Raw, rootsy rhythms to hit Riverboats

February 14, 2018

THE BLACK Sorrows have produced many of Australia’s much-loved hits.

Teaming up with their favourite songstresses, Vika and Linda Bull, the closing of Friday’s Riverboats is set to be an unmissable event.

Versatility is an understatement in describing The Black Sorrows.

Having the ability to cover soul, country, rock and almost everything in between, the band knows music.

Their infectious energy and raw talent are sure to get you up and about and enjoying their songs almost as much as they enjoy playing them.

Having gone from doing gigs around Melbourne to audiences of 25 to crowds of 3000 in under a year after joining The Black Sorrows, Vika and Linda Bull have had an incredible career.

‘‘I think we were just lucky. A combination of luck and hard work,’’ Linda said.

‘‘Vika always wanted to be a singer and I was at arts school but I joined her for a bit of fun.

‘‘Paul Kelly and The Sorrows’ drummer Peter Luscombe saw us and then we auditioned for the band.

‘‘We worked really hard to be good backing vocals and Joe taught us to be good at fronting.

‘‘We work really well together.’’

The combination of the band and the sisters has compiled a soundtrack to Australian life in the late ’80s and early ’90s. With three triple platinum albums and hits including The Chosen Ones, Chained To The Wheel and Hold On To Me, the raw, rootsy rhythms of The Black Sorrow and the rich harmonies of Vika and Linda are sure to get you on your feet and dancing for the rest of the night.

Expect a set-list full of their best hits, Joe Camilleri’s infamous high energy and incredible performances from the whole band.

‘‘Joe listens and feels the audience,’’ Linda said.

‘‘He’ll give us a wink and we walk out on stage – we don’t even know what songs we’re performing.

‘‘We just wing it.

‘‘We just love coming up here.’’

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