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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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With Daryl Braithwaite and Russell Morris

Melbourne Day is all about educating citizens about their founding fathers all the way back to August 30, 1835.

But as most of us don't got back that far, there are a few other founding fathers on the music scene that have our undivided attention; namely legends of Australian rock wizardry Daryl Braithwaite and Russell Morris.

These two Australian icons will be the leading acts in an inaugural Melbourne Day FREE Concert in the Docklands this coming August the 30th.

This is Melbourne's 180th birthday, so it is going to be one hell of a party.

Russell Morris was one of Australia's first ever internationally successful singer- songwriters. He had many top singles during the late 1960's and early 1970's and his career has tailed like a comet in full flight ever since.

Most people still know his legendary hit - The Real Thing - which became Coca Cola's advertising slogan. You will also get to hear some of his other great hits such as "The Girl That I Love" , "Wings of an Eagle and "Sweet Sweet Love."

Daryl Braithwaite was famous as the lead singer of the Australian band Sherbet. I heard him sing "Howzat" at a Moomba concert last year and it seemed like every age group in the audience knew all the words. Looks like this is a song that gets passed down through the generations. Definitely an Aussie classic.

You will get to hear a number of songs from his solo career - such as "One Summer" and "As the Days Go By"......and the one that really transfixes the crowd and has them singing in unison - "The Horses".

Soli Tresmes will also be there from Voice and The Pierce Brothers.

There will also be children's entertainment including - Australia's leading female Ventriloquist Lindi Jane and her family of puppets as well as the ever popular children's music group Pevan & Sarah.

The concert start at 1.30 pm. The market which is usually held at New Quay Promenade, will be set up along Harbour Esplanade to be closer to the concert stage. There will be plenty of arts, craft, crystals, recycle kids' clothes, soft toys, jewellery, pearls, art photography, ladies' fashion, wraps, handmade candles, soaps, cards, second-hand books, sweets, artisan bread, mini donuts and loads of food.

There will also be free boat rides and harbour trips and a spectacular flotilla as a part of the regatta. Apparently this event is really quite something to behold.

For more information click here.

Oh, and just to alert you to another great FREE concert although this one is in the operatic mode --Bluebeard's Castle, is coming up on August 7th Monash University.
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Why? Great Aussie singers celebrating Melbourne
When: Concert starts at 1.30pm on August 30th
Where: The concert stage is at Water Plaza on Victoria Harbour Promenade, at Merchant St, near the Library at the Dock.
Cost: FREE
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