Trinity Church

318 Goodwood Rd Clarence Park

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Jimmy Little’s Messenger 20th Anniversary

Performed by Brendan Gallagher, James Henry, Stu Hunter and Kutcha Edwards
Produced by Leah Flanagan and Brendan Gallagher

20 years ago, Indigenous Australian icon Jimmy Little released Messenger, an album paying tribute to great Australasian songwriters. Messenger launched Little into the consciousness of a whole new generation of fans, many of whom had not known that he was Australia’s first Indigenous pop star on the back of hits like “Royal Telephone” in the early 1960s, or that he had a huge presence on Australia’s country music scene. The album won the 1999 Best Adult Contemporary Album ARIA, and at the same time Jimmy was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.

Fitting for a man who was one of the first people to record a Barry Gibb song – Little charted with the then-17 year old songwriter’s “One Road” in 1964 – Messenger saw Jimmy interpret classic Australian songs like “Under The Milky Way” by The Church, “Down Below” by The Cruel Sea, “Cattle & Cane” by The Go-Betweens, “Quasimodo’s Dream” by The Reels and “The Way I Made You Feel” by Ed Kuepper. The album was the result of an idea conceived by Karma County singer/songwriter/guitarist and producer Brendan Gallagher who wanted to highlight Little’s honey-smooth voice and frame him as a superb interpreter of classic material – a singer’s singer. The importance of Messenger in the Australian music canon cannot be overstated, nor its impact in reinvigorating Jimmy’s legacy as a seminal contemporary Indigenous artist.

In this new multi-media music concert, “Messenger” producer Brendan Gallagher celebrates the music and impact of “Messenger” and shines a light on Jimmy’s wonderful career. Joined by Jimmy’s grandson James Henry, “Messenger” player Stu Hunter, and Kutcha Edwards, and co-produced by Leah Flannagan, “In The Shadow Of The Black Love” promises a magical night of beautiful music in tribute to one of the true greats of Australian music.

On Saturday 12 October 2019 at 8:00pm Concert doors 7.30pm Venue Bar 7pm.

Trinity Sessions is a fully seated concert venue and is General Admission. The venue bar will open at 7pm. The doors to the concert space will open at 7.30pm. The concert will commence at 8pm.

Trinity Sessions is a cash only venue. Trinity Sessions does not sell water in plastic bottles. Water is available (and glasses) however, you are requested to bring your own bottles.

Parking is available on site and at the Medical Centre across the road.


Trinity Sessions
318 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park, SA 5034