Singer, songwriter, producer – Brian Cadd has done it all. Cadd kicked off his career with two of the most celebrated bands of their day The Groop and Axiom, with hits Woman You’re Breaking Me and A Little Ray Of Sunshine. He followed this with a string of massive hits as a solo artist with songs like Ginger Man, Let Go, Alvin Purple and the soundtrack to the classic Morning of the Earth surf movie. Cadd then moved into a ‘behind-the-scenes’ role in the music industry, going on to produce and work alongside music heavyweights from around the globe. Cadd is a renowned songwriter and has written for the likes of Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, John Farnham, Little River Band, Bonnie Tyler, Glen Campbell and The Pointer Sisters.
Due to popular demand, Apia is thrilled to welcome back Joe Camilleri to the Good Times Tour bill for a third time! Camilleri (aka Jo Jo Zep or Joey Vincent) celebrated 50 years in Australian music last year, and was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame in 2007. Throughout his impressive career, Camilleri has achieved countless Top 20 hits both as a solo artist and as part of iconic Aussie bands Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and The Black Sorrows – Hit & Run, Taxi Mary and Chained To The Wheel to name a few. Camilleri has also produced records for Paul Kelly & the Dots, Renée Geyer and Ross Wilson among others. Camilleri achieved great success with his 45th album released in 2014 ‘Certified Blue’.
One of Australia’s most loved national treasures is the one and only Kate Ceberano. With three ARIA Awards, a Logie, two People’s Choice Awards and seven nominations for the ARIA Best Female Artist Award, Ceberano’s talents and triumphs are that of Australian entertainment royalty. Cementing this was Ceberano being the first Australian woman inducted into the Australian Songwriters Association Hall of Fame last year, joining the likes of Don Walker, The Easybeats, LRB and The Angels. Ceberano has released 23 albums over 30 years, with beloved hits such as Pash, Bedroom Eyes and Love Is Alive.
From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist, or as songwriter of A-grade classics such as Eagle Rock, Cool World and A Touch of Paradise, or producer of the legendary Skyhooks, Jo Jo Zep, The Johnnys, & more recently The Screaming Jets, Ross’s involvement with success has continued unabated. He fronted Daddy Cool & exploded out of the 70s playing rootsy 50s sounds. Then formed Mondo Rock who surfed the contemporary scene with chart topping singles & albums from the mid 70s to the late 80s. As a solo performer and major songwriter he continued to achieve success & make his mark during the 90s & beyond with his songs being recorded by artists as diverse as Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, DEF-FX, Custard, Jennifer Rush (EU), Troy Cassar-Daley, Leslie Avril, Hey Gringo, You Am I, Uncle Bill, Keke (Spain), Renee Geyer, Christine Anu, Duane Jarvis (US), Elkie Brooks (UK), Ann Kirkpatrick & Lee Kernaghan, Sovereign, Pleasantville, Beccy Cole, Sonic Jihad, and The Wiggles! On trips to Europe & the USA he collaborated with O/S writers & concluded the millennium as a special guest performer on John Farnham’s “I Can’t Believe I’m 50” tour & live CD/DVD.