An acclaimed vocalist who has recorded and toured with the likes of Guy Sebastian, Jimmy Barnes, Christine Anu and Taylor Dayne, Gary Pinto is still riding high after the release of his new album 'Sam Cooke The Music'.
A collection of timeless songs that defined a generation and became part of the American songbook, Gary is best known as a founding member of ARIA-nominated group CDB ('Hook Me Up', 'Hey Girl' and 'Let's Groove').
"I am so excited to be bringing the songs from my new album live to audiences across Australia.
"2022 has been a special year – with the release of this new album and now, to have the opportunity to play them live is a blessing.
"I look forward to getting out on stage very soon and sharing these special songs with audiences across Australia."
Here, Gary shares five of his favourite songs that feature 'sun' in the title.
The Beatles - 'Here Comes The Sun'
Waking up each morning when I was growing up, I was greeted with The Beatles on my Dad's record player. My brother and I as children ended up jumping on his LPS thinking they would play if we did that. Not great!
One of my favourite Beatles songs, it gives me fond memories of my father playing in bands growing up.
The Beatles - 'I'll Follow The Sun'
I'm a big fan of Chris Cornell. My producer in LA, Dave Darling, was about to record his last record when he tragically passed – a great loss to our world.
Soundgarden - 'Black Hole Sun'
I sang with Stevie Wonder for his daughter Sophia's 16th birthday; a wonderful experience.
Stevie Wonder - 'You Are The Sunshine Of My Life'
My band CDB performed with John Denver in Korea and it was a career highlight – see what I did there?
John Denver - 'Sunshine On My Shoulders'
Thu 4 Aug - Brisbane Powerhouse
Gary Pinto 2022 Tour Dates
Fri 5 Aug - The Palms @ Crown (Melbourne)
Sat 6 Aug - Lizotte's Newcastle
Fri 2 Sep - Sydney Opera House