Richard Clapton

Songs and Stories from the Best Years of Our Lives

On August 15th 2015, Richard Clapton makes a welcome return to Sydney’s State Theatre to continue the tradition of his annual concert in this special venue.

This unique show will be performed in two parts. The first part of the show will be Richard and the masterful Danny Spencer on guitar, performing an acoustic repertoire and insights into Richard’s life and songwriting. Danny and Richard have been musical partners for well over a decade and Danny has become a well established part of Richard’s musical DNA. After interval, Richard returns to the stage with his full band and an exciting sound and lighting production.

After more than 40 years of treading the boards on the Australian rock scene, this year Richard will bring together a very different style of show for the State Theatre.

With the fantastic response to Richard’s recent memoirs, “The Best Years of Our Lives” in 2015, it occurred to him that audiences might just would appreciate a hybrid show featuring not just the music, but all the often crazy and often emotional stories behind the music.

The book covers the halcyon years from the late Sixties in London to the Seventies and Eighties on the Oz rock scene. The musical journey onstage will cover those days of “The Golden Age” the likes of which we will never see again, accompanied by storytelling from one of the true survivors of those times.

This is so much more than mere nostalgia or a trip down memory lane – this is a reliving of those times whether you are old enough to remember, or young enough to just want to know what it was like.