Daryl Braithwaite To Be Inducted Into the Hall Of Fame
"That's the way it's gonna be, little darlin'
We'll be riding on the horses, yeah
Way up in the sky, little darlin'
And if you fall I'll pick you up, pick you up"
What. a. song.
That's right, your favourite karaoke song, Horses is being inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame at the 2017 ARIA Music Awards. Well, the artist is.
One of the greatest icons of the Aussie music industry Daryl Braithwaite, will be honoured for his impressive 45 year career both as a solo act and with the band Sherbet.
ARIA Chief Executive Officer, Dan Rosen said in a press release: “On behalf of ARIA it is with great honour that we will induct Daryl Braithwaite into the ARIA Hall of Fame."
"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. We are proud to see Daryl take his place amongst the icons of the Australian music industry in the ARIA Hall of Fame on November 28.”
Upon hearing the news of the ARIA Hall Of Fame induction, Daryl, now 68-year-old said: “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. 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 it's associated with, especially with the public that I get to perform to. I am just completely thrilled to be accepted.”
The singer was also recently added to the Falls Festival line-up, which sent young fans into a frenzy after success at Perth's Beer Fest.
Most members of the audience were not yet born when he started his career and it still blows his mind how popular he is today.
"It was about 3000 people and they were mainly in their '20s… it was quite staggering and it's strange because I've been doing it for 40-odd years and it’s still as enjoyable now, if not more, than when I started out. I can't figure it out. All I know is that I love it. I love performing, I love the people, doesn’t matter what age. But when you do see young guys wanting to shake hands and then they sing The Horses and it goes ballistic and you think, ‘My God, what an effect music has on people’."
Daryl is also set to tour Australia with fellow ARIA Hall Of Famer John Farnham on the 2018 Red Hot Summer Tour, after performing at the One Electric Day festival in November.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Tuesday, November 7th @ Brisbane Treasury, Brisbane QLD
Thursday, November 9th @ Student’s Oaks Day At The "Trak" Toorak, VIC
Sunday, November 12th @ 96fm Concert, Perth WA
Sunday, November 26th @ Werribee Park, Melbourne VIC
Falls Festival 2017/18 @ Lorne VIC, Marion Bay TAS, Byron Bay NSW, Fremantle WA
2018 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR
Saturday, February 17th @ Harrigans Drift Inn, Jacobs Well QLD - SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 18th @ Harrigans Drift Inn, Jacobs Well QLD
Saturday, February 24th @ Mount Penang Gardens, Central Coast NSW - SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 25th @ Cockatoo Island, Sydney NSW
Saturday, March 3rd @ Gateway Lakes, Wodonga VIC
Saturday, March 10th @ Mornington Racecourse, Mornington VIC - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 17th @ Bendigo Jockey Club, Bendigo VIC
Saturday, March 24th @ Country Club, Launceston TAS