Paul Kelly is not only an Australian icon but has been recognised as one of the world’s greatest songwriters. Stolen Apples, to be released on Monday July 28th, is his latest work in an amazing recording career spanning 30 years and over a million album sales.

On Stolen Apples Paul Kelly returns to working with the band from 2004’s ‘Ways and Means’ – his nephew Dan Kelly, guitarist Dan Luscombe, drummer Peter Luscombe and bassist Bill McDonald.

Recorded differently to Kelly’s usual method, which is to record the songs quickly while the iron is hot, this time the initial recording was followed by tinkering in short sessions in Kelly’s shed-turned-backyard-studio over the rest of the year.

“We could forget about the songs for a month or two then go back to them and they would spring to life again,’’ Kelly says.

This is Paul Kelly’s first solo album after a series of creative collaborations over the last few years but it proves to be a collection as rich and rewarding as any of his previous works. With projects ranging from bluegrass music (with The Stormwater Boys) to instrumental sounds (The Stardust Five), film soundracks and the production of Cannot Buy My Soul, an extraordinary album released earlier this year, featuring the songs of Aboriginal songwriter Kev Carmody performed by the likes of Missy Higgins, Bernard Fanning and John Butler, it could be said that Paul Kelly’s creative juices are flowing more strongly than ever.

With an ever-growing list of achievements under his belt, including the honour of being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, Paul’s book ‘Don't Start Me Talking: Lyrics 1984-2004’ has been included in the official reading list for VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education/HSC) students studying English (poetry section) for the second year running.

Paul returns to the UK and Europe for the first time in two years, having just been lauded at South by South West, and having spent an incredibly busy festival season in Australia which included him performing on the Big Day Out nationally in Australia for the first time ever and playing to 50,000 at the opening of the Sydney Festival.

Fri Aug 01, 2008 King Tuts Glasgow, UK

Mon Aug 04, 2008 The Famous Spiegeltent - A to Z shows Edinburgh, UK

Tue Aug 05, 2008 The Famous Spiegeltent - A to Z shows Edinburgh, UK

Wed Aug 06, 2008 The Famous Spiegeltent - A to Z shows Edinburgh, UK

Thu Aug 07, 2008 Empire Music Hall Belfast, Northern


Fri Aug 08, 2008 The Button Factory Dublin, Ireland

Sat Aug 09, 2008 Dolan's Limerick, Ireland

Sun Aug 10, 2008 Roisin Dubh Galway, Ireland

Wed Aug 13, 2008 The Pavilion Cork, Ireland

Thu Aug 14, 2008 The Scala London