Published on December 19th, 2018 | by Admin

Paul McDermott and Gatesy Go Solo in Melbourne

Songs of beauty, songs of heartbreak, freshly-minted comedy concoctions, old squabbles and spontaneous nonsense. Two of Australia’s most adored singer-songwriters lock harmonies and minds in one unmissable show. Paul McDermott (Doug Anthony All Stars) and Steven Gates (Tripod) have been friends for 18 years, and singing together in private for five years. It’s time for them to share.

Best known as the middle-men of two of Australia’s greatest musical-comedy trios, McDermott and Gates made their official debut as a musical duo at a one-off event at the 2017 Ballarat Cabaret Festival. That one-off spawned a sequel with a sold-out show at this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival, and subsequent performances before thousands of people at the Port Fairy and Woodford Folk Festivals. The poetry of their lyrics and the beauty of their voices have enthralled audiences, with demands for further shows coming from all corners of Australia.

Join two of Australia’s most beloved creatures as they sing, saunter, cavort, haggle and harmonize!

Melbourne International Comedy Festival presents Paul McDermott & Gatesy Go Solo:
Saturday 13 April 2019 (8pm start)
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne VIC

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“Compellingly beautiful” **** – Fringe Review, Adelaide
“From the moment they entered the room together, their energy was undeniable… once they reached the stage, they were unstoppable…” – The Music, Perth

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