Songman Kev Carmody Yarns With Black Star

Kev Carmody, one of Australia’s pre-eminent singer songwriters, has selected a limited number of venues around Australia to showcase his first new release in 12 years.

Recollections… Reflections… (A Journey), a four CD released in October 2015, is a collection of stories, written and collected over forty years, politically charged, driven by the history of his peoples’ struggles and set on the land he loves.

Kev has received a host of awards in recent years, both by his music industry peers and the wider community including being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009. He is a feature artist at many major Australian and international cultural festivals.

In 2007, his great friend and longtime fan Paul Kelly, drew together Australia’s finest and most diverse artists, inviting them to record their favourite Kev songs.  Cannot Buy My Soul featured performances from Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, John Butler, Dan Sultan, Clare Bowditch and many more, allowing a whole new audience to hear his songs for the first time.

Greg Reid from Black Star Breakfast Interviewed Songman  Kev Carmody

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

KEV HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF AWARDS, BEING RECOGNISED FOR BOTH HIS MUSIC AND HIS WORK IN THE COMMUNITY.

  • Australia Council Don Banks Award 2013
  • 2010 Senior Australian of the Year State Finalist, Qld.
  • 2009 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame inductee.
  • 2009 Queensland Great. Awarded by the state government, the Queensland Greats Awards honour individuals and institutions whose long term or lifetime achievements have played a significant role in the history and development of Queensland.
  • 2008 Honorary Doctorate – University of Southern Queensland
  • 2005 Deadly Awards, recipient of the Jimmy Little Award for Lifetime Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music
  • 2002 Film Critics Circle of Australia & Screen Music (Australia) Awards for the score for One Night The Moon.
  • 2001 Australian Film Industry’s Open Craft Award in a Non-Feature Film for an Original Score for One Night The Moon.
  • 1993 Country Music Association of Australia Heritage Award for From Little Things, Big Things Grow

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