Singer songwriter Scott Darlow has recorded a cover of Goanna’s ‘Solid Rock’ as a duet with Goanna’s Shane Howard.
‘Solid Rock’ was a no. 3 hit for Goanna in 1982. The song was one of the first rock records to prominently feature didgerdoo.
Darlow is a Aboriginal from Yorta Yorta country. “I was passionate about my Aboriginality, and about the inequality that I knew existed here in the ‘lucky country’, he explains. “Growing up with a dad who ran refugee camps in Asia and a mum who ran a kindergarten for illegal immigrants in Hong Kong’s infamous Walled City gave me a real heart for loving and wanting to do what I could for people who need it the most. I quit teaching music and started contacting high schools asking if I could come sing and speak about culture and reconciliation. It turned out there was a place in Australian curriculum for it and it meant I could use my music, develop my craft, build a fan base and get paid to go to work in the daytime, but most importantly it allowed me to begin this journey of educating and inspiring people to bring about change in their own backyard.”
Darlow’s new version of ‘Solid Rock’ with Shane Howard will feature on his new album ‘Darlow’. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with Dave Starr (Switchfoot) and finished in Melbourne with Adrian Hannan (Vanessa Amorosi).
24 June – American International School, Hong Kong
26 June – The Royal Hotel, Essendon
29 June – Rumbalara Football Club (Aboriginal footy club in Shepparton – I played in a senior premiership there in 98 as a teenager- one of my proudest moments!)
July 4 – St Pats College Launceston
July 23 – Emmaus College QLD
25, 26 St Josephs College Geelong
August 2 – Emmanuel College, Point Cook, Vic
August 6 – Our Lady Mary College, Fitzroy
August 9, 10, 11, 12 Neppabuna Aboriginal community, SA
August 13 – Stuart High School, Whyalla, SA
August 16 – Kihie, Maui, Hawaii, USA
August 18 – Kihie Maui, Hawaii, USA
Aug 23 – Hard Rock café, Honolulu, USA