Aussie Icons: One Electric Day Artist Spotlights

One Electric Day returns for its seventh show! The much-beloved one-day music festival promises to excite and entertain guests with a stellar line-up of Aussie icons and legends. Since Melbourne On The Move will be proudly providing return transportation services to the event on the day, we’ve decided to give you the essentials for each of the artists – so let’s jump right in.

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John Farnham

Headlining the evening will be one of the most well-known and beloved Australian singers and musicians, John Farnham. Patriotically known as Farnsey, John Farnham wasn’t actually born in Australia. He was born in England and moved to Australia in 1959 at the age of 10. His first taste of commercial success was with Sadie (The Cleaning Lady) in ’67 and so began his commercial musical career and recognition as a teen pop idol.

Over the next few decades, he achieved extraordinary national status with his 12th studio album, Whispering Jack, becoming the highest-selling album by an Australian artist in Australia. It has gone platinum 24 times and to this day is the second-highest selling album in Australia overall. Farnham was awarded the Australian of the Year award in 1987 as well as being named an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1996. His long-spanning career and illustrious vocals is a sure sign that his headlining performance at this festival will be nothing short of magical.

 

James Reyne

Known to some as a sensational solo artist and to others an electrifying frontman, James Reyne is an Aussie rock n roll legend. Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1957, James Reyne made a name for himself fronting the iconic Aussie rock band, Australian Crawl. Originally named Clutch Cargo – and featuring his younger brother, Dave – Aussie Crawl gained significant popularity playing in pubs and eventually debuting on the now-classic music show, Countdown. Reyne was hit by a car shortly after performing on Countdown and as a result had both arms in plaster casts for the “performance”.

Aussie Crawl lasted from ’78 – ’86 after which James Reyne went on to establish what would be a very successful solo career. The first two singles from his self-titled debut album were both top 10 hits in Australia. Reyne has released 11 solo albums and a handful of live and compilation albums. To this day he continues to play pub gigs around the Country.

 

Jon Stevens

Jon Stevens is a New Zealand musician and solo artist of Maori descent. He became an Australian citizen in 1981 after he released a solo album in New Zealand, which went Gold and hit #7 on the New Zealand charts. He’s best known for being the frontman of the Sydney band, Noiseworks – who had three platinum-selling studio albums. He also played Judas in the 1992 Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Stevens was also notably the frontman of legendary Australian band INXS from 2000 – 2003. However, this did not last long as Stevens felt there was a “creative lull” and thought it was best for him and his career if he left the group. Stevens has since enjoyed a successful solo career as well as various collaborations with several different musicians.

 

Vanessa Amorosi

This Melbourne-born singer/songwriter is best known for her iconic dance anthem, Absolutely Everybody, which was released in 1999. Born into a family of musicians and artists, Amorosi found comfort in being creative from a young age – performing at shopping centres at age 12 and taking dancing lessons from her uncle for ballet, tap and jazz.

After her second album was released in 2002, she went on hiatus for six years until her return in 2007, where her new single, Perfect, charted in the ARIA top five singles. She has released five albums and been nominated for over a dozen different awards – including 11 ARIAs. She currently lives in California with her husband and son.

 

Southern Sons

The Southern Sons were an Australian rock band that operated for several years in the early-mid 90s. Their debut self-titled album has gone platinum twice over and peaked at number five in the Aussie charts. After splitting up in ’96, the band is reforming to bring you all their classic hits at One Electric Day.

 

Looking for event transportation services?

Melbourne On The Move will be providing return event transportation services for One Electric Day so you don’t have to worry about driving or catching a cab. Enjoy the day with our high-quality event transportation services. We’ll be offering pickup points from Carlton Gardens, Laverton, Geelong and Lara.

If you’re looking for transportation services to this event, then please give us a call on 1300 558 686. Alternatively, you can also fill out the application form found on our website.

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