Daryl Braithwaite To Be Inducted Into The ARIA Hall Of Fame
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Daryl Braithwaite To Be Inducted Into The ARIA Hall Of Fame

October 18, 2017

The ARIA Awards with Apple Music will be held at The Star Event Centre, Sydney on Tuesday, 28th November 2017.

One of the great icons of the Australian music industry Daryl Braithwaite will be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame at the 2017 ARIA Awards with Apple Music at The Star Event Centre, Sydney on Tuesday, 28th November 2017.

Daryl Braithwaite's extraordinary career spans over 45 years and is one of Australia’s most successful pop singers. With an impressive discography including two multi-platinum albums, “Edge” (1988) and “Rise” (1990), he has paved the way, making history as an indisputable Australian legend both as a solo act and with the band Sherbet.

ARIA Chief Executive Officer, Dan Rosen, said: “On behalf of ARIA it is with great honour that we will induct Daryl Braithwaite into the ARIA Hall of Fame. 

With his many timeless songs that have crossed generations of Aussie music fans, Daryl Braithwaite is one of our country’s musical legends. The longevity of his recording career is a testament to his enduring talent and artistry. We are proud to see Daryl take his place amongst the icons of the Australian music industry in the ARIA Hall of Fame on November 28.”

When “Edge” was released in November 1988 by Sony Music Australia, it made a beeline for the top of the ARIA Album Charts where it stayed for three weeks through early 1989. Produced by Simon Hussey, Daryl had created an album that resonated with quality material and managed to strike a chord with radio programmers and listeners alike. The album was the perfect combination of people, producer Simon Hussey, Michael Letho and guitarist Jef Scott, and everyone all personally felt that it was a great-sounding album. “Edge” came out of the dream of hoping for success or even acceptance,” Daryl comments on the album, “We had all these songs that just all felt right. After ‘As the Days Go By’, it all went from there”.

Almost two years to the day after “Edge” came out, “Rise” appeared, and went on to become the highest selling album in 1991, selling over 300,000 copies and garnering accolades. The title track 'Rise' and ‘Higher Than Hope’ were highlights, but it was his interpretation of Rickie Lee Jones’ ‘The Horses’ that has gone on to become his signature song and one of Australia’s most loved anthems. On the track, Daryl says: “It's a strange, exciting, situation with that song… trying to fathom why it is so endearing to people. I've spoken to Rickie Lee Jones about it, and, like myself, she doesn't know. But it continues on.”  

These timeless gems added to Daryl’s cannon of uplifting classics including ‘One Summer’ and ‘As The Days Go By’, as well as the countless tracks from his time as frontman of Sherbet including ‘Summer Love’, ’Howzat’ and ‘Cassandra’, just to name a few.

Upon hearing the news of the ARIA Hall Of Fame induction, Daryl Braithwaite said,“I feel very honoured to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame, in an industry that I started out in because I was so passionate about it. I loved music, and being associated with my band members at the time. It’s been a great journey and life through music, and all its associated with, especially with the public that I get to perform to. I am just completely thrilled to be accepted.”

Now 68 years young, Daryl says he feels he’s had a blessed life and career and this latest chapter might just be the greatest blessing of all. Showing no signs of slowing down, Daft Punk recently sampled The Sherbs' ‘We Ride Tonight’.

Sending the internet into meltdown, Daryl was also recently added to the Falls Festival line-up, alongside the likes of Flume, Liam Gallagher and The Kooks. After performing at Perth’s Beer Fest, where most members of the audience were not yet born when he started his career, Daryl had this to say:

"It was about 3000 people and they were mainly in their '20s… it was quite staggering and it's strange because I've been doing it for 40-odd years and it’s still as enjoyable now, if not more, than when I started out. I can't figure it out. All I know is that I love it. I love performing, I love the people, doesn’t matter what age. But when you do see young guys wanting to shake hands and then they sing The Horses and it goes ballistic and you think, ‘My God, what an effect music has on people’."

On Friday, November 24th, Daryl Braithwaite will release The Definitive Greatest Hits Collection “Days Go By” on Sony Music Australia.

Daryl Braithwaite is also set to tour Australia with fellow ARIA Hall Of Famer John Farnham on the 2018 Red Hot Summer Tour, after performing at the One Electric Day festival in November.​


UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Tuesday, November 7th @ Brisbane TreasuryBrisbane QLD
FREE ENTRY
Thursday, November 9th 
@ Student’s Oaks Day At The "Trak" Toorak, VIC
Tickets
Sunday, November 12th ​
@ 96fm Concert, Perth WA
Tickets
Sunday, November 26th
@ Werribee Park, Melbourne VIC
SOLD OUT
Falls Festival 2017/18 
@  Lorne VIC, Marion Bay TASByron Bay NSWFremantle WA
Tickets

2018 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR
Tickets here
Saturday, February 17th 
Harrigans Drift Inn, Jacobs Well QLD - SOLD OUT 
Sunday, February 18th @ Harrigans Drift Inn, Jacobs Well QLD
Saturday, February 24th Mount Penang Gardens, Central Coast NSW - SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 25th @ Cockatoo Island, Sydney NSW
Saturday, March 3rd @ Gateway Lakes, Wodonga VIC 
Saturday, March 10th @ Mornington Racecourse, Mornington VIC - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 17th @ Bendigo Jockey Club, Bendigo VIC
Saturday, March 24th @ Country Club, Launceston TAS

Daryl Braithwaite Discography;
Forever The Tourist
The Lemon Tree
Snapshot
Afterglow
Six Moons: The Best of 1988 to 1994
Higher Than Hope
Taste The Salt
Rise
Edge
Out On The Fringe

Sherbet Discography;
Can You Feel It Baby
On With The Show
Time Change A Natural Progression
Life Is For Living
Howzat
Photoplay
Sherbet
Caught In The Act
Greatest Hits
Slipstream
Howzat 30th Anniversary
The Sherbet Collection
Super Hits
Phenomenon
Anthology  

The Sherbs Discography;
The Skill
Defying Gravity

Highway Discography;
Heart Get Ready

CERTIFICATIONS
1989 - Gold Single - One Summer
1991 - Platinum Single - The Horses (x4)
1992-93 - Gold Album - Company of Strangers
1988-89 - Platinum Album - Edge (4x)
1990-92 - Platinum Album - Rise (4x)

AWARDS

ARIA AWARDS
1994 - Engineer of the Year for Barren Ground / The World As It Is, WIN
1992 - Best Male Artist - for 'The Horses', NOMINEE
1992 - Single of the Year / Song of the Year - The Horse, NOMINEE
1991 - Best Male Artist - Rise, NOMINEE
1989 - Producer of the Year - Edge, NOMINEE

Other Awards
1972 - Go-Set Best Group of the Year, WIN
1972 - Go-Set Single of the Year - You're All Woman, 2ND PLACE
1973 - King of Pop Awards: Most Popular Australian Group, WIN
1974 - King of Pop Awards: Most Popular Australian Group, WIN
1975 - King of Pop Awards: Most Popular Australian Group, WIN
1975 - King of Pop - Overall winner Daryl Braithwaite, WIN
1975 - King of Pop Awards: Most Popular Australian Single for "Summer Love", WIN
1976 - King of Pop Awards: Most Popular Australian Group, WIN
1976 - King of Pop - Overall winner Daryl Braithwaite, WIN
1976 - King of Pop Awards: Most Popular Australian Single for "Howzat", WIN
1976 - King of Pop Awards: Most Popular Australian Album for "Howzat", WIN
1977 - King of Pop Awards: Most Popular Australian Group, WIN
1977 - King of Pop - Overall winner Daryl Braithwaite, WIN
1977 - King of Pop Awards: Most Popular Australian Single for "Magazine Madonna", WIN
1977 - King of Pop Awards: Most Popular Australian Album for "Photoplay", WIN
1978 - King of Pop Awards: Most Popular Australian Group, WIN
1979 - Countdown Awards: Most Popular Male Performer (Daryl), NOMINEE
1980 - Countdown Awards: Most Popular Group (as 'Sherbs'), NOMINEE

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about the 2017 ARIA Awards with Apple Music.