For the final show of Brian Kennedy’s Australian tour he is joining forces with one of Australia’s finest singer songwriters Shane Howard, exclusively for the Theatre Royal Hobart, 8pm on September 25.
The concert promises to be an outstanding evening in song and story telling ... a true Celtic Australian sojourn.
Brian Kennedy is an exceptional performer. His most recent album ‘VOICE’ entered the UK charts at No. 3. The single ‘Best Days’ is his lyrical reaction to the recession and the album further cements Brian’s reputation as an outstanding vocalist, guitar player, songwriter and interpreter.
His work with Van Morrison has been well documented where he has featured as guest lead singer on the now unforgettable ‘Blues & Soul Revue’. Brian ended up sharing vocal duties on stages across the globe over a six-year period with Morrison and a breathtaking cast of some of the greatest artists in history: Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker to name but a few. That unique Irish voice can be heard harmonising and answering Van on five of his major hit albums.
For one night only Brian joins forces with one of Australia’s finest, Shane Howard, who is admired and respected for his integrity and commitment to music. For more than 30 years his songs have continued to champion the cause of the common man, the environment and the injustices endured by Australia’s Aboriginal people. He writes universal songs of love and life and ‘combines a deep understanding of poetic and musical folk traditions… Howard¹s songs have a global reach.’ Aziz Choudry, Montreal.