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Friday
22
JUN

Jeff Duff & The Orchestra - The music of Scott Walker

19:30
23:00
Bird's Basement
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Jeff Duff is renowned as one of Australia’s most enduring and critically acclaimed singers with a string of his own original albums as well as the innovator of numerous creative projects including his highly successful Bowie shows. What’s perhaps lesser known about Jeff is his fascination and reverence for the legendary 60s vocalist Scott Walker - one of the most mythologized, mysterious figures in modern music.

In this very special performance, premiering over two night’s at Bird’s Basement, Jeff and his all star band explore both the stunning songbook and the remarkable career of Scott Walker with songs such as The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore and Make It Easy On Yourself.

Since the 1960s Scott Walker, former lead vocalist with the Walker Brothers, has scaled the heights of pop superstardom. He has produced some of the most revered solo albums of the late 60s, rested on his laurels during the 70s with hits including No Regrets, then morphed into something very different with the progressive albums of Climate of Hunter (1984), Tilt (1995), The Drift (2006), Bish Bosch (2012) and the most recent Stoush recorded with SunO (2015)…with these remarkable albums, Scott’s legend only grows!

In the mid 60s Scott Walkers’ majestic baritone voice, hailed as the most beautiful voice of his generation, and his brooding good looks sent teenage girls into raptures as The Walker Brothers’ concerts caused hysteria around the world…and the enigmatic Scott became a reluctant teenage heart-throb – a psychological burden that would eventually lead him into joining a monastery and becoming a recluse. After finding fame as a mid '60s pop pin-up in the Walker Brothers, Scott recorded four astonishing solo albums in the space of three years (including the classic Scott 3 and Scott 4).

’Flamboyant, eccentric, charming and with a stunning voice!…Jeff Duff is one of the greatest entertainers Australia has produced’’ - Molly Meldrum