MEREWETHER, Australia (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Australian singer/songwriter, Paul Kelly, is teaming up with internationally renowned jazz musician Paul Grabowsky, to create Meet Me In The Middle of the Air.
The two musicians will be joined on stage by members of the Australian Art Orchestra, Vika and Linda Bull and the Choir With No Name for these performances.
The concert event, only performed three times before to sold out crowds, will this time take in five cities throughout July starting in Melbourne and moving on to Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide.
The concerts will delve into Kelly’s spiritually themed songs from his 30 year catalogue including songs such as ‘Be Careful What You Pray For’, ‘God’s Hotel’ (lyrics by Nick Cave), and the specially written, ‘Meet Me In The Middle of the Air’.
Grabowsky, with his notable arrangements, leads the charge with members of Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary music ensemble, the Australian Art Orchestra. Kelly shares lead vocal duties with soulful sister singers Vika and Linda Bull supported in unison by the backing vocals of the Choir With No Name.
Paul Kelly commented about his selection of songs for the concert in a statement,“I started a list and roped in a few secular hymns under the Mavis Staples, Prince principle – God and Sex are all mixed up. Stacked together they stand as Songs of Praise with ‘God Told Me Too’ the snake in the pile.”
Paul Grabowsky commented,“Each song is cast not only for the glorious voices of the Bull sisters and the definitive delivery of the St. Kilda bard (Paul Kelly) but for the musicians who have their own drama and personal poetry to lend to the songs.”
7/8 – State Theatre: the Arts Centre – Melbourne, VIC
7/9 – State Theatre: the Arts Centre – Melbourne, VIC
7/23 – Brisbane River Stage, Queensland Music Festival – Brisbane, QLD
7/24 – The Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House – Sydney, NSW
7/29 – Canberra Theatre – Canberra, ACT
7/30 – Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre – Adelaide, SA
— Crystal Lynn Huntoon