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PAUL KELLY

Paul Kelly and Gurrumul release an incredible cover of "Amazing Grace"

Two Australian treasures coming together for a soulful cover of an iconic gospel song is definitely something that deserves attention. Especially when those two treasures are Gurrumul and Paul Kelly. The two musicians have collaborated to record a music video for their cover of "Amazing Grace" for Gurrumul's third studio album, The Gospel Album, following a very well-received live debut.

Paul Kelly present the Merri Soul Sessions at a Day on the Green

Paul Kelly is reprising his recently acclaimed and innovative album and tour Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions at A Day on the Green. The concert experience includes 10 musicians and performers led by Kelly, with vocalists Dan Sultan, Clairy Browne, Kira Puru, Vika and Linda Bull.

The Seed announces first ever fundraiser Feat. Missy Higgins, San Cisco, and more

The Seed Fund, a not-for-profit organisation developed to facilitate musicians to become self-sustained professionals, has announced their first official fundraising campaign with an all-star line-up event at The Athenaeum Theatre on Monday October 12. Hosted by Triple J’s Zan Rowe, some of the talents who will be performing include San Cisco, John Butler, Missy Higgins and Emma Louise. The money raised will go towards the provision of grants, workshops, partnerships and initiatives that will support professional artists within Australia.

Foals and Bloc Party lead the first artist announcement for the Falls & Southbound festivals!

Now that Splendour in the Grass is over for another year, Australian festival goers can now look ahead to the next major run of festivals coming up over the New Year period and for 2015, the crew behind the Falls and Southbound festivals have delivered a pretty slick line up of artists set to bring in your New Year right. Leading the first artist announcement of the festival tour are Foals and Bloc Party, both British bands who have long enjoyed a successful relationship with fans in Australia.

The Barunga Festival confirms final line up; Briggs, Paul Kelly, Gurrumul and more added to the 30th Anniversary event!

The 30th anniversary celebrations of the Barunga Festival were always going to be mega, but with the event's final artist announcement featuring the likes of Paul Kelly, Briggs and Gurrumul, the festival to be held this Queen's Birthday long weekend has now been certified as being something of the legendary quality. Barunga is known for its memorable musical collaborations and the 2015 artist line up could possibly still offer up some gems and surprises for sure.

Paul Kelly to receive the prestigious JC Williamson Award for contribution to the live performance industry!

He's been one of the country's most beloved songwriters and live performers for decades now and this year, Paul Kelly have the fact acknowledged when he receives the JC Williamson Award in July. The prestigious accolade is awarded to an artist or individual who has displayed a great contribution to the live performance industry and the general enrichment of Australian live entertainment and arts culture. Kelly's prolific career fits this bill perfectly, no?

Live Review: Paul Kelly and the Merri Soul Sessions - Taronga Zoo, Sydney (05.02.15)

Paul Kelly was joined by a group of talented Australian singers to play songs they performed together on the Merri Soul Sessions album.

Photo Gallery: Paul Kelly and The Merri Soul Session + Hiatus Kaiyote - Taronga Zoo (05.02.15)

Paul Kelly collaborated with a group of talented singers to produce tracks including old and new songs featuring Clairy Browne, Vika and Linda Bull, Dan Sultan, and Kira Puru. The supporting band Hiatus Kaiyote, a neo-soul quartet formed in Melbourne, also put on a great performance. Ashley Joanna brings you these photos from the outstanding performances at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

Album News Weekly: 10th December 2014

In This Issue: As 2014 starts closing out we're already looking forward to all the massive releases 2015 has in store. But don't worry, there are still albums and EPs from the likes of Charlie XCX, Future Classic and Paul Kelly you can get you're hands on before the New Year.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - December 10th

In this issue: Millions and Japanese Wallpaper team up for headline Metro show, Jaron Freeman and The Opposite of Everything hitting up the Hotel Gearin, Christmas At the Opera House returns for 2014, Paul Kelly bringing the Merri Soul Sessions through to Tamworth in 2015, Paul Simon and Sting reschedule their Sydney date, the Twilight at Taronga series announces second Paul Kelly show; Marquee Sydney announces NYE line up and Crooked Colours and Indian Summer on decks for Ivy Pool Club's 'Very Sweaty Christmas'.

Photo Gallery: 2014 ARIA Awards Winner Wall! - The Star Event Centre, Sydney (26.11.14)

After they won, the 2014 ARIA Awards winners headed backstage and we're snapped by our photographer Nathan Atkins with their new trophies. Check out Chet Faker, 5 Seconds of Summer, Neil Finn with Paul Kelly and more!

Paul Kelly announces ‘The Merri Soul Sessions’ Tour for Summer 2015

Paul Kelly has turned his love for Soul and Gospel music into an entire album. To accompany the release of The Merri Soul Sessions recordings, Paul will be touring in January 2015.

Something For Kate, Sarah Blasko, Dan Sultan and more featuring on the 2015 Twilight at Taronga series!

Today the Twilight at Taronga Series was launched in Sydney, with a stellar line up of Australian and international musicians confirmed to perform as part of the 2015 series. In a perfect setting of the harbour-side ampitheatre, these shows will return for it's 20th year in 2015 from January 30th through until March 21st.

Conor Oberst, Bernard Fanning, Sarah Blasko and more head up the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series next year.

The Melbourne Zoo has announced their biggest Twilight Series yet today, with a stomper line up of artists set to perform in amongst the unique environment which is the Melbourne Zoo itself. Under the stars, with the animals around, the following Australian and international musicians will perform some of the most memorable shows you're likely to see come summer 2015.

ARIA Award nominees and Fine Arts winners announced in Sydney today!

Winners and more nominees for the 2014 ARIA Awards were announced at the official event in Sydney this morning, with some of Australia's best performers and their teams recognised for their work over the past year. The winners of the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards were announced at the event, with the slew of nominees for the November ARIAs unveiled. the AU congratulates all involved - there have been some truly stellar records produced over the past year, as well as the development of some great live bands who are getting just recognition!