In 1996, Paul was asked to contribute a song to a charity record, ‘The Spirit Of Christmas’. When he was told that the song he had chosen was already taken, he decided to write his own. An unlikely Australian Christmas classic was born – ‘How To Make Gravy’ - it’s over five minutes long, has no chorus, and is set in jail.
Over the last 21 years the song has grown to become a true Christmas anthem, and amongst Paul’s fans, the 21st of December has become known as ‘Gravy Day’, and even a #putyourgravyout movement started last year.
Adding sweetness and that extra tang to the Making Gravy line-up will be special guests Gang Of Youths, Meg Mac and Gretta Ray.
Talking about the event Paul Kelly says;
“Gravy’s been around a long, long time. Maybe humans came up with it even before they came up with beer and wine. I don’t know. But I do know Raymond Carver wrote a poem about it. And I like to make it. And it’s different all over the world. So, we’d like to usher in Christmas and all things grave and gravilicious with a rich, musical stew. Come on board the gravy train with us and our friends this December 16th at The Myer Music Bowl.”
Paul Kelly - Making Gravy
With special guest Gang Of Youths, Meg Mac and Gretta Ray.
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE via frontiertouring.com/makinggravy
Begins: Mon 30 Oct (12noon AEDT)
Ends: Tue 31 Oct (12noon AEDT)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Wed 1 Nov (10am AEDT)
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