Vertigo Cocktail Bar & Lounge favourite Daryl Braithwaite returns to Far North Queensland this August for a special one night only show at The Reef Hotel Casino. Appearing as the special guest at the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games in the region, his evening performance on the Vertigo stage promises to pack the house. Daryl’s pilgrimage to the tropics every year has, in the past, seen him put on one of the biggest performances in The Reef Hotel Casino’s history, with a full house in Vertigo that regularly spills out into the Casino foyer.
As easily one of the best voices in the Australian music industry today, Braithwaite has a bevy of hits ranging from his 1970s rein as King of Pop in the satin clad sensations Sherbet to the strong body of his solo work ranging from his 1980’s Number One album Edge to his early 1990’s release Rise which spurned the Australian Music Award 1991 ‘Australian Song of the Year’ Number One single and popular crowd pleaser The Horses. His music embodies the spirit of Oz, and with hits like One Summer, As the Days Go By, Rise and Sugar Train to name a few, his impassioned vocals have provided a soundtrack to the seasons and times of Queenslanders, so it is no surprise that his live shows are always embraced by Far North audiences.
Daryl Braithwaite rose to prominence as the front man for 1970’s pop legends Sherbet. The band produced 20 national Top 40 singles and hold pride of place for being the first band to top the one million dollar mark in album sales in the country. They released a massive 15 albums and 30 singles. Classic songs such as Summer Love are still radio favourites today. Their most well-known classic, Howzat, was not only a #1 hit in Australia, but also earned them international acclaim, hitting the charts in England at #2. Daryl was also crowed King Of Pop multiple times.
Kicking off his solo career, Daryl became known as a household name not just for his time as Sherbet, but also as a performer in his own right. His released early solo recordings before taking a small hiatus, and returned to the industry full force in the late 1980s. Since then he really hasn’t stopped performing and spends each year touring back-to-back around the country, playing to massive crowds at different venues and festivals.
More recently, music from pop-sensations Sherbet were sampled in a Daft Punk album release. The Sherbet song We Ride Tonight from the Sherbs’ album Defying Gravity was featured on the Daft Punk track Contact from their Grammy award winning album Random Access Memories. Adding to that, Daryl’s latest release Forever The Tourist is his first since the 2008 acoustic album The Lemon Tree, and the first of all new material since his independent Snapshot release in 2005.
With his biggest solo hits, some new material and the odd Sherbet classic, Daryl Braithwaite’s performance is tight and sharp, and guaranteed to have the audience singing along. This special one night only at Vertigo will be Daryl’s only appearance at The Reef Hotel Casino for 2015, so you don’t want to miss out.
Daryl Braithwaite performs at Vertigo Cocktail Bar & Lounge in The Reef Hotel Casino on Sunday 16th August 2015 from 9pm. *** This is a free shows at Vertigo
For more information, please visit www.darylbraithwaite.com.au