Revered Australian artist James Reyne will bring his 2019 ‘A Crawl to Now’ tour to Orange for a special one-night only show this month.
Mr Reyne will be joined by guitarist Josh Owen in an acoustic-style performance that will feature songs from both his Australian Crawl band days and his more recent solo music.
The singer who gave the world the hit single, Reckless, which featured on the 1983 Australian Crawl album, Semantics, said the line up will be familiar to audiences.
“It’s all [Australian] Crawl stuff. It’s my solo stuff. It’s acoustic with Josh Owen - who is a great guitar player and great singer," he said.
“I think audiences know that it’s going to be a good 75-90 minutes of stuff they know. Occasionally we’ll throw in something newer…”James Reyne
Following a successful tour across the country in 2018, Mr Reyne said he has a lot of respect for regional areas - particularly the great venues he gets to perform in.
“Most regional areas have these really good theatres," said Mr Reyne.
“They’re properly run places so for the audiences and performers, it’s just a really good environment to play in and see acts."
Mr Reyne said the decision to tour again this year came off the back of last year's success and his observation that not enough talented musicians get out to the country.
Of his 90 minute show, Mr Reyne said audiences can expect "just a good night out".
“I think audiences know that it’s going to be a good 75-90 minutes of stuff they know," he said. "Occasionally we’ll throw in something newer."
After the ‘A Crawl to Now’ tour leaves NSW in April, Mr Reyne will be kept busy on the road performing in major cities across the country, including Melbourne and Adelaide.
“We’re going up until April 2020,” he said.
“It’s great, I’m a very lucky person to be able to be doing it on the level I get to do it after this long.”
Australian Crawl had two number one albums in the 80's with Sirocco and Sons of Beaches. The band's status as an icon on the Australian music scene was acknowledged by induction into the 1996 ARIA Hall of Fame.
A Crawl To Now Tour will be performed at the Orange Civic Theatre on March 16.
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