Country/rock legends Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley in concert in Geraldton this week

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley performing live.
Camera IconIan Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley performing live. Credit: Supplied

Australian rock royalty Ian Moss has let slip what the audience can expect when he graces the Queens Park Theatre stage with country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley on Wednesday night.

Moss performs hard-driven rock and launched to fame as part of the beloved band Cold Chisel, furthering his reputation when he became a solo artist in 1989.

Friends and collaborators Moss and Cassar-Daley will hit the Geraldton stage on Wednesday as part of their Together Alone tour.

In a career that has spanned many decades, Moss said there was never a day when he had thought about quitting, and he was close to finishing a new album.

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“I’ve got no intention of stopping, at all. I’m about 90 per cent finished with a brand new electric album. I want to get out there and tour that,” the 67-year-old said.

“There’s no reason why you can’t keep doing it. That’s the beauty about this career path.

“There were spectacular moments with Cold Chisel, starting off as absolute nobodies, and building our way up until we split up in 83.”

Moss and Cassar-Daley ended their first quarter of performances in May and are looking forward to kicking off the next quarter in Geraldton.

“Together Alone had been a little while in the making,” Moss said.

“The idea was thought about three years ago . . . we’ve had to keep pushing it back.

“We play on acoustic guitars, playing song to song and telling stories between them. Troy and I enjoy songs with good storylines behind them, quite often based on true stories.

“It gives us the opportunity to tell people the meaning behind the songs.”

Moss said he would never forget touring the UK with Cold Chisel, but releasing his solo album Matchbook in 1989 was a highlight.

“Tucker’s Daughter, Telephone Booth and Such a Beautiful Thing are three songs we will be performing,” he said.

The album won five awards from six nominations at the ARIA awards — album of the year, best male artist, breakthrough artist album, breakthrough artist, and single and song of the year.

“We (Cassar-Daley and himself) are both really excited and will take on any suggestions for what to do after the concert,” Moss said.

To buy a last-minute ticket, visit ianmoss.com.au/tour/.

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