Age restriction 18+
2 Hoxton Square, N16NU London
Starts Friday, 21/04/17 16:15
Ian Moss (Cold Chisel)
Plus Opperman Brown
Age Restriction: 18+
Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Cold Chisel guitarist, and ARIA Hall of Famer, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul. While primarily recognised as an axeman of unusual tenacity and sweet melodic sensibility, Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first tentative foray into music during the early 1970s.
Moss’s voice began to shine through such seminal Cold Chisel songs as Never Before, Bow River and a gorgeous rendition of Ray Charles’ Georgia. Enjoying the status of Australia’s best guitarist, Moss carefully evolved into a solo artist of the same calibre and commanding the same respect as Cold Chisel. Moss released his debut single Tucker's Daughter in January 1989, and caused an immediate sensation. The anthemic song – which Moss wrote in collaboration with Don Walker – hit No 1 for two weeks, achieving gold sales status and selling more than 73,000 copies. His debut album Matchbook, released in August 1989, entered the charts at No 1 and remained there for three consecutive weeks. It stayed in the Top 10 for 14 weeks and has sold more than 185,000 copies. Moss closed off a triumphant year by winning five Australian Record Industry Association Awards in 1989: Best Australian Debut Single for Tucker’s Daughter and Best Australian Debut Album for Matchbook, Australian Song of the Year for Tucker's Daughter, Best Australian Album for Matchbook and Best Australian Male Artist.
During 2005, Moss’s musical output took another exciting fresh turn. He was invited to record an album of acoustic songs for Liberation Music and the Six Strings album – part of the Liberation Blue label’s engaging acoustic series – was the result. This bold renaissance of his solo career amplified Moss’s willingness to embrace new ideas and influences. “It took a bit of nerve for me to unplug and play acoustic, but it injected this freshness into my playing,” he says. “It was a significant new path for me.”
Following a successful 2016 tour, Ian Moss returns to the UK playing a mixture of Cold Chisel and solo classics.
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