Australian music legend Keith Potger in Innisfail and Cairns
One of the founding members of The Seekers heads north this week for two morning shows in Innisfail and Cairns.
Keith Potger is a bona fide Australian music legend with numerous platinum and gold record achievements to his name, alongside Australian Of The Year in 1967.
Keeping the work of his most famous outfit alive for more than four decades, Potger is also an accomplished solo artist with three full-length albums on his resume.
The latest, Smile Now, was released in 2010 and again features collaborations with Australian film director, screenplay and lyric writer Frank Howson, after the success of their previous time in the studio together for his 2006 work Sunday.
When Keith lands in the Far North this week, expect Seekers’ favourites like Morningtown Ride and I’ll Never Find Another You, alongside originals from his solo albums and covers from the ’60s-’80s.
He says after all these years, touring is still one of the most rewarding parts of his career in music.
“Getting to know the loyal fans who have supported The Seekers and now come to my performances is gratifying,” he says.
“I believe that the material on Secrets Of The Heart, Sunday and Smile Now has opened up an extra market for me too and now the icing on the cake is that they all seem to enjoy my original songs as well as the great hits that the group had in the ’60s.”
Morning Melodies with Keith Potger today from 10am at Innisfail Shire Hall, and from 11am on Monday at Cairns Civic Theatre. Tickets are $15 in Innisfail, available from Cassowary Coast Regional Council’s Cardwell, Tully and Innisfail offices, or $16/$14 in Cairns, on sale now from ticketlink.com.au or 1300 855 835.
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Oz legend: Keith Potger, founding member of The Seekers and solo artist.