Russell Morris leads Twilight performances

October 7, 2014

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Aussie music legends to kick off

Lakes Twilight Concert series

THE immensely popular Lakeside Twilights is back for 2014, kicking off with an incredible line-up of Australian talent for one special night in December.

Russell Morris

Russell Morris

Featuring Russell Morris, Daryl Braithwaite, Mental As Anything and Pseudo Echo, this is the perfect event for end of year celebrations and offers fun for all the family.

The Lakeside Twilights concert series runs annually over the spring and summer months, taking advantage of the beautiful summer weather in breathtaking lakeside settings around regional Victoria.

Iconic entertainer Russell Morris joins this year’s Lakeside Twilights. More than 40 years after his breakthrough hit – the Molly Meldrum-produced psychedelic masterpiece, The Real Thing – Russell Morris has successfully reinvented himself as a superb bluesman.

Following on from the success of his Sharkmouth album, which peaked in the Top10 46 years after his first release, Russell’s latest album Van Dieman’s Land goes further to prove he is a musician of a legendary ilk. With iconic hits such as The Real Thing, Wings of an Eagle, Sweet Sweet Love, The Girl That I Love and many more, Russell is one of the country’s most recognisable singer songwriters.

When it comes to recognisable voices in the Australian music scene, there are few as impressive as that of Daryl Braithwaite.

In a diverse career that has spanned decades, Daryl’s consistency as a performer has never wavered, something that sees him performing regularly to packed crowds around the country.

Starting his career in the 1970s as the frontman for Sherbet, Daryl was crowned King of Pop and the band produced 20 national Top 40 singles.

In the 1980’s Daryl set out on his own solo career, producing hit songs such as One Summer, As The Days Go By, Rise and the ever popular The Horses. His most recent EP `Forever The Tourist' is continuing to earn him a new generation of fans.

There is no doubt, Mental As Anything are legends in the Australian music industry – both for their iconic hits and the folklore behind the band. What started as a group of students, posing as a band in order to get free beer, evolved into one of the country’s most prolific groups.

Their spawn of hits from the band include The Nips Are Getting Bigger, Too Many Times, If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?, Live It Up, Rock ‘n’ Roll Music and Mr Natural to name a few.

The band’s current line-up, with a mixture of original members and some new blood, are as enigmatic as ever. They still adhere to a rigorous touring schedule and receive rave reviews around the country.

Known as pioneers of the electro sound in Australia in the 1980s, Pseudo Echo don’t need any introduction to Aussie music fans. According to legend, they were the first and only unsigned band to be featured on iconic show Countdown, something which started the band’s chart topping rein.

The band has a string of hits, including Listening, A Beat for You, Don’t Go, Living in a Dream and Love An Adventure. Their single Funky Town earned them international acclaim and became the unofficial anthem of the 80s.

Don’t miss the return of Lakeside Twilights on Saturday December 6. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday October 10.

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