After some 47 years in the Aussie music industry, Daryl Braithwaite is getting much-due respect with an upcoming induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
There was, of course, much more to his career than just his cover of Rickie Lee Jones’ The Horses. Braithwaite joined Aussie band Sherbet in 1970, and a few years later was considered one of Australia’s top spunks (as well as a handy singer), with many thanks to the ABC’s legendary Countdown. The band also had several huge hits, including Howzat, which hit number one here and in New Zealand, and went top 10 in several countries around the world (and not all cricket-loving ones).
Dazza also had a solo career happening while Sherbet were at the height of their fame, with his cover of Cilla Black’s hit You’re My World hitting the top spot in 1974.
An almost reinvention in 1988 saw Braithwaite back in the charts with the Edge album, and the follow-up, 1990’s Rise, went crazy (and multi-platinum), spawning THAT hit cover.
So, deservedly, Braithwaite will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame at the 2017 ARIA Awards, which are being held at the Star Event Centre in Sydney on Tuesday, November 28.
“On behalf of ARIA it is with great honour that we will induct Daryl Braithwaite into the ARIA Hall of Fame,” says ARIA C.E.O. Dan Rosen. “With his many timeless songs that have crossed generations of Aussie music fans, Daryl Braithwaite is one of our country’s musical legends. The longevity of his recording career is a testament to his enduring talent and artistry.”
“I feel very honoured to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, in an industry that I started out in because I was so passionate about it,” said Braithwaite after hearing the news of his intended induction. “I loved music, and being associated with my band members at the time. It’s been a great journey and life through music, and all its associated with, especially with the public that I get to perform to. I am just completely thrilled to be accepted.”
For those wishing to catch up with Dazza’s past, a compilation album, The Definitive Greatest Hits Collection: Days Go By will release on November 24. Get in quick and pre-order at JB Hi-Fi to score signed (not printed) CD artwork.
Meanwhile, Daryl is still a solid tourer, and will even appear at the upcoming Falls Festival alongside everybody from Flume to Liam Gallagher.
He’s also hitting the road with Farnesy, Baby Animals, The Black Sorrows and 1927 on the 2018 Red Hot Summer Tour. Tickets for those shows that aren’t already sold out can be snaffled here.
Saturday, February 17 @ Harrigans Drift Inn, Jacobs Well QLD – SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 18 @ Harrigans Drift Inn, Jacobs Well QLD
Saturday, February 24 @ Mount Penang Gardens, Central Coast NSW – SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 25 @ Cockatoo Island, Sydney NSW
Saturday, March 3 @ Gateway Lakes, Wodonga VIC
Saturday, March 10 @ Mornington Racecourse, Mornington VIC – SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 17 @ Bendigo Jockey Club, Bendigo VIC
Saturday, March 24 @ Country Club, Launceston TAS
OK groovers, you’ve read all that stuff above, now get down to Sherbet’s classic Howzat, which isn’t a novelty song like some turkey in a certain national paper described it a while back…
We can’t leave you hanging, so, as an encore, here comes The Horses. Which sounds like crap English, but isn’t in this case, of course…