DAYSat July 22
Paul Kelly is one of Australia’s most significant singer/songwriters. The man who has chronicled the country’s beauty, scars and desires, as well as the personal insights which know no borders, in an extraordinary song-writing career that now spans more than 25 albums in 30 years.
Paul was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997. This year, he was appointed as an officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the performing arts and to the promotion of the national identity through contributions as a singer, songwriter and musician.
He continues to cross musical boundaries. Recent albums include the album of funeral songs ‘Death’s Dateless Night’, ‘Seven Sonnets & A Song’, the soul revue ‘Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions’ and ‘Spring And Fall.’
His first work of prose, a self described “mongrel memoir”, ‘How To Make Gravy’, was released via Penguin.
As well as issuing an enduring body of work of his own, Kelly has recorded film scores and written songs with and for many other artists. His body of work is now lodged deep in the Australian psyche.