30th Anniversary of ‘Whispering Jack’

To Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of John Farnham‘s 24x Platinum selling album ‘Whispering Jack’, a numbered limited edition deluxe boxset ‘The Complete Whispering Jack’ is released today which includes never before seen content from the recording of the album. ‘Whispering Jack’ was the twelfth studio album by John Farnham, first released in 1986, and has found iconic status in Australia’s music history.

It was also the first Australian-made album to be released on Compact Disc within Australia and contains the all-time classics “You’re The Voice” and “Pressure Down”.

John appeared yesterday on The Today Show with Richard Wilkins, discussing the making of ‘Whispering Jack’ and it’s impact on John’s career.

‘Friends For Christmas’ Album Announced on TV

Australian television programs, Sunrise, The Morning Show and The Today Show have led the announce of John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s upcoming Christmas album, ‘Friends for Christmas’, set to be released November 11. Click the images below to watch.

Pre-order Friends for Christmas now

 

Sunrise: John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John make ‘Friends for Christmas’.

The Today Show: Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham release Christmas album.


The Morning Show: Farnham and Newton-John to release ‘Friends for Christmas’

New Album ‘Friends For Christmas’


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and long time friend Olivia Newton-John have released word over a new Christmas album, ‘Friends For Christmas’, set to be released on November 11 of this year. The album, currently available for pre-order, has the pair singing a number of classic duets including, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’, ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’, ‘Silent Night’ and more.

“To record a Christmas album (together) seemed like the right, almost inevitable thing to do…I hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as we loved recording it together”Farnham (news.com.au).

Pre-order “Friends For Christmas” now

WIN a Two Strong Hearts LIVE Tour Poster Signed by John Farnham!

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Do you want to WIN this ‪#‎TwoStrongHeartsLIVE‬ poster signed by John Farnham? It’s simple to enter!

Just pre-order a copy of the DVD in stores or online from the following links:

JB Hi-Fi: http://smarturl.it/2StrongHeartsDVD.JB
Sanity: http://smarturl.it/2StrongHeartsDVD.San

Then send either a photo, photocopy, scan or screenshot to [email protected] with your full name, address and the answer to the following question:

“What was your favourite part of the #TwoStrongHeartsLIVE concert?”

The entry with the most creative answer will win and be announced a 3pm on DVD release day, Friday, August 21 via John Farnham’s Facebook page!

Entries close Thursday August 20 at Midnight.

Good luck!

T&Cs: http://bit.ly/JohnFarnhamDVDComp

John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John Announce Two Strong Hearts Live DVD

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The new live DVD from John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John, TWO STRONG HEARTS LIVE IN CONCERT, is set for release on Friday August 21st 2015. The DVD is available to pre-order from today and the ARIA #1 companion highlights album is out now!

TWO STRONG HEARTS LIVE debuted at #1 on the Official ARIA Albums Chart and remained in that position for 3 weeks. The album is ARIA certified as a GOLD selling title. The new DVD is the full ‘Two Strong Hearts’ concert filmed at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on April 8th 2015.

Everyone who experienced this amazing show would attest that this was more than two artists simply sharing a bill. This was two long-time friends embracing each other’s vast catalogue of monster hits and fan favourites, delivered with a wit and emotion only ascertained through a close personal relationship.

If you missed out on securing tickets to see the live concert, this is your chance to share in the magic that was ‘Two Strong Hearts’ live on stage. If you were one of the extremely fortunate people who got to experience the joy first hand, this is your chance to relive that incredible experience!

With Chong Lim leading the 60 piece orchestra, alongside Farnham’s core band and singers, audiences were treated to a thrilling series of shows that saw both John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John dig into their own personal career songbooks with stunning results.

Highlights on this DVD include Two Strong Hearts’, ‘Let Me Be There’, ‘Xanadu’, the Peter Allen penned I Honestly Love You’ and a sublime Tenterfield Saddler’, ‘Dare To Dream’ (first heard at the Sydney OLYMPICS 2000), ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, Burn For You’ and the jazz/blues hybrid of Hit The Road Jack’ and Fever’.

 

John Farnham to headline Cruise n Groove 2016

CRUISE

John Farnham has just been announced to headline Cruise n Groove​ 2016!

Sailing 8 nights ex. Sydney 9th-17th October, 2016 aboard the luxurious Royal Caribbean International’s Radiance of the Seas.

Pre-book your cabin NOW! Call 1300 247 371 or
sign up and register for the mailing list at www.cruisengroove.com.au

Cabins are on sale Australia-wide this Friday, July 24th.

Get ready for the biggest party Cruise Australia has ever seen!

JOHN FARNHAM TO HEADLINE NEXT EVENTS!

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It’s a warm welcome back to the a day on the green stage for Australian music icon John Farnham AO who will headline the next series of concerts nationally.

Performing under the stars in beautiful winery and outdoor locations, John will kick off at Petersons Winery in Armidale NSW on Saturday November 21, followed by Sirromet Wines Mt Cotton QLD on Sunday November 22, All Saints Estate Rutherglen VIC on Saturday November 28, Josef Chromy Wines Launceston TAS on Saturday December 5 and finally Kings Park & Botanic Garden Perth WA on Saturday December 12.

In what promises to be a series of highly-memorable shows, John will be joined at all concerts by special guests Daryl Braithwaite and Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks, with additional guests The Black Sorrows and Noiseworks at several events. Full line-ups are listed below.

Tickets are on sale 10.00am Monday July 27 from Ticketmaster.

John is currently back on top of the ARIA charts hitting the #1 position for the past two weeks with his latest  – and 26th album  – Two Strong Hearts Live, from his hugely successful national tour earlier this year with Oliva Newton-John.

For a man who has sold more tickets, more albums and notched up more achievements than any other Australian musician, performing live is still an absolute joy.  John performed some a day on the green concerts back in 2010 and is looking forward to appearing on the outside winery stages again.

“I’m really looking forward to working on the same bill with some of my personal favourite Australian musicians,” John said. “I’ll definitely be getting there early.  I don’t want to miss a thing!!”

Drawing on the phenomenal songbook from his stellar four decade-long career, 19-time ARIA Award winner and all-round top bloke John Farnham continues to be “The Voice” of Australian music, thrilling audiences with his onstage charisma and those unforgettable vocals.

Whether it’s the hits from his landmark 80s albums Whispering Jack and Age Of Reason like You’re The Voice, Two Strong Hearts, Pressure Down, A Touch Of Paradise, Chain Reaction, That’s Freedom or his earlier material Sadie The Cleaning Lady, One and Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, there are few Australian performers who are as beloved as ‘Farnsy’.

The concerts will once again feature Farnham’s long-time, celebrated band, featuring amongst others Chong Lim (musical director), Stuart Fraser and Brett Garsed (guitars) and backing vocalists extraordinaire Lindsay Field and Lisa Edwards.

The special guest support artists Daryl Braithwaite, Ross Wilson, The Black Sorrows and Noiseworks are all huge favourites with a day on the green audiences.

 

This summer season marks the 15th year of a day on the green, which started in January 2001.  After more than 360 shows and 2.75 million happy patrons, the a day on the green experience of good food, good wine and great music is firmly established as one of Australia’s most popular concert events.

TOUR DATES:

Saturday Nov 21         PETERSONS WINERY, ARMIDALE NSW

With Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows, Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Sunday Nov 22           SIRROMET WINES, MT COTTON QLD

With Noiseworks, Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows, Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Saturday Nov 28         ALL SAINTS ESTATE, RUTHERGLEN VIC  ** ON SALE NOW **

With Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows, Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Saturday Dec 5           JOSEF CHROMY WINES, LAUNCESTON TAS

With Daryl Braithwaite, Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Saturday Dec 12         KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDEN, PERTH WA

With Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows, Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

John Farnham Makes Chart History!

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John Farnham has made chart history. With this week’s ARIA chart #1 debut with Two Strong Hearts Live, John Farnham has made history by being the only artist to have Australian #1 albums spanning the last six decades.

Music and Chart Historian Gavin Ryan has researched John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John’s incredible careers and detailed the enormous chart success of each artist below:

John Farnham has received over his career 60 x Platinum Album awards (WHISPERING JACK alone sold 24 x Platinum), 3 x Platinum Single awards, 4 x Gold Single awards, 21 x Platinum DVD awards and 2 x Gold DVD awards. John’s #1 singles include Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)’ (1968), ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’ (1970), ‘You’re The Voice’ (1985) and ‘Age of Reason’ (1988). His #1 albums include WHISPERING JACK (1986), AGE OF REASON (1988), CHAIN REACTION (1990), THEN AGAIN (1993), ANTHOLOGY #1 (1997), THE MAIN EVENT (HIGHLIGHTS) with Olivia Newton-John (1998), 33 1/3 (2000) and THE LAST TIME (2002)

Olivia Newton-John has received 8 x Platinum Album awards, 3 x Gold Album awards, 3 x Platinum Single awards, 1 x Gold Single award and 1x Platinum selling DVD award. Olivia’s #1 singles include ‘Banks Of The Ohio’ (1971), ‘I Love You, I Honestly Love You’ (1974), ‘You’re The One That I Want’ (1978), ‘Physical’ (1981) and ‘Grease Megamix’ (1991).  Her #1 albums include XANADU SOUNDTRACK (1980), GREATEST HITS VOL. 3 (1983) and THE MAIN EVENT (HIGHLIGHTS) with John Farnham (1998).

Two Strong Hearts Live Debuts at #1 in Australia

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Two Strong Hearts Live, the new live album from John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John, has debuted at #1 on the Official ARIA Albums Chart.

Everyone who experienced this amazing show would attest that this was more than two artists simply sharing a bill. This was two long-time friends embracing each other’s vast catalogue of monster hits and fan favourites, delivered with a wit and emotion only ascertained through a close personal relationship.

John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John are both multi-ARIA Award Winners and have both been inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame – an industry recognition reserved only for those who have achieved greatness through dedication, perseverance and artistic evolution.

Two Strong Hearts Live has struck an accord with both industry peers and the public alike, with glowing reviews for the new album:

 

 John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John have a chemistry and friendship you just can’t fake. And zero egos. Some stars wouldn’t let their signature hits and show-stopping anthems become duets. But on this live souvenir of their recent joint tour you have Farnham getting Physical and ONJ even starts national anthem You’re the Voice. The fact these two were having serious fun is not lost in the recorded translation… Welcome to double happiness.” 4 and a half stars  – News Ltd

“Fans of John Farnham will love this one. Fans of Olivia Newton-John will feel the same, and fans of both are likely to find themselves in some sort of musical heaven.” 3 Stars – The Examiner

 

Recorded in Melbourne with Philharmonia Australia, the twenty-one track album features sixteen duets with two of Australia’s most iconic singers.

With a 60-piece orchestra behind them, Farnham and Newton-John recently sold out houses around the country. With Chong Lim leading the orchestra alongside Farnham’s core band and singers, audiences were treated to a thrilling series of gigs that saw each artist dig into their own personal songbook with stunning results.

Highlights on the album include Two Strong Hearts’, ‘Let Me Be There’, ‘Xanadu’, the Peter Allen penned I Honestly Love You’ and a sublime Tenterfield Saddler’, ‘Dare To Dream’, ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, Burn For You’ and the jazz/blues hybrid of Hit The Road Jack’ and Fever’. Hearing Farnham and Newton-John work through Youre The One That I Want’ and Summer Nights’ from the Grease soundtrack is joyous, funny and downright brilliant. Throw in a powerhouse Youre The Voice’ and a stunning cover of AC/DCs ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock And Roll)’, where the mix of rock n’ roll electricity and orchestra absolutely rocks, and you have one amazing live album!

Get your copy of the album by clicking here.