CHARLIE Landsborough’s sixth and final tour of Australia has commenced, and the much-loved English entertainer will be in Kyabram soon enough.
The 76-year-old is going to make his way through Kyabram this Saturday, May 19, and will perform at the Bocce Club starting at 8pm.
A seasoned performer, Charlie came to international attention with his best-selling hit, What Colour is the Wind, his own composition about a little blind boy’s take on the world through unseeing eyes.
Through this song from 1994, Charlie became extremely popular in Australia, and still is today.
Any Charlie Landsborough performance can include music that ranges from inspirational to country, ballad to anthem, folk to blues — all very easy on the ears.
Had he not been such a successful singer and songwriter, Charlie could easily have become a sought-after stand-up comedian, as he has a natural gift for making people laugh.
Charlie said he was excited about coming back to see all the friends he’s made over five previous tours.“They told me that the Aussies were a lot like the Irish, which I thought was an odd thing, but they were absolutely right,’’ he said.
“Aussies are kindred spirits. It’s the nature of the people to be warm and outgoing — just like the people in Ireland. It’s a great place and while the weather in Ireland leaves a bit to be desired, the people are fantastic — just like in Australia.”
Tickets can be purchased by phoning Rae Matthews on 0400 980 968 or bought at the door on May 19.