The Black Sorrows.
The Black Sorrows.

Camilleri leads The Black Sorrows to the Tav

ANY examination of The Black Sorrows inevitably comes down to one person.

Joe Camilleri –singer, songwriter, saxophonist, producer and the brains behind the band – is one of the most genuinely-talented figures in Australian music.

Last year, with 45 albums under his belt, Camilleri celebrated 50 years in the music business and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Over the years other greats have admired Camilleri’s songwriting.

Elvis Costello and John Denver are just two who have recorded cover versions of Joe’s music.

The Black Sorrows continue to be one of Australia’s most successful touring bands and 2015 is shaping up to be a busy year for the crew.

Membership in The Black Sorrows has always been loose and fluid, with Camilleri being the only constant.

The Sorrows’ “elastic line-up” has been home to more than 40 talented Australian musicians at different times and acted as a launchpad for the careers of some of Australia’s most successful musicians.

The newest version of The Black Sorrows is a formidable one: Claude Carranza (guitar/vocals), Mark Gray (bass/vocals), John McCall (keyboards/vocals) and Angus Burchall (drums).

WHO: The Black Sorrows

WHEN: Friday

WHERE: Moonee Beach Tavern

BOOK: For tickets visit www.mooneebeachtavern .com.au