you've got a friend - an unforgettable night of music

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Deborah Conway and Darren Coggan



~ Tickets on sale Friday 26th April @ 10am ~

For one night only in Concert Halls around the country seasoned performers Deborah Conway and Darren Coggan, together with a stellar line up of Australia’s finest musicians, will celebrate the enduring friendship and musical collaboration of two the most successful singer/songwriters of their generation – Carole King and James Taylor.  The tour will start in Sydney on 19th July before travelling to Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.

Audiences will be treated to performances of all their biggest hits including Carole King’s seminal album TAPESTRY, early collaborations with Gerry Goffin such as Up on the Roof and from the James Taylor catalogue Fire and RainHow Sweet it is (to be loved by you)Carolina in my Mind and Shower the People to name just a few.

Conway and Coggan will share the story of how these two music legends became such enduring friends marked by the decades long influence they have had on each other’s lives.

If ever there were a song that epitomized their remarkable bond it would have to be You’ve Got a Friend. One of the most heartfelt compositions of the 20th century, both artists won a Grammy award for the song in 1972, and to this day it remains James Taylor’s only number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

Conway who believes the songs are hard-wired into her soul said, “I bought a copy of Tapestry in 1971 I remember going down the street with a couple of dollars clutched in my hand and handing them over at the local record store. I listened intently, I knew every word, every melody & counter melody, and 53 years later it has stood the test of time with effortless grace.”

Coggan, who has been immersed in Taylor’s music since a young child said, “Taylor’s baritone is so comforting, familiar, warm and friendly, but it is so much more than the voice. He is a superb storyteller whose songs are enduringly relevant and take you on a journey, in a very personal way, and I cannot wait to do just that with our audiences.”

National Tour Details

SYDNEY         State Theatre               Friday 19th July @ 7.30pm

BRISBANE      Concert Hall, QPAC     Saturday 20th July @ 8.000pm

ADELAIDE      Festival Theatre           Wednesday 24th July @ 7.30pm

PERTH            Concert Hall                 Saturday 27th July @ 7.30pm

MELBOURNE Hammer Hall               Saturday 2nd August @ 7.30pm

Tickets ON SALE Friday 26th April at 10am

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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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