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Joe Creighton is without doubt Australia’s most formidable and respected bass players and has worked for artists such as John Farnham for 13 years, Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue and currently The Black Sorrows.
There is not an artist in this country that hasn’t used Joe’s skills on their albums in the capacity of bass player but with his new show Into the Mystic Joe takes to centre stage where he belongs to effortlessly recreate the feeling of those heady times of Van Morrison.
“Joe Creighton gives one of the best readings of a Van Morrison song that I have heard.” Brian Wise, Music Journalist. Rhythms Magazine and 3RRR
Joe and his 7 piece band takes the audience on a journey that begins in the 60’s and moves through the decades encompassing Van’s worldwide hits with a sprinkling of some of the more mystical poetic songs from the ‘Astral Weeks’ album.
Joined on stage by Gary Young Guitar and Vocals.One of Melbourne’s busiest session musicians, Gary Young, has played with some of this countries greatest artists including Glen Shorrock, Ross Wilson, Daryl Braithwaite, Wendy Mathews and Russell Morris to name but a few.
Cres Cresp Keyboards and Vocals Cres provides the rock, blues and roots to this outfit after honing his skills for over 2 decades with both national and international acts. Playing support for bands such as Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell and Robert Cray, Cres maybe best know for his time with Spectrum. Working with blues and roots legends Geoff Achinson and Kelly Auty, and having toured nationally with Albert Lee, Paul Norton and the Orphans, really rounds out this seasoned professional. The Belfast Horns are lead by the legendary Jimmy Slogett who has played with Max Merritt and The Meteors and Andy Cowan.
The show pays homage to the music of a great Irish singer, songwriter and poet who is Van Morrison. You will wind and weave through the ages bringing back to life the soundtrack of people’s lives and Joe is eminently qualified to interpret the music of Van Morrison having grown up in Belfast in the 60s at the time of great turbulence and political unrest that was set to a backdrop of the mystical music of Van Morrison and Them.
As soon as the band started playing, and Joe raised his voice, I felt in my bones that this was going to be a special experience. The band was in top exploratory form, digging deep into Van’s trademark Irish combo of jazz, R&B, blues, and pop, performing flawlessly on a wide cross-section of Van Morrison’s enormous repertoire. When he invited the audience to sing along on ‘Gloria’, the excited crowd nearly raised the roof! Maireid Sullivan – Irish Reveiw
For a more in depth look at Joe Creighton and his vast body of work please visit his website at www.joecreighton.com