Some things never change
Mike McClellan has long been regarded as one of the finest singer, songwriter, guitarists Australia has ever produced. He's had three top 5 singles, recorded ten albums, of which two went gold, many songs covered internationally, hosted his own TV series on the ABC (Australia's national broadcaster) for four years and sold out concerts across Australia. He's universally known as The Song and Danceman after the title of his biggest hit which was voted song of the year by the Australian Music industry in 1974. It's an iconic song in his native Australia and has been covered many times around the world.
For 15 years he was the pre-eminent singer songwriter of his generation in Australia before retiring from the road to pursue a very succesful career in advertising. But in the last 5 years he has returned to writing and performing and, in the words of ABC 702 radio's Drive presenter Richard Glover, "just gets better and better."
Mike McClellan & Kevin Johnson at The Basement & Illawarra PAC.
For the first time in ten years old friends Mike McClellan and Kevin Johnson will perform together, with a band. They play Illawarra Performing Arts Centre July 1 and The Basement in Sydney July 7. These will be memorable shows with two of Australia's legendary singer songwriters. Kevin wrote Rock & Roll I Gave You All The Best Years of My Life which has become one of the most recorded songs ever written by an Australian and was a huge hit around the world. But it's only one of many songs that have established his legendary reputation. Check out the concert page for the links to book seats
The new album - Dancing In The Rain.
Dancing In The Rain may be the best collection of songs Mike McClellan has ever recorded in his long and illustrious career. Trevor Leeden writing in Rhythms magazine said, "Four decades has done nothing to erode McClellan's musical strengths, and on the evidence here he remains one of our finest acoustic singer-songwriters."
Free album sampler.
If you go to the samples page you can download a powerful new song, Simple Man that was recorded at the same time as the new album but has not been included on the CD.
Mike McClellan DVD - Live at The Basement - July 9, 2015
If ever proof were needed that Mike McClellan still has "IT" this is it. Available
through the shop in both PAL and NTSC formats. This is Mike McClellan as so many love to see him - solo with three guitars and a wonderful selection of songs from his long career.