Any examination of The Black Sorrows inevitably comes down to one person. Joe
Camilleri (singer, songwriter, saxophonist, producer and the brains behind The Black
Sorrows) is one of the most genuinely talented figures in Australian music.
With 45 albums under his belt, Joe Camilleri celebrates 50 years in the music business
and is showing no signs of slowing down. This year The Black Sorrows release Certified Blue,
a superbly produced and packaged album released as a CD and as a limited edition, coloured 12” vinyl
LP. The reviews so far are nothing short of glowing…
“In Certified Blue, one of our music veterans teams with a crackerjack line-up of players…Album highlight Can’t
Give Up On You is a bluesy brain leech with serious rhythm…our Joe and gang are smokin’ in an hour’s worth of songs that insist you move and keep coming back for more.”
Scott Podmore Sunday Sun, Herald Melbourne April 27
“..an impeccably crafted trip through all the ingredients that made rock’n'roll in the first place, from gospel to
sweet soul, raw blues to country…Blasting Certified Blue in the car, as I have been for a week, I didn’t want it to
end. It’s that good.” Noel Mengel, Review of the Week, Courier Mail Brisbane April 19
“Bits of soul, bits of rock, bits of country bits of gospel, bits of…I could go on, but you get the point. The point is,
it’s just like one perfect party here.” Bernard Zuel Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Sydney April 19
“Certified Blue, the new Black Sorrows album is a masterpiece. This is easily Joe’s strongest album since ‘Hold On
To Me’ and most passionate since ‘Dear Children’.” Paul Cashmere Noise 11 April 8 2014
“Certified Blue contains some of the best songs Joe and his long-term writing partner Nick Smith, have ever
written… The album is a wonderful encapsulation of the talents of a great musician”
Brian Wise Off The Record, #1 Top Picks Wise Choice Rhythms Magazine April 2014
Performing at Trak with The Black Sorrows
Jason Sing, former Taxiride vocalist and songwriter has released his long anticipated solo album, Humannequin.
Taxiride enjoyed nationwide success with two Top 5 ARIA platinum selling albums and six Top 40 ARIA charting singles including three Top 10 chart entries with Get Set, Everywhere You Go and Creepin’ Up Slowly. The later achieving the #1 most broadcast song on radio and television in 2002. In addition to this, the band received international airplay and successfully toured through North America, Europe and Asia.
Humannequin was produced by the legendary, ARIA-Award winning Charles Fisher, whose studio pedigree boasts such success stories as Savage Garden, Air Supply, Hoodoo Gurus, Ace of Base and Olivia Newton-John (to name a few), the album “sets a new benchmark with sky scraping pop songs.” (Melbourne Herald Sun)
Prior to the release of ‘Humannequin’ Jason scored two Top 10 ARIA Club hits; The World As You Know it and One World – “The club hits gave me a lot of confidence in my ability as a songwriter and fuelled my desire to make my own album of original songs’.
Humannequin’s lead single “Hold On Forever” was picked up by radio stations across the country, as well as being selected for the Seven Network ‘Million Dollar Minute’ on air promotion.
The songs from ‘Humannequin’ have proven to be popular with movie producers. “Easy” is featured in the new Australian movie John Doe : Vigilante. The movie is set for release in the US in March and stars Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) and Lachy Hulme (Matrix Revolution and Howzat : Kerry Packer’s War). Japanese boy band Precious Stone recorded “’I Believe” for their 2013 movie release.
Jason has also released his new single “Speakers” in 2014.
Don’t miss this amazing double bill of Blues, Rock and Soul on Friday 17th October, 2014.
8.30PM DOORS OPEN
8.30PM – 9.00PM DJ
9.00PM – 10.00PM JASON SINGH
10.00 – 10.30PM DJ
10.30PM – 12PM THE BLACK SORROWS with Joe Camilleri
12.00AM DJ til CLOSE