Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky

Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with RAZ Music


Grabowsky’s extensive tone of musical knowledge injects new life into Kelly’s songs, without ever losing sight of his creative vision.

About the artists

Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky are each deservedly regarded as masters of their chosen crafts. Kelly is counted amongst Australia’s most lauded wordsmiths, while Grabowsky is one of our most decorated note-smiths. The two music icons will perform works from their ARIA Award-winning album, Please Leave Your Light On, taken mainly from Kelly’s vast catalogue. With an extensive trove of musical ingenuity, Grabowsky injects new life into the original songs without ever losing sight of Kelly’s creative vision.

The new arrangements for voice and piano draw on the grand tradition of torch songs, evoking the legendary duets of Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, Nelson Riddle and Frank Sinatra.

Praise for Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky

‘You get to hear Paul [Kelly] in a way that maybe people have never quite heard him…people can hear every single word and in his songs the words are gold.’ The Age

Support Act

Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky will be supported by Kee’ahn.

COVID Safety

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Paul Kelly vocals
Paul Grabowsky piano

Kee’ahn support act



This production is part of the following series:

Season Three: Illuminate

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.