Ian Moss will performing in Mackay in June.
Ian Moss will performing in Mackay in June. Contributed

Chisel legend will rock the stage at the Brolga

ONE of Australia's most revered musicians will perform in Maryborough later this month.

Ian Moss, guitarist and songwriter for iconic Australian band Cold Chisel, will bring his solo tour to the Brolga Theatre on June 25.

The Six Strings tour is a challenge Moss is embracing.

"Only once in a blue moon would I try doing a solo show in the old days and that was with an electric guitar," he said.

"I thought it would be easy but it wasn't.

"You have to reappraise the whole thing, play differently, change your solo style.

"You have to go back to the song, look at what the lyrics are about, find a new way to express them.

"It's a real challenge, but a rewarding one."

A prolific songwriter, Ian Moss penned some of Cold Chisel's best known songs, including Bow River, which he says is his favourite song to sing in front of an audience.

The song that launched his solo career, Tucker's Daughter, is another favourite and he enjoys seeing the audience respond to his songs.

"Doing these shows reminds me time and time again that it's all about how you play.

"I'm amazed at how much colour and variation and emotion I've been able to get with just voice, guitar and a foot tapping on the floor. Less is more."

A five time ARIA winner, Moss is respected as one of Australia's premier musicians delivering an unforgettable live sound - not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul.

The show will start at 8pm and tickets will cost $55.

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