Paul Collins Returns to Australia -
An Evening With Paul Collins: The Man With The Beat.
Legendary New York City guitarist pop singer/songwriter Paul Collins will return to Australia for a one-off series of gigs in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart in May, 2012.
Collins’ greatest claim to fame is perhaps his collaboration in the creation of the song Hangin’ On The Telephone, originally recorded by his seminal 70′s pop band The Nerves, then later covered by Blondie to become their global breakthrough hit.
Collins continued his notoriety by playing in The Breakaways before forming The Beat (or the American Beat as they were known in the ‘80s) and releasing the formidable power pop albums The Beat (self titled) and The Kids Are The Same. Those releases are still noted today as the power pop album templates from that era. Collins has continued to ply his trade over the decades touring in the US and Europe with a successful underground reputation.
The live set for the Australian visit will be an across the board selection from three bands and a solo career from 18recorded albums, including songs such as Walkin’ Out on Love, Rock’n’Roll Girl, Hangin’ On The Telephone and the Australia top 20 chart hit, A Different Kind Of Girl, performed with his Australian pick-up band, The On And Ons (previously known as Sydney-based group, The Zeros) featuring guitarist Glen Morris (Kings Of The Sun/Screaming Tribesmen).
A special four-track EP, Mostly recorded in Australia on his last visit, with Michael Carpenter and Glen Morris’, will be available as a ticketing bonus to all pre-sales for the shows (first 50 internet ticket buyers in each city).