Location: Studio One29, D Block Theatre
Come along to the APRA AMCOS Songwriting Masterclass to gain inspiration from this talented artist and take the opportunity to ask questions. Open to all Southern Cross University students and 20 high school students by invitation.
A multi-Aria award-winning singer-songwriter and instrumentalist, Bernard Fanning is at the forefront of Australian music. Fanning is best known as the lead singer and frontman of Queensland alternative rock band Powderfinger.
From its formation in 1989 to its dissolution in 2010, Powderfinger rose to prominence throughout Australia, receiving accolades and achieving highly successful record and concert ticket sales. As the most vocal and prominent member of the popular band, Fanning became a powerful and respected figure in the Australian music industry. He was called upon by filmmaker Gregor Jordan in 2003 to perform the folk song Moreton Bay and his own original composition Shelter for My Soul in Jordan’s film Ned Kelly.
Fanning then enlisted Jordan to film Powderfinger’s first live DVD, These Days: Live in Concert. In 2005 Fanning began his solo music career with the studio album Tea & Sympathy 5x Platinum. Fanning’s solo music is generally described as a mixture of blues and acoustic folk. He plays guitar, piano, keyboards and harmonica. Most recently Fanning toured nationally with his band The Black Fins to promote Brutal Dawn, his fourth solo album.