says. “It is a healthy escapism that people need, the power of music is therapeutic. In hindsight of what we have all been through, it is the escapism we need. If we can make people forget about stuff for a couple of hours, that is a good thing.”

For Vika & Linda, the return to the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is also about bringing people together. “’The life I love is making music with my friends’,” says Vika. “We agree with Willie Nelson and after the year we’ve all had, the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is bring us back together, and we can’t wait to get on the road again.”

Tickets for the 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR are on sale from 9am Thursday 12th November 2020. Tickets are only available through Ticketmaster. Punters are advised not to purchase tickets from Viagogo or other Third Party Sellers, as fraudulent tickets will not be honoured.

Saturday 13th March 2021
Country Club Lawns, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 14th March 2021
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, HOBART TAS
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 27th March 2021
Mannum Golf Club, MANNUM SA
Sounds By The River
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 28th March 2021
Seppeltsfield, BAROSSA SA
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 10th April 2021
Sandalford Wines, SWAN VALLEY WA
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 1st May 2021
Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 2nd May 2021
Queens Park, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 9th May 2021
Harrigans Drift Inn, JACOBS WELL QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

For more information, please visit www.redhotsummertour.com.au

May
7
Fri
2021
Andrew Farriss @ Thornbury Theatre, THORNBURY VIC
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Songwriter Andrew Farriss announces string of intimate tour dates in April & May 2021

Self-Titled Debut Album Due For Release 19.03.21

Legendary songwriter, and founding member of INXS, Andrew Farriss will be performing a number of intimate shows in April and May 2021 to celebrate the release of his first solo album. Andrew’s self-titled LP features a selection of eclectic songs with a unique blend of rhythm, roots, Americana and country influences. The album, which is set for a 19 March 2021 release, follows the 2020 release of Andrew’s critically acclaimed EP Love Makes The World – a wonderful mix of folk, ballad, contemporary and experimental songs that focus on humans and their relationships with each other and also with the earth.

Andrew’s songs have sold INXS of fifty million albums during his career (pun intended). He is one of Australia’s most successful songwriters of all time with his works being played constantly on radio around the world over the last 40 years. In January 2020, he was honoured with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), acknowledging his considerable contribution to music.

Andrew released his debut country single, Come Midnight, in 2019, aptly demonstrating his versatility as a songwriter and endearing him to country music fans. His follow-up single, Good Momma Bad, which he debuted at Tamworth Country Music Festival this January, helped cement Andrew as a formidable presence on the country-roots scene. His last single, All The Stars Are Mine from his recently released EP, Love Makes The World, continued to showcase the many facets of Andrew’s songwriting.

Spend an evening with one of Australia’s most successful and respected artists and experience the craftsmanship and beauty of his music, and the stories that lay within his songs. Be taken on a journey through places, emotions, observations and the personal experiences of a true legend of the Australian music industry.

These shows have limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions so book now to avoid missing out on what will be an awesome night of music with Andrew Farriss and his friends.

Andrew Farriss will release his self-titled debut album on 19 March 2021 through BMG.

Friday 9th April 2021
Royal Queanbeyan Hotel, QUEANBEYAN NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.royalhotelqbn.com.au

Saturday 10th April 2021
Heritage Hotel, BULLI NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.heritagehotel.com.au

Friday 16th April 2021
Lizottes, NEWCASTLE NSW
Doors at 6pm | Show Starts at 8.30pm
www.lizottes.com.au

Saturday 17th April 2021
Manly Leagues Club, MANLY NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.manyleagues.com.au

Saturday 23rd April 2021
Paddington RSL Club, PADDINGTON NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.paddorsl.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Brass Monkey, CRONULLA NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.brassmonkey.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Thornbury Theatre, THORNBURY VIC
Doors at 8pm
www.thornburytheatre.com.au

Friday 14th May 2021
NightQuarter, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
Doors at 6pm
www.nightwyarter.com.au

Saturday 15th May 2021
Fitzy’s, LOGANHOLME QLD
Doors at 8pm
www.fitzysloganholme.com.au

Sunday 16th May 2021
Wallaby Hotel, MUDGEERABA QLD
Doors at 3pm
www.wallabyhotel.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Freo Social, FREMANTLE WA
Doors at 8pm
www.freo.social

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Charles Hotel, NORTH PERTH WA
Doors at 8pm
www.charleshotel.com.au

Friday 28th May 2021
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
Doors 7.30pm
www.thegov.com.au

For more information, or to book tickets please visit www.andrewfarriss.com

Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

May
8
Sat
2021
The Red Hot Summer Tour @ Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm

The Red Hot Summer Tour returns in 2021

Red Hot Summer Tour 2021

Jimmy Barnes | Hoodoo Gurus | Jon Stevens | Diesel | Vika & Linda | Chris Cheney

Tickets On Sale On November 12 From Ticketmaster

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR returns in 2021 with a COVID-safe festival sporting a massive line-up of Australian artists. Headlined by long-time supporters of the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR, Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, Jon Stevens, Diesel, Vika & Linda and Chris Cheney, the dates scheduled for Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland are the first to be announced for the 2021 tour. New South Wales and Victoria will be added to the tour pending further easing of restrictions.

Promoter Duane McDonald says the return of the festival in 2021 has been a result of continuous hard-work to ensure the tour can be presented in a COVID-safe manner, and can continue to support the incredible music scene within Australia. “We were disappointed to cancel much of the 2020 tour,” he says. “But safety was, and always is, our first priority. We continue to work with governments and stakeholders to make sure that we can continue the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR in 2021, and to ensure that all the shows are delivered in a COVID-safe way. We look forward to being able to announce more dates on the 2021 shortly, with Victoria and New South Wales joining the itinerary.”

Bringing together an enviable line-up of Aussie acts was paramount for the organisers, and Duane says everyone onboard for the 2021 run can’t wait. “We are excited to have the opportunity to hit the road in 2021 bringing some great music experiences that the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has been sharing with audiences for over a decade,” he says. “Bringing together our mates in the music industry and taking the tour around Australia has always been special, but next year’s run is going to mean a lot to everyone. We’ve invited some of the artists who have been championing the tour from the very beginning and know everyone can’t wait to put on an incredible show. We look forward to making new musical memories for the next decade and can’t wait to see all the music-lovers who have supported us over the years at one of the shows in 2021.”

The 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR line-up hardly needs an introduction to audiences, it features Australian music royalty.  Jimmy Barnes, affectionately known by all as Barnesy, is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll. He released his 17th solo album, My Criminal Record, in 2019 and recently dropped a new single, the haunting co-write with Don Walker Killing Time, which featured the Australian Chamber Orchestra. His third book, Killing Time: short stories from the long way home, debuted as #1 on the non-fiction book charts.

Hoodoo Gurus are one of the country’s favourite bands, melding together their distinctly Australian sound with a big chunk of punk attitude, making them a formidable force for more than 35 years.  This is a band that helped give loud guitars a new lease of life, back when synthesisers ruled the airwaves back in the early ‘80s.  The Gurus are still going strong releasing three new singles this year – Answered Prayers, Hung Out To Dry and Get Out Of Dodge – and have a new album, and 40th anniversary celebrations, scheduled for 2021.

After a sell-out tour in 2019, Jon Stevens returns to thrill audiences far and wide with the Noiseworks & INXS Collection, which pays homage to the bands that helped cement him as Aussie rock royalty. With a career that spans more than four decades, Jon has a swag of solo hits to his name, as well as songs which have become all-time favourites from his time with bands Noiseworks, INXS and the Dead Daisies. His performance will feature hit after hit and have punters on their feet from start to finish.

Diesel brings a special show to the stage in 2021, with Re-injected 30thAnniversary. It is hard to believe that it has been little over three decades since the release of his debut album Johnny Diesel and the Injectors. Since then Diesel has released a swag of albums and forged an impressive solo career, but has always had a soft spot for the classic singles spawned from that original release. His 2021 show will revisit the essence of that record, including singles Don’t Need Love, Cry In Shame and Soul Revival, to name a few, as well as other beloved hits from throughout his career.

Vika & Linda have long been revered for their soulful vocals, and their most recent album Sunday (The Gospel According to Iso), which smashed onto the ARIA charts in 2020 at #2, highlights they truly are an Australian treasure. Their previous release – Akilotoa – Anthology 1996-2004 – hit #1 on the ARIA Charts in 2020 also. As inductees in the Music Victoria Hall of Fame in 2019, they have been nominated for four ARIA awards, and have collaborated vocally on numerous #1 albums. They recorded three classic albums with The Black Sorrows, and have six studio albums, two live albums and a chart-topping Anthology to their name.

Chris Cheney is revered as one of the country’s most phenomenal guitarists, and as lead-singer of rockabilly band The Living End, has been touring the world for more than three decades. Responsible for penning the smash hit singles Second Solution / Prisoner of Society, All Torn Down and Roll on to name a few, he has released eight studio albums with The Living End and have a massive fan base not only in Australia, but also the United States and United Kingdom.

There is no doubt the 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR will create some unforgettable memories. Jimmy Barnes says 2020 has created the longest gap between tours since he left Adelaide with Cold Chisel as a teenager. “It’s time to stop playing songs in my house and start heading back out on the road,” he says. “I’m fired up and ready to go! And while this tour won’t be hitting New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria yet, please rest assured that we definitely haven’t forgotten you. We just need to make sure everyone can have a safe day out together, so hopefully we will be doing gigs for you later in 2021.”

Dave Faulkner from Hoodoo Gurus feels the same. “We’re really excited to finally get out and play some concerts after so many months of being cooped up at home,” he says. “As George Harrison said in his song, Here Comes The Sun, little darling, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter’. It certainly has, but summers coming and we can promise you that when Hoodoo Gurus get back on sage, we’re going to be red hot. Look out!”

This sentiment is echoed by Jon Stevens. “You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone,” he says. “I think 2020 has taught us all that. I have really missed performing and I can’t wait to get out there.”

Diesel says returning to the stage on the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR will mean so much more, to both artists and audiences, since COVID-19. “It is a real cathartic thing for people to get together, and music can bring spirits together,” he says. “It is a healthy escapism that people need, the power of music is therapeutic. In hindsight of what we have all been through, it is the escapism we need. If we can make people forget about stuff for a couple of hours, that is a good thing.”

For Vika & Linda, the return to the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is also about bringing people together. “’The life I love is making music with my friends’,” says Vika. “We agree with Willie Nelson and after the year we’ve all had, the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is bring us back together, and we can’t wait to get on the road again.”

Tickets for the 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR are on sale from 9am Thursday 12th November 2020. Tickets are only available through Ticketmaster. Punters are advised not to purchase tickets from Viagogo or other Third Party Sellers, as fraudulent tickets will not be honoured.

Saturday 13th March 2021
Country Club Lawns, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 14th March 2021
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, HOBART TAS
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 27th March 2021
Mannum Golf Club, MANNUM SA
Sounds By The River
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 28th March 2021
Seppeltsfield, BAROSSA SA
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 10th April 2021
Sandalford Wines, SWAN VALLEY WA
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 1st May 2021
Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 2nd May 2021
Queens Park, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 9th May 2021
Harrigans Drift Inn, JACOBS WELL QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

For more information, please visit www.redhotsummertour.com.au

Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

May
9
Sun
2021
The Red Hot Summer Tour @ Harrigans Drift Inn
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm

The Red Hot Summer Tour returns in 2021

Red Hot Summer Tour 2021

Jimmy Barnes | Hoodoo Gurus | Jon Stevens | Diesel | Vika & Linda | Chris Cheney

Tickets On Sale On November 12 From Ticketmaster

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR returns in 2021 with a COVID-safe festival sporting a massive line-up of Australian artists. Headlined by long-time supporters of the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR, Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, Jon Stevens, Diesel, Vika & Linda and Chris Cheney, the dates scheduled for Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland are the first to be announced for the 2021 tour. New South Wales and Victoria will be added to the tour pending further easing of restrictions.

Promoter Duane McDonald says the return of the festival in 2021 has been a result of continuous hard-work to ensure the tour can be presented in a COVID-safe manner, and can continue to support the incredible music scene within Australia. “We were disappointed to cancel much of the 2020 tour,” he says. “But safety was, and always is, our first priority. We continue to work with governments and stakeholders to make sure that we can continue the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR in 2021, and to ensure that all the shows are delivered in a COVID-safe way. We look forward to being able to announce more dates on the 2021 shortly, with Victoria and New South Wales joining the itinerary.”

Bringing together an enviable line-up of Aussie acts was paramount for the organisers, and Duane says everyone onboard for the 2021 run can’t wait. “We are excited to have the opportunity to hit the road in 2021 bringing some great music experiences that the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has been sharing with audiences for over a decade,” he says. “Bringing together our mates in the music industry and taking the tour around Australia has always been special, but next year’s run is going to mean a lot to everyone. We’ve invited some of the artists who have been championing the tour from the very beginning and know everyone can’t wait to put on an incredible show. We look forward to making new musical memories for the next decade and can’t wait to see all the music-lovers who have supported us over the years at one of the shows in 2021.”

The 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR line-up hardly needs an introduction to audiences, it features Australian music royalty.  Jimmy Barnes, affectionately known by all as Barnesy, is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll. He released his 17th solo album, My Criminal Record, in 2019 and recently dropped a new single, the haunting co-write with Don Walker Killing Time, which featured the Australian Chamber Orchestra. His third book, Killing Time: short stories from the long way home, debuted as #1 on the non-fiction book charts.

Hoodoo Gurus are one of the country’s favourite bands, melding together their distinctly Australian sound with a big chunk of punk attitude, making them a formidable force for more than 35 years.  This is a band that helped give loud guitars a new lease of life, back when synthesisers ruled the airwaves back in the early ‘80s.  The Gurus are still going strong releasing three new singles this year – Answered Prayers, Hung Out To Dry and Get Out Of Dodge – and have a new album, and 40th anniversary celebrations, scheduled for 2021.

After a sell-out tour in 2019, Jon Stevens returns to thrill audiences far and wide with the Noiseworks & INXS Collection, which pays homage to the bands that helped cement him as Aussie rock royalty. With a career that spans more than four decades, Jon has a swag of solo hits to his name, as well as songs which have become all-time favourites from his time with bands Noiseworks, INXS and the Dead Daisies. His performance will feature hit after hit and have punters on their feet from start to finish.

Diesel brings a special show to the stage in 2021, with Re-injected 30thAnniversary. It is hard to believe that it has been little over three decades since the release of his debut album Johnny Diesel and the Injectors. Since then Diesel has released a swag of albums and forged an impressive solo career, but has always had a soft spot for the classic singles spawned from that original release. His 2021 show will revisit the essence of that record, including singles Don’t Need Love, Cry In Shame and Soul Revival, to name a few, as well as other beloved hits from throughout his career.

Vika & Linda have long been revered for their soulful vocals, and their most recent album Sunday (The Gospel According to Iso), which smashed onto the ARIA charts in 2020 at #2, highlights they truly are an Australian treasure. Their previous release – Akilotoa – Anthology 1996-2004 – hit #1 on the ARIA Charts in 2020 also. As inductees in the Music Victoria Hall of Fame in 2019, they have been nominated for four ARIA awards, and have collaborated vocally on numerous #1 albums. They recorded three classic albums with The Black Sorrows, and have six studio albums, two live albums and a chart-topping Anthology to their name.

Chris Cheney is revered as one of the country’s most phenomenal guitarists, and as lead-singer of rockabilly band The Living End, has been touring the world for more than three decades. Responsible for penning the smash hit singles Second Solution / Prisoner of Society, All Torn Down and Roll on to name a few, he has released eight studio albums with The Living End and have a massive fan base not only in Australia, but also the United States and United Kingdom.

There is no doubt the 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR will create some unforgettable memories. Jimmy Barnes says 2020 has created the longest gap between tours since he left Adelaide with Cold Chisel as a teenager. “It’s time to stop playing songs in my house and start heading back out on the road,” he says. “I’m fired up and ready to go! And while this tour won’t be hitting New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria yet, please rest assured that we definitely haven’t forgotten you. We just need to make sure everyone can have a safe day out together, so hopefully we will be doing gigs for you later in 2021.”

Dave Faulkner from Hoodoo Gurus feels the same. “We’re really excited to finally get out and play some concerts after so many months of being cooped up at home,” he says. “As George Harrison said in his song, Here Comes The Sun, little darling, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter’. It certainly has, but summers coming and we can promise you that when Hoodoo Gurus get back on sage, we’re going to be red hot. Look out!”

This sentiment is echoed by Jon Stevens. “You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone,” he says. “I think 2020 has taught us all that. I have really missed performing and I can’t wait to get out there.”

Diesel says returning to the stage on the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR will mean so much more, to both artists and audiences, since COVID-19. “It is a real cathartic thing for people to get together, and music can bring spirits together,” he says. “It is a healthy escapism that people need, the power of music is therapeutic. In hindsight of what we have all been through, it is the escapism we need. If we can make people forget about stuff for a couple of hours, that is a good thing.”

For Vika & Linda, the return to the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is also about bringing people together. “’The life I love is making music with my friends’,” says Vika. “We agree with Willie Nelson and after the year we’ve all had, the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is bring us back together, and we can’t wait to get on the road again.”

Tickets for the 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR are on sale from 9am Thursday 12th November 2020. Tickets are only available through Ticketmaster. Punters are advised not to purchase tickets from Viagogo or other Third Party Sellers, as fraudulent tickets will not be honoured.

Saturday 13th March 2021
Country Club Lawns, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 14th March 2021
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, HOBART TAS
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 27th March 2021
Mannum Golf Club, MANNUM SA
Sounds By The River
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 28th March 2021
Seppeltsfield, BAROSSA SA
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 10th April 2021
Sandalford Wines, SWAN VALLEY WA
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 1st May 2021
Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 2nd May 2021
Queens Park, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 9th May 2021
Harrigans Drift Inn, JACOBS WELL QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

For more information, please visit www.redhotsummertour.com.au

May
14
Fri
2021
Andrew Farriss @ NightQuarter, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Songwriter Andrew Farriss announces string of intimate tour dates in April & May 2021

Self-Titled Debut Album Due For Release 19.03.21

Legendary songwriter, and founding member of INXS, Andrew Farriss will be performing a number of intimate shows in April and May 2021 to celebrate the release of his first solo album. Andrew’s self-titled LP features a selection of eclectic songs with a unique blend of rhythm, roots, Americana and country influences. The album, which is set for a 19 March 2021 release, follows the 2020 release of Andrew’s critically acclaimed EP Love Makes The World – a wonderful mix of folk, ballad, contemporary and experimental songs that focus on humans and their relationships with each other and also with the earth.

Andrew’s songs have sold INXS of fifty million albums during his career (pun intended). He is one of Australia’s most successful songwriters of all time with his works being played constantly on radio around the world over the last 40 years. In January 2020, he was honoured with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), acknowledging his considerable contribution to music.

Andrew released his debut country single, Come Midnight, in 2019, aptly demonstrating his versatility as a songwriter and endearing him to country music fans. His follow-up single, Good Momma Bad, which he debuted at Tamworth Country Music Festival this January, helped cement Andrew as a formidable presence on the country-roots scene. His last single, All The Stars Are Mine from his recently released EP, Love Makes The World, continued to showcase the many facets of Andrew’s songwriting.

Spend an evening with one of Australia’s most successful and respected artists and experience the craftsmanship and beauty of his music, and the stories that lay within his songs. Be taken on a journey through places, emotions, observations and the personal experiences of a true legend of the Australian music industry.

These shows have limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions so book now to avoid missing out on what will be an awesome night of music with Andrew Farriss and his friends.

Andrew Farriss will release his self-titled debut album on 19 March 2021 through BMG.

Friday 9th April 2021
Royal Queanbeyan Hotel, QUEANBEYAN NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.royalhotelqbn.com.au

Saturday 10th April 2021
Heritage Hotel, BULLI NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.heritagehotel.com.au

Friday 16th April 2021
Lizottes, NEWCASTLE NSW
Doors at 6pm | Show Starts at 8.30pm
www.lizottes.com.au

Saturday 17th April 2021
Manly Leagues Club, MANLY NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.manyleagues.com.au

Saturday 23rd April 2021
Paddington RSL Club, PADDINGTON NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.paddorsl.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Brass Monkey, CRONULLA NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.brassmonkey.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Thornbury Theatre, THORNBURY VIC
Doors at 8pm
www.thornburytheatre.com.au

Friday 14th May 2021
NightQuarter, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
Doors at 6pm
www.nightwyarter.com.au

Saturday 15th May 2021
Fitzy’s, LOGANHOLME QLD
Doors at 8pm
www.fitzysloganholme.com.au

Sunday 16th May 2021
Wallaby Hotel, MUDGEERABA QLD
Doors at 3pm
www.wallabyhotel.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Freo Social, FREMANTLE WA
Doors at 8pm
www.freo.social

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Charles Hotel, NORTH PERTH WA
Doors at 8pm
www.charleshotel.com.au

Friday 28th May 2021
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
Doors 7.30pm
www.thegov.com.au

For more information, or to book tickets please visit www.andrewfarriss.com

Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

May
15
Sat
2021
The Red Hot Summer Tour @ Cairns Showgrounds
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm

The Red Hot Summer Tour announces a Far North Queensland show for music fans with a return to Cairns in 2021

Red Hot Summer Tour 2021 Cairns

Jimmy Barnes | Hoodoo Gurus | Jon Stevens | Diesel | Vika & Linda | Chris Cheney

The 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has announced two legs on its successful festival tour, with dates throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia. Now, in another special announcement, organisers have added another show to the run, with the addition of a Far North Queensland date scheduled. With a line-up featuring Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, Jon Stevens, Diesel, Killing Heidi and Chris Cheney, the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR will return to Cairns Showgrounds in May.

Promoter Duane McDonald says the return of the festival in 2021 has been a result of continuous hard-work to ensure the tour can be presented in a COVID-safe manner, and can continue to support the incredible music scene within Australia. “We were disappointed to cancel much of the 2020 tour,” he says. “But safety was, and always is, our first priority. We continue to work with governments and stakeholders to make sure that we can continue the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR in 2021, and to ensure that all the shows are delivered in a COVID-safe way.”

Bringing together an enviable line-up of Aussie acts was paramount for the organisers, and Duane says everyone onboard for the 2021 run can’t wait. “We are excited to have the opportunity to hit the road in 2021 bringing some great music experiences that the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has been sharing with audiences for over a decade,” he says. “Bringing together our mates in the music industry and taking the tour around Australia has always been special, but next year’s run is going to mean a lot to everyone. We’ve invited some of the artists who have been championing the tour from the very beginning and know everyone can’t wait to put on an incredible show. We look forward to making new musical memories for the next decade and can’t wait to see all the music-lovers who have supported us over the years at one of the shows in 2021.”

The 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR line-up hardly needs an introduction to audiences, it features Australian music royalty.  Jimmy Barnes, affectionately known by all as Barnesy, is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll. He released his 17th solo album, My Criminal Record, in 2019 and recently dropped a new single, the haunting co-write with Don Walker Killing Time, which featured the Australian Chamber Orchestra. His third book, Killing Time: short stories from the long way home, debuted at #1 on the non-fiction book charts.

Hoodoo Gurus are one of the country’s favourite bands, melding together their distinctly Australian sound with a big chunk of punk attitude, making them a formidable force for more than 35 years.  This is a band that helped give loud guitars a new lease of life, back when synthesisers ruled the airwaves back in the early ‘80s.  The Gurus are still going strong releasing three new singles this year – Answered Prayers, Hung Out To Dry and Get Out Of Dodge – and have a new album, and 40th anniversary celebrations, scheduled for 2021.

After a sell-out tour in 2019, Jon Stevens returns to thrill audiences far and wide with the Noiseworks & INXS Collection, which pays homage to the bands that helped cement him as Aussie rock royalty. With a career that spans more than four decades, Jon has a swag of solo hits to his name, as well as songs which have become all-time favourites from his time with bands Noiseworks, INXS and the Dead Daisies. His performance will feature hit after hit and have punters on their feet from start to finish.

Diesel brings a special show to the stage in 2021, with Re-injected 30thAnniversary. It is hard to believe that it has been little over three decades since the release of his debut album Johnny Diesel and the Injectors. Since then Diesel has released a swag of albums and forged an impressive solo career, but has always had a soft spot for the classic singles spawned from that original release. His 2021 show will revisit the essence of that record, including singles Don’t Need Love, Cry In Shame and Soul Revival, to name a few, as well as other beloved hits from throughout his career.

Killing Heidi celebrated an auspicious anniversary in 2020, two decades since the release of their rock-pop debut Reflector. The smash hit singles – including Weir and Mascara – embedded the album in Australian music history, took out four ARIA awards and reached four times platinum status. It also catapulted Killing Heidi and its teen musicians – Ella and Jesse Hooper – into international superstar status. The Hooper siblings were revered for their songwriting prowess and their subsequent albums earned them critical acclaim.

Chris Cheney is revered as one of the country’s most phenomenal guitarists, and as lead-singer of rockabilly band The Living End, has been touring the world for more than three decades. Responsible for penning the smash hit singles Second Solution / Prisoner of Society, All Torn Down and Roll on to name a few, he has released eight studio albums with The Living End and have a massive fan base not only in Australia, but also the United States and United Kingdom.

Tickets for the 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR Cairns show are on sale from 9am Thursday 10th December 2020. Tickets are only available through Ticketmaster. Punters are advised not to purchase tickets from Viagogo or other Third Party Sellers, as fraudulent tickets will not be honoured.

Saturday 15th May 2021
Cairns Showgrounds, CAIRNS QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

For more information, please visit www.redhotsummertour.com.au

Andrew Farriss
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Songwriter Andrew Farriss announces string of intimate tour dates in April & May 2021

Self-Titled Debut Album Due For Release 19.03.21

Legendary songwriter, and founding member of INXS, Andrew Farriss will be performing a number of intimate shows in April and May 2021 to celebrate the release of his first solo album. Andrew’s self-titled LP features a selection of eclectic songs with a unique blend of rhythm, roots, Americana and country influences. The album, which is set for a 19 March 2021 release, follows the 2020 release of Andrew’s critically acclaimed EP Love Makes The World – a wonderful mix of folk, ballad, contemporary and experimental songs that focus on humans and their relationships with each other and also with the earth.

Andrew’s songs have sold INXS of fifty million albums during his career (pun intended). He is one of Australia’s most successful songwriters of all time with his works being played constantly on radio around the world over the last 40 years. In January 2020, he was honoured with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), acknowledging his considerable contribution to music.

Andrew released his debut country single, Come Midnight, in 2019, aptly demonstrating his versatility as a songwriter and endearing him to country music fans. His follow-up single, Good Momma Bad, which he debuted at Tamworth Country Music Festival this January, helped cement Andrew as a formidable presence on the country-roots scene. His last single, All The Stars Are Mine from his recently released EP, Love Makes The World, continued to showcase the many facets of Andrew’s songwriting.

Spend an evening with one of Australia’s most successful and respected artists and experience the craftsmanship and beauty of his music, and the stories that lay within his songs. Be taken on a journey through places, emotions, observations and the personal experiences of a true legend of the Australian music industry.

These shows have limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions so book now to avoid missing out on what will be an awesome night of music with Andrew Farriss and his friends.

Andrew Farriss will release his self-titled debut album on 19 March 2021 through BMG.

Friday 9th April 2021
Royal Queanbeyan Hotel, QUEANBEYAN NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.royalhotelqbn.com.au

Saturday 10th April 2021
Heritage Hotel, BULLI NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.heritagehotel.com.au

Friday 16th April 2021
Lizottes, NEWCASTLE NSW
Doors at 6pm | Show Starts at 8.30pm
www.lizottes.com.au

Saturday 17th April 2021
Manly Leagues Club, MANLY NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.manyleagues.com.au

Saturday 23rd April 2021
Paddington RSL Club, PADDINGTON NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.paddorsl.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Brass Monkey, CRONULLA NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.brassmonkey.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Thornbury Theatre, THORNBURY VIC
Doors at 8pm
www.thornburytheatre.com.au

Friday 14th May 2021
NightQuarter, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
Doors at 6pm
www.nightwyarter.com.au

Saturday 15th May 2021
Fitzy’s, LOGANHOLME QLD
Doors at 8pm
www.fitzysloganholme.com.au

Sunday 16th May 2021
Wallaby Hotel, MUDGEERABA QLD
Doors at 3pm
www.wallabyhotel.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Freo Social, FREMANTLE WA
Doors at 8pm
www.freo.social

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Charles Hotel, NORTH PERTH WA
Doors at 8pm
www.charleshotel.com.au

Friday 28th May 2021
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
Doors 7.30pm
www.thegov.com.au

For more information, or to book tickets please visit www.andrewfarriss.com

Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

May
16
Sun
2021
Andrew Farriss @ Wallaby Hotel, MUDGEERABA QLD
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Songwriter Andrew Farriss announces string of intimate tour dates in April & May 2021

Self-Titled Debut Album Due For Release 19.03.21

Legendary songwriter, and founding member of INXS, Andrew Farriss will be performing a number of intimate shows in April and May 2021 to celebrate the release of his first solo album. Andrew’s self-titled LP features a selection of eclectic songs with a unique blend of rhythm, roots, Americana and country influences. The album, which is set for a 19 March 2021 release, follows the 2020 release of Andrew’s critically acclaimed EP Love Makes The World – a wonderful mix of folk, ballad, contemporary and experimental songs that focus on humans and their relationships with each other and also with the earth.

Andrew’s songs have sold INXS of fifty million albums during his career (pun intended). He is one of Australia’s most successful songwriters of all time with his works being played constantly on radio around the world over the last 40 years. In January 2020, he was honoured with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), acknowledging his considerable contribution to music.

Andrew released his debut country single, Come Midnight, in 2019, aptly demonstrating his versatility as a songwriter and endearing him to country music fans. His follow-up single, Good Momma Bad, which he debuted at Tamworth Country Music Festival this January, helped cement Andrew as a formidable presence on the country-roots scene. His last single, All The Stars Are Mine from his recently released EP, Love Makes The World, continued to showcase the many facets of Andrew’s songwriting.

Spend an evening with one of Australia’s most successful and respected artists and experience the craftsmanship and beauty of his music, and the stories that lay within his songs. Be taken on a journey through places, emotions, observations and the personal experiences of a true legend of the Australian music industry.

These shows have limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions so book now to avoid missing out on what will be an awesome night of music with Andrew Farriss and his friends.

Andrew Farriss will release his self-titled debut album on 19 March 2021 through BMG.

Friday 9th April 2021
Royal Queanbeyan Hotel, QUEANBEYAN NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.royalhotelqbn.com.au

Saturday 10th April 2021
Heritage Hotel, BULLI NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.heritagehotel.com.au

Friday 16th April 2021
Lizottes, NEWCASTLE NSW
Doors at 6pm | Show Starts at 8.30pm
www.lizottes.com.au

Saturday 17th April 2021
Manly Leagues Club, MANLY NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.manyleagues.com.au

Saturday 23rd April 2021
Paddington RSL Club, PADDINGTON NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.paddorsl.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Brass Monkey, CRONULLA NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.brassmonkey.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Thornbury Theatre, THORNBURY VIC
Doors at 8pm
www.thornburytheatre.com.au

Friday 14th May 2021
NightQuarter, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
Doors at 6pm
www.nightwyarter.com.au

Saturday 15th May 2021
Fitzy’s, LOGANHOLME QLD
Doors at 8pm
www.fitzysloganholme.com.au

Sunday 16th May 2021
Wallaby Hotel, MUDGEERABA QLD
Doors at 3pm
www.wallabyhotel.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Freo Social, FREMANTLE WA
Doors at 8pm
www.freo.social

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Charles Hotel, NORTH PERTH WA
Doors at 8pm
www.charleshotel.com.au

Friday 28th May 2021
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
Doors 7.30pm
www.thegov.com.au

For more information, or to book tickets please visit www.andrewfarriss.com

May
21
Fri
2021
Andrew Farriss @ Freo Social, FREMANTLE WA
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Songwriter Andrew Farriss announces string of intimate tour dates in April & May 2021

Self-Titled Debut Album Due For Release 19.03.21

Legendary songwriter, and founding member of INXS, Andrew Farriss will be performing a number of intimate shows in April and May 2021 to celebrate the release of his first solo album. Andrew’s self-titled LP features a selection of eclectic songs with a unique blend of rhythm, roots, Americana and country influences. The album, which is set for a 19 March 2021 release, follows the 2020 release of Andrew’s critically acclaimed EP Love Makes The World – a wonderful mix of folk, ballad, contemporary and experimental songs that focus on humans and their relationships with each other and also with the earth.

Andrew’s songs have sold INXS of fifty million albums during his career (pun intended). He is one of Australia’s most successful songwriters of all time with his works being played constantly on radio around the world over the last 40 years. In January 2020, he was honoured with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), acknowledging his considerable contribution to music.

Andrew released his debut country single, Come Midnight, in 2019, aptly demonstrating his versatility as a songwriter and endearing him to country music fans. His follow-up single, Good Momma Bad, which he debuted at Tamworth Country Music Festival this January, helped cement Andrew as a formidable presence on the country-roots scene. His last single, All The Stars Are Mine from his recently released EP, Love Makes The World, continued to showcase the many facets of Andrew’s songwriting.

Spend an evening with one of Australia’s most successful and respected artists and experience the craftsmanship and beauty of his music, and the stories that lay within his songs. Be taken on a journey through places, emotions, observations and the personal experiences of a true legend of the Australian music industry.

These shows have limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions so book now to avoid missing out on what will be an awesome night of music with Andrew Farriss and his friends.

Andrew Farriss will release his self-titled debut album on 19 March 2021 through BMG.

Friday 9th April 2021
Royal Queanbeyan Hotel, QUEANBEYAN NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.royalhotelqbn.com.au

Saturday 10th April 2021
Heritage Hotel, BULLI NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.heritagehotel.com.au

Friday 16th April 2021
Lizottes, NEWCASTLE NSW
Doors at 6pm | Show Starts at 8.30pm
www.lizottes.com.au

Saturday 17th April 2021
Manly Leagues Club, MANLY NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.manyleagues.com.au

Saturday 23rd April 2021
Paddington RSL Club, PADDINGTON NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.paddorsl.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Brass Monkey, CRONULLA NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.brassmonkey.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Thornbury Theatre, THORNBURY VIC
Doors at 8pm
www.thornburytheatre.com.au

Friday 14th May 2021
NightQuarter, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
Doors at 6pm
www.nightwyarter.com.au

Saturday 15th May 2021
Fitzy’s, LOGANHOLME QLD
Doors at 8pm
www.fitzysloganholme.com.au

Sunday 16th May 2021
Wallaby Hotel, MUDGEERABA QLD
Doors at 3pm
www.wallabyhotel.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Freo Social, FREMANTLE WA
Doors at 8pm
www.freo.social

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Charles Hotel, NORTH PERTH WA
Doors at 8pm
www.charleshotel.com.au

Friday 28th May 2021
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
Doors 7.30pm
www.thegov.com.au

For more information, or to book tickets please visit www.andrewfarriss.com