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Citizen John & beyond

Due to popular demand, and the rapid sell out of their 15 Nov 2019 Birds' show, The Black Sorrows are very excited to announce an extra performance at Birds' Basement on Sunday 22 December - The Black Sorrows: Citizen John & beyond. On this very special night The Black Sorrows will play highlights from their current album, Citizen John and give you a taste of the music to come from the prolific Joe Camilleri. Who knows you may even hear one of your favourites from the distant past!

The Black Sorrows have been on the road promoting their new single, Lover I Surrender since August. The Lover I Surrender Tour has met with critical acclaim and sell out houses both here and abroad. Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows are not only one of the hardest working bands in the land they are one of the most enduringly popular bands renowned for their high-energy live shows, musicianship and infectious, rootsy rhythms. Every time Joe sets foot on stage, he gives 100%. That's why his band, The Black Sorrows, are renowned as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fans.

Camilleri's mantra is simple - "We come to play and leave the audience feeling exhilarated". The writer of milestone Australian songs is always looking to the future. As he continues to write new songs, his love or bringing the words and melodies to life onstage remains as strong as ever.


  • Joe Camilleri - vocals, sax & guitar
  • Claude Carranza - guitar & vocals
  • James Black - keyboards & vocals
  • Sandii Keenan - vocals
  • Mitch Cairns - bass & vocals
  • Haydn Meggitt - drums & vocals

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Early Show: 7:45 pm

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