INXS Founder Brings Fresh Blend Of Stylish Country And Americana To Audiences Around The World
AUSTIN, Texas – Andrew Farriss, best known as a co-founder and the creative force (songwriter, keyboardist/guitarist, and backing vocalist) for the multi-award-winning iconic band, INXS (who generated 80 MILLION in album sales, 10 Australian Top 10 Singles, 7 U.S. Top 10 Singles, 3 Grammy nominations, a BRIT Award for Best International Group, 5 MTV Music Video Awards, 7 ARIA Awards and elevation into the ARIA Hall of Fame), is heading to SXSW in Austin Texas for several performances throughout the festival. Farriss recently broke into the Billboard Country Indicator Top 40 chart with his uptempo single “You Are My Rock” from his self-titled debut album (Broken Bow Records/BMG).
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
- 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – SongSX – Arlyn Studios 200 Academy Dr, Austin, TX
- 6:00 PM – Starward Whisky Fireside at Australia House
Thursday, March 16, 2023
- 3:45 PM: Sounds Australia Showcase at Australia House – at Backyard Stage
- 7:00 PM: Official SXSW showcase at Augustine, 86 Rainey Street
After decades of producing and writing songs for others, Farriss is now focused on a solo career. A credit to his remarkable versatility, his self-titled debut album is stunningly Americana and features a collection of eclectic songs with a unique blend of rhythm, roots, and country influences. His first offering from the project “Come Midnight” was released in 2019 and topped the country charts on radio stations all over Australia. His follow-up single “Good Momma Bad” was released at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2020. In 2022, Andrew introduced the project in the U.S.
For 40 years, Andrew Farriss has performed music all over the globe and has written for and produced numerous other acts, including Yothu Yindi, Tom Jones, Alisan Porter, Tania Kernaghan, and Jenny Morris (he was named “Producer of the Year” at the ARIA Music Awards for his work on Jenny Morris’ album Shiver, which went triple platinum). Farriss was inducted into the Australian Songwriter Hall of Fame in 2016. Farriss is also a credited writer of Dua Lipa’s 2020 smash hit, “Break My Heart,” which reached the top ten on the charts in 21 countries (it peaked at #6 on the UK Singles Chart, and hit #1 in Israel), and certified platinum in 10 countries (including the UK), double-diamond in Brazil, and double-platinum in Australia. The single was streamed over 1 billion times worldwide and was awarded “Song of the Year” at the People’s Choice Awards and “Song of the Summer” at the MTV Video Music Awards.
In his personal life, Andrew has owned a farm in the Tamworth area for over 28 years where he and his wife Marlina are based. He has 3 grown children, Grace, Josephine, and Matthew.
For more information, visit andrewfarriss.com.
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