COUNTRY music star Adam Harvey boasts a career spanning two decades.
His new endeavour, Harvey’s Bar – the Backyard Sessions, debuted at number 1 on the ARIA Country Album Charts and remained in the top spot for seven weeks.
Written and recorded in his bar at home, in a part of the world Harvey refers to as The Peoples’ Republic of Bateau Bay, Harvey was able to gather up friends and neighbours for an after-hour’s sing-a-long with a few beers and his trademark one-liners.
“Because I’ve written a few drinking songs in the past and I talk about how this happened in the bar or we wrote this in the bar, I have a lot of people who come up to me and say ‘God, I’d love to spend a night in that bar’,’’ he said.
“I started to think, ‘Why don’t we try and take a bit of that bar atmosphere and bring the bar to those people’.
“That was the whole idea of the album… now the fun begins, I get to take this show on tour.’’
When the show hits the road, audiences are in for a treat; Harvey brings with him a huge backdrop and a living breathing replica of his own bar will be built on stage.
“I think a lot of artists are frightened to allow their audience or listeners into their own personal life,” he said.
“That has never been something that’s worried me.
“Country music fans are like one big family and with this album and tour I want to try and let them inside my home, with my family and friends.
WHAT: Harvey’s Bar – The Backyard Sessions.
WHERE: Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood.
WHEN: Friday, September 9.
TICKETS: Ravenswood Hotel or 9537 6054