The Black Sorrows

Facing 50 years of being one of the hardest working musicians in the Australian music business has given Joe Camilleri, the man behind The Black Sorrows, a creative surge. Marking 30 years since the formation of  The Black SorrowsCertified Blue was released April 2014. With the band firing on all cylinders, Camilleri touches on all the genres he does so well  blues, jazz, country, roots, r’n’b, rockabilly and Americana all get a spotlight on Certified Blue, album number 17 for The Sorrows.

With its swelling string section the title Track 2 Certified Blue is an old school soul ballad that Otis Redding might be proud of. Track 3 Can’t Give Up On You is a bluesy brain leech with serious rhythm. Track 5 Save Me with its gospel and country overtones and infectious sing-along chorus is a crowd favourite, so too is the jumpin’ rockabilly rant Track 6 Return of the VooDoo Sheiks and Track 9 Man Of Straw would fit right into Nashville

Live Reviews

“Camilleri is an Aussie rock legend and one of this nation’s finest performers..the epitome of a hardworking entertainer who knows how to connect with his audience.” Camilleri Flies High story by Chris Johnson Sydney Morning Herald

“Joe never fails to deliver, and produces one of the most powerful shows in the country. Joe’s passion for music and his genuine love of his fans make him the best in the business. Up and coming artists wanting longevity should take a leaf out of Joe’s book.” Duane McDonald Regional Touring

“Camilleri is joined onstage by such a wealth of talent ….Everything comes together in what makes a complete experience and it appears that the crowd feels the same. There’s less of the polite applause and more of the real appreciation, more open-mouthed wonder” Review The Quarry Amphitheatre Perth

The music bounces out of the speakers and hits you with its freshness and vitality.'”Review Brian Wise Off The Record

“Appearing before a sell-out crowd, The Black Sorrows rocked the room from the count in of the opening song, till the final hammer of the drums in an encore performance” Review by Frances Kay – Lizottes

“Our favourite peformance of the Muster was that of the iconic Black Sorrows. They blew the roof off the Crow Bar as they had everybody smiling, dancing, drinking & rocking the night away.”  Vulture Magazine

“You get the impression Camilleri cannot stop – he lives and breathes music…” review by Jade Lazarevic Newcastle Herald

“Camilleri encompasses a certain freedom when he performs. He gets lost in the moment, and the audience happily gets swept up in his river of emotion.” Review by Amelia Cunningham ToneDeaf

“Listening to Joe is a privilege, a man of musical integrity and great heart – long may you rock, “I hope you die on the tour bus!” Bruce Davis – Way Out West Roots Music Club – Williamstown



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