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Offering Sweet, Sweet Love

Offering Sweet, Sweet Love

Who: Russell Morris
Where: Club Phoenix
When: Friday February 13, 2004

THE `Real Thing' will roll through the Hunter this week as part of his 2004 HIT LIST TOUR. For more than three decades RUSSELL MORRIS has remained one of Australia's most enduring singers.

A major pop star in the 1960s with hits such as The Real Thing and The Girl That I Love he went on to become one of the country's finest singer-songwriters.

His rise to the top began in 1966 when he formed the band SOMEBODY'S IMAGE .

The band had a hit with its version of JOE SOUTH'S Hush and after capturing the attention of music guru IAN `MOLLY' MELDRUM, Morris decided to go solo.

Under the wing of Meldrum, Morris became a household name when The Real Thing raced to the top of the charts, both here and in the US.

Then, with a focus on writing his own material, Morris emerged with the Bloodstone album.

It was one of the first Australian albums of its kind and a step away from the epic sound of The Real Thing.

Success continued with songs such as Wings of An Eagle, Rachel and Sweet Sweet Love. His reputation for penning a hit has since been cemented with artists such as ROD STEWART, JOHN DENVER, THE HOLLIES, JOE COCKER, PAUL SIMON and LINDA RONSTADT covering his work. Throughout his solo career Morris had done few live performances without a band of his own, leading him to form THE RUSSELL MORRIS BAND. Recently he joined with fellow 1960s stars DARRYL COTTON and JIM KEAYS to form the trio COTTON, KEAYS AND MORRIS. Catch Morris performing all his hits live in concert tonight at WESTS LEAGUES CLUB . He will also play HEXHAM BOWLING CLUB tomorrow night, PHOENIX SPORTS CLUB on Friday night and PANTHERS CARDIFF on Saturday night. Contact the venues for bookings.

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