Over his thirty year career Paul Kelly has released nearly twenty albums that have inspired generations of Australian musicians.
His amazing back catalogue will be celebrated over two nights at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne with a host of local singers offering their interpretations of some of his classic songs.
Here’s the list of vocalists who performed: Missy Higgins, John Butler, Paul Dempsey, Katy Steele, Bob Evans, Ozi Batla, Dan Kelly, Clare Bowditch, Jae Laffer, Adalita, Dan Sultan and Megan Washington.
Ozi Batla performed two songs on the night, Sydney From a 727 and Careless. YouTube has a video clip of that performance above. You can also head over to Triple J and check out a chat between Ozi Batla and Paul Kelly discussing what Sydney From A 727 means to him. Follow the link here to hear that conversation.
Careless was the other performance on the night from Ozi Batla, many people were shocked to hear that a musician can actually sing?!?!!??! Yeah go figure (what will be next? Musicians playing instruments). You can grab a copy of this from the Triple J website here.
In other Ozi Batla news, it’s been confirmed that Ozi has been working on a solo project. Reports are that it will be hitting the shelves sometime in the new year.