He is held aloft as Australia’s finest singer/songwriter. Richard Clapton’s songs have become the soundtrack of a generation, iconic tunes and lyrics that have infused our national psyche. Songs like ‘Girls On The Avenue’, ‘Deep Water’, and ‘I Am An Island’, represent the wonderful last decades of the 20th century, celebrating our unique Australian-ness.
His live shows are famous for their wild energy, re-living the raw pub-rock delirium and passion for great live music in, as Richard says, “the party that never ends”. Songs like ‘Capricorn Dancer’ and ‘Lucky Country’ remind us of the ‘Best Years Of Our Lives’, capturing the essence of a time we all fondly remember. His performances take us back there so we can re-live it all again.
From his debut album Prussian Blue to his most recent House Of Orange, Richard has shown he is an astute social observer and an incisive songwriter, an artist with an astonsihing breadth of work that both excites us and reflects us. And, like Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil and Skyhooks, the live shows are about having a great time with the music – and a night you’ll never forget.