In 2018, Things Of Stone & Wood’s multi-instrumentalist Justin Brady and lead singer Greg Arnold played a spontaneous duo show in Sydney and thought "well, that was awesome ... let's do that again". They found that folk-rock energy which was always at the heart of the 90’s chart topping acoustic outfit, and they felt right at home in the stripped back set up.
So, Greg and Justin will be touring across this beaut and bonzer country of ours as Thing Of Stone & Wood (Acoustic) in late 2022 and early 2023. It’s 30 years since the release of the little-song-that-could’ “Happy Birthday Helen” and this tour will be a chance to re-visit some of the songs from the top ten e.p. and, of course, the classic TOSAW hits as well
Greg Arnold has just returned from eight years living in Geneva, Switzerland where his wife Helen (yes, that Helen) was working for the Red Cross, whilst Justin Brady is back touring after his house burnt down in the Mallacoota bushfires. Both musicians are highly decorated – winning ARIAs with Things Of Stone & Wood as well as having decorated careers on their own. Justin has won the Tamworth’s Golden Harmonica Award and Greg was APRA Songwriter of the Year. But, playing live is what they do best of all and they can’t wait to perform together again.
The Things Of Stone & Wood (Acoustic) tour will see Greg and Justin play a selection of intimate venues. This is a chance to hear these wonderful songs right up close, remember how good they are as well as be reminded of what an electrifying instrumentalist Justin Brady is.