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Greg Arnold (Things Of Stone & Wood) - In The Sky Album Launch Tour

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Greg Arnold (from Things Of Stone & Wood)

Releases 5th solo album In the Sky

Greg Arnold is best known for being the front man and songwriter from beloved Aussie folk-rock band Things Of Stone & Wood. The band’s top ten hit “Happy Birthday Helen” became a staple on Australian radio. In fact, it continues to get a spin and has even carved out its own space in the “new-school” world of streaming – quietly amassing over 5 million streams on Spotify.

At his core Greg Arnold is a songwriter and a musician. Whilst during his chart-topping hey-day he won an ARIA and was awarded an APRA songwriter of the year, he has never stopped making and being involved in music. He is a producer, a published author, an academic (earning a PhD in songwriting) and he is now releasing his fifth studio album In The Sky, recorded in Geneva, Switzerland with his European band The Suburban Daydreamers

Arnold has spent the last 8 years based in Switzerland, but that has not stopped him touring, releasing music and continuing to build his name as one of this country’s most valued songwriters, with the The Music claiming he is “arguably as important as Paul Kelly in telling Australian Stories”.

In The Sky will add to an impressive body of work for this Australian treasure, however, it takes a slightly different tack to his previous offers.

In some ways it is a musical alternative history.

Arnold’s early career was dominated by a rejection of all things 80s. Things of Stone and Wood was an organic, acoustic band, based on a stridently 60s/70s retro aesthetic. However, after a recent backstage band room chat, he realised it was time for a reassessment.

It is this ‘coming from a true place’ lyrical perspective that gives In the Sky its depth and reveals an artistic aspiration that clearly lies well beyond a horizon of sonic nostalgia.

In The Sky is out on the 20th October and Greg Arnold is touring the country to launch it. As always, in addition to his solo back catalogue he’s always happy to smash out some of the TOSAW hits and rarities, too. 

Supported by Ethan Beckton

Ethan Beckton first kick started his music career in 2023 as a grand finalist on the voice. Turning 4 Chairs in his Blind Audition, he chose Jason Derulo who then took him to the Grand Final. He is 19 years old and grew up on the Central Coast of Australia. Ethan has already released two singles. He is currently pursuing his dream as a musician. Find everything you need to know about him here, all in the one place!

“Ethan is the full package, he is someone who can have a lasting career and be a huge star” — jason derulo


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