Australian rock legend Ian Moss to play solo show in Bathurst

ROCK LEGEND: Former Cold Chisel guitarist Ian Moss is bringing his solo show to Bathurst in August. Photo: DANIEL BOUD
ROCK LEGEND: Former Cold Chisel guitarist Ian Moss is bringing his solo show to Bathurst in August. Photo: DANIEL BOUD

AUSTRALIAN rock legend and former Cold Chisel guitarist Ian Moss has added a Bathurst gig to a regional tour announced on Monday.

Moss will play at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Friday, August 10 following the release next month of his first solo album in nine years.

Moss made his name as the lead guitarist in Cold Chisel playing alongside Jimmy Barnes, who will bring his own solo show to BMEC in April.

Tickets to Barnes’ show sold out in 20 minutes when they went on sale last October and while Moss’ concert will not create the same fervour, organisers are hopeful of a good size crowd.

Moss’ new self-titled album, to be released on March 9, will be available digitally, on CD, and on limited edition green vinyl.

The singer-songwriter calls it his best solo work since his solo debut Matchbook in 1989 and says it is his most personal album.

Moss co-wrote every song on the album aside from My Suffering, a beautiful song written by his former Cold Chisel bandmate and dear friend Steve Prestwich, who died in 2011.

“It means a lot to me that there’s a little bit of Steve on this album,” Moss said.

There are other little nods to Cold Chisel: drummer Charley Drayton [who joined Chisel after Prestwich’s death] plays on 10 tracks while Don Walker’s piano punctuates A Girl Like You, which name-checks the Manzil Room, one of Cold Chisel’s favourite haunts when they moved to Sydney in the 1970s.

Tickets to Ian Moss Solo, Acoustic And Intimate are available now from bmec.com.au at $60 a head.