Moss mixes Cold Chisel and classics for Rocky audience
"ONLY once in a blue moon would I try doing a solo show in the old days, and that was with an electric guitar.
"I thought it would be easy but it wasn't. You have to reappraise the whole thing, play differently, change your solo style. You have to go back to the song, look at what the lyrics are about, find a new way to express them. It's a real challenge, but a rewarding one."
That was Ian Moss circa 2005 as he prepared himself to record and then tour the brilliant Six Strings album. Six Strings became an instant classic from one of Australia's true rock legends.
It was recorded at Sydney's Sandringham Hotel with a Maton 808 acoustic guitar, three pick-ups, three microphones and some of the greatest throat strings this country has ever heard.
Still respected as one of Australia's iconic musicians, five times ARIA winner Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable live sound - not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul.
Ian's distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse - as it has been since his first tentative foray into music during the early 1970s.
After a sensational sell-out tour in 2015 of the Six Strings Classics Tour and to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Six Strings Ian was happy to announce he is heading out on a national solo acoustic theatre tour from February 26, including a stop in Rockhampton on June 21.
Ian will be performing all of the classic hits from Six Strings as well as the big hitters form his Let's All Get Together and Soul on West 53rd albums. The show will include all the Cold Chisel/ Ian Moss classics.
IF YOU GO
WHEN: Tuesday, June 21
WHERE: The Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton
TICKETS: seeitlive.com.au or phone 49245600