The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fan. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Spontaneous (forget set lists) and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same. Camilleri’s mantra is simple “we come to play and leave the audience feeling exhilarated”.
The Black Sorrows continue to be one of Australia’s most enduring touring bands and a festival favourite.
Membership in The Black Sorrows has always been loose and fluid with Camilleri being the only constant.
In keeping with Joe’s desire to continually move forward, the latest incarnation of The Black Sorrows is – Claude Carranza (guitar/vocals), Mark Gray (bass/vocals), John McAll (keyboards/vocals) and Angus Burchall (drums).
Joe Camilleri continues to write with his long-term writing partner Nick Smith and will release The Black Sorrows’ 18th album in 2016, bringing Camilleri’s career discography ever closer to an incredible 50 releases.
The Black Sorrows will be playing at The Grand Hotel, Mornington, on Friday 2 December.