PAUL KELLY Announces Return of ‘Making Gravy’ For This Festive Season


  • Making Gravy returns to Melbourne and Brisbane in December 2021 
  • Paul Kelly and his band with special guests Ball Park Music, Sycco and Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
  • Kelly is one of Australia’s finest performers and songwriters, with a place in the ARIA Hall of Fame, 25 studio albums, multiple film soundtracks, and two live albums to his name.
  • Frontier Members Pre-sale starts Thursday 4 November from 12 noon AEDT before general public tickets go on-sale Monday 8 November from 1pm local
  • ‘Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train’ new album out Friday 19 November

It’s Making Gravy time, get ready to “Just add flour, salt, a little red wine”…

Frontier Touring is excited to announce Paul Kelly will be Making Gravy in Melbourne and Brisbane this December!  Joining the legendary songwriter and his band – Vika and Linda Bull, Dan Kelly, Bill McDonaldPeter LuscombeAsh Naylor and Cameron Bruce – are some of Australia’s finest musicians, Ball Park Music and Sycco with Emma Donovan & The Putbacks who is opening proceedings at both shows.

The band and I are really looking forward to getting back to some shows again after the disappointment of last year and the frustration of this. We have some extra Christmas content this year and a great line up of artists and guests to help us bring it all home.” PK


Making Gravy will return to Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Thursday 9 December and Brisbane’s Riverstage on Saturday 18 December.

Frontier Members can access their pre-sale from Thursday 4 November, before tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 8 November via frontiertouring.com/makinggravy

Now in its fourth year, Making Gravy kicks off the festive season with the music of Paul Kelly’s four decade-long career, reserving a special place for the Christmas classic How To Make Gravy. Anyone who follows Paul Kelly, knows the depth and detail that makes his work so enduring.  Making Gravy is no exception.

In perfect timing is Kelly’s just-announced new – and first Christmas – album, ‘Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train’ (out November 19 through EMI Music) – available for pre-order HERE.


The 22-song double album travels across the centuries, from a Latin hymn to well-known carols, from a traditional Irish folk ballad to songs with an unmistakable local flavour, and a sparkling new version of one of the greatest Australian Christmas songs of them all, Kelly’s own How To Make Gravy recorded 25 years after its initial release.

On board ‘Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train’ album is Paul Kelly and his band with vocalists Marlon Williams, Emma Donovan, Kasey Chambers, Kate Miller-Heidke, Vika & Linda Bull, Waleed Aly, Lior, Alice Keath, Sime Nugent, Alma Zygier, Emily Lubitz, Jess Hitchcock and Dhungala Children’s Choir; and contributions from the Kelly clan including nephew and band-mate Dan, siblings Mary-Jo and Tony, and Paul’s daughters Maddy and Memphis Kelly.

Check out the album trailer HERE.


Joining the Making Gravy line up are Brisbane’s indie rock / pop masters Ball Park Music. With six studio albums under their belts, five landing Top 10 on the ARIA Album Chart since their debut in 2011, Ball Park Music are one of Australia’s favourite live bands having graced the main stages at festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, Groovin’ The Moo, Falls Festival and more.  Released in 2020, their self-titled album features the hit Cherub which has since amassed upwards of 8 million streams and was voted #4 on triple j’s Hottest 100 this year, the band’s 11th song to be voted into the annual countdown. The album has just been nominated for three ARIA Awards including ‘Best Independent Release’, ‘Best Rock Album’ and ‘Best Australian Live Act’. Ball Park will perform all their hits including It’s Nice To Be Alive, Exactly How You Are and their just released, brand new single Sunscreen.

Also supporting Paul Kelly for Making Gravy is Brisbane singer-songwriter/producer Sycco. The 20-year-old will bring her colourful, psychedelic-pop sonics, crystal clear melodies and charismatic charm to audiences. Sycco will captivate punters with tracks from ‘Sycco’s First EP‘, the EP which features hits Dribble, Germs and My Ways has now accumulated 20 million + streams.


Opening Making Gravy at both Melbourne and Brisbane events is acclaimed Indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The Putbacks who burst onto the Australian music scene with their album ‘Dawn‘ in 2014, continuing into 2020 with the release of their ARIA-nominated album ‘Crossover‘ and in 2021 with their critically acclaimed ‘Under These Streets‘.  The collaboration was born of Emma and The Putback’s shared love for classic American soul and the protest music of Indigenous Australia.  Emma Donovan & The Putbacks are a tour de force of funk and soul that should not be missed.
 
Paul Kelly with his band will continue their ‘On The Road Again’ East Coast regional tour throughout Victoria and New South Wales in March-April 2022 with all 17 remaining shows currently sold out.  For ‘On The Road Again’ tour information, frontiertouring.com/paulkelly
 
Making Gravy has become an unmissable live music experience. Christmas comes early with this all-star line-up, so secure your tickets early to avoid missing out!


PAUL KELLY
MAKING GRAVY
AUSTRALIA
DECEMBER 2021

Presented by Frontier Touring

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
via frontiertouring.com/makinggravy
Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 4 November (12 noon AEDT)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Monday 8 November (1pm local time)

Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne, VIC
With special guests Ball Park Music, Sycco and Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
Licenced All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD
With special guests Ball Park Music, Sycco and Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
Licenced All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Per Victorian Government guidelines, all patrons and staff over the age of 16 are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have a vaccine medical exemption signed by their doctor, and confirm proof to enter the Sidney Myer Music Bowl site. 

For entry to the Riverstage Brisbane show, it is the preference of Frontier Touring and Paul Kelly that all attendees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Thanks to Mushroom Group

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