Paul Kelly on song writing and his ‘Making Gravy’ tour

September 13, 2018

One of Australia’s most beloved and iconic singer-songwriters, Paul Kelly, has announced his new ‘Making Gravy’ tour in the wake of a stellar year. The tour, named after one of his most famous hits ‘How To Make Gravy’, will feature none other than brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone in support, and is sure to rock the country.

Paul Kelly shed some insight into the mega track during his keynote address at BigSound 2018 last week, noting that he never thought it would become what is has. “It’s set in a jail…it’s a bit bleak. As a songwriter, it’s interesting to see what songs resonate with audiences. Sometimes it’s a surprise,” Paul said.

In a room full of budding singers and musicians, Paul gave some unorthodox advice about being in the industry. “It’s not too hard…being a songwriter,” Paul said to laughter. “I mean, most of the time I’m just bored, playing around, and then a song will hit me. I don’t actively try to write a song. It should happen naturally.”

Paul’s had a pretty huge year. After winning Song of the Year as the ARIAs, Paul announced his upcoming ‘Making Gravy’ tour. He’s also recently appeared on The Weekly’s ‘Hard Chat’ with Tom Gleeson. Check out the hilarious clip below, as well as all the deets for the upcoming tour. Which song are you most keen to hear when PK takes to the stage?

Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Friday, 14th December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, ibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartments

Sydney, The Domain
Saturday, 15th December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Square, ibis Sydney Darling Harbour, ibis Sydney King Street Wharf

Brisbane, The Triffid
Friday, 21st December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Styles Brisbane

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