'At the apex of his game' – The Guardian
In one of the most breathtaking stories in popular music history, a 19 year old Bobby Womack was discovered by the 'King of Soul' Sam Cooke and raised to become a '70s hit making machine - shooting to the top with a string of R 'n' B anthems including 'Across 110th Street', 'Woman's Gotta Have It' and 'That's The Way I Feel About Cha', writing for rock 'n' roll royalty such as The Rolling Stones' chart breakthrough 'It's All Over Now', Janis Joplin's swansong 'Mercedes Benz', Wilson Pickett's 'I'm a Midnight Mover' and Sly and the Family Stone's funk masterpiece, There's a Riot Goin' On. From his collaborations with Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye to his recent reintroduction in Damon Albarn's Gorillaz, Womack continues his career-defining comeback with a big band celebration of one of soul music's greatest songbooks and most timeless voices at Vivid LIVE.
Garnering universal acclaim only to disappear for decades amidst personal turmoil and tragedy, Womack hit a new creative peak with last year's The Bravest Man in the Universe - an electronic-soul opus that recast the 69 year old singer in the league of late-life legends such as Johnny Cash's American series and Gil Scott Heron's I'm New Here. Recently described by The Telegraph as a 'mad, brilliant, soulful genius' and 'at the apex of his game' by the Guardian, Womack finally makes his Australian debut in a watershed moment to-be-remembered to open Vivid LIVE.