Sunday, 22 January 2012
Canberra's Southern Cross Club tonight sees Australian music sensations Jessica Mauboy and Stan Walker perform tonight.
It's dubbed the 'Galaxy' tour and the artists have had over 15 Australian hit singles between them and they've sold more than 1.5 million singles and 250,000 albums.
Over 1400 music lovers turned out in the nations capital to hear that best that these amazing Australian performing artists had to offer.
It's an urban pop show and the headliners are supported by what we understand are the hottest soul band in Australia.
Stan went on first to strong applause and his numbers included 'Amazing Grace', 'On Our Way' and 'Tear Down These Walls'.
This was followed up by the equally impressive Jessica Mauboy who was decked out in a beautiful black and gold dress, and silver diamond high heel shoes.
Her opening numbers were 'Inescapable', 'Running Back' and 'Been Waiting'.
Mauboy had released her debut studio album 'Been Waiting' during November 2008, which launched her first number-one hit single 'Burn'.
'Been Waiting' also featured her other top-10 hits 'Because' and 'Running Back', and was confirmed double platinum as it became the second highest-selling Australian album of 2009.
She earned a massive seven 2009 ARIA Music Awards for the album and its singles while also achieving Highest Selling Single for 'Running Black'.
Her second album 'Get 'Em Girls' debuted at #6 on the ARIA charts in 2010 and earned a gold certification.
It featured hit singles such as 'Saturday Night' and 'Inescapable'.
Walker released his debut album 'Introducing' . . . Stan Walker in 2009, which debuted at #3 on the ARIA charts and went on to achieve Platinum.
Its lead single, 'Black Box', reached number one down in New Zealand before he released his second album From the 'Inside Out' in 2010.
This again achieved a #1 ranking in New Zealand for him, and #2 in Australia.
'Unbroken' and 'Choose You' were two successful singles born from that album.
Walker won four New Zealand Music Awards for his efforts later that year.
The duo's performance featured their solo hits before they come together for a duet showing towards the conclusion of the show.
When performing together the audience easily worked out that they are listening to some of Australia's greatest pop voices.
The show was priced at a reasonable $45 or $79 for dinner and show.
Well done to everyone involved in putting on the great show and we look forward to continuing to follow Stan and Jessica as they continue to tour Australia.
Jessica Mauboy official website
Stan Walker official website
Southern Cross Club
Music News Australia
Eva Rinaldi Photography
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