Things Of Stone & Wood : 25th Anniversary Tour WA


Things Of Stone & Wood : 25th Anniversary Tour WA
Submitted on 15 December 2014 11:39

‘HELEN’ TURNS 25 – THINGS OF STONE & WOOD RE-FORM FOR ANNIVERSARY TOUR


Twenty-five years ago a rag-tag bunch of folkies got together and formed a band that went on to define Melbourne in the early 90s.


Off the back of their top 10 single ‘Happy Birthday Helen’, the band achieved national success, international tours, a gold album ‘The Yearning’ and even a Late Show parody, kicking off a career that would place them as one of Australia's most loved Folk-Rock bands.


Described as "Melbourne's most inspired and inspiring acoustic band" (Michael Dwyer), their imaginative use of organic instruments set off an acoustic/folk movement that paved the way for the likes of John Butler, The Waifs and Angus & Julia Stone.


Their live show has always been full of energy and passion and whilst they've won many an industry award, including an ARIA and APRA Songwriter of the Year, it's on stage that demonstrates why they're so loved.


To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Things of Stone and Wood are touring once again in their original lineup, for the first time since 1997 for a limited run of special shows, playing favourites from across their multi-decade career.

SEVEN THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THINGS OF STONE AND WOOD...

  • Singer/songwriter Greg Arnold was APRA’s Songwriter of the Year in 1993
  • The Late Show’s parody of “Happy Birthday Helen” is one of the highest hit on Late Show parodies on YouTube over two decades on
  • Greg is still happily married to ‘Helen’.
  • 'Wildflowers’ was the most played Australian song on radio in 1994
  • The band’s ultra- rare first independent EP “The Hopeful” continues to go for upwards of $100 when copies emerge on eBay today
  • Their album “The Man with the Perfect Hair” was named after Kerry O’Brien
  • As a producer Greg has worked with Stonefield, Skipping Girl Vinegar and Carus Thompson


WA TOUR Dec 2014...


Sat 13 Dec // The Charles
509 Charles St, North Perth // Ph: 9444 1051
Doors 8pm. Plus special guests.

Sun 14 Dec // The Dunsborough Hotel
536 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough // Ph: 9755 3657
Doors 6pm. Plus special guests.

Tickets on sale at Oztix, Heatseeker and usual outlets plus venues.

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