Brian Cadd performs 50+ years of self-made Aussie music history REVIEW -
Brian Cadd APIA Good Times Tour 2015

Brian Cadd APIA Good Times Tour

Brian Cadd performs 50+ years of self-made Aussie music history REVIEW

by Paul Cashmere on March 10, 2019

in News

It was fascinating watching Australian music legend Brian Cadd perform a week apart, once with Russell Morris’ band and once with his own.

The Morris band is a rock band, poised for Russell’s new album ‘Black and Blue Heart’ due April 5. Brian’s band is tuned for what we now call Americana, the genre formally known as alt-Country, Outlaw Country and Country Rock.

Brian’s new album ‘Silver City’ was bred directly out of the roots of America’s folk rock ground zero. Songs from ‘Silver City’ took on the feel Brian originally intended for the album with violin and pedal steel constructing an alternate universe to the version of the songs performed with Russell Morris.

Brian’s band is:

Tony Naylor – guitar/vocals
Shane Reilly – pedal steel/vocals
Clare O’Meara – fiddle/accordion/keys/vocals
Paul Cartwright – bass/vocals
Geoff Cox – drums

‘Silver City’ is a remarkable body of work. The recreation of the title track has created a bookend to the ’72 Brian Cadd ‘Brian Cadd’ album bringing the 72-year old music icon full-circle. It also makes a statement about Brian’s musical journey to this point.

The live show spans 50 years of Australian music history. While Brian had already passed his apprenticeship with The Groop, this show goes back to 1969 to the release of the first Axiom single ‘Arkansas Grass’.

Within years Axiom was over, Cadd was solo and fast became Australia’s Leon Russell and his Bootleg Family Band Australia’s Shelter People. Jump forward to now and it is incredible that we can still experience such an innovative time in Australian music by one of the instigators of Australian music culture.

Cadd is fully aware that the world is moving on. He sings about our passed heroes in ‘Everybody’s Leaving’, a tribute to Glenn Frey, Prince, George Michael.

The other homage was the encore in the form of a medley of covers (mostly Stones).

While Brian plays six songs from ‘Silver City’ in his current setlist, some, such as ‘A Little Ray of Sunshine’ and ‘Silver City’ are remakes, ‘Slow Walk’ was also on the last Bootleg Family album but ‘Eye of the Hurricane’ and ‘Just Because She Can’ demonstrate growth and maturity of Cadd as a songwriter. Here is an artist in his twilight years still creating relevant new music for the 21st century.

Brian Cadd will be back in Australia (he lives in Woodstock, USA) for the Apia Good Times tour starting May 16 in Bunbury, Western Australia.

Brian Cadd setlist, 9 March, 2019

Eye of the Hurricane (from Silver City, 2019)
Arkansas Grass (from Axiom’s ‘Fool’s Gold, 1969)
Slow Walk (from Silver City, 2019)
Alvin Purple (single 1973)
Just Because She Can (from Silver City, 2019)
Let Go (from Moonshine, 1974)
Silver City (from Silver City, 2019)
Out of Time (Rolling Stones cover)
Don’t You Know It’s Magic (John Farnham single, 1972)
Everybody’s Leaving (from Silver City, 2019)
A Little Ray of Sunshine (from Silver City, 2019)
Ginger Man (from Brian Cadd, 1972)
Your Mama Don’t Dance (Bootleg Family single, 1973)

Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones cover)
Gloria (Van Morrison cover)
Walking the Dog (Rolling Stones cover)
Satisfaction (Rolling Stones cover)
Honky Tonk Woman (reprise) (Rolling Stones cover)

Apia Good Times Tour 2019

Vika & Linda Bull
Brian Cadd
Joe Camilleri
Kate Ceberano
Russell Morris
Ross Wilson
John Paul Young

Fans are reminded to only buy tickets from the official ticket agents listed below so as to avoid “reselling” sites such as Viagogo who typically advertise heavily online and often mislead consumers into paying much higher prices than necessary.

Ticket details

All shows are All Ages and tickets to the Apia Good Times Tour go on sale to the general public at 9.00am, local times, on Monday, 18 February 2019.

Apia / Suncorp pre-sale: Apia customers will have the opportunity to access pre-sale tickets from 10.00am on Wednesday, 13 February until 5.00pm on Friday, 15 February.

Frontier Members pre-sale: Wednesday, 13 February from 2.00pm until Thursday, 14 February at 2.00pm (or earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

Ticketek / Ticketmaster Members / Venue pre-sales: Thursday, 14 February from 10.00am until Friday, 15 February at 5.00pm (or earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

The Apia Good Times Tour is proudly brought to you by Apia, celebrating over 50s living life at their best.

Apia Good Times 2019

Apia Good Times tour dates

Thursday, 16 May 2019
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury WA
Tickets available from the box office 1300 661 272 and

Friday, 17 May 2019
Perth Concert Hall, Perth WA
Tickets available from Perth Concert Hall Box Office, 08 9231 9999

Saturday, 18 May 2019
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA
Tickets available Ticketmaster – 136 100 and

Friday, 24 May 2019
Costa Hall, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Geelong, Vic
Tickets available from GPAC – 03 5225 1200 and

Saturday, 25 May 2019
Palais Theatre, St Kilda Vic
Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 136 100 and

Sunday, 26 May 2019
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo Vic
Tickets available from the Box office, 03 5434 6100 and

Thursday, 30 May 2019
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba Qld
Tickets available from the Box office, 1300 655 299 and

Friday, 31 May 2019
QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane Qld
Tickets available from the Box Office, 136 246 and

Saturday, 1 June 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads NSW
Tickets available from the Box Office, 1800 014 014 and

Sunday, 2 June 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads NSW*
Tickets available from the Box Office, 1800 014 014 and
*Show commences at 7.00pm

Friday, 7 June 2019
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart TAS
Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 136 100 and

Saturday, 8 June 2019
Princess Theatre, Launceston TAS
Tickets available from 03 6323 3666 and

Thursday, 13 June 2019
Civic Theatre, Newcastle NSW
Tickets available from Ticketek – 132 849 and
-and- the Box Office, 02 4929 1977 and

Friday, 14 June 2019
Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Tickets available from Ticketek – 132 849 and

Saturday, 15 June 2019
Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW
Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 136 100 and

Sunday, 16 June 2019
Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra ACT
Tickets available from the Box Office, 02 6275 2700 and

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