Date & time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Get ready for an awesome in-person event where Russell Morris and David Hirschfelder chat about the real deal in music - it's gonna be epic!
Russell Morris stands as an undeniable icon in the Australian music industry. His influence has sculpted the sound of the Australian musical landscape for over seven decades. From his early days immersed in psychedelic rock to his more recent forays into blues and roots, Morris's impact is enduring. He continues to sell out some of Australia's most prestigious venues, such as the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. His touring history includes stints with Aussie music legends like Daryl Braithwaite and John Farnham. More recently, he shared the stage with Oscar-nominated David Hirschfelder and the Southern Cross Symphony for "Russell Morris: The Real Thing" – a live symphonic concert. Expertly arranged by David, this concert featured Russell's greatest hits, amplified by a ten-piece band and a 54-member orchestra.
In this exclusive in-conversation event, Russell is joined by his long-time friend and collaborator, David Hirschfelder. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading film composers, David has scored over 80 film and TV productions. Starting as a keyboardist for various groups, including John Farnham's backing band, David evolved into a key collaborator for Farnham. He has credits that include arranging the 1986 album "Whispering Jack", co-writing 1990’s "Chain Reaction", and playing instrumental roles in "Then Again…", "Full House", and "Age of Reason". David's recent accomplishments include composing music for the 2023 feature documentary John Farnham: Finding the Voice.
Join us for this headline festival event, where two long-time friends and collaborators discuss Russell’s influence on the Australian music industry, delve into his most memorable hits, explore his pioneering career, and reminisce about their collaborations together, notably with John Farnham.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.