Saying 2013 was a HUGE year for Russell Morris would be a gross understatement. It all started (or re-started) in 2012 with the release of Sharkmouth, the first of a trilogy of albums re-telling some of the amazing stories in Australia’s distant past – some famous, some not so famous – creating a historical document using blues and rock to celebrate the yarns that modern Australia was built on.
Sharkmouth went on to win Russell his very first ARIA Award in 2013 for Best Blues & Roots Album, adding to the honour of being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2008.
2014 saw Russell Morris release his highly anticipated new album, Van Diemen’s Land, which picks up where Sharkmouth left off, covering more great Australian characters and stories, including Breaker Morant, Sandakan, the Eureka Stockade and many more.
Van Diemen’s Land debuted at No. 4 on the ARIA Album Chart and is still sitting in the Top 40 Albums three months later. To celebrate, Russell and the band are hitting the road where they’ll be performing songs from Sharkmouth and Van Diemen’s Land as well classics including The Real Thing, Sweet Sweet Love, Hush and Wings of An Eagle.