Byron Bay Writer’s Festival – Richard Clapton in conversation with David Leser

August 2, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Byron Community Centre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Byron Bay Writers Festival
02 6685 5115

Singer Songwriter Richard Clapton  at his Wahroongah home 2008Saturday 2 August, 8.00pm– 9.15pm

Byron Theatre

Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Cost: $25

Richard Clapton in conversation with David Leser


Richard Clapton is a much-loved legend of Australian music, the performer and songwriter of many iconic Australian hit songs including Deep Water, Best Years of Our Lives, Goodbye Tiger, Glory Road, Lucky Country, I am An Island, Trust Somebody, Capricorn Dancer and Girls on the Avenue.

As a producer Richard worked on the second INXS album, Underneath the Colours, which saw the beginning of their rise to fame in the shape of their first two hit singles. He also joined The Party Boys for a period before resuming his solo career. Australian rock music historian, Ian McFarlane described Clapton as “one of the most important Australian songwriters”.  In 1999 Clapton was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. Clapton’s memoir, The Best Years of Our Lives, celebrates 40 years in the music industry. He is in conversation with award winning journalist and author, David Leser.

(Photography Credit – BrendanRead)