Sunday 17th January 2016
Sydney Festival 2016
Sydney Festival 2016 - Sunday 17 January
Venue: Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Hyde Park, Sydney
Following his wildly successful Cannot Buy My Soul shows (Sydney Festival 2008), Kev will perform songs collected over the past 40 years, selecting the best from his new release, Recollections...Reflections... (A Journey), a 4-CD set recorded in a Queensland shearing shed. Kicking off proceedings will be a screening of Songman, an intimate portrait of Kev by director Brendan Fletcher.
Friday 29th January 2016
Powerhouse, Brisbane QLD
Experience the inspiring life and music of Songman, Kev Carmody.
Poet. Radical. Grandad. National treasure. Kev Carmody is many things. Co-writer of the Australian classic, From Little Things, Big Things Grow and the writer of “The best album ever released by an Aboriginal musician” (Rollling Stone, 1987), Kev will be performing at Brisbane Powerhouse on Fri 29 January.
His first tour in over eight years, it will include songs from his new four-disc album Recollections… Reflections… (A Journey). The concert will be preceded by a screening of the new short documentary Songman, an intimate portrait of Kev by director Brendan Fletcher.
Performance Time: 7.30PM (duration 100 minutes – includes 30-minute documentary to precede performance and 10-minute interval).
Wednesday 17th February 2016
Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, WA
One of Australia’s pre-eminent singer-songwriters, Kev Carmody is a living legend.
A storyteller of Aboriginal and Irish heritage, Carmody is best known for 1991’s politically-charged anthem, written with Paul Kelly, ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’, and his impressive body of work was covered by the likes of Archie Roach, John Butler, Missy Higgins and Dan Kelly for the 2007 tribute album Cannot Buy My Soul.
This special Festival appearance also features a screening of Brendan Fletcher’s Songman, a documentary exploring Carmody’s unique philosophy on music and recording, making this a truly memorable night.
Saturday 20th February 2016
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
Kev Carmody, the musician who penned one of Australia’s most famous songs, ‘From Little Things, Big Things Grow’, lights up the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall stage for an intimate live performance and screening of Brendan Fletcher’s acclaimed new documentary, Songman.
11-14th March 2016
After a break from touring, Kev Carmody returns to the concert stage with more of his compelling song stories. As one of Aboriginal Australia’s great contemporary voices, Kev’s thoughtful songs articulate insightful and politically astute observations. His duet with Paul Kelly, From Little Things Big Things Grow, is rightly cherished as a national classic.
Friday 8th April 2016
Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns QLD
One of Australia’s profound contemporary voices, Kev Carmody, is returning to Tanks to showcase his first new release in 12 years.
‘Recollections... Reflections... (A Journey)’ is a four disc collection of politically charged stories, written and collected over forty years, driven by the struggles of his people and set on the land he loves.
Kev Carmody has received a host of awards in recent years, both by his music industry peers and the wider community, including being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009, proving the lyrics of his famous song, ‘From little things, big things grow’.
In 2007, his great friend and longtime fan Paul Kelly drew together Australia´s finest and most diverse artists including Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, John Butler and Dan Sultan to record their favourite Kev song, bringing a whole new audience to his heartfelt songs. Make sure you’re in the audience for this special night at Tanks.