Hail Hail Rock and Roll – Tribute to Chuck Berry & The Blues at The Stag & Hunter Hotel – Thursday, May 11th
Featuring Mick Hart, Charlie A’Court (Canada) & Paul Greene
Chuck Berry was one of the most influential rock ‘n’ roll performers in music history. He’s known for songs including ‘Maybellene’ and ‘Johnny B. Goode’. Born on October 18, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri, Chuck Berry had early exposure to music at school and church. As a teen, he was sent to prison for three years for armed robbery. He began producing hits in the 1950s, including 1958’s ‘Johnny B. Goode‘, and had his first No. 1 hit in 1972 with ‘My Ding-a-Ling‘. With his clever lyrics and distinctive sounds, Berry became one of the most influential figures in the history of rock music. Berry died on March 18, 2017, at the age of 90.
Berry still remains one of the genre’s most influential musicians. In 1985, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. A year later, in 1986, he became the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s first inductee. Perhaps the best measure of Berry’s influence is the extent to which other popular artists have copied his work. The Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, and The Beatles have all covered various Chuck Berry songs, and Berry’s influences—both subtle and profound—pervade all of their music. Introducing Berry at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones said, “It’s very difficult for me to talk about Chuck Berry ’cause I’ve lifted every lick he ever played. This is the man that started it all!” On his 90th birthday in October, the music legend announced that he had plans to release a new album dedicated to Themetta, whom he called Toddy, his wife of 68 years. “This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy,” he said in a statement. “My darlin’, I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”
Paying tribute to Chuck Berry on the night will be, Mick Hart who recently returned from yet another hugely successful European Tour and a string of East Coast Aus shows, MICK HART will be back in Sydney to play Leadbelly on Fri 24 March. Celebrating his 8th and current studio album “Under a Vacant Sky”, MICK will play this gig in full rockin duo mode with good buddy Simon Gibson on drums. ARIA nominated back in 2002, MICK has supported BOB DYLAN, COLDPLAY, STING, VAN MORRISON, PAUL KELLY and JOHN BUTLER TRIO and many more. His shows feature a brilliant mix of Indie Folk Rock from mellow acoustic to blistering dirty blues rock and something not to be missed!
Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Charlie A’Court is the proverbial force to be reckoned with. Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, Charlie’s mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary songwriting have earned him an international following and a host of awards and accolades for his five solo albums, including his latest Diesel-produced offering, Come On Over, winner of the 2015 East Coast Music Award for Blues Recording of The Year. Arguably most revered for his dynamic, engaging live performance, Charlie A’Court has twice been named Music Nova Scotia’s Entertainer of the Year, lined his mantle with five East Coast Music Awards in categories from Blues Recording to Pop Recording to R&B/Soul Recording, and received national recognition with 2014 Maple Blues Award nominations for Male Vocalist and Songwriter of the year. Charlie A’Court tours non-stop throughout Canada and his adopted second home of Australia, with occasional forays to the USA, UK, and Europe
and Paul Greene, Singer, Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and storyteller. While remaining remained a staunchly independent artist and largely existing under the radar of mainstream attention, Greene’s work, which spans Blues, Country, Folk and Pop with aplomb, has attracted some high-profile supporters. The Waifs and John Butler have sounded their approval, while Midnight Oil’s Rob Hirst collaborated with him under the Hirst & Greene moniker. Recently, Waterboys frontman Mike Scott got in touch to offer congratulations on Greene’s cover of his The Whole of The Moon.”
Where: The Stag & Hunter Hotel Ph. (02) 4968 1205 – 187 Maitland Rd Mayfield NSW, Australia 2304
When: Thursday, May 11th