PAUL KELLY


BIO: From very early on in his career, Paul Kelly has been recognised as one of the most significant singer/ songwriters in the country. As well as issuing an enduring body of work with his own bands, Kelly has recorded film scores (Lantana and the Cannes 2006 highlight, Jindabyne) and written songs with and for many other artists. Songs From The South, a selection of his popular songs first assembled in 1997 and expanded to a double album in 2008, continues to have wide appeal, with many of his songs now lodged deep in the Australian psyche. He continues to cross musical boundaries. Recent albums include the bluegrass inspired Foggy Highway, the wide ranging double set, Ways & Means and Stolen Apples. The JJJ tribute album Before Too Long, released earlier this year, featuring John Butler, Missy Higgins, Megan Washington, Paul Dempsey, Ozi Batla and many others is evidence of his continuing influence on generations of musicians. His first work of prose, a self described ‘mongrel memoir’, is due out on Penguin in October accompanied by a CD box set of live recordings.

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THE STATE OF MUSIC Episode Four Features Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels, The Teskey Brothers and More THE STATE OF MUSIC Episode Four Features Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels, The Teskey Brothers and More
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020

Attention music lovers! It's time to reveal the unmissable line-up for Episode Four of The State of Music – the weekly live-streamed program curated, filmed and recorded by Mushroom (in partnership with the VIC Government's Victoria Together initiative). With a combined viewership reach of 1 million... (more...)
Paul Kelly + Friends Come Together For A Very Special Episode of THE STATE OF MUSIC Paul Kelly + Friends Come Together For A Very Special Episode of THE STATE OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020

If you want to know something about Australia, how it feels to be Australian, you can find it in the songs of PAUL KELLY.... (more...)
Soundcheck Live Releases Multi-Artist Cover of 'Let It Be' to Benefit MusiCares Relief Fund Soundcheck Live Releases Multi-Artist Cover of 'Let It Be' to Benefit MusiCares Relief Fund
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2020

With the support of the MusiCares Foundation, the team behind Soundcheck Live is bringing together 68 of the brightest stars in the music world to deliver a stirring performance of “Let It Be” for a good cause.... (more...)
Philip Paul Kelly Looks For The Silver Lining in New Video Philip Paul Kelly Looks For The Silver Lining in New Video
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2020

Ton-Up, Inc. is pleased to present, 'The Silver Lining,' a short film clip by musician, Eddie Star (Eddie Star & The Zero Effect, JoyBox), starring Philip Paul Kelly (Rockquiem for a Wrestler, Elf the Musical, Ragtime on Ellis Island). Shot last year in New York, the film is one of several projects ... (more...)
The Pretenders Release New Song & Announce Album Date Change The Pretenders Release New Song & Announce Album Date Change
by TV News Desk - March 24, 2020

The Pretenders have today revealed their brand-new song, 'Hate For Sale,' following a radio premiere on Steve Lamacq's BBC 6 Music show this afternoon. The song is the title track from the band's new album, out July 17 via BMG. Pre-orders are available now.... (more...)
The Pretenders Announce New Record & Release First Song The Pretenders Announce New Record & Release First Song
by TV News Desk - March 17, 2020

The Pretenders have announced today's premiere of their spectacular new single. “The Buzz” is available now via BMG at all DSPs and streaming services. The new song heralds The Pretenders' upcoming 11th studio album, HATE FOR SALE, due via BMG on Friday, May 1. Pre-orders are available now.... (more...)
Julien's Auctions Announces THE BEATLES AT HARD ROCK CAFE Julien's Auctions Announces THE BEATLES AT HARD ROCK CAFE
by TV News Desk - March 06, 2020

Julien's Auctions, the world record-breaking auction house to the stars, has announced THE BEATLES AT HARD ROCK CAFE, to take place on the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's historic breakup on Friday, April 10 live in the heart of Times Square at Hard Rock Cafe ® New York and online at juliensaucti... (more...)
Music Executives Katie Vinten & Alicia Pruitt Organize Star-Studded Songwriting Camp In Nashville Music Executives Katie Vinten & Alicia Pruitt Organize Star-Studded Songwriting Camp In Nashville
by TV News Desk - March 05, 2020

Yesterday, 18 songwriters capped off a multi-day songwriting camp in Nashville, TN that was conceptualized by powerhouse music executives Katie Vinten (Co-founder of Facet and founder of Black Diamond Management) and Alicia Pruitt (Founder of Madfun Entertainment). Vinten & Pruitt, longstanding frie... (more...)
VIDEO: PJ Morton Performs 'Ready' For THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW VIDEO: PJ Morton Performs 'Ready' For THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Stage Tube - February 25, 2020

Grammy winner PJ Morton performs his song 'Ready,' off his latest album, 'Paul.' See his stunning piano performance!... (more...)
Courtney Barnett's 'MTV Unplugged Live in Melbourne' Out Today on CD & Vinyl Courtney Barnett's 'MTV Unplugged Live in Melbourne' Out Today on CD & Vinyl
by TV News Desk - February 21, 2020

MTV Unplugged Live In Melbourne is out physically today, February 21st. 2020 on CD and aqua blue vinyl, order here. Stream here now and watch full video playlist here. ... (more...)
Lineup Announced for Cream Classical In the Park Lineup Announced for Cream Classical In the Park
by TV News Desk - February 20, 2020

Following the announcement of the return of Cream Classical In The Park on Saturday 18th July, which attracted over 35,000 last year, Cream HQ have unleashed the line-up for the 2020 edition which features a showcase of true dance music legends.  ... (more...)
Sean Paul And Tove Lo Release Music Video For 'Calling On Me' Sean Paul And Tove Lo Release Music Video For 'Calling On Me'
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2020

Following the release of his new single 'Calling On Me' with Tove Lo, legendary GRAMMY Awardwinning, multi-platinum selling Island Records artist Sean Paul reveals the official music video for the song today. Directed by Andy Hines, the video features both global chart-topping artists and comes afte... (more...)
Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party Raises Over $6.4 Million To Help End The AIDS Epidemic Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party Raises Over $6.4 Million To Help End The AIDS Epidemic
by TV News Desk - February 10, 2020

The 28th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards® Viewing Party with Netflix's Queer Eye Fab Five: Bobby Berk, Tan France, Karamo, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness raised over $6.4 million for the global effort to end AIDS. The gala, which took place on Sunday, February 9 at West Holly... (more...)
Sean Paul Returns With New Single 'Calling On Me' Featuring Tove Lo Sean Paul Returns With New Single 'Calling On Me' Featuring Tove Lo
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2020

Legendary GRAMMY Award winning, multi-platinum selling Island Records artist Sean Paul has returned with a sure-fire smash for 2020. Having collaborated with some of the worlds' biggest stars including Sia, Dua Lipa, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland, Migos, David Guetta, J Balvin, and DJ Snake, S... (more...)
Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox, Pharrell & More Among 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox, Pharrell & More Among 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees
by TV News Desk - January 16, 2020

Musical legends Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox / Dave Stewart p/k/a Eurythmics, Ernie Isley / Marvin Isley / O'Kelly Isley / Ronald Isley / Rudolph Isley / Chris Jasper p/k/a The Isley Brothers, Steve Miller, Chad Hugo / Pharrell Williams p/k/a The Neptunes, Rick Nowels and William “Mickey” Stevenson wi... (more...)