After successfully wrapping up the Australian leg of his Life Is Fine tour, Frontier Touring are pleased to announce that Paul Kelly’s special Making Gravy show at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl has officially sold out with 12,000 fans in for a night to remember.

If the rave reviews that have flooded in from Kelly’s mammoth #1 album tour are anything to go by, those lucky enough to have secured a ticket to this special Christmas event are in for a treat –

‘Anthem after anthem was sprinkled into the set, including the track that Kelly wrote with Kev Carmody, ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’, arguably Australia’s greatest Christmas song ‘How To Make Gravy’ and of course ‘the hit’ ‘To Her Door’.’ – The Music

‘Paul Kelly’s performance at the Sydney Opera House forecourt was a masterclass in musicianship.’ –

‘His voice was as rich as ever for the entire two-hour set, backed by a strong musical ensemble… That breadth of musicianship gave each song its own deep and complex sound as the musicians swapped effortlessly between vocals and instruments.’ – The Sydney Morning Herald

On the evening we will be teaming up with Sacred Heart Mission to raise money to help support their quest in combating homelessness in Melbourne at the toughest time of year.  There will be a limited edition event t-shirt available for sale with all proceeds going to Sacred Heart.  Artists, venue and sellers have all waived their fees.  Sacred Heart Mission will also have collection points at the venue.

Renowned as an Australia Christmas classic, ‘How To Make Gravy’ was born after Kelly was informed his chosen tune for the 1996 charity record The Spirit Of Christmas was already taken. Deciding to write his own, the five minute long piece set in jail with no chorus has grown to become a true Christmas anthem over the last 21 years.  

Amongst Kelly’s fans, the 21st December has become known as ‘Gravy Day’, and even a #putyourgravyout movement started last year. Making Gravy now has Paul putting his gravy out. Watch a special Christmas Gravy and Mash.

Adding sweetness and that extra tang to the Making Gravy line-up will be special guests Gang Of Youths, Meg Mac and Gretta Ray.

Sydney band Gang of Youths won hearts across the country yet again with the release of their sophomore album Go Farther In Lightness earlier this year, perfecting the balance of raw and cathartic lyrics with rousing melodies.

Meg Mac has gone from strength to strength since being crowned 2013’s Triple J Unearthed winner. Following a string of successful EPs, the talented musician released her long-awaited debut album Low Blows earlier this year to critical acclaim.

Gretta Ray made her entrance onto the local music scene with the release of her debut EP Elsewhere last year. Delivering impeccable songwriting alongside impressive vocal talent, Ray has firmly established herself as an artist to watch.

with special guests GANG OF YOUTHS, MEG MAC & GRETTA RAY

Presented by Frontier Touring and Triple M

Sat 16 Dec Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne, VIC (All Ages) SOLD OUT!

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