Scott Darlow [basement] Riley Pearce [gershwin]


7:00 pmFriday, 9 September 2022


Esplanade Hotel

11 The Esplanade, St Kilda

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Since entering the Australian music scene in 2003, Yorta Yorta descendent Scott Darlow has been a mainstay of Australia’s Indigenous and independent music industry. The versatile singer-songwriter, guitarist, and didgeridoo player has sold more than 50,000 albums worldwide and has extensively toured Australia, Asia and the USA.  

Darlow has released four albums to-date; two with his first band "The Darlow Show," and most recent as a solo artist. His landmark album, Sorry, released November 2016 to critical acclaim with Rolling Stone describing the album as, “…front-foot rock, oozing in confidence and honesty…with originals that cross the spectrum from country to heartland rock, to more traditional pop, all unified by Darlow’s passionate, anthemic approach.” His first single from the album is a cover of Goanna’s 1982 hit, “Solid Rock,” and features Goanna frontman and writer Shane Howard. The song reached #6 on the Australian iTunes charts and became most played rock song on Australian radio in February 2016 with heavy rotation on Rock radio network, Triple M. 

Darlow is a passionate Indigenous activist and World Vision spokesperson, regularly speaking in schools, businesses and churches across Australia about his indigenous culture, Australian history, racial tolerance, harmony and important social matters. His key word "FLUTE" (Forgiveness, Love, Understanding, Tolerance and Empathy) has become so popular that schools and businesses have included it in their curriculums and charters.


Unfolding over two years and three cities, ending at a rental house on the southwest coast of Australia, Riley Pearce is unveiling his debut album The Water & The Rough and setting off on a national full band tour this September.

Kicking off September 8, Riley’s signature acoustic road trip style will be on display with plenty of old favourites and showcasing the new album tunes such as “8 Hour Drive’, “Furniture”, “Keep Moving”. 

The album is about a dream or image you build up in your head, work towards and put all your energy into for so long only to have it fall back to earth as a result of things out of your control. It’s about the learning and self-discovery that comes from that experience. The Water & The Rough is the Riley Pearce debut album we've all waited for.

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