The Esplanade Hotel is excited to welcome Dan Sultan to the Gershwin Room stage for two intimate nights with a special acoustic show.
Dan Sultan has been a singular musical presence since the release of his first album, 2006’s Homemade Biscuits, straddling genres and celebrating the diversity of his audiences. All the while, he’s also become one of the country’s most revered songwriters.
For a songwriter who quickly became a household name and has played every Australian festival under the sun, touring the Blackbird album for a mammoth two months to sold-out venues defined ‘living the dream.’ Taking its name from Nashville’s Blackbird Studios, the album resonated with audiences and industry alike, winning three NIMAs, the 2014 ARIA for Best Rock Album and was certified gold.
Just months after it debuted in the top five of the ARIA Albums Chart, Sultan’s fourth album Killer was nominated for Best Rock Album and Best Independent Release at the 2017 ARIA Awards. Sultan was nominated for Best Male Artist, not for the first time.
Sultan’s latest release, Killer Under A Blood Moon, recorded at Red Moon Studios with producer Jan Skubiszewski, is testament to the respect Sultan garners in his peers. Four songs, four days in a timber-clad studio set in the sweeping Macedon Ranges, northwest of Melbourne. Dan Sultan arrived with his guitar each morning not knowing how the selected tracks from his album, Killer, would be reinterpreted by the brightest names in Australian music: A.B. Original, Camp Cope, Meg Mac, and Gang of Youths frontman Dave Le’aupepe. It also speaks to a growing camaraderie amongst those musicians unafraid to forge new cultural ground and to challenge the status quo, onstage and off.