Richard Clapton – Saturday 6 August
Saturday 6 August, 7pm (doors open 6.15pm)
Richard Clapton is one of Australia’s foremost singer/songwriters, paving the way for subsequent generations of songwriters to write about the experience of being Australian.
Like Americans Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen, Richard Clapton developed a sound based on melodic rock while his lyrics were poetic musings on his state of mind or the state of the nation.
By 1975, when he released his highly acclaimed, No.1 hit Girls On The Avenue, Clapton had set the themes he was to explore for the coming decades.
Over the following years there were a string of hits including the perennial favourites: Capricorn Dancer, Deep Water, I Am An Island, and many more.
Richard mastered that most difficult of show business acts – the highwire that requires the balance of radio-friendly tunes and candid, from-the-heart, lyrics. Since his first album in 1973, Richard has shown no signs of slowing down. He has released over 20 albums which have cumulatively sold over one million copies. He is the only rock artist to have received an Australia Council arts grant which enabled him to travel around the world writing new songs based on his experiences.
In 1999 he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and in 2014, his first memoir “The Best Years of Our Lives” was published by Allen and Unwin.
He was a mentor to the artists like Jimmy Barnes, INXS and Cold Chisel and in 1981 INXS had him produce their second album, Underneath the Colours, they remain firm friends to this day.
In a career that now spans over 40 years Richard hasn’t passed through life in a luxurious rock star bubble. He has battled and succeeded at every step of the way and come through it intact as one of the world’s most cherished singer/songwriters with his legions of fans. He is a survivor, with a tale to tell.
In 2021 Richard is releasing his first cover album, entitled Music Is Love (1966-1970). A timely homage to the music of peace love & understanding; tunes of the American hippies from the late 1960’s; Richard Clapton’s unique versions of songs recorded by The Byrds, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Bob Dylan, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, The Band, Lovin’ Spoonful and more, sung as only Richard can.
ABOUT THE VENUE
This event will be held indoors in our event venue.
A range of Tallagandra Hill wines, plus local beers will be available.
Food will also be available to purchase prior to the event and on the night. An email with a link to the dinner menu will be sent to all attendees one week prior to the event. (Note you cannot bring your own food and beverage into the venue.)
Bookings are invited for groups of 6 or more. Car-pooling is encouraged.
Doors open at 6.15pm (not before) with the artist on stage at 7.00pm. Venue closes at 10.30pm.
This event will be held under COVID safe conditions.
Tables will be reserved under the name of the person who made the booking.
This show is part of Tallagandra Hill’s We Love Local Festival, supporting local Australian artists and producers.Back to listing