Deborah Conway’s String of Pearls is as 90’s as Billy Corgan’s head is bald. Released in 1991, when it was still raining Hawthorn premierships, String of Pearls evokes a glorious era of Australian music. At that time, local singer songwriting talent was highly valued. People bought and listened to entire albums and they paid to see Australian talent at live shows on a regular basis. Deborah’s stunning solo debut went platinum for good reason, with nine albums to her credit since then.
You may recall Deborah resplendent in tartan, improving on her handicap:
It’s Only The Beginning may be familiar from radio airplay at the time, but String of Pearls is a critically acclaimed album featuring many beautifully written tracks. The title track is an obvious standout, as is Release Me, Will You Miss Me When Your Sober, and the ultimate bust-up song White Roses.
Deborah’s String of Pearls album is celebrating with a special 25th Anniversary show at 13th Beach Clubhouse (full marks for appropriate venue selection) in Barwon Heads this Friday August 26.
The multi-award winning singer songwriter will appear with Willy Zygier, Vika and Linda Bull and other special guests.
Collaborators on String of Pearls included Paul Kelly, Richard Pleasance, Chris Culter and Dorland Bray. The stunning vocals of Vika and Linda Bull need no intro and will make a glorious addition to Deborah’s back catalogue and tracks previewed from her forthcoming album Everybody’s Begging (out on September 2) during the show.
Barwon Heads is the lucky host to the first show of this special String of Pearls 25th anniversary tour, before sell out shows at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
Get your lady/emotionally intelligent male friends together and recall the fumbling days of first love, first heartbreak and assorted underage behaviour and other shenanigans.
This show is part of the Music To A Tee concert series presented by 13th Beach Golf Links. A portion of each ticket sold is donated to Karingal to support programs for people living with acquired brain injury, their families and carers.