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Bernard Fanning has accumulated one of the most celebrated and distinct songbooks on the Australian rock spectrum, and he makes a welcome return to Twilight at Taronga in 2020.
A multi-award winning and platinum-selling artist, his solo career now spanning 10-plus years, Fanning has firmly cemented his position as one of Australia’s finest songwriters and lyricists. From the country folk-tinged charm of his multi-platinum debut solo album ‘Tea and Sympathy’ to the rock grooves and horn breaks of its follow up ‘Departures’ and the exquisitely crafted ‘Civil Dusk / Brutal Dawn’ – a 2 part album series released across 2016 and 2017.
‘Civil Dusk/Brutal Dawn’ was recorded at the stunning La Cueva Studios, the new custom built studio Fanning created in NSW’s Byron Bay with long-time producer and friend Nick DiDia (Powderfinger, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine). Recording with DiDia finished up over Easter 2016 and March 2017, and the result is some of Fanning’s finest work: themes of decisions and consequence are characterised by a sense of warmth, space and the earthy feel of acoustic guitar, piano, strings and violin.
Fanning has also written for film, most notably the hugely successful “These Days” was commissioned for the film Two Hands (Directed by Gregor Jordan and featuring Heath Ledger) and
“Shelter For My Soul” which was commissioned for the Australian Film Ned Kelly (also Directed by Gregor Jordan).