Australian music icons, BRIAN CADD and RUSSELL MORRIS, have been friends for over forty years and just a little over a year ago they began touring together. As they’re quick to point out, sometimes it feels like the same amount of time has transpired in friendship as it has on the road!!
Their show is a relentless sequence of hit songs, laughter and mockery. Never scared to take a jib at each other, on or off the stage, they now know each other affectionately as “The Turtle without a Shell” and “The Cheshire Cat”. You figure out which is which!!
From 1966 until his departure for America in 1975, singer, songwriter, keyboard player and producer BRIAN CADD was one of the most prominent musicians on the local scene. He remains a key figure in the history of Australian music; one glance at his extensive discography will indicate his prolific musical output, and he has been active in many other areas of the industry throughout his long and successful career.
Many would say his most notable song is Little Ray of Sunshine, a charming song about the birth of a little girl which was recently used as the title song for the new series of “Packed to the Rafters” on the Seven Network.
Russell Morris' career started in September 1966 with the formation of the Melbourne group Somebody's Image and the hit, Hush. Shortly thereafter Morris was convinced to leave Somebody's Image for a solo career and his manager/producer at the time, one Molly Meldrum, worked with him to create a seven-minute production extravaganza called The Real Thing, undoubtedly his most anthemic song. The following year, in 1972, Morris delivered the equally beautiful Wings of an Eagle.
Brian Cadd said “It is rare and enjoyable to spend ninety minutes on the stage every night with someone who has travelled the same musical road and number of years as I have. It makes the musical highlights, the songs and the silliness all that much more fun. Come and see what we mean!”
Together, Russell and Brian deliver a dynamic show of not only their hits but also a selection of seventies rock classics that are bound to have the audience singing along with them. They may arrive on stage as 60 year old mates but they turn themselves, and their audience, truly back to 20 year old rockers.